Producer Jon Kalish looks at traditional elements of American culture that have been transformed -- for better or for worse -- by mass marketing. He examines commercialized versions of authentic Americana, from the House of Blues, a chain of nightclubs that has been accused of exploiting African American music, to the exploding Civil War nostalgia industry, to the razzle-dazzle of today's version of rodeo. Americans crave the real McCoy, but often what they get is a mass produced knock-off of the real thing or even something substantially different. But is it really as bad as it sounds?
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