Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
About This Collection
Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Join Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, as he travels across the country by motorcycle. Sagal searches for 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.
Episodes In This Collection
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: Built to Last?
On the final episode of Constitution USA, Peter Sagal travels to Iceland where leaders have decided to create a new constitution, turning to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Peter to consider why our own founding document has been able to last for more than 225 years.
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: Created Equal
In the third installment of Constitution USA, Peter Sagal learns about the far-reaching changes created by the Fourteenth Amendment of 1868, which made equality a constitutional right, and governs the nation today.
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: It's A Free Country
Ask Americans what the Constitution’s most important feature is and most will say it’s the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. On Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: It's A Free Country, Sagal explores the history of the Bill of Rights and addresses several stories involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion and right to privacy.
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal: A More Perfect Union
Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn’t as well as how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.