Examine the history of America through some of its most iconic objects, symbols and artifacts, diving deep into their story and using them as a gateway to the past. From our flags and our statues to our most sacred texts, we live alongside and interact with history every day. In each episode, David M. Rubenstein - co-founder of the Carlyle Group, acclaimed philanthropist, and lifelong student of history - unpacks a symbol from history, traveling to locations throughout the country. Today's foremost historical thinkers and other experts join in dialogue with Rubenstein. Spurred by Rubenstein's insatiable curiosity and lifelong interest in American history, these conversations will both drive the narrative and periodically frame it through analysis, reflection, and counterpoint.