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| birth_place = Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.| death_date =| death_place =| occupation = Historian, author| period = 1968–present| genre = History| subject =| movement =The Path Between the Seas (1977), Truman (book)>Truman (1992), John Adams (2001)| alma_mater = Yale University| spouse = Rosalee Ingram Barnes McCullough (1954 – present)| children = 5| relatives =| residence = Camden, MaineHingham, Massachusetts| awards = Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016Pulitzer Prize 1993, 2002National Book Award 1982| signature =}}David Gaub McCullough ({{IPAc-en|m|É™|ˈ|k|ÊŒ|l|É™}}; born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.WEB,weblink Biography at Simon & Schuster, April 21, 2008,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080606224818weblink">weblink June 6, 2008, NEWS, Jerome L, Sherman, Presidential biographer gets presidential medal,weblink Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2006, December 18, 2006, Born and raised in Pittsburgh, McCullough earned a degree in English literature from Yale University. His first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968); and he has since written nine more on such topics as Harry S. Truman, John Adams, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Wright brothers. McCullough has also narrated numerous documentaries, such as The Civil War by Ken Burns, as well as the 2003 film Seabiscuit; and he hosted American Experience for twelve years.McCullough's two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams, have been adapted by HBO into a TV film and a miniseries, respectively.

Life and career

Youth and education

McCullough was born in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Ruth (née Rankin) and Christian Hax McCullough.WEB,weblink David McCullough, April 24, 2008, National Book Awards Acceptance Speeches, National Book Foundation,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080415045419weblink">weblink April 15, 2008, yes, He is of Scots-Irish descent. He was educated at Linden Avenue Grade School and Shady Side Academy, in his hometown of Pittsburgh.NEWS, Jerome L, Sherman, Presidential biographer gets presidential medal,weblink Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2006, December 18, 2006, One of four sons, McCullough had a "marvelous" childhood with a wide range of interests, including sports and drawing cartoons.WEB, David McCullough Biography and Interview, www.achievement.org, American Academy of Achievement,weblink McCullough's parents and his grandmother, who read to him often, introduced him to books at an early age. His parents often talked about history, a topic he says should be discussed more often. McCullough "loved school, every day"; he contemplated many career choices, ranging from architect, actor, painter, writer, to lawyer, and contemplated attending medical school for a time.In 1951, McCullough began attending Yale University.NEWS, Bob, Hoover, David McCullough: America's historian, Pittsburgh son,weblink Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 30, 2001, April 21, 2008, He said that it was a "privilege" to study English at Yale because of faculty members such as John O'Hara, John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, and Brendan Gill.WEB,weblink David McCullough Interview, April 22, 2008, Cole, Bruce, National Endowment for the Humanities,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080511114908weblink">weblink May 11, 2008, yes, McCullough occasionally ate lunch with the Pulitzer Prize-winningWEB,weblink Biography, April 22, 2008, Thorton Wilder Society, novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder. Wilder, says McCullough, taught him that a competent writer maintains "an air of freedom" in the storyline, so that a reader will not anticipate the outcome, even if the book is non-fiction.While at Yale, he became a member of Skull and Bones.BOOK, Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, Robbins, Alexandra, Alexandra Robbins, 2002, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 0-316-72091-7, 127, He served apprenticeships at Time, Life, the United States Information Agency, and American Heritage, where he enjoyed research. "Once I discovered the endless fascination of doing the research and of doing the writing, I knew I had found what I wanted to do in my life." While attending Yale, McCullough studied Arts and earned his bachelor's degree in English, with the intention of becoming a fiction writer or playwright. He graduated with honors in English literature (1955).PRESS RELEASE, Orthodox Church Patriarch and Entertainer Lena Horne Among Honorary Degree Recipients at Yale University, Yale University, 1998-05-25,weblink April 21, 2008, David McCullough graduated from Yale in 1955 with honors in English literature and began his career as writer and editor for Time Inc. in New York City., WEB,weblink David McCullough, April 21, 2008, PBS,

