Examine the history of America through some of its most iconic symbols, objects and places, diving deep into each symbol's history and how its meaning has changed over time — using them as a gateway to understanding America's past and present. From flags and statues to revered landmarks, people live alongside and interact with history every day.
In each episode, David Rubenstein explores a symbol from history. From Fenway Park and the Hollywood Sign to the Gadsden Flag and the Statue of Liberty, these seemingly familiar items have deep, significant and often surprising origins, with meanings connecting everyone to America's past. Historical thinkers, community members and other experts join in dialogue with Rubenstein on location. Spurred by Rubenstein's insatiable curiosity and lifelong interest in American history, these conversations drive the narrative and frame it through analysis, reflection, and counterpoint. These are the stories of the country's history, and also the story of America today.
Producer: Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre, Joshua Bennett, Sam Pollard, John F. Wilson, Sam Lacroix, Prisca Pointdujour, Johnathan Scheinberg, Sally Rosenthal, Alexandra Nikolchev, Matthew Horovitz, Lizzie Mulvey, Kenneth Levis
Executive Producer: David M. Rubenstein, Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre, Joshua Bennett, Sam Pollard, John F. Wilson
Production Company: Show of Force
Copyright Year: 2023
Director: Show of Force
Host: David M. Rubenstein
Narrator: David M. Rubenstein
Actors: David M. Rubenstein
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 480 minutes
Number of Episodes: 8
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)