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Good Citizenship


Thomas Jefferson was a student of the Enlightenment, of human nature and of honorable behavior. He applied this to his personal life and to the national & global challenges he faced during the forming of the United States. 

Clay Jenkinson, the nationally-acclaimed humanities scholar and award-winning first-person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, portrays Jefferson on the program. Clay addresses listener questions with answers grounded in the writings and actions of Jefferson.

Our mission is to generate discourse between friends and family members which will grow into a national discourse about the topics essential to our country and citizens.



Praise for Becoming Jefferson's People:

"The best of the American spirit comes from Thomas Jefferson. Clay Jenkinson has provided a truly welcome invitation for the American people to return to their best selves."

— Deepak Chopra

"Becoming Jefferson’s People is a clarion call for those who wish to take back their country and restore the promise offered by the American Revolution."

— John Ferling, author of Adams vs Jefferson and A Leap in the Dark

"Jenkinson invites his readers to think in 'the Jefferson way' about everything from good books and precious friends to fine wines and the duties of citizenship. This is a Jeffersonian profession of faith sure to attract a wide audience and spark sharp debate."

— James P. Ronda, Barnard Professor of Western American Literature, The University of Tulsa

"Jenkinson rediscovers the vital and robust Jefferson and restores our trust in boldness, optimism and self-reliance."

— Landon Y. Jones, author of William Clark and the Shaping of the West and former editor of People magazine