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HBO Documentary “The Soul of America” Preview | October 27 2020

October 27 @ 9:00 PM - 10:17 PM EDT

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“The Soul of America” is a new upcoming HBO documentary film based based on Jon Meacham’s 2018 bestselling book


“The Soul of America” premieres October 27 at 9PM ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The film follows writer, journalist, historian and prolific presidential biographer Jon Meacham. Who offers his timely and invaluable insights into the United States’ current political and historical moment by examining its past.


Based on Meacham’s 2018 bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels and produced by Kunhardt Films (Emmy® winner for HBO’s “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality”), the film illuminates our current fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past.

Such as the women’s suffrage movement, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, McCarthyism and the struggle to pass Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s. All instances in which “our better angels” battled against the forces of hatred and division that are recurring themes in American life.

The film also chronicles Meacham’s life and career as a journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian as he shares his insights into America’s past and present. Part political documentary and part biography.

The film interweaves archival material and interviews with Meacham. Along with insights from journalists, academics and civil rights activists. Focusing on pivotal moments in our history that reflect America’s longstanding struggles with racism, sexism and xenophobia, Meacham demonstrates how we continue to confront animosity in American politics, economic anxiety, isolationist and nativist tendencies and conspiracy theories.

Helping us to better understand the parallels between current events and their historical antecedents. The Soul of America ultimately gives hope that the lessons of the past may bring the nation closer to achieving its democratic ideals.

In addition to extensive interviews with Meacham, the film features insights from historian and author Lisa Tetrault and Jon Meacham’s wife, Keith Smythe Meacham. Plus, journalist and author Evan Thomas, civil rights activist Donald Tamaki, and actor and activist George Takei. Also, civil rights attorney Dale Minami and civil rights activist Janice Wesley Kelsey. U.S. Representative and civil rights activist John Lewis, who passed away on July 17, 2020; and others.


THE SOUL OF AMERICA is directed by KD Davison, produced by George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt. Executive produced by Peter Kunhardt; co-producer and editor, Richard Lowe. Co-producer, Elyse Frenchman; composer, Gary Lionelli; director of photography, Bill Kirstein. For HBO: executive producers Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.


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Date:
October 27
Time:
9:00 PM - 10:17 PM EDT
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