Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Stuff Every American Should Know (Rebroadcast)

Do you know how or why we started using fireworks on the Fourth of July?

As Americans, there are things we all think we know about the greatest country in the world, but do we really know stuff that every American should know? That's the premise put forth by prolific authors, Denise Kiernan and Joe D'Agnese. Previously they've illuminated the lives of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and they specialize in lesser known items of American History. Their latest offering celebrates the history of everything from fireworks to the story of blue jeans to the first baseball game. They even offer the best recipe for that most American of dishes, the apple pie. We'll look at historical tidbits every American should know when Charlotte Talks. (Originally Aired 11/30/12)

Denise Kiernan
- Co-Author, Stuff Every American Should Know
Joe D'Agnese - Co-Author, Stuff Every American Should Know

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