A Short History of Americans Reinventing Themselves Robert Madrid passed himself off as a graduate of Harvard Medical School and MIT. But it was all a lie. When he moved his family to Alabama in 2002, he gave himself a completely new identity. Guests discuss the history of American reinvention.
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A Short History of Americans Reinventing Themselves

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A Short History of Americans Reinventing Themselves

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Robert Madrid passed himself off as a graduate of Harvard Medical School and MIT. But it was all a lie. When he moved his family to Alabama in 2002, he gave himself a completely new identity. Guests discuss the history of American reinvention.

Guests:

Brian Mcveigh, district attorney for Calhoun-Cleburne County in Alabama

Steven Bullock, professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

Ted Morgan, author of My Battle of Algiers