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President Trump addresses the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Left is United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
President Trump addresses the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Left is United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
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As the United Nations General Assembly meets this week, what is the history of the U.N. and its sometimes fraught relationship with the U.S.?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Brian Balogh (@historyfellow) and Nathan Connolly (@ndbconnolly), historians and co-hosts of the podcast "BackStory," which is produced at Virginia Humanities.

This segment aired on September 26, 2018.

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