The History of America's Future

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 15:29 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

The History of America
Historian Simon Schama. (Photo: BBC)

    PBS Airtime: Friday, January 16, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings here).

    Bill Moyers speaks with historian Simon Schama, who spent months traveling across America in the run-up to a historic election to discover what events in our nation's past can tell us about how we live today and what's in store for the future. In his four-part BBC series, "The American Future: A History," Schama looks at how conflicts in the past resonate in political life today, addressing such issues as land resources, war, faith and immigration. Schama is professor of art history and history at Columbia University in New York, and he has also written and presented more than 30 documentaries for the BBC.

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