Bill George recently appeared on ME-TV to discuss his book and film. Watch here as Bill and host John Malos discuss the transcontinental railroad.
A word on the name:
Before the rise of movies, TV, radio, and the Internet,
Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural
America. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture
for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians,
entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day.
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was quoted as saying that
Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America.” We will
combine the entertainment and educational experiences
exemplified by Chautauqua in our event.