Humankind: An Informed Republic

SEGMENT 1: The need for an informed citizenry to preserve our democracy was keenly understood by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and other American revolutionaries. We'll hear quotes from the founders and insights by Pulitzer-winning historians Gordon Wood, Annette Gordon-Reid and others.

SEGMENT 2: Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and others discuss the challenge of imparting to ordinary citizens an understanding of how the United States works so that our system of self-government can benefit from greater grassroots involvement.

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