A talk on “Happiness: The Vision of Thomas Jefferson” presented at the University of Chicago International House.
An Empire for Liberty: Creating America as a Continental Nation
Thomas Jefferson’s vision to establish liberty over a vast territory. Includes the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark.
Thomas Jefferson and the Sally Hemings Fiction: An Innocent Man
Eric examines the widely held belief that Thomas Jefferson fathered a child with his slave, Sally Hemings. He provides a history of the politically motivated allegation and presents evidence for an alternate paternity candidate. Jefferson’s health, the DNA study, the Jefferson-Hemings Scholars Commission Report, Paris, Madison Hemings and testimony from Jefferson’s overseer are all discussed.
In the News
WGN Superstation, Chicago, IL: Segments of an interview with Larry Potash aired in multiple newscasts.
Jack Nicholson advises John McEnroe to read Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness on CNBC’s “McEnroe”
News 12 Connecticut, Norwalk, CT: Larry Epstein interviews Eric on Education Notebook, a half-hour program devoted to the issues facing southwestern Connecticut schools, teachers, students and parents.
NBC Weekend Today in New York
WVIR, Charlottesville, Virginia highlights a talk Eric gave at the Jefferson Library at Monticello
WPVI ABC6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Richard Stengel, President of the National Constitution Center interviews Eric on “Sunday Live” from Independence Hall.
FOX News Channel, Washington DC: Fourth of July interview with Brian Wilson on “Weekend Live with Brian Wilson.”
WNYX TV26, New York, NY: Interview with James Chladek on “The New Yorkers”
UTTV Union-Tribune Televsion, San Diego, California: Interview with Roger Hedgecock on The Roger Hedgecock Show
“Conversations” with Harold Channer on Time Warner Cable’s Manhattan Neighborhood Network, New York