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Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Short | Comedy  -  1 April 2006 (USA)
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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: 1775: Boston, Massachusetts. A British postal worker, twenty-three years old, a postal rider hears that the British are invading. He gets on a horse and rides 350 miles to warn the colonists, and his name is?
Audience: Paul Revere.
Robert Wuhl: His name is Israel Bissell. Israel Bissell! Now, did Paul Revere ride? Absolutely! He went a good nineteen miles. He went from Boston to Cambridge. The only person he could have warned was the Dean of Harvard. Israel Bissell on the other hand goes from Boston across ...
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Skip your history class and watch this for a change..
13 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I never really knew who Robert Wuhl was before seeing this. But after seeing it I realized what a funny man he is. This HBO special features him teaching "American history" to New York university film students and the man was just phenomenal. He poked fun at almost every key historic event that occurred not just in the U.S. but some other parts of the world. This documentary/comedy was a great satire that made me question if what I accept as the infallible true history is really true.

I enjoyed how Mr. Wuhl managed to mix useful information with great comedy and made learning a lot more exciting. I would recommend this to anyone interested in history and is willing to question what his/her beliefs.


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