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PBS Special ‘American Creed’ on Ideals That Unite Us


It’s no secret that Americans are strongly divided these days on everything from guns to immigration to health care. 

The new PBS special “American Creed,” a Citizen Film and WTTW Chicago co-production, looks at the ideals that unite us through a series of stories about Americans reaching across ideological divides. 

The documentary features former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Stanford colleague, historian David Kennedy. There is also an appearance by someone very familiar to Chicago audiences: Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who tells the story of an effort in his Pennsylvania hometown to come together over immigration.

“American Creed” director Sam Ball joins us in discussion. The film premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Watch on WTTW11, wttw.com/watch or via the PBS/WTTW Video app.


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