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(Studio: Brian Williams) Interview held with historian David McCullough about his new book "1776,” which chronicles how the American revolution almost failed; scenes shown of the Brooklyn Bridge and Greenwood Cemetery, pivotal locations in the battle for New York in 1776, and the crypt containing the remains of POWs who died on British prison ships. [McCULLOUGH – comments on the fog bank that allowed George Washington's troops to retreat across the river to Brooklyn; describes what the terrain would have looked like; explains how the prisoners died; encourages people to visit places where historical events took place.]
- Williams, Brian
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