||Risky Business: The Ghost Town of Kirwin - The story of Kirwin, an abandoned mining camp deep in Wyoming's Absoroka Mountains and the risk takers involved in its history. From early explorers, outlaws and hard rock miners, to arctic adventurers and Amelia Earhart; this remote location drew a remarkable cast of characters. Today, its natural beauty and rich past continue to cast a spell on all who visit.
||A Conversation with Paula Kerger Paula Kerger, President and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service, stops in Jackson to talk to Wyoming PBS’s Geoff O’Gara about the future of PBS nationally and in the Cowboy State.
||Ground Zero The first and final battles of the Cold War were fought from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. Wyoming played a key role in winning the Cold War, from the dawn of the Atomic Age to the decommissioning of the controversial Peacekeeper ICBM in 2005. Incredible archives and interviews reveal this fascinating history, and take viewers into the remaining missile silos where a new generation of missileer keeps watch over launch facilities.
||The Middle of Nowhere Wyoming’s Sweetwater Valley is “the middle of nowhere”, but it’s also an historic crossroads for explorers, emigrants, homesteaders, and tourists. In this episode, Main Street, Wyoming takes a journey through the beautiful, challenging country around Independence Rock and Devils Gate with author Tom Rea.
||Wyoming’s Communication Pioneers The first telephone companies figured if it could work in Wyoming, it could work anywhere. And if it didn’t work, well, it was only Wyoming. The state became a laboratory for telephonic experimentation, welcoming barbed wire phone lines and the world’s first broadband wireless internet network. These are the people who dialed the state in and accelerated its conversations. These are “Wyoming’s Communication Pioneers”.
||Urban Living in the Cowboy State Within modern structures and historic old buildings, Wyoming residents are finding ways to live an urban lifestyle in the Cowboy State.
||Hooping it Up To the outside world, Wyoming is not a basketball state. But the faithful packing gyms and fired up for March Madness know better. They point to Kenny Sailors, inventor of the jump-shot, and leader of the University of Wyoming’s 1943 NCAA championship team. Seated on bleachers around the state, loyal fans trade stories about other Cowboy State greats: Shannon Brown, Kristen Newlin, Gerald Mattinson, Megan McGuffey, Marcus Bailey, Jaycee Carroll and James Johnson.
|| Photography of Sara Wiles Sara Wiles began taking pictures of Northern Arapaho people as
a social worker on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The photos were a
chronicle and a gift to Indian families; now they tour art galleries and
museums across the country. Wiles retains her close ties to reservation
friends and families, even as she breaks new ground in her effort to use
photographs to tell the stories of people and cultures.
|| Tour de Wyoming Every summer, while the stars of the Tour de France
pedal around Europe, a less famous band of cyclists crosses the plains and
mountain passes of Wyoming. No doping scandals here: just 300 or so
stalwarts soaking up the scenery and soaking their jerseys over 300-plus
miles of bicycling. On the 10th anniversary of the Tour de Wyoming,
Wyoming PBS gets taken for a ride.
||Molesworth: Interior Pioneer Thomas Molesworth was a Cody artist who became a furniture-making phenomenon. Molesworth: Interior Pioneer follows the legendary designer’s odyssey from the lodges of Wyoming’s rich and powerful, to President Eisenhower’s quiet study. In these spaces, Molesworth shaped the interior West, and defined the Cody style.
||Teton Music Festival: Music and Mountains They say the Grand Teton Music Festival is the best kept secret in Classical music. That is likely to change, as the festival welcomes a new maestro and renovates its venerable Walk Festival Hall. This program traces the history and achievements of Wyoming's premiere musical event. World renowned conductor Donald Runnicles is only the third music director to hold the top creative post at the 45-year-old festival. Following Runnicles will be the biggest names in classical music, who flock to Teton Village to create music that is a match for the mountains.
||Sheridan Strings focuses on the string
program offered by Sheridan schools. The show culminates
with a performance by the orchestra, under the leadership
of Rasnik Sarkisian.
||Jeffrey City: Boom and Bust tells the
boom-and-bust saga of Jeffrey City, which grew to
a town of 5,000 before the uranium market went bust
in the 1980s. It's a story of fast growth and fast
living, but also a tale of growing affection between
the long-time ranchers of the area and the town
of mining families that grew in their midst.
||Jamaican Bobsledders is the story of the
Jamaican bobsled team and the town of Evanston,
and a promising young bobsledder, Joe Sisson. He
is just one of the many people in Evanston who have
helped the Jamaican team prepare for the 2002 Winter
|| Clean Snowmobiles in Yellowstone While the
debate continues on whether snow machines should
be allowed in Yellowstone National Park, host Geoff
O'Gara follows a team from the University of Wyoming,
as they attempt to design, build and prove they
have the cleanest engine on snow.
Outdoor Leadership School (“NOLS”)
began humbly in the dilapidated Nobel Hotel on Lander’s
Main Street, the brainchild of the late Paul Petzoldt,
an Idaho boy who climbed the Grand Teton in his
tennis shoes when he was just 17. Today, it’s
a huge organization, with branches in Africa, South
America, Alaska and India, and a growing business
that utilizes some of the management systems of
Fortune 500 companies.
||Dr. David Love of Laramie, known statewide
for his work on the earliest geological map of Wyoming,
will now be famous nationally for his family's story
featured in the mini-series "THE WEST". Host Deborah
Hammons visits Dr. Love at his cabin near Dubois,
Wyoming and discovers the story behind the "grand
old man of Rocky Mountain geology."
||Wind River Canyon One of Wyoming's natural
and historical treasures, reveals its inner secrets.
