National Press Club

Do You Speak American?

November 17, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 40 minutes

Robert MacNeil, former co-anchor of the MacNeil Lehrer Newshour, was interviewed about the book he co-wrote with William Cran, Do You Speak American?, published by Nan A. Talese. In the book, the author recounted his journey across the United States studying the conversations of several Americans, including Boston natives, rural Texans, inner-city blacks and valley-girl teenagers.