Writing career

Early career

After graduation, McCullough moved to New York City, where Sports Illustrated hired him as a trainee. He later worked as an editor and writer for the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C.WEB, David McCullough Biography and Interview, www.achievement.org, American Academy of Achievement,weblink After working for twelve years, including a position at American Heritage, in editing and writing, McCullough "felt that [he] had reached the point where [he] could attempt something on [his] own."McCullough "had no anticipation that [he] was going to write history, but [he] stumbled upon a story that [he] thought was powerful, exciting, and very worth telling." While working at American Heritage, McCullough wrote in his spare time for three years.WEB,weblink David McCullough biography: The Citizen Chronicler, April 12, 2008, National Endowment for the Humanities,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080416051956weblink">weblink April 16, 2008, yes, The Johnstown Flood, a chronicle of one of the worst flood disasters in United States history, was published in 1968 to high praise by critics.WEB,weblink Johnstown Flood: Reviews and Praise, April 23, 2008, ElectricEggplant, . The bestselling author Erik Larson has written that The Johnstown Flood was a book that changed his life. He found it full of "suspense, drama, class conflict, dire goings-on." Larson decided to write in the same genre, what he calls "narrative nonfiction," and thought McCullough's book "a Baedeker for how to go about it. I analyzed his source notes and outlined the story chapter by chapter, to try to divine just how he did it. And suddenly I had my compass. The result was Isaac's Storm." AARP Magazine, April/May, 2015,10. John Leonard, of The New York Times, said of McCullough, "We have no better social historian." Despite rough financial times, he decided to become a full-time writer, encouraged by his wife Rosalee.WEB, David McCullough Biography and Interview, www.achievement.org, American Academy of Achievement,weblink }}

Gaining recognition

After the success of The Johnstown Flood, two new publishers offered him contracts, one to write about the Great Chicago Fire and another about the San Francisco earthquake.WEB,weblink A Painter of Words About the Past, April 23, 2008, Leslie, Shaver, April 2003, Special Libraries Association, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20021029020036weblink">weblink October 29, 2002, mdy-all, Simon & Schuster, publisher of his first book, also offered McCullough a contract to write a second book. Trying not to become "Bad News McCullough", he decided to write about a subject showing "people were not always foolish and inept or irresponsible." He remembered the words of his Yale teacher: "[Thornton] Wilder said he got the idea for a book or a play when he wanted to learn about something. Then, he'd check to see if anybody had already done it, and if they hadn't, he'd do it." McCullough decided to write a history of the Brooklyn Bridge, which he had walked across many times.To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is. – David McCulloughHe also proposed, from a suggestion by his editor, a work about the Panama Canal; both were accepted by the publisher.Five years later, (The Path Between the Seas|The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal) was released, gaining McCullough widespread recognition. The book won the National Book Award in History,WEB,weblink National Book Awards – 1978, April 24, 2008, National Book Foundation, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award,WEB,weblink Samuel Eliot Morison Award 1978, April 24, 2008, AmericanHeritage.com, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070929122513weblink">weblink September 29, 2007, mdy-all, the Francis Parkman Prize,WEB,weblink Francis Parkman Prize, April 24, 2008, Book Awards, LoveTheBook.com, and the Cornelius Ryan Award.WEB,weblinkweblink" title="archive.is/20070311003944weblink">weblink yes, March 11, 2007, Cornelius Ryan Award, April 24, 2008, Overseas Press Club of America, Later in 1977, McCullough travelled to the White House to advise Jimmy Carter and the United States Senate on the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, which would give Panama control of the Canal. Carter later said that the treaties, which were agreed upon to hand over ownership of the Canal to Panama, would not have passed had it not been for the book.

"The story of people"

