Phil Anschutz at the Colorado Public Radio studios, March 7, 2018.

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Philip Anschutz is one of the wealthiest people in America. A businessman who started his career in oil and gas, moved into real estate and railroads, and now music and sports, he rarely grants interviews, but he agreed to talk to Colorado Matters about a personal passion of his: the founding of our country and its expansion West. He picked 100 people who played a key role in Western expansion for his book "Out Where The West Begins.” They include everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Tecumpseh, a Shawnee military and political leader to a nun and a rabbi.