American Identity

The Brian Lehrer Show

Thomas Friedman on American Power

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and co-author of That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, talks about U.S. leadership in the world and other news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

American Amateurs

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jack Hitt, contributing editor to the New York Times Magazine, and "This American Life" and the author of Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, says enthusiasts aren't just entertaining oddities, but the soul of American entrepreneurship and identity.

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The Takeaway

My America: John Hockenberry's Roots on New York's West Side

Friday, July 01, 2011

My heritage, folks, relatives, DNA connection to America, call it what you will, has been kicking around this continent since the 1600s. My mom’s side of the family is descended from one of the original Dutch settlers in New York. The Stryker family founded a Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island and for years there was a “Stryker Mansion” on the woody, wilderness edge of Manhattan’s West Side.

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