- Val Lauder: Our founding fathers played a role in popularizing ice cream in America
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Val Lauder, a former reporter for the Chicago Daily News and lecturer at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of "The Back Page: The Personal Face of History." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely hers.
(CNN)I don't have a lot in common with Thomas Jefferson. Or George Washington.