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Revisiting "Driving America" On Tuesday's Access Utah

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“Cars, for Americans, more than anything else represent freedom.” So says Matt Hardigree, executive director of Jalopnik.com, who is featured in National Geographic Channel’s  documentary film, “Driving America.” The film examines how car culture has changed the way we live, work, travel and socialize; and looks into the future, including potential game changers like Tesla’s electric cars. 
 


 
Today we revisit a program from May 2015. Car expert and “Driving America” executive producer Matt Bennett takes us on a ride past urban sprawl, drive-in movies, OJ’s Bronco, Hot Wheels, and other examples of the automobile’s impact on American society.
 
Driving America is available on DVD from National Geographic.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.