American Culture

The Problem of Race | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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Twain knew if America was going to be a great nation, the problem of race had to be talked about and brought to light. Mark Twain saw what America was about and he was not afraid to hold up a mirror.

Hannibal, Missouri | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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The idea of place formed Mark Twain, and through Mark Twain we see Hannibal, Missouri as something of an Eden, a place of eternal summer.

David Kennedy on "The Great Depression" | American Creed

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David Kennedy shares how his father experienced the hardships of unemployment during the Great Depression.

Fishing Pyramid Lake | Outdoor Nevada

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In this episode host John Burke gets a lesson in ladder fishing at Pyramid Lake outside Reno.

Reflections: Condoleezza Rice on "Opening Up" | American Creed

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Condoleezza Rice shares how she fought resentment and racism while growing up in the Jim Crow South. She believes that we can shape the American Creed by accepting all groups of people as “We The People."

Deidre Prevett: American Dreams in the Creek Nation | American Creed

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Deidre Prevett believes that being an American means having the freedom to learn about each other’s histories, especially through education.

Reflections: Tegan Griffith on "A Family Bond" | American Creed

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Tegan Griffith believes that being an American means serving others, whether through military service or other types of advocacy.

Reflections: Junot Diaz on "Alternative Education" | American Creed

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 Junot Diaz believes that the American Creed is educating youth about the legacy of discrimination and the importance of social rights. He shares that we can shape the American Creed by revolutionizing the educational system so that it promotes civil and social rights.

Reflections: Eric Liu on "What We Bring to the Table" | American Creed

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Eric Liu believes that Americans can build bridges across differences by being willing to hear the beliefs and experiences of others. He believes that being an American means being willing to hear other people’s experiences, regardless of race, class, or political beliefs.

History of Miami | Genealogy Roadshow

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Since its humble beginnings as a Spanish colony, Miami has played an important role as a global hub of entertainment, commerce, and refuge. Learn more about this historic city with this clip from season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow.

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