Season 32, Episode 14 Saving the National Treasures

First Aired: February 15, 2005

“Saving the National Treasures” follows the restoration and reencasement of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights between 2001 and 2003. The hour also traces the history of these “birth certificates of the nation,” as narrator Liev Schreiber calls them, particularly the Declaration---the only one of the three to stress the ideal of equality. This, says civil-rights veteran Julian Bond, is “the centerpiece of our understanding of who we are as a people.”

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