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Harold Evans discusses his book, “They Made America.” He begins by explaining that he is making the book into a PBS special. The book explores two centuries of innovators that span the inventors of the steam engine to the search engine. He discusses John Fitch who was a frontier man who was pursued by Native Americans and decided it would be easier to escape Indians while traveling by water if he had a steam powered boat. Evans then goes on to explore the innovations of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and the interactions of the two inventors. Later in the interview he shares how he decided whom to include in the book. He explains that the innovators had to do something significant in his or her lifetime and goes into detail about the achievements of Juan Trippe.