American history hits the road
Importance of learning about our heritage
- Duration 4:26
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Importance of learning about our heritage
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As the power to -- don't acts of congress.
The president has the authority to appoint justices of the Supreme Court.
The constitution is the bad rock and the foundation.
Of representative government of a free people.
At the very top of all these articles.
Had composed up a beautiful.
Preamble were rising -- He jumps on his Harley it hits the road to share his passion of American history and our nation's charities each week on his TV show American Ryan we're joined.
By American -- hosts stand Ellsworth this morning I.
And good morning -- watch yourself warm memories of what do you say 300 pounds of fun I'd say yeah I'm 300 pounds of -- for the.
And also remarked that it's fabulous hair instead you a great job you Roger Harley around you got -- cool places how'd you get that's.
All -- you know when you get that you just say thank you it I got into the entertainment business.
And I quickly learned it.
-- you need to make work for yourself.
So I thought I I don't history I love riding bikes -- -- -- marry those two.
And that came up with the idea for American -- And Brigham Young University TV BYU TV.
-- they're into this quality programming to see the good in the world and they figured this show.
Meets what they wanna do and -- now that he heard different cable providers you have to have a -- of American history wanna travel by bike around the country and CDs different spots.
So it must be deep inside -- you want to go to these locations.
You know I've been writing since I was fourteen and I do love American history.
I want people to realize who you are and what we're about do you think -- I noticed -- earlier comments you think maybe we've.
The world's gotten smaller people we've lost some of awareness about American history made here kids aren't going to be Gettysburg battlefield they might not be going to the national historic park.
Philadelphia no you're absolutely right.
As the world has gotten smaller we tend to look at ourselves as you know just one part in a in a greater hole.
And my feeling is that the United States of America was established for a purpose.
By -- Providence that had a direction.
And when we go to some of these places like Gettysburg like -- board when you stand on the inside.
At independence hall you can feel.
The memory of what happened there and the greatness.
Of the documents that came out of that place.
In fact we're talking about how you even get teary and make sure emotion -- a big tough -- like you know there's some things that are very special.
And when you stand inside of that and you.
You're next to the seat that Ben -- -- -- and the deaths that John Adams passionately argue for American independence from and you look at the chair of the rising sun chair.
We're George Washington -- presided over the com -- com I do.
I -- theory it's -- Philadelphia -- site with some of the footage we saw my home city and it's fantastic to see the act act show.
So but it that was in the first season about the revolutionary war though the second season now you're you're focusing on a different subject matter tell -- about that when we shot the second season we started actually with the constitution.
And we work -- through the westward expansion of the United States and the ramp up to the civil war all the things.
You know the sectional rivalry in the problems that could cause a conflict.
And now we're out shooting our third season which is the civil war sore back down south my home.
-- arriving all the battlefield and that is a lot of fun real quick -- what's the coolest things.
You know what it's hard for me to say because everywhere is wonderful.
I love Nashville I love New Mexico I love California.
I love New York.
And it I don't know and a lot of people were aware.
But there's a lot of revolutionary history here in New York City absolutely your data -- tavern -- over Long Island where the battle happened that.
You know almost lost the nation stand and I -- gonna be talking into the commercial.
I can see that there's romance brewing through -- -- -- American ride you can -- all the cool places the sag goes -- Monday night's 9 PM on BYUTV.
Thanks so much it's.
-- thank you very much big opportunities.
I'm like -- -- like get a good giddy schoolboy fight to -- on -- -- I know -- -- -- spoke to ride you wanna see something that looks natural.
Day on a Harley got that -- always have a hard wrong.
That that was just a natural fit -- that's wrong -- guys look at for the show thank you up.