A documentary by Ralph Benmergui from Canada looks into Americans’ obsession with the expression “God bless America,” according to this article:

TORONTO: Why are Americans obsessed with the words “God bless America”? A new Canadian documentary looks at the American fascination with invoking God.

The six-part documentary by award-winning Canadian journalist Ralph Benmergui probes why and when faith became such an important part in the life of that country.

It probes: When did it become obligatory for presidents to end every speech with the words “God bless America”? Why do so many Americans believe that their country enjoys the lord’s special favour?

“God Bless America”, to be aired on Canada’s VisionTV, premieres Jan 19 – just a day before the new US president Barack Obama takes oath of office.

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