Saturday, June 07, 2008

Catching up with AmEx

Looking at my blog, I noticed there were a few things I did last year or earlier this year that I did not mention or link to. Two of them are websites for American Experience films:

Oswald's Ghost and Whitman.

Oswald's Ghost is about the impact of the Kennedy assassination on the nation's psyche, the rise of conspiracy theorists and a general increase in paranoia among Americans.

Whitman tells the story of Walt Whitman, considered by many to be America's greatest poet. I didn't know much about Whitman before my research but I found him to be a rather fascinating person and his story reveals a lot about 19th century American society.

Good stuff on both sites (that's praise for the AmEx team, not self-congratulations) and Whitman can be streamed online for free.

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