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Spotlight On Gilbert Stuart

Speaking of filmmaker Jim Wolpaw, his film “First Face: The Buck Starts Here” — the story of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington —  is scheduled for broadcast on PBS during President’s week.  He and partner Steve Gentile investigate the most famous American portrait that no one knows anything about. (Of course, finding Americans who …

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The Spirit Of ’76 Was Jamaican

Governor Stephen Hopkins led our delegation to the 1774 Continental Congress, later signing the Declaration of Independence for the colony of Rhode Island, an act of great bravery. John Adams wrote in his autobiography regarding Hopkins’ contributions to the congress, But Governor Hopkins of Rhode Island, above seventy Years of Age kept us all alive. …

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