BackStory hosts Joanne Freeman, Nathan Connolly, Brian Balogh and Ed Ayers are shown on the stage of Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater before “BackStory Live: Who Speaks for America?,” a live show honoring University of Virginia’s Bicentennial, October 5, 2017. Photographer: Sanjay Suchak

The End of the Road

BackStory and the History of Finales in America

It turns out that all good things must come to an end…including BackStory. 

So on this final episode of BackStory, Nathan, Brian, Joanne and Ed explore different kinds of finales throughout American history. They also consider what it’s like being a part of their own finale and how finales can sometimes lead to new beginnings.

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