Part one of three from this full length episode.
Part two of three from this full length episode.
Part three of three from this full length episode.
The credits from this episode.
This TV series which attempts to go beyond cliché and stereotype to find real Americans. Presenter Gordon McLaughlan starts at Ellis Island — where late 19th century immigration marked what he calls the beginning of modern America. Interview subjects include a Jesuit priest running a home for street kids in North Bronx, a construction company vice-president of Italian descent, an Ohio auto worker watching on as the rust belt encroaches on industry, and a retired submarine captain who is master of a replica of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock.
(American Pie) shows a country that, for all its faults and contradictions, has an all persuasive energy and positiveness from which we could learn a lot.– Director Geoff Steven in The Listener, 27 May 1989, page 62