The Mayflower set sail for the New World more than 400 years ago carrying a group of English Puritans living in Leiden. These Pilgrim Fathers are traditionally seen as the founders of the United States, with famous descendants such as the Roosevelts, Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama. A new weekly documentary examines how that particular part of history of the US is viewed today and explores the Dutch influences. In het kielzog van de Mayflower, from 7 Jan, 10:05pm NPO 2 (mainly in Dutch).
Last year, the John Adams published the 3-part blog series The Pilgrim Fathers: the Price of Liberty.