An American Tale: The Triumph Over Adversity When you hear or talk about the classic American success story, there is often the common link of a "humble beginning" — a struggle that was overcome and shaped who each person became. We'll hear stories of overcoming obstacles and how those obstacles define your character.
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An American Tale: The Triumph Over Adversity

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An American Tale: The Triumph Over Adversity

An American Tale: The Triumph Over Adversity

An American Tale: The Triumph Over Adversity

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When you hear or talk about the classic American success story, there is often the common link of a "humble beginning" — a struggle that was overcome and shaped who each person became. We'll hear stories of overcoming obstacles and how those obstacles define your character.

Guests:

Annette Gordon-Reed, professor of law at New York Law School and professor of history at Rutgers University; winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Robert Dallek, presidential historian and author of Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power; has authored biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman