How did we get to be this way? To explore some of the factors that have created the world in which we find ourselves as the 20th century lapses into history, the Deseret News asked a number of University of Utah professors to share their insight into those factors.

Changes in world politicsImpact of the movies on the century

Medical and scientific advances of the century

Computers impact on century

Changing role of the family

Sports reveal fundamental American beliefs