Iconic America with David Rubenstein explores the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is an engineering marvel that symbolizes America’s can-do spirit. Explore if America can continue to execute bold and ambitious infrastructure projects in the 21st Century.
David Rubenstein explores America’s 400-year history through a close examination of iconic national symbols: indelible artifacts, places, and archetypes. Each episode tells the story of an American symbol to reveal its origins, significance and the arc of its resonance. Episode subjects include the Hollywood Sign, Fenway Park, American cowboys, Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”), American Bald Eagle, Stone Mountain, Statue of Liberty, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Rubenstein invites historical experts and community members to examine myriad ways the American public engages with these subjects.
Iconic America examines the history of America through some of its most iconic symbols, objects and places, on location and in conversation with historical thinkers, community members and other experts. Dive deep into each symbol’s history and how its meaning has changed over time, using them as a gateway to understanding America’s past and present.