This installment of My America from "The Tavis Smiley Show" explores the issue of patriotism: comparing and contrasting the various means by which Americans express their loyalty and allegiance to our nation.
First, producer Diane Bernard takes up the question of "love and devotion to America" and what that means for many New Yorkers, especially in the years since 9/11.
Then, producer Jeffrey Alan Jones talks with David Bancroft: the Texas entrepreneur and founder of www.usa-patriotism.com, who is devoting his time to the cause of patriotism.
Finally, Scott Rasmussen, President and Founder of the polling firm Rasmussen Reports, illuminates the connection between a candidate's love of country and their electability. (www.rasmussenreports.com)
This week marks the 10th installment of the 26-part My America 2008 series on "The Tavis Smiley Show."
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