Do Heroes Exist?

GUESTS: David Granger Editor in Chief, Esquire magazine Susan Ware Editor of Volume V, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary Editor, Forgotten Heroes: Inspiring American Portraits From Our Leading Historians [Free Press, 1998] Sean Wilentz American History professor, Princeton University The dictionary defines a hero as a person admired for his strength and ability. Which explains why Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire became instant heroes this summer with their record breaking home run race. But are celebrities and sports figures sufficient role models? Who ARE our heroes and how do they compare with the people our parents and grandparents looked up to?

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