American Dream is a Documentary programme that first aired in 2010.

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American Dream: Plenty and Paranoia

Series 1, episode 1

'The American dream' - a phrase coined in 1931 that has become a national motto. It represents a unique brand of optimism that goes to the heart of what it is to be American. It is a simple phrase but a complex notion whose meaning is sustained and challenged by each generation. This series features those who helped foster and sell the dream, those who feel they have lived it, as well as those who challenge or reject the very notion