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This is an annotated bibliography for research on the American Dream and the hope that remains for those trying to achieve it I am researching the arguments over who and what can give hope to Americans who are seeking the dreamDaniels J Performer Sorkin A Writer 2012 We Just Decided To Television series episode excerpt In Sorkin A Executive Producer Newsroom New York City New York HBO Retrieved from httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvZPHSXUS01c In the new popular HBO show Newsroom is a political drama that shows a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional news channel similar to CNN or FOX In the scene shown above the main character Will McAvoy played by Jeff Daniels is sitting in a three person panel at a college seminar McAvoy and his fellow panel speakers are asked by a member of the audience Why is America the greatest country in the world The other panelists give short and sweet answers like Freedom opportunity and diversity Then McAvoy annoyed with the entire situation goes on a 423 minute rant on why America isnt the greatest country in the world anymore leaving the room with silence and shock Saying that todays generation is the worst generation possibly ever in American history Listing things like Americas rank as 178th in infant mortality 3rd median household income and 7th in literacy McAvoy states America leads in only three categories Number of incarcerated citizens per capita number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined Twenty-five of whom are allies He goes back to the woman who asked the question and tells her it isnt her or any of her fellow college students fault but that she is a part of the worst-period-generation-period-ever-period Will McAvoy pauses and then reflects on how America used to be the greatest country in the world Listing examples like fighting for moral reasons waging wars on poverty-not the poor and
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