You can call me Johnny
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1999, JARBIDGE, NEVADA
You don't want to keep the judge waiting, and sometimes that's not easy.
Posted September 10, 1999
MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1999, RENO, NEVADA
She's seen more winners and losers than a referee, but has life dealt Laurie Voelker a winning hand?
? ? ? ? What's Mike Myers doing in Reno?
Posted August 29, 1999
A Million Acres to Heal
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1999, BALD MOUNTAIN, NEAR GILCHRIST, OREGON
Fire watch Cathi Lane works together with the Oregon forest, and together, they keep going.
Posted August 20, 1999
The Color of a City
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1999, PORTLAND, OREGON
Tour a beautiful rose garden and learn why, for the residents of Portland, Oregon, World War I was the "War of the Roses."
Posted August 8, 1999
Above the Wilderness
TUESDAY, JULY 13, 1999,
FAIRBANKS TO CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS, ALASKA & BACK
One out of five Alaskans is a pilot, and I'm up here with one of them.
Posted July 22, 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
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1999
FROM MISSOULA, MONTANA, TO HELENA AND BACK
You hear him coming, you see his mile-long train roll into town, and when he roars past, you feel the Earth shake.
Posted July 11, 1999
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1999, LAKE GEORGE, MINNESOTA
Visit one of the smallest post offices in the United States, with one of the nicest Postmasters you'll ever meet.
ALSO - See beautiful lobby murals painted during the depression.
Ride on one of our country's few remaining postal mailboats.
Posted June 20, 1999
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1999
BETWEEN OKRACOKE & HATTARAS, NORTH CAROLINA
Take a ride in the second largest ferry system in the United States.
Posted April 23, 1999
Into Thin Air
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1999
920 FEET OVER POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
It weighs tons, yet is lighter than air.
Posted March 9, 1999
A Coal Miner's Son
TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1999,
1 MILE INTO COOK MOUNTAIN, WHARTON, WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia is coal country, and our country depends on coal.
Posted May 13, 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
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
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
"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
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
The Saint Mary's Blues -
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 15 & 16, 1998,
Along the Saint Mary's River between Michigan and Canada
Join a river pilot as he navigates the most challenging waterway in the world - "It's 98% boredom and 2% terror!"
Posted September 20, 1998
52 minutes of pure ATTITUDE -
Thursday, August 20, 1998, York, Pennsylvania
They call him Inspector General and for ten years he's been a part of the team making the finest motorcycle in the world, the Harley Davidson.
My Labor Day salute!
Posted August 26, 1998
Cross Words in Cheshire, Connecticut
Wednesday, July 22, 1998 -- Cheshire, Connecticut
This seventy-something woman spends her days confusing the people of her hometown, and challenging them, and perplexing them, and mystifying them...
Posted July 28, 1998
Laying fire to the night sky.
Saturday, July 4, 1998, Ludlow, Vermont -
Like action? Join a pyrotechnics crew on a 4th of July explosive story!
Posted July 6, 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
A Life in the Clouds
Friday, June 26, 1998 -- Mount Washington, New Hampshire -
Sarah Curtis actually enjoys working in the place known to have "the worst weather in the world" where, as far as we know, the temperature has never pushed above seventy-two degrees and it will snow every month of the year.
Posted June 29, 1998
Through rain, sleet and five-foot swells
Monday, June 22, 1998 -- Great Pond, Maine -
Take a ride on one of the few remaining U.S. Mail boats in the country, as Donna Doucette braves the wind and dodges rocks to deliver the daily mail. It is said that this service was the inspiration for the mail carrier in the play; On Golden Pond.
Posted June 26, 1998
Sea Lamprey Hit-Men
Thursday, June 11, 1998 -- -
What are these two men doing? Shouldn't they be at work?
Wouldn't you like a job where your office is thousands of acres of rivers and streams around the largest lake in the U.S.? Read about these two G-men, on the trail of aquatic parasites.
Posted June, 14 1998
What's a Dream Job?
This call is made basically based on what this journalist would like to be doing if he didn't get such a thrill out of sentence structure and that whole "who, what, where, why, how" thing. You may notice that the jobs selected as "Dream" are generally, well, guy jobs. There is no intent to be sexist here and we welcome any suggestions of jobs to profile, just as long as there is the opportunity to do at least one "guy thing" during the research.