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WATCH: Historian David McCullough on research and finding new ideas in ‘surprising places’ #shorts


Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and writer David McCullough died on Sunday at the age of 89, leaving a body of work that included books on culture, architecture and two well-regarded biographies of two often overlooked presidents: John Adams and Harry Truman.

In a 2011 interview with NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, McCullough described how he always discovered something new when he began a project.

“You find it in surprising places,” McCullough said. “You also have to keep an open mind, because often you find it in a person, somebody who has something to say.”

Read more about McCullough’s legacy at the link in our bio.

This post was produced and edited by Tim McPhillips and Kenichi Serino.

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