American Creed: A special film screening & discussion with Ron Steinman

Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm

In the documentary film AMERICAN CREED, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America’s promise across deepening divides.

This film is not rated / 1h

About our guest speaker: Ron Steinman’s career began at NBC News. His time at the network spans over three decades. He was a writer and field producer on the Huntley-Brinkley show before going to Saigon as bureau chief in 1966 for more than three years, and covering the Vietnam War off and on until 1973. He served as South East Asia bureau chief based in Hong Kong and then London bureau chief during the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. He was Washington producer for Today and senior producer on Early Today and in the news division. He is a partner, producer and writer at Douglas/Steinman Productions where he directed the documentaries, Luboml: My Heart Remembers, My Grandfather’s House, and The Dance Goodbye. He is the author of The Soldiers’ Story, The Soldiers’ Story: An Illustrated Edition, Women in Vietnam, Inside Television’s First War, and the novel, Death in Saigon, all of which are on Amazon. An audiobook of The Soldiers’ Story, is available on Audible, and from Penguin Random House Books. His series, My Common Place Book: Parts 1-5 on Facebook, LinkedIn and WordPress is soon to be a stand-alone book on Amazon. Notebooks, a memoir, and Survival Manual, a memoir are on Barnes & Noble and other major sites.

Ron Steinman is the winner of the Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, and five time Emmy nominee.

Registration is required. Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register or send an email to Donald at