Interviews

Eight Iconic American Symbols with David Rubenstein

Eight Iconic American Symbols with David Rubenstein

How do iconic national symbols evolve and take on new meaning over time? Today, Sharon welcomes back David Rubenstein to talk about his new PBS series, Iconic America. The series takes a look at eight different American symbols, from Cowboys to the Hollywood sign. These recognizable pieces of America have surprising histories, and Sharon and David discuss their importance and evolution.


Special thanks to our guest, David Rubenstein, for joining us today. Catch his new PBS series, Iconic America, streaming now.

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  • Host: Sharon McMahon
  • Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
  • Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder

Guest

Guest

David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. He is the host of his own talk show, a board member for multiple cultural and educational institutions and a signer of the Giving Pledge. His most recent book, “The American Experiment” explores the inspiring story of America as a grand experiment in democracy.