Our American Stories


"Hey Rookie! You Were Good." The Burt Lancaster Story

Burt Lancaster’s movie career spanned 43 years and encompassed more than 50 films. His acting was unmatched in screen presence and sheer versatility. On this day in 1994, the man with an irresistible grin as wide as a Cadillac's radiator died.


Tom Petty: Into The Great Wide Open (b. this day, 1950)

Tom Petty himself shares his story with us and how he became one of the greatest rock-n-roll artists in American history.


The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions

Americans are expected to spend over $9-billion dollars this year on Halloween, making it the second biggest commercial holiday—behind only Christmas. Today we are going to bring to light the stories that have been hiding in the dark. Answering the question: Why do we do these strange things every Halloween?


He Ran 50 Marathons... In 50 States… In 50 Consecutive Days!

Meet Dean Karnazes, aka Ultramarathonman, and hear stories of his legendary runs including one covering 350 miles in 80+ sleepless hours.


Cuban Graffiti Artist "El Sexto" vs. Che And Castro's Animal Farm

Danilo Maldonado Machado, known as El Sexto (The Sixth), is a Cuban graffiti artist and human rights activist who has been arrested and imprisoned several times in Cuba for speaking out against life under communism. National Review's Jay Nordlinger brings us the story.

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