Enjoy the unparalleled beauty throughout the seasons
of one of the oldest canyons in America. Thermopolis
geologist Gretchen Hurley explains the billion year
history of the rock faces; historian Dorothy Milek
describes the canyon's recent history, while Bonnie
Bleak, a homesteader's daughter, tells her family
stories about life in the isolated canyon when she
||Chinatown, Wyoming Among the waves of
immigrants to Wyoming Territory in 1870 were groups
of Chinese workers employed by the Union Pacific
Railroad. Their arrival eventually led to the Rock
Springs Massacre of 1885. This tragedy has often
been told, but less well known is the tale of these
resilient people, and the lives they created for
themselves along the rail lines of Southwestern
Wyoming. Historical archaeologist Dudley Gardner,
historian Barbara Bogart, and Evanston's Director
of Renewal Agency, Jim Davis, tell the story of
these industrious individuals.
||I See By Your Outfit Fascinating and fun
describes the recently published book "I See By
Your Outfit", by Wyoming authors Tom Lindemier and
Steve Mount. The story of historic cowboy gear of
the northern plains is told through vintage photographs
and years of historical research.
||Third Party Politics Throughout U.S. history,
new political parties have challenged the status
quo. This year is no exception in Wyoming's election
ballot containing the names of four political parties:
Libertarian, Natural Law, Republican and Democratic.
Join guests Judy Raymond, state party chairman of
the Natural Law party; and Dennis Brossman, chairman
for the Libertarian party, and political scientists
to learn more about "Third Party Politics", why
these parties exist, their history and purpose,
and the challenges they face in the state and the
|| Dr. George Frison Professor Emeritus at the
University of Wyoming, retired last year after more
than 40 years of research and teaching. Main Street
follows Frison from his laboratory on the mountains
outside Dubois to his freezers and boxes of bones
at UW, to learn more about this fascinating man
and his world of archaeology.
|| Sacred Sites Devil's Tower, America's first
national monument, and the Medicine Wheel, a national
historic landmark in the Big Horns, are popular
tourist stops in Wyoming. Both sites are considered
unique and special to those who visit them; American
Indians, however, consider these two sites to be
more than curiosities. For them, the sites are sacred,
an integral part of their religious beliefs. Hear
the views of local residents, American Indians and
federal land managers who all believe their perspectives
reflect the proper way to manage these controversial
||The Arts Casper College is known throughout
the state for its thriving arts curriculum, but
discover, with Deborah Hammons, the impact these
programs have on the lives of students and the Casper
community. From Tom Empey's theatre production to
Lyn Munns' pottery classes, viewers witness the
hard work and intensity that make up artistic excellence.
||Best of Main Street covers the highlights,
and many of the stories left on the cutting room
floor, from the past three seasons of MAIN STREET,
WYOMING production. Fascinating people and stories,
bloopers and highlights, all captured on camera.
|| Mardy Murie Born in 1902 and raised in Alaska,
Mardy Murie has called Jackson Hole home for the
past 70 years. Murie and husband Olaus, who has
been dubbed the "greatest naturalist of this continent",
spent a lifetime of travel, scientific research
and involvement in conservation activities. MAIN
STREET visits Murie and her friends: Homestead Publishing
owner Carl Schreier, author Bert Raynes; and Teton
Science School teacher-owner Carl Schreier, and
teacher Jackie Gilmore to reminisce.
||Who is Sarah Ethics? Ann Landers enlightened
and entertained readers for decades, but now Wyoming
has its own advice column, "Sarah Ethics". Geared
to pre-teens, the questions posed to Sarah and Samuel
Ethics are answered by young people across Wyoming.
Author Coleen O'Neil receives hundreds of letters
weekly by youngsters offering solutions to hypothetical
situations posed by the column. Program guests also
include David Resnik, board member of the University
of Wyoming Center for the Advancement of Ethics,
and Robert Nicholson, principal for Manderson Elementary
and Cloud Peak Middle School.
||Connections to the World Northwest Community
College was recently visited by Israeli archeologist
Dr. Haim Goldfus. He tells fascinating stories of
daily life in Jerusalem, and the "digs" at one of
Israel's premiere archeological sites, Masada. Northwest
students led by professor Doug Nelson, work summers
at the site; Drs. Nelson and Goldfus share tales
of student adventures and research.
||History of Fremont County Historian, author,
and Riverton museum director Loren Jost, shares
the vintage photos and research which develop the
story of Fremont County. From some of the county's
oldest communities to some of its newest - from
tie hacks in Dubois, to sheep ranches at Lysite,
to the boom days of the Boysen Dam, this is compelling
||Paul Taylor Australian born, and now Wyoming
resident, Taylor travels the country performing
music of the Aborigines and shares their culture
through native tales. A master of the didjeridoo,
an ancient Aboriginal musical instrument, Taylor
came to the U.S. in 1990 to commence an extensive
walkabout of the U.S.; his visit to MAIN STREET
includes music performance and an interview comparing
Australia's Aboriginal peoples to Wyoming's American
||Information Highway in Wyoming For those
who describe themselves as "roadkill" on the superhighway
of the Internet, this MAIN STREET program takes
a peek at the future to see how this could impact
our lives. Host Deborah Hammons goes to Green River
to see how schools, businesses and individuals in
their homes are using the latest in global communication.
||Bison: Past, Present and Future (part I) covers the legacy and future of bison in Wyoming.
From the buffalo's role in the lives of Plains Indians
to the modern issues of brucellosis, the program
looks at the significance of this beast.
||Bison: Past, Present and Future (part II) Contemporary problems like range management and
profitability are explored in this look at Wyoming's
|| Artists of Wyoming: Jewel Dirks Winner of
two Wyoming Council for the Arts Fellowship Awards,
Dirks composes and produces "cutting edge" electronic
music. Using a computer, tapes and electronic keyboards,
she takes the centuries old art of music composition
into new realms.
|| Artists of Wyoming: John Giarrizzo This award-winning
artist describes commitment, discipline, persistence
and determination as the foundations of a painter's
world. An instructor at Northwest College in Powell
since receiving his MFA in 1981, Giarrizzo paints
those he knows, and it is Italy and the art of the
Renaissance which have inspired his work for the
past 12 years.
||Artists of Wyoming: Judd Grossman describes
his songwriting as eclectic - contemporary folk
which ranges from country to funk rock or blues.
