Monday, June 13, 2011

The Statue of Liberty and Jerry Springer

Recently, Sarah Palin explained the statue of liberty. Which of course, got me thinking about Jerry Springer. Really, it did.

Seriously, take a few minutes to head over to: This American Life, episode 258, and click on the Act 1, which is the story of Jerry Springer's career. Of course, I had no idea that there was more to the guy than trash TV - but, turns out, there is.

And sure enough, at about 33 minutes in, he talks briefly about the Statue of Liberty. It's powerful stuff.

For another twist on the history of the Statue of Liberty, check out this article by Paul Schwietering (whom I know nothing about, and just stumbled on thanks to Google).

I guess I have to give credit to Palin for her bizarre answer: without it, I'd never had thought to dig up these items to learn and share.

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