American Countryside

Talk Show Replays

Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

Location:

Harlan, IA

Description:

Bringing you the best from across the American Countryside.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Composer Comes to Spillville

2/6/2023
In the summer of 1893 a unique visitor arrived in Spillville, Iowa. He loved the place so much that he stayed for the summer, did...

Duration:00:03:00

Ford’s One Million Dollar Offer

2/3/2023
In 1928 the Bily brothers received quite an offer from Henry Ford. He offered them one million dollars for something they created. The story of...

Duration:00:03:00

The Amazing Bily Clocks

2/2/2023
The Bily brothers were farmers near Spillville, Iowa. But it’s what the brothers did when they weren’t farming that has people still coming to this...

Duration:00:03:00

The First Televised State Funeral

2/1/2023
In November of 1961, this small town in north Texas was overwhelmed with people coming to pay their respects to a man who had led...

Duration:00:03:00

It’s Better to be the Speaker than President

1/31/2023
Many governors, senators and representatives may aspire to one day become president of the United States. However, this man believed the real power was leading...

Duration:00:03:00

Sam Rayburn

1/30/2023
In Bonham, Texas you can find the boyhood home of Sam Rayburn. The small town is also host to the politician’s library and museum. It’s...

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Loading the Largest of Ships

1/27/2023
They are some of the largest boat docks you’ll ever see. Not mere spots on a lake from which to fish, but rather one thousand...

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Two Harbors

1/26/2023
Today Duluth, MN and Superior, WI are major shipping points on Lake Superior. However, turn back the clock a century and a half and it...

Duration:00:03:00

Al’s Great Pies

1/25/2023
If you’ve driven across interstate 90 in South Dakota you know you’ll see plenty of signs for Wall Drug, an iconic business in that state. ...

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Al’s Oasis

1/24/2023
An oasis is often thought to be a lush, fertile spot in the middle of a desert. The oasis I’ll take you to today isn’t...

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Short Existence, Mighty Impact

1/23/2023
Many military museums tell the story of an entire war, or perhaps the history of a fort or military outpost. This museum is unusual in...

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The Hell Cats

1/20/2023
They were often known as the Hell Cats. Others knew them by the name, “Suicide Squad” for their hard fought battles against the fiercest German...

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Bluff Dwellers Cavern

1/19/2023
Arthur Browning thought he was just going to check the traps on his farm one morning back in 1927. What he found was a far...

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Same Old Sam

1/18/2023
He was one of the wealthiest men in America. Yet almost everyone that ever worked with him would tell you that money didn’t change him. ...

Duration:00:03:00

Sam’s Mismatched Floor Tiles

1/17/2023
It you walked into a business that had just remodeled its space and noticed the floor tiles did not match, you might think the owner...

Duration:00:02:59

Losing a Lease that Led to Success

1/16/2023
It’s said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Perhaps that’s how Sam should have regarded the fact that his lease was not renewed and...

Duration:00:03:00

Roundup on Antelope Island

1/13/2023
Every fall there is a round-up of the herd here just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. You can even bring a horse, or rent...

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Antelope Island

1/12/2023
Until the 1960s, ranchers took animals by a barge from the mainland to this island for grazing. The vast rangeland was difficult to reach and...

Duration:00:03:00

Overseeing the Largest of Lakes

1/11/2023
Jeremy Shaw is responsible for patrolling a lake larger than the state of Rhode Island. It’s a unique place that’s been drawing curious visitors here...

Duration:00:03:00

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton

1/10/2023
Fourteen Americans have won an Olympic gold medal in individual figure skating. For Scott Hamilton, his gold medal is just a footnote in a story...

Duration:00:02:59