Where?

What?

Who?

George Who?

A recent Newsweek poll found nearly a third of Americans couldn’t name the Vice President; three-quarters couldn’t explain the Cold War. BBC presenter Matt Frei hosts a discussion on why Americans are so obsessed with the country’s past, but at the same time are often stumped by the details.

I went out to see what my fellow Washingtonians knew about their city’s namesake.

Next up, a short current events quiz. Do you know what NATO stands for?

Washington

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