Program 450: Bastille Day in France; The Only Street in Paris; Americans in Paris
Release Date: 07-09-2016
Historian David McCullough introduces us to some of the most influential "Americans in Paris" of the 19th century, who returned home to apply the lessons they’d learned in the City of Light — thereby helping transform a young United States. Also, tour guides from France celebrate Bastille Day with us, and New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino tells us what makes her own neighborhood in Paris feel like home.
- Patrick Vidal, French tour guide from Brittany
- Julie Sonveau, tour guide from Burgundy, France
- New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino, author of "The Only Street in Paris" (W. W. Norton)
- historian David McCullough, author of "The Wright Brothers" (2015) and "The Greater Journey" (2011) (Simon and Schuster)
- The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau lists events planned for Bastille Day.
- The Guardian discusses the history of the French anthem "La Marseillaise."
- Elaine Sciolino's latest book is called "The Only Street in Paris."
- Elaine also wrote "La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life."
- Articles Elaine Sciolino has written from Paris for the New York Times.
- Rick writes about the Rue Cler and Rue Montorgueil market streets in Paris.
- David McCullough discusses Americans in Paris in his 2011 book "The Greater Journey."
- The Augustus Saint-Gaudens home in New Hampshire is a National Historic Site.
- The flamboyant architecture of the Rouen Cathedral continues to inspire visitors, as it did with 19th century Americans.
- McCullough's "The Greater Journey" was reviewed in the New York Times.
- David McCullough is celebrating 50 years with his publisher Simon and Schuster. His latest best-seller, "The Wright Brothers," is now available in paperback.
Gothic sits on Romanesque
Like a wedding cake.
— Jon Allen, Tacoma, Washington
Sancerre on a hill
Sauvignon blanc at its best
We need to return.
— Carl Carlson, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
When Washington met Lafayette
The link 'tween our countries was set.
Together we fought
And freedom we got
And so let us never forget.
— Bill Gregory, Portland, Oregon