From operatic training as a singer to professionally
performing in country bands, Grossman turned songwriter/singer
and focused on producing the kind of music he remembered
from his youth.
||Artists of Wyoming: Eva McAdams The Shoshone
regalia maker, a 1996 recipient of the prestigious
National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment
of the Arts, also received the Governor's Arts Award
in 1990. Her work has been featured at the Smithsonian
Institute, Museum of the Plains Indian and Crafts
Center in Mon-tana, the southern Plains Indian and
Crafts Center in Oklahoma, Wyoming Arts Council
Gallery and the Wyoming State Museum.
|| Equine Studies at LCCC takes an inside look
at modern horse training at Laramie County Community
College in Cheyenne. From reiners to cutters, colts
are trained by students who dream of making horses
their careers. Wit-ness green horses, never before
ridden, accept saddle, then rider in a battle of
patience and skills.
||Wyoming State Legislature travels to Cheyenne
to go behind-the-scenes to visit with lobbyists,
legislative leaders and Wyoming citizens who congregate
in Cheyenne each year during the legislative session.
This is part three of the trilogy on state government.
||Artists of Wyoming: CWACS The Central
Wyoming Acappella Chamber Singers share their love
of singing as they perform throughout the state
and world. The troupe has represented Wyoming at
the Northwest Division Conference of Music Educators
National Conference in Portland; sang at the 1993
Inter-national Choral Festival; represented the
U.S. in the 1994 International CIT Choral Competition
in Toloosa, Spain; and the state of Wyoming during
the observance of the 50th anniversary of D-Day
in Normandy, France.
||Learning to Help Others Discover more
about the rehabilitation and adaptation services
available for the physically disabled. The state's
sole program for Physical Therapist Assistants,
a technical two-year degree, is offered at Central
Wyoming College in Riverton. Students learn hands-on
skills which are used in everything from hospitals
to outpatient private businesses to rehabilitation
and long term care facilities. This support network
of health professionals is a growing industry.
||State Lands: Issue of Diversity At statehood,
Wyoming was given 4.2 million acres of trust lands.
Of that total, 663,416 acres of those lands have
since been sold, as permitted by law. In recent
years, the management, leasing and sales of the
lands have become a political football. MAIN STREET,
WYOMING travels to the eastern slopes of the Big
Horns to show the diversity of lands owned by the
state of Wyoming. From Northern Wyoming College
instructor Mike Flynn's state lands outdoor classroom
to timber harvests, from hunting to grazing, from
open lands to real estate development, view the
incredible diversity of the state's land assets.
Special guest State Land Commissioner Jim Magagna
relates the complex issues facing the State Lands
||Cowboys in the Cowboy State From tourist
shops to rodeo, sculptors to bootmakers, cowboys
and their images continue to permeate life in Wyoming.
MAIN STREET travels from Wright to Gillette, Cody
to Laramie to capture the historic and current impact
of cowboys on everyone in the state. Includes features
on: how rodeo stock is raised, stories about life
on the range, history of cowboy clothes and behind
the scenes at the Cody Night Rodeo.
|| Tom Mangelsen: Nature Photography Unframed Recognized as one of the nation's premiere nature
photographers, Tom Mangelsen of Jackson shares stories
behind his years of work in the field.
||Man and His Environment: Wyoming's Red Desert The first signs of man in the Red Desert reach back
over 10,000 years, but because of its arid climate,
the land was traveled around and through during
the country's great overland migrations. From the
White Mountain petroglyphs to the Killpecker Sand
Dunes, from gas production fields to grazing allotments,
this is a unique region of the state.
||The Story Behind Wyoming's Public Lands How did over 18 million acres of Wyoming land end
up in federal hands? Follow the story of these BLM
lands through the years before statehood until the
Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, and the more recent
development of multiple use in the 1960s and 70s.
Travel through three distinct land ownership regions
of the state to visit land owners, land managers
and historians to uncover the full story.
||Native Son: Gerry Spence Attorney, author,
television commentator, photographer, Wyoming's
native son draws the national spotlight to the state.
From his days as Fremont County prosecuting attorney
to defender of Imelda Marcos, Spence's work has
attracted controversy. He talks about the impact
of Wyoming on his upbringing and the people and
events who made him who he is.
||Wyoming Remembers World War II Wyoming
responded to the bombing of Pearl Harbor as men
and women all over the state signed up to serve
their country. Stories of some of these brave men
and women are recorded. Ted Lee of Casper was a
paratrooper dropped behind enemy lines in the pre-dawn
hours of D-Day; Dallas Isabel was at Pearl Harbor;
Charlie Pince was a prisoner of war.
|| Wyoming's Hog Ranches Author Larry Brown
has published a book about the saloon/brothel; dance
hall establishments that sprouted up around Wyoming
forts. Commonly called hog ranches, these places
provided entertainment and diversion for troops,
locals, cowboys and an outlaw or two. Brown describes
the places and the characters.
||Around Wyoming: Reptile Caregiver and Flutemaker Dan McCarron, a nationally-known herpetologist,
teaches science at White Mountain Jr. High in Rock
Springs. Zoos around the country send him their
babies (snakes and reptiles) to raise. He and his
students care for the creatures, then find them
homes. Flutemaker Michael Redman is a composer,
craftsperson and musician from Ft. Washakie.
||Remember When A look at the old stores
and stories from main streets in the early part
of this century. From Shoshoni's Gambles store and
Yellowstone Drug, to stories about the scare of
polio, MAIN STREET visits people and their memories
of earlier days on main streets in Wyoming.
|| J.E. Stimson, Photographer of the West Author
Mark Junge introduces viewers to J.E. Stimson whose
photographic career in Wyoming spanned 60 years.
