Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Americana: Missouri -- Portrait of a People focuses on the unique citizens that arose from this low-profile state to change the course of history. Harry S. Truman leads the pack of influential names. The 33rd President of the United States began as a farmer in the rural town of Grandview but eventually became one of the most respected of world leaders. Mark Twain is better known for his small town roots and his love of the mighty Mississippi. Pianist Scott Joplin is another famous name to come out of Missouri. His contributions to the world of music are unparalleled. Here, Missourians are celebrated for their achievements beyond the borders of their beginnings.