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Rob Parkinson

Season 1 – Episode 20
December 2016.

Political leaders crank out “fake news” and fan the flames of racism and nativism to gin up fear, anger and a thirst for war — no, not 2016. Try 1776. Rob Parkinson’s new book is being hailed as a “game changer” in our understanding of what really happened during the American Revolution. What he has discovered will blow your mind. This interview was originally broadcast on Monday, December 5, 2016.



Hosted by best-selling author and award-winning journalist Coy Barefoot, Citizens Band Radio is a production of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. The program is produced in cooperation with WTJU and WPVC in Charlottesville. The program offers thoughtful conversations exploring issues of media and journalism, democracy and citizenship. The Executive Producers are Siva Vaidhyanathan and Coy Barefoot.