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Episode #1009H

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

HD tells four stories of our nation's beginning. First, Eduardo Pagan starts with a simple bill of sale for a 17-year old "negro girl" and learns how young Willoby's life unfolds from being property to owning property. Then Gwen Wright traces a powder horn from a muddy Minnesota field to a military captain in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. Elyse Luray asks what role a handwritten score played in making "The Star Spangled Banner" our national anthem. Finally, notes in a 1775 almanac show how conflicting loyalties strained family ties during the Revolution.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 12, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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