A Thread of Decency
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1999, CHEYENNE, WYOMING
She is a material girl, having sewn enough pieces of it together to cover Cheyenne in a warm, quilted blanket.
Posted October 28, 1999 .
View some beautiful quilts!
The Best Ears of His Life
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1999, PHILLIPS, NEBRASKA
The first person to pop a kernel of corn must have been a bit surprised, but no more than B.K. Heuermann was when he put his in microwave ovens and watched his sales explode.
Posted November 20, 1999
At Home on the Range
SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1999, DILLON, MONTANA
Why is so much Montana ranchland turning into subdivisions?
Posted July 18, 1999
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1999, MINNEWAUKAN, NORTH DAKOTA
For Darryl Howard, silver is the most beautiful color of all.
Posted June 27, 1999
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1999, MARENGO, IOWA
His unrefined demeanor is in contrast to the beautiful furniture he makes, and he likes it that way.
Posted June 5, 1999
MONDAY, MAY 10, 1999, BEREA, KENTUCKY
Every Berea College student receives a full tuition scholarship, and they must work to help pay for housing and expenses - parents love this place!
Posted May 16, 1999
Life is Sweet
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1999, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE
When you're a third generation confectioner, your family tree is made of deep, rich chocolate.
Posted April 26, 1999
THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1999, CHINCOTEAGUE, VIRGINIA
"Cigar" Daisy has been fooling ducks for decades,
Posted April 29, 1999
Coloring the Corps
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1999, JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
When Eric Reust leaves his mark, it will last a lifetime.
Check out Mark's new tattoo!
Posted April 11, 1999
FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1999
MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA
She uses the tall, sweet-smelling grasses of the southern coastal plains to make beautiful baskets.
Posted April 5, 1999
History as Adventure
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1999, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
It's hard to believe how much one man's death could bring a city to life.
Posted March 25, 1999
Sculpting Outside the Lines
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1999
Why should art be normal?
Posted February 2, 1999
The Spice of Life
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1999, AVERY ISLAND, LOUISIANA
She checked that bottle of hot sauce before it went on your table, but there's more to her job than the nine to five.
Posted January 15, 1999
Kissing the Blues
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1999,
LOREAUVILLE VILLAGE, LOUISIANA
How can this little freshwater crustacean be so much fun, so delicious and so gawdarned lucky? Has life got you singing the blues? Find out how to kiss them goodbye!
Posted January 11, 1999
Making big Impressions on the big Screen
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1998, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
It's a good thing for movie trailers. They show us what films we want to see next, they pump us up for the movie we are about to see and they give us a break. That is, if we get to the theater late, we haven't missed the show... or have we?
Posted December 11, 1998
The Love of Music
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1998, VENICE, CALIFORNIA
He makes beautiful music, using power tools and exotic woods.
Posted December 7, 1998
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1998, HAMMON, OKLAHOMA
She is full-blood Cheyenne. Her name is Kind Woman. Her skill is beading and sewing moccasins. Her love is people.
What color moccasins do you think Johnny Cash wears?
Posted November 7, 1998
Solace on the Vine
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1998, ROSATI, MISSOURI
After a career spent teaching Missouri's most hardened juvenile delinquents, Marvin Rippelmeyer cultivates a different seed, enjoying life as a grape grower in central Missouri.
Posted October 23, 1998
Harvest of the Heart
Monday, September 27, 1998, Hebron, Illinois
Feeding the world at 3 mph. Mike Van Bergen carries on his family tradition of farming, a heritage that is steadily losing ground to development.
Posted October 4, 1998
Predicting the Future with Black Magic
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1998, CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN
Since the early seventies, this earth has practically rotated around a small lab somewhere between the cranberry fields and dairy farms of Central Wisconsin, where a gang of rebel scientists, under the direction of a brilliant leader, were in search of the TERAFLOP, the grail of computer hotrodders everywhere. Can you do one trillion floating point operations in one second?
Posted September 27, 1998
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1998, ALPHA, WISCONSIN
What is Bruce Willis doing making cheese in western Wisconsin? This has been his labor of love for 27 years.
Posted September 23, 1998
Working Like a Dog
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1998, LANSBURG, MICHIGAN
Doesn't this guy know what a nail is? Clyde Risdon makes nearly one hundred dogsleds each year and he still lashes them together. Mush!
Posted September 13, 1998
Lacing up for the Big Game
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1998 -- ADA, OHIO
Making the Super Ball for the Super Bowl. It's about time the real players in this game got some attention!
Posted September 5, 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
The Good Luck Club
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 1998, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Making good fortune, cookies, in Philly.
"Read this and prosper." "A new romance is in your stars." "Good fortune will come your way." "You are about to be enlightened."
Posted August 19, 1998
Monday, August 10, 1998, Verona, New Jersey
Ahillia Harnandan shows her colors at the oldest flag company in the United States.
Posted August 13, 1998
America Eats Here
Wednesday, July 22, 1998, New Haven, Connecticut
Putting the "er" in Hamburger. In 1900, Louis Lassen put a broiled beef patty, known as hamburg, between slices of bread and changed the way America eats.
Posted July 27, 1998
The World's First Website
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1998 -- WILLIAMSTOWN, VERMONT
It's the only spider web farm in the world. Does this surprise you?
Posted June 22, 1998