This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.
New York became the focal point of an extraordinary array of human and cultural energies. At the same time the new media industries of advertising, radio networks, public relations, and magazines found their homes in midtown Manhattan.
In this clip from American Creed, Deidre Prevett, a Tulsa elementary school principal, reflects on her family's history and the responsibility she feels toward her students and the community.
“What is the effective way to make change as a citizen?” Ethan Zuckerman illustrates ways young people participate using technology and media and discusses the effectiveness of these methods to build movements.