Interesting fact alert: Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University. In this new six-part series, the writer and actor explores the country which he might have called home and which has always fascinated him. Stephen hires a US cab and sets about visiting each and every one of the 50 US States, to experience for himself the variety of people and places that make up the country. In this first episode, he explores the states that make up New England, before heading south to the nation's capital and ending up at the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, where Abraham Lincoln made his famous address. He then winds up in the Ben and Jerry ice-cream factory.