Exploring the unique vision of The American Dream
What about america makes it worth fightning for? Dying for? Why have American principles endured for over 225 years? What does it mean to be an American today? Peter Jennings takes us on a fascinating journey into the daily lives of Americans across the country in this thought-provoking, six-part collection. We are taken back in history to confront the principles established by the founding fathers that still have a daily effect on American lives. Each story discovers something unique and remarkable about America- the deep yearnings of all Americans for a better life, a better country, and above all, a better world.
Episode1: Call Of The Wild- An Idaho community resists the federal government in a battle over their land.
Episode 2: The Stage- Colorado teenagers explore free expression via an American right of passage: a school play.
Episode 3: Homeland- Salt Lake faces illegal immigrants and how they perceive them as a threat to their way of life.
Episode 4: God's Country- A southern city struggles with god, goodness and morals in modern America.
Episode 5: Headquarters- A Texas company takes snack food global and spreads the gospel of American enterprise.
Episode 6: The Great Divide- Gary, Indiana confronts the legacy of slavery and America's racial divide.