Stimson worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and
the State of Wyoming and won national awards for
his photographs, taken from the turn of the century
until 1948, and captured Wyoming's transition from
frontier to its unique civilization today.
||Art in Public Places Cody native and art
gallery owner, Susan Simpson Gallagher, shares a
cross-section of art found outdoors in Wyoming.
Gallagher points out that Wyoming's history as a
state is short, and that much of Wyoming's outdoor
art commemorates the settling of the state and the
||Polls in Wyoming: Twenty Year Review Political
scientist Dr. Oliver Walter from the University
of Wyoming has been conducting polls in the state
for over 20 years. Now he reveals information he
has gained from tracking the opinions of the state's
||Wyoming's Birds Over 50 species of birds
can be found across Wyoming in the winter. Learn
how to identify and attract birds to your backyard
and visit with Susan Ahalt from a facility that
rehabilitates raptors in Cody. This program goes
beyond bird-watching to discover the significance
of the diversity of birds to residents in this state.
||Issues of the Mind: Who's Responsible Why do some people grow to be responsible adults,
while others end up breaking the law? Have we become
an "it's not my fault society?" Who is to blame,
parents, society, the individual? Dr. Timothy North-Shea,
Director of Mental Services for the Wyoming Dept.
of Corrections discusses current ideas on responsible
||Dubois: The New West? Witness the dramatic
change in one of Wyoming's communities as it converts
from logging town to tourist mecca. How do the longtime
locals feel about the changes, and what do the newcomers
say? Outsiders describe the clash of cultures in
the New West - cowboys don't drink cappucino - but
is that true in this Wyoming community? From 94-year
old Ann Redman, who moved to Dubois in 1925, to
those who arrived recently, you'll hear the story
of Dubois, what it was and what it is becoming.
||Spencer Bohren: Music Folklore Wyoming
native Spencer Bohren gives a heartwarming presentation
of American musical folklore from the classic Delta
blues to the work songs of the South. Using vintage
guitars, his masterful renditions have moved audiences
for 25 years; he shares his passion for good stories,
enduring folk songs and the blues.
||Wyoming's Executive Branch The second
program in a series on state government, goes inside
the capitol building in Cheyenne to reveal the inner
workings of the state's most visible branch of government.
From a firsthand look at the dynamics of a Farm
Loan Board meeting to personal visits with each
of the state's elected officials, viewers hear candid
descriptions of the power and responsibilities given
to these five individuals.
|| Wyoming's Outlaws: Life in the Territorial Prison Built in 1872, this prison holds the stories of
some of the state's most colorful characters, including
Butch Cassidy and other notorious outlaws. Interviews
with author Elnora Frye; Mike Massie, Wyoming historian;
Grace Willing, Director of Marketing for the prison;
and Fred Henman, chairman of the board for the Territorial
park; also includes a tour of the prison with guide
Jim Vander Hooven.
||Owen Wister and Wyoming Over 100 years
ago, Owen Wister traveled across Wyoming and the
West. Inspired by his experiences, he created fictional
characters and stories which continue to influence
people today in his books, including the most famous
one "The Virginian." Interviews with western literature
and Wister authorities Jane Nelson from the University
of Wyoming and author John Nesbitt from Eastern
||Wyoming Education: Interpreting the Decision features first hand reactions and interpretations
of the recent ruling of the Wyoming Supreme Court:
that the state's funding system of education was
unconstitutional. Includes comments from attorneys
Fred Bussart, Patrick Hacker and Timothy Kirven;
Superintendent of Public Instruction Judy Catchpole;
legislators, members of various schools boards,
and teachers from across the state.
||Keeping the Culture The Shoshone Tribal
Culture Center enters an exciting era in its plans
for an approved new cultural museum at Fort Washakie.
Learn about efforts to have Shoshone artifacts long
held by museums around the country returned to the
Wind River Country. Museum Director Joyce Posey,
tour guide Wayland Large, history preservation officer
Edith Griswold, and language instructor Audrey Ward
share their knowledge and experiences in "keeping
||Wyoming's Poet Laureate: Robert Roripaugh Appointed Wyoming's third poet laureate, Roripaugh
of Laramie takes viewers back to his Lander ranch
where he grew up to reveal the origins of his award
winning poetry and prose. From poems such as "Lambing
Out" to "Honor Thy Father," the nationally acclaimed
novel of life on a Western ranch, Roripaugh's words
speak for all who love this place called Wyoming.
||Foster Grandparents: Making a Difference Serving six Wyoming Counties (Natrona, Fremont,
Hot Springs, Washakie, Park and Big Horn, and the
Wind River Indian Reservation), the NOWCAP Foster
Grandparent program has been a Wyoming success story
for 10 years. Interviews with the director and grandparents
who are involved with the program.
||Immigration: Wyoming Stories Journey back
to Rock Springs of the 1920s with University of
Wyoming American History professor Eric Sandeen
to learn more about the cultural diversity of Wyoming
immigrants; also includes interviews with contemporary
immigrants: Adeniyi Coker from Nigeria; Pastor Sifuentes
from Latin America; and the Ula family from Bangladesh.
||Letters of a Woman Homesteader Published
in 1914, "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore
Pruitt Stewart was called the literary discovery
of the year. Elinore Stewart came to Wyoming with
the ambition of homesteading near Burntfork, and
her letters describe her adventures and the people
she came to know. Western Wyoming college instructor
Marcia Hensley takes her spring class to Stewart's
homestead cabin to hear stories, discuss the homesteader,
and hear from a family acquaintance who recalls
her childhood friendship with Elinore's daughter.
||Casper Troopers: Drum & Bugle Corps Designated
as Wyoming Musical Ambassadors by the state legislature
in 1967, the Troopers attract musicians from across
the country to participate in this annual summer
tour of music. This story is about young people,
music, and dedication.
