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Nov. 6: Re-capturing the American Dream

Posted - Nov. 6, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.

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OverviewThis week on Sunday Edition: Re-capturing the American Dream. Tom Brokaw talks about his new book that celebrates old-fashion values. Plus, advocate for the autistic, Temple Grandin, explains what the world is like when you think differently. And the week in politics from a reporters' roundtable.

Segment 1

Does the American Dream still exists? Veteran journalist Tom Brokaw examines that question in his new book THE TIME OF OUR LIVES: A Conversation about America. He weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history. Along the way he celebrates the values of

Family First, Hard Work, Faith, Thrift, Moderation and Community. Bruce Lindsay discussed the book, the economy and politics with Tom Brokaw.

Segment 2

Dr. Temple Grandin was named one of " Time" magazine's 100 most influential people in the "heroes" category.

She is an expert on autism, because she has lived with and overcome many challenges of this disability. Her life story was made into a movie. She pursued a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Dr. Grandin was in Salt Lake this past week to receive an award. We spent some time with her at one of her favorite places--

a school filled with children. We also talked to Annette Davis, M.Ed., a principal at the Spectrum Academy for autistic children and learned about innovations in autism education.

Segment 3

Municipal election day is Tuesday. And the general election of 2012 is now less than a year away. Politics is always in season. And today we thought we'd declare open season for political analysis with some of the people around here who pay close attention to politics: Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News, and from KSL-TV, Richard Piatt and John Daley.


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