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Lake Effect Weekend: 'Young Washington,' 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?,' Ex Fabula

This weekend on Lake Effect:

We’ve all heard the apocryphal George Washington cherry tree story, but on today’s show writer and Wisconsin native Peter Stark tells the tales of the real young George Washington. Film contributor Dave Luhrssen reflects on why a soft-spoken and gentle man in a zip up cardigan playing with puppets - and the documentary about him - has touched so many people. Plus we have the latest edition of our storytelling series, Ex Fabula.


  • Peter Stark, author, Young George Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father
  • Dave Luhrssen, film contributor
  • Leah DeLaney, Ex Fabula co-founder; Bruce Winter, WUWM
Audrey Nowakowski hosts and produces Lake Effect. She joined WUWM in 2014.