||Brunton Company: Wyoming Success Story -- Located in Riverton, this world class high tech
company illustrates how a Wyoming-based company
can compete successfully in the global market.
||Wyoming's Tax Base: Growing Pains -- Key
players in the state's revenue structure discuss
the critical components of the recent state tax
reports. Will the state's current tax structure
support us? Can we afford to grow?
||Building on Past: Casper Army Air Field -- This facility grew from Wyoming prairie to an
operational air base in 31/2 months during World
War II. Former base commander secretary Joye Marshall
Kading shares her photographs and memories of the
base, along with the mural painted by enlisted men
and the World War II aircraft restored by the Casper
||Through Foreign Eyes: Wyoming Student Views -- Foreign students attending Wyoming schools share
their impressions of the state and its citizens.
||Natural Gas: Wyoming's New Hope? -- A
bright spot in the mineral revenue picture appears
to be natural gas. Guests Dr. Ron Surdam, Dr. Jim
Barlow and Don Bsko analyze the state's future in
||Tales of Heart Mountain -- During World
War II, over 10,000 Japanese Americans were interned
at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, located
between Cody and Powell. Main Street visits with
former internees and their families.
||T.A. Larson: A Living Legacy -- Dr. Larson
discusses the state's unique past and its impact
on the future.
||Blue Sky Artisans -- From acrylic and
water color, to miniature feather headdresses and
beadwork, Native American artists share their work
||Tensleep --Day in Life of Wyoming Ranch Family -- joins the Hampton family, near Tensleep, as they
prepare to ship calves to market.
||Alternative Livestock -- shows the ins
and outs of successful operations to raise some
of Wyoming's more unique creatures.
||Telecommunications: Wyoming's Link to the
World -- discusses decision making dilemmas
confronting the Telecommunications Council, as it
sets priorities for the state's future.
||Kids in Trouble: Wyoming's Juvenile Offenders -- What pressures face the state in working with
youths in trouble with the new law?
||Wyoming Architecture: 1849-1940 -- Author
Eileen Starr and photographer Richard Collier share
photos and memories of the state's architecture.
|| Main Streets -- Travel with the Main Street
crew to Cody, Powell, Sheridan, Casper and Riverton
to see how these communities are doing.
||Pat McManus -- Outdoor humorist Pat McManus
describes his adventu8res in Wyoming, and gives
viewers a whiff of his new book, Never Sniff a Gift
||The Supreme Court of Wyoming -- The inner
works and individuals of Wyoming's lease known branch
of state government are explored. (Teacher guides
available for this program.)
||Poet Laureate: Chalres Levendosky -- Wyoming's
poet laureate Levendosky shares his poetry, his
experiences and his insights as an artist.
|| Wyoming's Museums: A Sampler -- Visit a cross-section
of Wyoming's award-winning and diverse museums,
from Meeteetse to Ft. Casper, the Laramie Plains
Museum to the Washakie County Cultural Center, for
a glimpse of some of the state's valued treasures.
||Wyoming's Child Support Laws -- Guests
include Jim Mohler, Wyoming Child Support Program
Director, Frank Peasley of Grey and Associates,
and a younger mother who struggles without child
support. Deborah Hammons hosts this frank look at
Wyoming's child support laws.
||Storytellers -- Stories make up a good
portion of everyone's life, but which stories endure
from one generation to another? Why do we tell stories
and what meaning do they add to one's life? John
Dorst, with the American Studies program at the
University of Wyoming; Barbara Allen Bogart, who
taught American Studies at the University of Notre
Dame, and David Romtvedt, poet/musician from Buffalo,
||Teton Science School: Arts & Literature
in Nature Students spend a week at this school outside
of Jackson where they learn about the world of nature.
||Bil Gollings: Cowboy Artist shows viewers
the life and work of an artist some call Wyoming's
Charlie Russell. Two exhibits now feature the work
of this man who was drawn to the pioneering west.
||Barbed Wire and Brands -- Uncovers the
impact to Wyoming of two important events in the
1870s: the invention of barbed wire and the official
registration of brands. Joe Lawrence of Casper shares
his extensive knowledge and collection of barbed
wire, and Bill Runner, the state of Wyoming's Chief
Brand Inspector, and historian Ann Noble of Cora
talk about brands.
||Wyoming Yards: Turf, Trees and Water --
examines the options in yard care in Wyoming's arid
climate, and how to plant and maintain low maintenance
||Wind River Reservation: Childhood Memories -- explores three generations of Native Americans,
each of whom grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
What has changed in the last 50 years? (Guests:
John Washakie, Liz Brown, Maria Lawson)
||Capturing the Past: A Writing Project -- Instructor Barbara Smith, with Western Wyoming
Community College, teaches Rock Springs senior citizens
how to record -- in writing -- their lives and memories.
||Peggy Simson Curry - She was Wyoming's
first poet laureate, and a nationally known writer
and novelist. Three Wyoming writers who knew Curry
gather to remember her.
||Polo in Wyoming - How did this sport of
the British aristocracy find a niche in the Sheridan
||Public Defender System - Answers questions
about the public defender's office, which provides
legal assistance to people who cannot afford to
pay an attorney.
||Art of Paper Marbling - Tom West, Artist
- Marbled paper is making a comeback, and Casper
artist Tom West demonstrates how the swirling patterns
of color are created.
||Home Schooling - Many parents are choosing
to school their children at home. What resources
are available to parents who teach their children,
and what kind of education are they getting?
||Sheridan Inn - Twice the wrecking balls
have been poised to smash into this historic land
site, but it still stands. The "House of 69 Gables"
has become a popular tourist attraction and eatery.
Stories from the bar, where Buffalo Bill once interviewed
cowboys for his Wild West Show on horseback, and
a few other "yarns" are revealed.
||Future of Wyoming Ranching - Grazing fees,
agricultural subsidies, and the changes that lie
ahead for western ranchers, are the topics of discussion.
Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management,
the state's cattle and sheep industries, and the
Wyoming Wildlife Federation analyze what's really
going on behind congressional battle lines.
||Adult Literacy - Experts talk about Wyoming's
adult literacy problem, the new types of literacy
needed in today's world, and various tutor programs
to help adults gain basic skills.
||Working Ranchers - The group, including
multi-generation ranchers and newcomers to the range,
discuss what it takes to stay on the land, and what
their fears and hopes are for the future. (Guests:
Kathleen Sun, Tony Malmberg and June Rain, executive
director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.)
||Red Canyon/Nature Conservancy
Ben Pierce, Wyoming director of the Nature Conservancy,
unveils the group's plan to protect Red Canyon,
near Lander, from development.
||Ucross: A Retreat for Artists -Takes a
stroll through the countryside near Recluse and
visits with painters, writers and composers from
across the nation.
||Coal/Gillette - Industry and community
leaders, conservation spokespersons and workers,
review the relationship between the coal industry
and the community of Gillette.
||Poet/musician David Romtvedt -The poet/musician
from Buffalo performs unique ethnic musical traditions,
including Basque, Tex-Mex and Cajun.
||Jackson's Housing Predicament -Town officials,
residents and planning experts discuss the dilemma
of an upscale resort town, Jackson, as it struggles
to provide affordable housing for service workers
and state employees. Main Street takes a ride over
icy Teton Pass with a resort-town commuter.
||The Lynching of Cattle Kate -George Hufsmith,
a classically trained composer, Yale graduate and
author, challenges the historical assumptions about
Ellen Watson, also known as Cattle Kate. After extensive
research, he has penned an opera of her saga.
||Otto Brothers Brewery - visits a Jackson-based
"micro-brewery," where Otto Brothers Moose Juice
Stout and other local favorites are brewed.
||Legislative Accountability/Lobbyist Disclosure
"On the Record" - Neither debate nor votes are
recorded in the Wyoming legislature. Host Geoff
O'Gara looks at disclosure issues involving legislators
||Rural/Frontier Medicine - focuses on rural
health care in Wyoming, and the changes in the past
150 years. Guests include historian Nancy McClure
and Dr. L. Harmon Wilmoth, author of "The Doctor
||Shoshone Language - The number of Shoshones
who speak the native tongue has dwindled sharply
in recent generations. Now, as native speakers attempt
to revive the language in schools on the Wind River
Indian Reservation, a debate has arisen over whether
to "go public" with the language.
||Winning Basketball Tradition/Wyoming Indian
High School - The Chiefs basketball team has
perpetuated a tradition of outstanding basketball.
In 12 years, Coach Al Redman's squad has captured
five state championships, and tallied an unofficial
record of 230 wins and 38 losses. Why is the team
so successful? Why do the Chiefs excel in basketball
rather than football?
||Gun Control - Advocates and opponents
of the federal registration law for hand guns discuss
the pros and cons of gun regulation.
||One Room School -- Visits Ingleside School,
north of Cheyenne. Teachers and families talk about
the way rural schools keep alive the culture of
ranch and country life. (Teacher guides are available
for this program.)
||Dinosaurs Wars (Part I) - Dinosaur bones
beneath the ground were buried there long before
there was a state of Wyoming - so who do they belong
to? Wyoming archaeologist Charles Love, Western
Wyoming College professor and Wallace Ulrich, from
Kemmerer's fossil beds, are guests.
||Chinese Massacre -- explores events that
occurred in 1885 near Rock Springs when violence
erupted and Chinese laborers were killed.
||Monitored Retrievable Storage/What Does State
Want to Be? A private company proposes building
a Monitored Retrievable Storage facility in Fremont
County and the debate over environmental issues,
economic development, and the character of Wyoming,
has been revived.
||Dinosaur Wars (Part II) -- Guests Dr.
Charles Love and Wallace Ulrich, whose family has
a commercial dig near Fossil Butte Monument in Lincoln
County, discuss the preservation of prehistoric
treasure -- fossilized bones.
||Flight School/Casper - Casper community
leaders, school officials, teachers and students
discuss this innovative public school program which
||Audrey Preissler: Art and Censorship -
The Jackson artist talks about her approach to art,
coupled with serious views on censorship and politics,
from her home at the base of the Tetons.
||Sex Education - Teachers, health officials
and parents reveal the conflicting views of the
roles schools should play in sex education. (Guests:
Joan Marie Barker, Wyoming's 1992 teacher of the
year from Green River; Nancy Neufeld of the Governor's
Commission on Teen Pregnancy, and Sherry Goodrich,
an advocate of an abstinence-based curriculum.)
||Media's Role in Wyoming - Bob Price/KTWO,
Anne McKinnon, Casper Star Tribune, and Ron Franscell,
Gillette News Record discuss the role the media
plays in Wyoming.
||Updates (Bessemer, Ferrets, Medicine Wheel,
Brooks Lake) -
Re-examines these issues from Season II, and adds
updated information on each issue.
||Reviewing the Election with Sen. Al Simpson - Did the voters decide to "throw the rascals out"
or to stay with the status quo? Main Street sizes
up the outcome of the 1992 general election with
Sen. Alan Simpson
||Battle of Little Big Horn - Joseph Marshall
and Robert Kammen wrote the book, "Soldiers Falling
into Camp," a retelling of the 1876 battle of the
Little Big Horn, from an Indian perspective.
||Octopus Spring - The multicolored mats
which fan out from the springs are studied by David
Ward, microbiologist from MSU, Bozeman. The mats,
according to Ward, were once the dominant life form
on Earth, and are ten times older than dinosaurs.
||Yellowstone Monorail - Traffic congestion
in Yellowstone Park may have solutions as interviews
with Sen. Malcolm Wallop and traffic planners indicate.