McCullough's fourth work was his first biography, reinforcing his belief that "history is the story of people". Released in 1981, Mornings on Horseback tells the story of seventeen years in the life of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.WEB,weblink Mornings on Horseback, April 24, 2008, ElectricEggplant, The work ranged from Roosevelt's childhood to 1886, and tells of a "life intensely lived." The book won McCullough's second National Book AwardWEB,weblink National Book Awards – 1982, April 24, 2008, National Book Foundation, Mornings on Horseback won the 1982 award for hardcover "Autobiography/Biography". From 1980 to 1983 in National Book Award history there were dual hardcover and paperback awards in most categories, and several nonfiction subcategories including General Nonfiction. Most of the paperback award-winners were reprints, including the 1982 Autobiography/Biography. and his first Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography and New York Public Library Literary Lion Award.WEB,weblink Mornings on Horseback, April 24, 2008, SimonSays.com, Next, he published Brave Companions, a collection of essays that "unfold seamlessly".NEWS, Lynn, Andriani, McCullough and S&S: 40 Years,weblink Publishers Weekly, March 17, 2008, April 25, 2008, Written over twenty years, the book{{ASIN|0131401041|title=Brave Companions: Portraits in History}} includes essays about Louis Agassiz, Alexander von Humboldt, John and Washington Roebling, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Conrad Richter, and Frederic Remington.With his next book, McCullough published his second biography, Truman (1993) about the 33rd president. The book won McCullough his first Pulitzer Prize, in the category of "Best Biography or Autobiography,"WEB,weblink Biography or Autobiography: Past winners and finalists by category, The Pulitzer Prizes, March 17, 2012, and his second Francis Parkman Prize. Two years later, the book was adapted as Truman (1995), a television film by HBO, starring Gary Sinise as Truman.I think it's important to remember that these men are not perfect. If they were marble gods, what they did wouldn't be so admirable. The more we see the founders as humans the more we can understand them. – David McCulloughWorking for the next seven years,NEWS, Edward, Guthmann, Best-selling author David McCullough writes his stories from the inside out,weblink San Francisco Chronicle, June 27, 2005, May 2, 2008, McCullough published John Adams (2001), his third biography about a United States president. One of the fastest-selling non-fiction books in history, the book won McCullough's second Pulitzer Prize for "Best Biography or Autobiography" in 2002. He started it as a book about the founding fathers and back-to-back presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson; but dropped Jefferson to focus on Adams.NEWS, Todd, Leopold, David McCullough brings 'John Adams' to life,weblink CNN, June 7, 2005, May 2, 2008, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20111003071019weblink">weblink October 3, 2011, mdy, HBO adapted John Adams as a seven-part miniseries by the same name. Premiering in 2008, it starred Paul Giamatti in the title role.NEWS, David McCullough's biography 'John Adams' becomes HBO miniseries,weblink The Dallas Morning News, March 8, 2008, May 3, 2008, The DVD version of the miniseries includes the biographical documentary, David McCullough: Painting with Words.David McCullough: Painting with Words on IMDb.McCullough's 1776, tells the story of the founding year of the United States, focusing on George Washington, the amateur army, and other struggles for independence. Because of McCullough's popularity, its initial printing was 1.25 million copies, many more than the average history book. Upon its release, the book was a number one best-seller in the United States. A miniseries adaptation of 1776 was rumored.McCullough considered writing a sequel to 1776. However, he signed a contract with Simon & Schuster to do a work about Americans in Paris between 1830 and 1900, The Greater Journey, which was published in 2011.WEB,weblink The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, Simon & Schuster, December 16, 2010, {{ASIN|1416571760|title=The Greater Journey}} The book covers 19th-century Americans, including Mark Twain and Samuel Morse, who migrated to Paris and went on to achieve importance in culture or innovation. Other subjects include Benjamin Silliman, who had been Morse's science teacher at Yale, Elihu Washburne, the American ambassador to France during the Franco-Prussian War, and Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in the United States.NEWS,weblink The Parisian Experience of American Pioneers, June 8, 2011, The New York Times, Janet, Maslin, May 22, 2011, In 2015, McCullough's The Wright Brothers was published. On October 6, 2016, Simon & Schuster announced that they would publish David McCullough's new book, The Pioneers, in 2019. The Pioneers is the story of the first European American settlers of the Northwest Territory, a vast American wilderness to which the Ohio River was the gateway.NEWS,weblink New Book by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David McCullough About American Pioneers to be Published by Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2016, News and Corporate Information about Simon & Schuster, Inc., en-US, October 6, 2016,

Personal life

David McCullough has a home in Hingham, Massachusetts since moving in 2016 from Boston’s Back Bay; three of his five children reside in Hingham.NEWS,weblink At home in Hingham, McCullough writes his next book, Lambert, Lane, June 6, 2017, The Patriot Ledger, June 24, 2019, NEWS,weblink The Interview: Historian David McCullough, Boston, April 30, 2019, Stackpole, Thomas, June 24, 2019, He has a summer home in Camden, Maine.NEWS,weblink David McCullough’s latest book takes flight with the Wrights, July 26, 2015, June 24, 2019, Portland Press Herald, Routhier, Ray, NEWS,weblink The Big Question: What’s the Future of History?, October 9, 2012, Aldrich, Ian, Yankee, June 24, 2019, He is married to Rosalee Barnes McCullough, whom he met at age 17 in Pittsburgh. The couple have five children and nineteen grandchildren.WEB,weblink David McCullough, January 3, 2009, Smithsonian Institution, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090418182707weblink">weblink April 18, 2009, mdy-all, He enjoys sports, history, and art, including watercolor and portrait painting.WEB,weblink David McCullough: Painting With Words, January 3, 2009, HBO, 2009, His son David Jr., an English teacher at Wellesley High School in the Boston suburbs, achieved sudden fame in 2012 with his commencement speech. He told graduating students, "you're not special" nine times, and his speechWEB,weblink Wellesley High grads told: “You’re not special”, June 5, 2012, Brown, B, The Swellesley Report, June 24, 2019, went viral on YouTube.NEWS,weblink Teacher defends "You're not special" speech, CBS News, June 11, 2012, June 20, 2012, Another son, Bill, is married to the daughter of former Florida governor Bob Graham.NEWS,weblink Take Note of Bob Graham, Blackman, Ann, July 9, 2000, Time, August 22, 2018, en-US, 0040-781X, File:McCullough speaking 2008.jpg|right|thumb|200px|McCullough speaking in 2008 at Vassar CollegeVassar CollegeA registered independent, McCullough has typically avoided publicly commenting on contemporary political issues. When asked to do so, he would repeatedly say, "My specialty is dead politicians." During the 2016 presidential election season, he broke with this tradition to criticize Donald Trump, whom he called "a monstrous clown with a monstrous ego."NEWS,weblink Scholars Steeped in Dead Politicians Take On a Live One: Donald Trump, Dwyer, Jim, July 12, 2016, The New York Times, July 23, 2017, McCullough has taught a writing course at Wesleyan University and is a visiting scholar at Cornell University as well as Dartmouth College.WEB,weblink History is Human: An Interview with writer and historian David McCullough, Taylor, Claire, The Harborlight, January 14, 2019,

