Major funding for Been There/Done That is provided by The Atlantic Philanthropies with additional funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Program Archive
August 2004

Dream On
Host Marty Goldensohn, explores our dreams -- our desires, our nighttime visions and that urge to build our castles in the sky right here on earth. Gwenda Blair deconstructs Donald Trump's TV version of the American Dream. Walter Isaacson explains Ben Franklin's democratic dream for America and for the future of science. Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter David Shipler tells us why the working poor miss out on the American dream even though they play by the rules. Plus, we hit the yellow brick road of Oz; get a tutorial on E-bay and learn that counting sheep is more than a metaphor. Baaaaah. All that and more in this edition of Been There / Done That.

Links of the Week:

  • Walter Isaacson wrote Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. Visit the Simon & Schuster website for more information. He is also the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.
  • David Shipler is author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America. Visit the Random House website for reviews and more information.
  • John Fricke is the author of 100 Years of Oz and The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History. More recently, he wrote, Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art and Anecdote, published by Bulfinch Press.
  • Al Gustin is the farm director for KBMR radio in Bismarck, ND. Check out Gustin's latest, "Perspective on the News."




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