U.S. History

"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"

Myron Magnet

About the Program

Historian Myron Magnet recounts the personal and public lives of America's founders through an examination of their homes.  The author reports on the architectural, social, and political relevancy of each man's private residence; from Washington's Mount Vernon and Jefferson's Monticello to Madison's Montpelier.  Myron Magnet discusses his book with Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of National Review at the New York Historical Society.

About the Authors

Myron Magnet

Myron Magnet is the author of several books, including The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties' Legacy to the UnderclassHe is editor-at-large of City Journal and in 2008 received the National Humanities Medal from President George W. Bush.  For more information, visit the author's website, myronmagnet.com.


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"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"

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Past Airings

  • Wednesday, January 1st at 12pm (ET)
  • Tuesday, December 31st at 7pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 21st at 8am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 15th at 4:15pm (ET)
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