Heroes Recently, a few of America's newfound heroes have lost some of their luster, such as baseball's Sammy Sosa, former police chief Charles Moose of the Washington sniper investigation, and Pfc. Jessica Lynch, wounded last March in the Iraq war. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Peter Gibbon, author of A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness (Atlantic Monthly Press; ISBN: 0871138530) about the country's fascination with celebrity.
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Recently, a few of America's newfound heroes have lost some of their luster, such as baseball's Sammy Sosa, former police chief Charles Moose of the Washington sniper investigation, and Pfc. Jessica Lynch, wounded last March in the Iraq war. Host Liane Hansen speaks with Peter Gibbon, author of A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness (Atlantic Monthly Press; ISBN: 0871138530) about the country's fascination with celebrity.