Episodes

November 7, 2018

Together they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for the American Revolution. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson launched a bold experiment in self-government based on self-evident truths. Their early friendship fell to political rivalry and bitterness. After their Presidencies and transforming America they renewed their bonds of affection and their faith in the future. These two Founders show us that our differences need not divide us in the final analysis.

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May 7, 2019

Divided by an ocean yet united in the Cause of Freedom. The friendship of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt saved the democratic world in the Second World War. Both born in the 19th Century they prevented a New Dark Age in the 20th. What has been called the ‘Special Relationship” of Britain and America is thankfully a continuation of the special friendship of these two leaders. Though at times their visions of the future diverged their impact on the world of today is indelible and undeniable.

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October 25, 2018

One was expected to be President and the other became so. Rivals in the 1860 Republican Convention, these two men would forge a true friendship that sustained them both through the darkest hour of the American Republic. William H. Seward was experienced, educated, and well connected. A former Governor turned Senator of New York he made a stark contrast to the former one term Congressman and prairie lawyer from Illinois.

As southern states seceded and the storm of the Civil War loomed over the country Seward was named Secretary of State. Though adversaries at first their story illustrates Lincoln’s word’s “Do I not destroy my enemy when I make him my friend?” After saving the Union and the American Experiment their friendship would be cut short in a Night of Terrors.

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