"The Browns of California" tells the history of California through the story of the Brown family, from August Schuckman, a Prussian immigrant who settled on a northern California ranch in 1852, to his great-grandson, Gov. Jerry Brown. We talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel, about how former governor Pat Brown and his son Jerry left their mark on the state and how their family story intersects with California's history. What do you see as the Brown family's defining legacy?
Biography Looks at Pat and Jerry Brown's Influence Over California
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California Gov. Jerry Brown speak during a speech at Los Angeles City Hall to discuss the state budget and a ballot measure to raise taxes following his State of the State speech in Sacramento on January 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Miriam Pawel, author, "The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation"