In this second installment of comedian Robert Wuhl's take on American history, "Professor Wuhl" removes the wool covering the eyes of his "students" in an attempt to challenge some preconceptions about commonly held cultural beliefs.
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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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