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Connections: Discussing "Hamilton," and the value and drawbacks of historical fiction

Hamilton just wrapped up a sold-out run in Rochester. This hour, we dig into the history on which the show is built. Essentially, we're asking whether Hamilton is accurate. Or perhaps better put, is it accurate enough?

There's always creative license taken with these kinds of shows or films, but historians point out that many Americans are getting their understanding of historical figures through the stage or screen. Our guests discuss it:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.