Jul 12, 2002
Stories of people who go to great lengths to give people what they want, and how they're rewarded sometimes, misguided other times.
- A fable of how America got its name, and how it was named after someone who was a fraud, but the kind of fraud people love, the kind of fraud who knows how to please a crowd. Jack Hitt tells the racy and little-known story of how Amerigo Vespucci got his name all over the map of the western hemisphere by telling lies about what he found there—the type of lies which can be found today in the pages of Penthouse magazine. (13 minutes)Song: "In America", Fastbacks