In this country it was long believed that if you worked hard then you could share in the prosperity this land had to offer. So – who stole the American Dream?
On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith about how a sequence of political and economic decisions has undermined America’s title of “Land of Opportunity.”
HEAR MORE: Hendrick Smith speaks this evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Public Library Central branch, 14 w. 10th Street. A free 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer/correspondent, is one of America’s most distinguished journalists. He has covered Washington and world capitals for The New York Times, and has created 20 award-winning PBS primetime specials and mini-series on Washington’s power game, Soviet perestroika, the global economy, education reform, health care, teen violence, terrorism and Wall Street.
Smith has published several national best-selling books, including "The Russian", "The Power Game: How Washington Works", "The New Russians", and "Rethinking America". His newspaper career began with The Greenville (S.C.) News. He received his B.A. from Williams College and did graduate work at Oxford University.