Awards and accolades

McCullough has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in December 2006, the highest civilian award that a United States citizen can receive. In 1995 the National Book Foundation conferred its lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.WEB,weblink Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, National Book Foundation, March 12, 2012, With acceptance speech by McCullough and ex-post introduction by one of his publishers., McCullough has been awarded more than 40 honorary degrees, including one from the Eastern Nazarene College in John Adams' hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts.NEWS, Tziperman Lotan, Gal, McCullough tells Eastern Nazarene graduates their education is just beginning, The Patriot Ledger, 2009-05-17,weblink May 20, 2009, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090808052524weblink">weblink August 8, 2009, mdy-all, McCullough has received two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, two Francis Parkman Prizes, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, New York Public Library's Literary Lion Award, and the St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Library Associates,WEB,weblink Saint Louis Literary Award - Saint Louis University, WEB,weblink Recipients of the St. Louis Literary Award, Saint Louis University Library Associates, July 25, 2016,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20160731082313weblink">weblink July 31, 2016, yes, among others.WEB, Simon & Schuster:David McCullough,weblink October 12, 2007,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20071224101737weblink">weblink December 24, 2007, McCullough was chosen to deliver the first annual John Hersey Lecture at Yale University on March 22, 1993."A Life in Writing John Hersey, 1914–1993" {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20081018201917weblink |date=October 18, 2008 }}. Yale Alumni Magazine. October 1993. He is a member of the John Simon Guggenheim FellowshipWEB,weblink Fellows whose last names begin with M, May 17, 2008, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080408040108weblink">weblink April 8, 2008, and the Academy of Achievement.WEB, Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement, www.achievement.org, American Academy of Achievement,weblink In 2003, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected McCullough for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government's highest honor for achievement in the humanities.Jefferson Lecturers at NEH Website (retrieved 2009-01-22). McCullough's lecture was entitled "The Course of Human Events".David McCullough, "The Course of Human Events, text of Jefferson Lecture at NEH website.In 1995, McCullough received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. The Helmerich Award is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.McCullough has been called a "master of the art of narrative history."WEB,weblink Biography at ElectricEggplant, April 21, 2008, The New York Times critic John Leonard wrote that McCullough was "incapable of writing a page of bad prose."WEB,weblink History is the Story of People. Not Events, April 24, 2008, Paul, Giambarba, CapeArts2, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080518073537weblink">weblink May 18, 2008, mdy-all, His works have been published in ten languages, over nine million copies have been printed,EPISODE, David McCullough,weblink The Charlie Rose Show, Charlie Rose (talk show), PBS, March 21, 2008, 60, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080430105624weblink">weblink April 30, 2008, mdy-all, and all of his books are still in print.In December, 2012, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania announced that it would rename the 16th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh in honor of McCullough.NEWS,weblink Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Len, Barcousky, Historian McCullough 'humbled' by Pittsburgh bridge honor, December 6, 2012, June 24, 2019, In a ceremony at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, on November 16, 2015, the Air University of the United States Air Force awarded McCullough an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree.WEB,weblink Archived copy, November 30, 2015, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20151208215800weblink">weblink December 8, 2015, mdy-all, He was also made an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa at Yale University in 2015.WEB,weblink Phi Beta Kappa inducts alumnus David McCullough with inaugural Joseph W. Gordon Award, On May 11, 2016, McCullough received the United States Capitol Historical Society's Freedom Award. It was presented in the National Statuary Hall.WEB, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, David McCullough to Receive 2016 Freedom Award,weblink USCHS 2016 Freedom Award: David McCullough, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 31 May 2016, In September 2016, McCullough received the Gerry Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award from the Museum of the American Revolution.WEB,weblink David McCullough receives inaugural Lenfest award,

