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The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.

The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.
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Harlan, IA

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The American Countryside is truly a slice of Americana. It might be a well-known music or TV star or just someone with an interesting story that lives down the street. From Iditarod sled dog mushers, to NASA scientists... from the Rooster Crowing Championships to NFL greats...The American Countryside is sure to be of interest.

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English

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McCrea Communications; 5650 Berlin Rd.; Maysville, MO 64469-8255 1-888-622-7321


Episodes

Behind the Scenes with Tom Hoy

11/16/2018
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When you sit down with Tom Hoy you will get a behind the scenes look at some of the biggest events of the 1950s and 60s. So how did he get access to some world changing moments?

Duration:00:02:58

The Capitol of Deseret

11/15/2018
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If you know your fifty states and their capitals…you of course remember that Fillmore is the capital of Deseret…at least that was the way it was supposed to be…

Duration:00:02:59

The Story of Kate Shelley

11/14/2018
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If you live in the state of Iowa you perhaps know the name of Kate Shelly. At one time she was known the world ‘round, and certainly her act of bravery is one that still brings visitors to this small town to relive the heroic deed that saved so many

Duration:00:02:59

Disaster Lurking in the Darkness

11/13/2018
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There was a disaster lurking in the darkness. A rail bridge had washed out and a passenger train would soon be passing this way. Certainly the tragedy would kill many. But then, a fifteen year old girl risked her own life for a chance to save many.

Duration:00:02:59

Jumping Off the Train

11/12/2018
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Imagine a train chugging south out of Kansas with people jumping from the cars all along its route. This is the reason they jumped and mass chaos took place that September day…

Duration:00:02:59

The Cherokee Strip

11/9/2018
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It’s called the Cherokee Strip…a stretch of land in north central Oklahoma originally given to the Cherokee and later opened to settlement by the U.S. government…

Duration:00:02:59

The Trio Who Saved the Nation and a President

11/8/2018
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There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart or David Williams. Yet, each has a county in Ohio named after them. The trio arguably saved the nation and the life of our first president…

Duration:00:02:59

The Simple Rules of Being a Spy

11/7/2018
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If you’re going to be a spy, it’s best to not be carrying incriminating evidence. So when this man took off his boots and secret papers began to appear, well, this story was going to have a most interesting ending…

Duration:00:02:59

Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

11/6/2018
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If you are a soldier in battle, you usually don’t want to be trapped behind enemy lines. Yet that is exactly what had happened to John by his own fault. Now the race was on to see if he could wiggle his way back to safety without being discovered…

Duration:00:02:59

Known By the Friends Kept

11/5/2018
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There is a cliché that says, “We are known by the friends we keep.” One of the friends of this couple was up to no good – at least in the eyes of many, and soon that friendship would blossom into a story we still know well from history…

Duration:00:02:59

Heroes, Love, and Espionage

11/2/2018
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It’s a story that involves war heroes, love and espionage. It may sound like a novel, but it was real life and the outcome changed the course of American history…

Duration:00:02:59

An American War Hero

11/1/2018
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Today I’ll introduce you to an American war hero – a man who had a great hand in this country’s independence. However, you’ll probably be surprised by his name, for we all know him for something else…

Duration:00:02:59

A Story Fitting for Halloween

10/31/2018
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It’s a story fitting of Halloween. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the headless horseman. Today we go to the location where the tale was set…

Duration:00:02:59

Sleepy Hollow

10/30/2018
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Mention the name Sleepy Hollow and our minds quickly jump to tales of a headless horseman. It’s quite a tale but some of the pieces of that story have roots in truth in this town…

Duration:00:02:59

Children Playing In Graveyards

10/29/2018
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You don’t think of a graveyard as a place where children would play. But here that was the case, and because of who was playing around those stones gave us some of the classic stories we still know today…

Duration:00:02:59

Fort Fredrica

10/26/2018
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When European nations sailed to America, each began to lay claim to new lands. Many built forts to protect their new empire. Today many of those sites are ruins at best…but here on the coast of Georgia…you can still see where one superpower changed the course of history when it defeated its rival…

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Representing Some of the Biggest Stars on the Screen

10/25/2018
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Their names are often not known to the world, however the people they represent are some of the biggest stars on screen. Today we go behind the scenes for a dangerous yet thrilling line of work…

Duration:00:02:59

A Gold Medal Winner

10/24/2018
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She is a gold medal winner – and that’s quite an accomplishment no matter the sport. However, while you may not know her name, there’s a chance you’ve seen her and just didn’t know it…

Duration:00:02:59

A Museum of Slave History

10/23/2018
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It is called the Freedom House. This free museum is housed in what used to be the headquarters of one of the largest slave trading companies in the U.S. The stories you’ll find here are of tragedy and triumph…

Duration:00:02:59

The Freedom House Museum

10/22/2018
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I always enjoy the chance to explore Alexandria, Virginia. It’s a historic city and I recently happened upon a museum that’s unfortunately a bit of a secret…a place I recommend all to visit…and the price is free

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