America’s story is full of heroes, from explorers to revolutionaries, from cowboys to astronauts. A panel talks about the idea of heroism versus the reality of heroes, and whether or not idealism survives today in the modern world.

Guests

  • Dr. Georgia Nugent Princeton University
  • Dr. Joyce Ladner senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former professor of sociology at Howard University
  • Dr. Peter Gibbon author and research associate in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Rita Dove: “Collected Poems: 1974 – 2004”

Thursday, May 05 2016Rita Dove's poetry career has spanned more than forty years. During that time she won a Pulitzer Prize and became the first African-American poet laureate of the United States. Now she's released a new edition of collected works. Rita Dove on a life lived in verse.