ABOUT AMERICAN CREED
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice come together from different points of view to explore what it means to be American. That spirited inquiry frames the stories of a range of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deep divides.
American Creed is now streaming on pbs.org/americancreed.
American Creed Community Conversations are screenings of the film followed by scholar-facilitated discussions on this question. They are being held in libraries, community centers, high schools, and other civic spaces.
Community Conversation events are supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. That support continues a program catalyzed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate Program. Partners in the initiative include the American Library Association, the National Writing Project, and Facing History and Ourselves.
Want to host a special screening event in your area? Visit americancreed.org/community-conversations to find out how.
Directed, Written & Produced by Sam Ball
Co-produced by Citizen Film & WTTW – Chicago Public Media
Senior Executive Producer and Writer: Randy Bean
Executive Producer: Dan Soles
Producer: Kate Stilley Steiner
Producer, Editor & Writer: Mike Shen
Cinematographers: Sophie Constantinou, Richard Gunderman, Dana Kupper, Garland MacLaurin
MORE ABOUT AMERICAN CREED
American Creed premiered in the PBS primetime schedule in February 2018, and is one of the most carried PBS documentaries of recent years with 2,142 channel airings to date. Visit www.americancreed.org for local listings, live events and educator resources provided by Facing History and Ourselves and the National Writing Project. In-person American Creed Community Conversation events are being held around the country in collaboration with these partners, the American Library Association and PBS Stations.
More than 1 million people have watched American Creed so far. Many viewers have participated in local activities inspired by American Creed, thanks to a robust public engagement campaign seeded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, including primetime broadcasts, community conversations, classroom activities and local storytelling in cities and towns across the country — all designed to foster a bold national conversation about national ideals and identity.