America’s story is full of heroes, from explorers to revolutionaries, from cowboys to astronauts. A panel talks about the idea of heroism versus the reality of heroes, and whether or not idealism survives today in the modern world.


  • Dr. Peter Gibbon Author and research associate in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University
  • Dr. Joyce Ladner Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former professor of sociology at Howard University
  • Dr. Georgia Nugent Princeton University

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