The legacy of Tom Paine
Thomas Paine's influential pamphlet "Common Sense" had a profound impact on American colonists seeking to break with the British Empire. Yet 200 years after his death, his role in American independence is often overshadowed. Midmorning looks at the legacy of the man some call the "forgotten founding father."
- Harvey Kaye: Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and author of "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America."