||Stalking Bill - Sen. Susan Anderson and
a victim's brother focus on the "Stalking Bill"
before the 1993 Wyoming Legislature.
|| Man of the Mountain - Paul Petzoldt - An
early pioneer of the environmental movement reviews
his life's values and the business he started in
Lander, the National Outdoor Leadership School.
||Western Art/Sam Gappmayer
As curator of the Nicolaysen Museum, Sam Gappmayer
contrasts traditional western art, based on historical
subjects, with contemporary western art, which has
become "more conceptual."
||Early Memories of Wyoming's Oil Patch - Geoff O'Gara interviews Jim Nielsen about Wyoming's
heyday of oil exploration and development.
||Wolves/Management (part I) - In the first
of a two part series, Main Street examines the forthcoming
plan to reintroduce wolves in the Yellowstone ecosystem,
and the impact of recent sitings of wolflike animals
near the park.
||Wolves (part 2) - A rancher, a hunter,
a wildlife conservationist and a federal and state
biologist discuss human relationships with wolves
through history to the present.
||Tribal Law - Indian reservations have
their own laws, jurisdiction and courts. On Main
Street, lawyers and a judge talk about the Indian
system of law on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
||Music Education/Teton Music Festival -
Each year the Grand Teton Music Festival draws classical
musicians from around the world. The program features
young musicians searching for their dream, and Ling
Tung, director of the festival.
||Black Literature & Culture in Wyoming/Lewis
Nkosi - This South African author, also a UW
English professor, returned to his homeland last
year after decades of exile. He shares his writing,
his life in Wyoming, and his views on the future
of South Africa.
||Snowmobiling in Wyoming/Continental Divide - Amidst the scenic beauty of the Continental Divide
Snowmobile Trail, the "Main Street" crew rides,
crisscrossing the mountain terrain and exploring
the economic potential to Wyoming.
||Women Legislators Past and present women
legislators examine their political careers, and
the role their gender plays in politics and legislating.
Guests Win Hickey, Cynthia Lummis, Lisa Kinney,
Clarene Law, Peg Shreve and Kathy Karpan have interesting
comments about political thresholds women are allowed
||Crisis in Education/Lynn Cheney
The former executive director of the National Endowment
for the Humanities critiques the state of higher
education in the U.S. today, and expresses criticism
of the humanities fields and post modernism.
||Spider Silk/UW's Dr. Randy Lewis
Dr. Randolph Lewis, professor of microbiology at
UW, has been studying spider silks for their unique
combination of strength and elasticity. The program
features a tour of his lab, and a discussion of
possible commercial applications.
||Ritualistic Abuse - focuses on abuse by
cults with guests Lander psychologist Laurie Gudim,
a cult victim and Investigator Jim Broz from Casper.
||Eagle Bronze - The foundry, as a growing
business, has made an impact on Lander. Viewers
are walked through the foundry, and learn about
the economic development implications to the town.
||Native American Art - Looks at Indian
artisans who are trying to keep alive traditional
arts and skills important to tribal culture.
||Surviving Unemployment - Tom Morton, author
of the Survivor's Guide to Unemployment, and Tom
Gallagher of the State Department of Employment,
Division of Research and Planning, deliver a frank
discussion on keeping your head, psyche and billfold
above water during unemployment.
||Trona Show -- Television cameras visit
the "trona" patch near Rock Springs, which has created
numerous jobs in Wyoming. What is "trona" and how
is it mined?
||Ferret Reintroduction -- the release program
for the black-footed ferret is examined in an interview
with Bob Oakleaf, Wyoming Game and Fish.
||Bessemer Bend Battle -- Natrona County's
Bessemer Bend is the scene of a confrontation between
landowners and the ten-acre surface mining exemption.
A representative of Rissler and McMurry Co., a state
legislator, a landowner and his attorney, and a
representative of the "Friends of Bessemer Mountain"
organization speak out.
||Medicine Wheel -- Mary Randolph, U.S.
Forest Service, Linda Simnacher, humanities scholar
and Francis Brown, President of the Medicine Wheel
Coalition for Sacred Sites, talk about issues surrounding
use of the Medicine Wheel in the Big Horn National
||Wyoming Film Commission -- Bill Lindstrom,
head of the state film development office, tells
his how office brings major motion picture productions
||Cowboy Poetry -- Three cowboy poets --
Vess Quinlan, of Colorado, Bill Jones of Lander
and Phil Zarzyski, of Montana -- give viewers a
taste of their craft.
||Brooks Lake -- Forest plans for the Brooks
Lake area are discussed by Dave Pieper, forester,
Wind River District, Shoshone National Forest; Cheryl
Feraud, associate director of Petroleum Association
of wyoming; and Michael Kenney, Dubois resident
and manager of the Dubois Telephone Exchange.
||Petroglyphs with George HorseCapture --
On the banks of a small dry creek in Fremont County,
George HorseCapture explains the myth and meaning
of native American petroglyphs.
||Wyoming Arts Council -- Executive director
Joy Thompson and resident artists Marta Amundsen
and Jewel Dirks speak on the benefits of the council
in promoting the arts.
||Tex Garry, Storyteller -- The Sheridan
storyteller spins a few cowboy tales and stories
of the old and new West. Both storytelling and cowboy
poetry are enjoying widespread interest in the U.S.
||Nuclear Waste/MRS - Sen. Robert Peck,
proponent of MRS development; Stephanie Kessler,
Wyoming Outdoor Council and MRS opponent; and Tom
Satterfield, Fremont County Commissioner; debate
monitored retrievable storage of nuclear waste.
||King Ropes/Sheridan - tours King Ropes
in Sheridan, a Wyoming manufacturer whose products
continue the western tradition of making ropes and
saddles that are sought worldwide.
