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What Qualities Make Us American?
Episode 787th October 2021 • WGRT's LIMElight with Jessie Wiegand • WGRT 102.3 FM
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David Rubenstein, host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show and author of several books, talks about the interviews he conducted for his most recent work, The American Experiment.

David searched out the core qualities, or DNA, that make-up the American people and their way of life.

David and Jessie discuss:

  • David's interviews with Cal Ripken, Billie Jean King, David McCullough, Jill Lepore
  • The first textbook of America written by a woman
  • Harris poll about American values
  • Citizenship tests
  • Theory of representative democracy
  • Informed citizenry
  • Knowing the mistakes of the past so you don't repeat them
  • The interview format in storytelling
  • Keys to a good interview

Learn more about David on his website here: