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Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

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Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal (host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me”) travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t; how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart. Sagal introduces some major constitutional debates today and talks with ordinary Americans and leading constitutional experts about what the Constitution actually says and what it means, the dramatic historical events and crises that have defined it, and why all this matters.

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

Tuesdays at 8pm on PBS North
May 7-28, 2013

* View our online schedule to search repeat broadcast times


5/7/13 - A More Perfect Union
Explore the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism.

5/14/13 - It’s a Free Country
Examine what most Americans consider the Constitution’s most important feature: the Bill of Rights.

5/21/13 - Created Equal
Learn about the far-reaching changes created by the Fourteenth Amendment.

5/28/13 - Built to Last?
Consider the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy for more than 225 years.

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