|Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl|
|Written by||Rebecca Reynolds|
|Directed by||Nick Doob|
D. A. Pennebaker
|Theme music composer||Ed Smart|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Robert Wuhl|
|Production location||New York University|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company||HBO Films|
|Distributor||Home Box Office (HBO)|
|Original release||1 April 2006|
|Followed by||Assume the Position 201 with Mr. Wuhl|
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The first part of the series debuted in 2006. In this edition Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Pop Culture. He discusses topics such as the real story behind Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and the first sentence of the U.S. Constitution being a "grammatical fuck-up".
In part two, which debuted in July 2007, Wuhl "Assumes the Position" that History is Based on a True Story. This time he talks about the lack of diversity among the U.S. Presidents, how lousy leaders are as American as apple pie, and his class plays "Real or No Real" determining whether various food icons, such as Chef Boyardee and Aunt Jemima, were real people or not.
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