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Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006)

Actor Robert Wuhl examines facts and myths in American history.
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Actor Robert Wuhl examines facts and myths in American history.

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The stories that made up America and the history that America made up.


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Robert Wuhl: [about "Rip van Winkle"] Story about a man who has a nagging wife. He gets drunk, goes to sleep for twenty years, wakes up, his wife is dead and he lives happily ever after.
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Entertaining and Educational
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You do not have to be a history fan to enjoy this hilarious run-through of some famous historical myths and wrongheaded preconceptions about American history. If you are a fan of the subject, it'll be that much more fun.

I have a degree in history and wish my professors had been as entertaining as Mr. Wuhl, who clearly has command of his facts (even I learned a thing or two) as well as a lot of enthusiasm for the topic. The show conveys a lot of cool information in a very entertaining manner.

Note that it definitely does feature some adult situations and language, so it ain't good for young kids (too bad--some might come away with a greater appreciation for history after watching this).

I hope that HBO picks this up as a future series--it has great promise.


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