After a tumultuous period in our nation's history, what is the
American dream now? As we look to the future, what ideals inspire us? What
changes would citizens like to see? How can we find common ground for solutions
to pressing problems from global warming to war? Recorded with tourists waiting
in line to view the original Declaration of Independence and Constitution in
Washington, as well as at a major league baseball stadium, a veteran's clinic, a
renewable energy laboratory and elsewhere.
"If you have a great idea, you know it's going to be
contagious. And you're going to run into people that want to help you with that
idea, and that'll open doors for you. But if you think that you won't make it
there before you even try to go there, you're going to invite people into your
life that will block you from going there."
--James Crosby, U.S. Marine injured in Iraq on maintaining
a positive attitude
"We have differences, but I think we're all Americans. We all
have things that we want to be better. We want to be hopeful. We want more. We
want a country that we could be proud of again. A country that stands up to the
ideals that we hold near and dear."
--Adonal Foyle, NBA basketball star and founder of
""If we understand how many things we have in common, I think
we can also understand that we can come together on the solutions. And that it
isn't a win/lose game. It isn't about, you know, 'I need the resources, so I'm
going to push you out.' It's about we all win, or none of us win."
--Sarah Van Gelder, Editor, YES! magazine
More information can be found at the sites below:
Preserving the original Declaration of Independence and US
Wind, solar and other renewable energy
Nature Needs Kids
"Leave No Child Inside" song (C) Jenny
Total time: 1 Hour