||Gambling in Wyoming - focuses on legislative
issue of whether Wyoming voters should approve the
gambling initiative. Guests include Mary Allison,
Dubois and Rev. Warren Murphy, Cody.
||Sculptor Liz Howell - Goes on location
to Liz Howell's art studio near Sheridan.
||EDS Board - Steve Schmitz, Director of
Economic Development and Stabilization Board and
Carl Adrian, Casper Economic Betterment Bureau,
take viewers inside the economic development structure.
||Jackson Songwriters Special
Tom Rush, Denny Earnest, Beth McIntosh (right) and
Bruce Hauser, along with the Sawmill Creek Band,
perform original music from Jackson and discuss
||Author Finis Mitchell
||Death Penalty - Prior to Wyo-ming's first
execution in decades, guests Rev. Warren Murphy
and Assistant Attorney General Karen Byrne discuss
the pros and cons of capital punishment.
||AIDS show - An epidemiologist and AIDS
testing nurse and an AIDS victim, discuss the disease
and its ramifications to Wyoming citizens.
||Todd Guenther/Black People in the West - Todd Guenther, curator of South Pass City, has
compiled a portfolio on a Black homesteader near
Casper. This early pioneer was successful and established
a place for himself in Wyoming's predominantly white
||Hippotherapy - Guests Susan Tucker, Colorado
Council for Handicapped Horseback Riding; Patti
Stalley, CWC Horsemanship program; and Wini Barnhart,
Community Entry Services, explain how this unusual
||Fire Safety - Fire safety and fire safety
education are covered by Dick Dubay, Assistant State
Fire Marshal; Emily Howery, vice president of Wyoming
Public Fire Educators and "Fire Trapper," a fire
educator for school children.
|Monitored Retrievable Storage
A two-hour program examining the economic benefits
and risks of placing a monitored nuclear storage
site in Wyoming.
||Kuwait: A Wyoming Perspective Francois
Dickman, University of Wyoming professor, discusses
the invasions of Kuwait.
||Veterans' Day -- Eugene Goggles, Bill Day
and Bill Hawes, Fremont County military veterans,
share their experiences from World War II, Korea
||Winter Survival Offers tips on winter survival
by Tod Schimelpfenig and John Gookin of the National
Outdoor Leadership School.
||Dubois authors "People of the Wolf" Wyoming
authors, Kathleen and Michael Gear of Dubois, talk
about their latest best selling books that feature
||Walking Cowboy/Songwriter Dave Stewart,
Gillette, discusses his efforts to be recognized
as a Nashville songwriter. He's the famous "Walking
Cowboy," traveling by foot from Gillette to Nashville.
||Wyoming Authors Bzdak/Anderson Susan Anderson
and Zbignew Bzdak of Natrona County unveil information
on their book "Living in Wyoming: Settling for More."
Ecosystem Vision Document Stephanie Kessler
(WOC), Pat Hickerson and Barry Davis discuss the
Yellowstone Vision Document.
||Family Violence Jacque Taylor with the
Fremont County Office on Family Violence, and Walt
Boulden of Natrona County expose the seriousness
and increasing frequency of domestic violence in
||Lander Cut-Off/Oregon Trail Jamie Schoen
of Teton County relates efforts by the Shoshone
National Forest to document and preserve the Oregon
Trail's Lander Cut-off.
||Martin Luther King Day: A Wyoming Perspective Senator Liz Byrd, Cheyenne, speaks from personal
experience on the importance of Martin Luther King
|| State of State Governor Mike Sullivan shares
his hopes and plans for the state.
||Oil Development and Perestroika -- The
Russian Connection Russian Indians from Siberia
visit the Wind River Indian Reservation as guests
of Conoco, Inc., who hopes to market oil being developed
||Arapaho Language and Culture -- Pius Moss
works to preserve and teach the Arapaho culture
and language to younger generations.
||Dick Randall, Former Predator Control Agent This former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coyote
hunter "switched sides" to work for defenders of
wildlife. He discusses predator control and shows
his wildlife photography.
||William Cody, Jr. -- Bill Cody speaks
of his famous grandfather, "Buffalo Bill" Cody,
and presents his own views on duty and patriotism.
||Making Wyoming a Tourist Destination --
Chuck Coon, director of public relations for the
Wyoming Travel Commission in Cheyenne, relates the
agency's plans to market Wyoming as a tourist destination.
||The Impact of Western Art Peter Hassrick,
curator of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, discusses
western art and the impact that artists, including
Remington, Bierstadt and others, had on western
migration and settlement.
||Jackson Writer/Historian Win Blevins The
Jackson writer/screenplay author, whose works of
Wyoming history are being considered for film treatment,
talks about his work.
||Childcare Coalition for Wind River Indian
Reservation -- Karen King, Linda St. Clair and
Duncan Perrot (Wind River Indian Reservation) reveal
programs available for child development on the
||Jackson Community Recycling -- Educates
viewers on recycling. Ellen Fales, a Jacksoon community
recycling leader, gives consumers tips and talks
about her efforts in creating a regional recycling
||The Art of Fly Fishing and Fly Tying --
Art Shoutis, Mac MacDonald and Ron Rhodes demonstrate
the art of fly tying.
||U.S. Forest Service Centennial Birthday -- Lynn Young and Randy Herzberg (Cody) unveil plans
for the U.S. Forest Service's centennial celebration.
||Cody Artist Padre Johnson -- discusses
his work, which was scheduled to be shown in a United
||Persian Gulf Veterans -- Dennis Plush,
Dr. Jerry Behrens and Stephanie Duran, Wyoming veterans
of Desert Storm, share their experiences.
||South Pass History -- Lander historian
Tom Bell shares his knowledge of the rich history
of the South Pass area.
||Alternative Certification for Teachers -- Sen. Allan Howard and Jim Fotter, WEA president,
discuss the expected impact on teachers and local
school boards of alternative certification for teachers.