The Longest Day
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 1999
HOUSTON, TEXAS to HONOLULU, HAWAII
After traveling at the speed of sound, Mark falls fast asleep.
Posted November 15, 1999
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999, TALKEETNA, ALASKA
In this tiny log cabin, nestled away from clamoring tourists in this small, Alaskan town, ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Posted July 29, 1999
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 23 & 24, 1999
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON
When you mention Washington state, some people think of lumber and the spotted owl, some think of coffee and Frazier's dog, but the next time you think of Washington, think about taking off for the islands!
Posted August 14, 1999
A Seaman's Life.
MONDAY, JULY 19, 1999, COOK INLET, ALASKA
Get a taste of life at sea, and meet the crew who (safely!) brought Mark back to the lower 48!
Posted August 3, 1999
A Low Crime on the High Seas
SATURDAY, JULY 2 - MONDAY, JULY 5, 1999
100 MILES OFF THE PACIFIC COAST
Isn't the real crime Mark's latest attempt at fiction writing?
Posted July 16, 1999
A Sense of Touch
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1999, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
We are a world apart, together.
Posted June 23, 1999
An Untamed Desire
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1999, DEER RIVER, MINNESOTA
Gil Quaal is wild about food.
Posted June 16, 1999
The Old Store
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1999, GRAVEL SWITCH, KENTUCKY
It is the oldest, family run, corner market in the country, and it's turning the corner to a new generation.
Posted May 23, 1999
A Friend of Ours
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1999, PAINT LICK, KENTUCKY
"Everybody I encounter, I try and help them - it wouldn't be bad if everyone were like that, would it?"
Posted May 20, 1999
Mr. Gilchrist Goes to Washington
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1999, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Strolling around in the heart of freedom.
Posted May 9, 1999
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1999, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
She is a woman of letters, and three letters spell the difference between her and some hack with a computer: A - R - T.
Posted May 3, 1999
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 & 27, 1999, THE FLORIDA KEYS
In the delicate balance of the Florida Keys ecosystem, three people hold onto life as we know it.
Posted March 15, 1999
A Healing Heart
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1999, CARROLLTON, ALABAMA
What do you do after a half-century of practicing medicine in a small town? You continue practicing medicine in a small town...
Posted February 18, 1999
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1999, THOMASTON, ALABAMA
Getting it right, in the deep south.
Posted February 23, 1999
Waking in Memphis
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1999
5123 NAVY ROAD, MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE
Did you know my father? I think I do.
Posted January 29, 1999
Coming to Life in New Orleans
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1999, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Baccus, Zulu, Rex, Cleopatra... When the Mardi Gras parades start rolling through New Orleans, nobody asks where the names came from - they want to know; "who painted these beautiful floats?"
Posted January 22, 1999
Two Hours in Mexico
or "Ignorance Abroad"
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1998, NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO
Alert the federales! Mark Gilchrist is across the border and he's on the loose!
Posted January 3, 1999
Bag full of Smiles
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1998, EL PASO, TEXAS
What better way to spend the week before Christmas than to make a young child smile?
Posted December 24, 1998
Come Ride With Me
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1998, WICKENBURG, ARIZONA
They ride the rugged terrain of the West and put their lives into words so beautiful, they could make a cactus blush. Share the life of a cowboy poet.
Posted November 28, 1998
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1998, GLOBE, ARIZONA
Nancy Sheppard has thrilled rodeo audiences from coast to coast; she has ridden the wild ride and roped the moon, and she has made it look so easy...
Posted November 20, 1998
"How I Spent my Thanksgiving Holiday." Mark Gilchrist wanders the southwest, asking people what they like about working on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted November 28, 1998
The Peace Maker
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1998, EL RENO, OKLAHOMA
Eight year old Dolores Dolezal and her sisters spent two years with terrible, German soldiers. They were two of the most enriching and memorable years of their childhood .
Posted November 3, 1998
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1998, DANA, INDIANA
It's Confession Time. Ever wonder why someone would sell everything he owns, clear his savings account, cut all ties and set off on a nineteen-month long journey?
Posted October 19, 1998
Delivering the News
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1998, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
There is a great, little newstand at the corner of Halsted and 76th, in Chicago. You don't even have to get out of your car, because William Hunt will gladly deliver.
Posted October 12, 1998
Lead us not into Temptation
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1998, GOSHEN, INDIANA
Read on, with comfort in the knowledge that we don't all have to ride in buggies and wear black to go to Heaven. Find the secret right here.
Posted October 9, 1998
Driving Through the Years
Wednesday, September 23, 1998, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Paul and Jo Oman live in an old grain silo, collect vintage cars and preserve them for future generations. "We're just caretakers, preserving these cars for other people..."
Posted September 30, 1998
Striking out in Fast-Food
Friday, August 27, 1998, Macedonia, Ohio
Did somebody say STRIKE?
All Bryan Drapp and Jamal Nickens wanted was a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. All they got was F-I-R-E-D. Do labor unions belong in restaurants? This report from the land of Red Hots and Red Apples.
Posted September 1, 1998
Coming of Ages Along the Potomac
Saturday, August 21, 1998, Williamsport, Maryland
Over seventy years ago, Bodie Turner worked the C & O Canal and he is one of the last mule skinners alive to tell about it. Now one of our country's most interesting National Parks, the C & O Canal was destined to fail before it opened.
Posted August 30, 1998
Sophie and Frankie's Last Dance
Tuesday, July 28, 1998, Branford, Connecticut
Hospice isn't so much a place you come to die, as it is a place you come to live.
Posted August 2, 1998
Seeds of love, bounty of pride.
Sunday, July 18, 1998, Foxboro, Massachusetts
The dedication of many serves to help the needy in this small New England town.
Posted July 20, 1998
In Good Hands
Friday, July 17, 1998, Somewhere in Rhode Island
Keeping the traditional art of chair caning alive in Rhode Island. Keeping the spirit of achievement alive around the world.
Posted July 25, 1998
The Big Catch
Sunday, July 12, 1998, Eighteen miles off the Massachusetts coast
Captain Briggs is a gambler. Like the ten thousand commercial tuna fishermen on the eastern seaboard, he goes for the big game, the few and far between. Last year he only caught nine of these trophies... catching even one fish put him in the top ten percent of the commercial fishermen, and catching more than one put him in the top one percent.
Posted July 16, 1998
Sunday, June 28, 1998, Warren, New Hampshire -
After teaching for years at the college level, Dr. Peter Faletra turned to teaching public school and he forgot that high school students lack the ambition, motivation, desire and courage to succeed.
Posted June 30, 1998
The Seven Thousand Mile Dream
Saturday, June 20, 1998 -- Surry, Main
She traveled around the United States on horseback, rode a dogsled through the toughest areas of Newfoundland and was last seen canoeing the waters of Maine.
Posted June 23, 1998
Field of Dreams
Friday, June 12, 1998 -- Plattsburg, New York
"If you had to lose most of your senses and could only have one, would you not choose to keep your sense of beauty? If you could only keep one ability, would you not keep your ability to dream?"
Posted June 13, 1998