The Wall Street Journal reported that a survey of senior class students at the 55 best universities in the United States revealed that a large percentage could score no higher than a D- on a high school history test and that while 78% of these young scholars knew the identity of Bevis and Butthead, only 33% knew that George Washington was at Yorktown. These are the people who are about to inherit our nation's mantle of leadership. These are the people who are going to formulate policies that govern our lives…a scary thought.
In 1993, University of Richmond History Professor Dan Roberts decided to try and do something about this growing epidemic of ignorance about the past. In response, he developed the syndicated radio show, A Moment In Time, a brief, exciting and compelling journey into the past.