Monumental Disagreements: Show Segments
The following are individual show segments included in the BackStory episode “Monumental Disagreements” broadcast in May of 2012. You can listen to the entire episode here.
In Our Own Backyard
Ed chats with Charlottesville, Virginia, City Councilwoman Kristin Szakos about two local monuments to famous Confederate generals.
The Guys talk to art historian Kirk Savage about the early controversy over whether or not to build the Washington Monument on the National Mall.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
BackStory producers Eric Mennel and Nell Boeschenstein visit Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia to tell the story of a monument in honor of Heyward Shepherd, a free black and the first man killed during John Brown’s 1859 raid.
Peter, Ed, and Brian take calls from listeners.
Face the Changes
Brian talks with Teresa Bergman about the evolving film presentations the National Park Service has used to welcome tourists at Mount Rushmore.
The History Guys talk with a listener about how the trend of memorializing lost loved ones on Facebook has historical precedence.