Works

Books

{| class="wikitable" border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5 !Title!!Year!!Subject matter!!AwardsWEB,weblink Awards, April 24, 2008, Simon & Schuster,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080403020648weblink">weblink April 3, 2008, !!Interviews and presentations(The Johnstown Flood (book)>The Johnstown Flood: The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating Disasters America Has Ever Known )1968Johnstown Flood (The Great Bridge (book)>The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge)1972Brooklyn Bridge Presentation by McCullough on The Great Bridge, September 17, 2002, C-SPAN(The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870–1914)>Panama Canal, History of the Panama Canal>National Book Award – 1978Francis Parkman Prize – 1978USS Constitution Museum#The Samuel Eliot Morison Award>Samuel Eliot Morison Award – 1978Cornelius Ryan Award – 1978Mornings on Horseback>Theodore Roosevelt>|(Brave Companions: Portraits in History)>|Truman (book)>Truman1992Harry S Truman Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography – 1993 The Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award – 1993Francis Parkman PrizeBooknotes interview with McCullough on Truman, July 19, 1992, C-SPANPresentation by McCullough on Truman at the National Press Club, July 7, 1992, C-SPANJohn Adams (book)>John Adams2001John Adams Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography – 2002Presentation by McCullough on John Adams at the Library of Congress, April 24, 2001, C-SPANPresentation by McCullough on John Adams at the National Book Festival, September 8, 2001, C-SPAN1776 (book)>17762005American Revolution, American Revolutionary War American Compass Best Book – 2005Presentation by McCullough on 1776 to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, June 9, 2005, C-SPANQ&A interview with McCullough on 1776, August 7, 2005, C-SPANPresentation by McCullough on 1776 at the National Book Festival, September 24, 2005, C-SPANPresentation by McCullough on 1776 at the Texas State Capital, October 29, 2005 In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas Eve Story>Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arcadia Conference>|(The Greater Journey>The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris)2011Americans in Paris during the 19th Century including James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel Morse Part one and Part two of Q&A interview with McCullough on The Greater Journey, May 22 & 29, 2011, C-SPANInterview with McCullough on The Greater Journey at the National Book Festival, September 25, 2011, C-SPANPresentation by McCullough on The Greater Journey at the National Book Festival, September 25, 2011, C-SPAN The Wright Brothers (book)>The Wright Brothers2015The Wright BrothersNational Aviation Hall of Fame Combs Gates Award - 2016Q&A interview with McCullough on The Wright Brothers, May 31, 2015, C-SPANThe American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For>|Q&A interview with McCullough on The American Spirit, April 23, 2017, C-SPANThe Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal WestPITZTITLE=PITTSBURGH NATIVE DAVID MCCULLOUGH'S NEXT BOOK WILL FOCUS ON GENERATIONS OF NORTHWEST PIONEERS ACCESSDATE=JUNE 10, 2017 DATE=OCTOBER 6, 2016, 2019American pioneers to the Northwest Territory Q&A interview with McCullough on The Pioneers, May 19, 2019, C-SPAN

Narrations

McCullough has narrated many television shows and documentaries throughout his career. In addition to narrating the 2003 film Seabiscuit, McCullough hosted PBS's American Experience from 1988 to 1999. McCullough has narrated numerous documentaries directed by Ken Burns, including the Emmy Award-winning The Civil War, the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge,WEB,weblink Brooklyn Bridge: About the Film, June 19, 2008, PBS, The Statue of Liberty,WEB,weblink The Statue of Liberty: About the Film, June 19, 2008, PBS, and The Congress.WEB,weblink The Congress: About the Film, June 19, 2008, PBS, He served as a guest narrator for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, a Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert special that aired on PBS in 2010.WEB,weblink Photo: Natalie Cole performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, December 11, 2009, Deseret News, McCullough has narrated some of his own audiobooks, including introductions for the anniversary edition of The Great Bridge and The Greater Journey and the entire audiobooks of 1776 and The Wright Brothers.

List of films presented or narrated

Notes

{{Notelist}}

References

{{Reflist}}

External links

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