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.
A More Perfect Union
It's a Free Country
Built to Last?
Special Bonus Features include…
Behind the Scenes of Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
An Interview with Peter Sagal
Peter and the Bike
Sandra Day O'Connor on The Constitution
Richard Beeman on The Presidency
Bill Keller on The First Amendment
Akhil Amar on the 14th Amendment
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2013
Talent: Peter Sagal
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: Spanish
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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