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Subject: Travel & Adventure

Spirit of America Series (cc)

Spirit of America Series (cc)

Highly Recommended. This is an exciting collection of programs that literally captures the living "Spirit of America." -National Media Review
"Recommended. The production values are excellent, with coherent interviews and classy effects and editing. By varying the mood of each segment - some are serious, some humorous - the pace stays interesting." -Video Librarian
This is an exciting collection of programs that literally capture the living "Spirit of America." Produced by KRMA-TV. Closed-Captioned. Programs available on 34 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 34-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Also See: Colorado Adventures Series
Also by KRMA: Rocky Mountain Legacy Series


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After School Experiences (cc)

After School Experiences (cc)

Some of the most enjoyed learning experiences are the ones we participate in after school hours, which is the theme of this eclectic program that presents all sorts of exciting hands-on activities. We begin discovering the art of shepherding with border collies at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials; then fly down the slopes Click for more


All in a Day's Work (cc)

All in a Day's Work (cc)

Americans are hard-working people, but some people, as we meet here, are just not cut out for 9 to 5 office jobs. After meeting a farmer and his beloved draft horses, we are introduced to a rodeo bull rider, a fire fighter, a white-water rafting guide, a traveling circus worker, a railroad mechanic, a nature photographer, Click for more


Art for Art's Sake (cc)

Art for Art's Sake (cc)

The art world of the American West is bursting with life as we discover in this program where artists are influenced by the natural beauty surrounding them. Denver's International Airport, often called DIA, America's largest airport land wise, is an architectural and artistic wonder. Outside, its distinctive white Click for more


Back Roads (cc)

Back Roads (cc)

It's nice to put a face to all those great homes we all pass by on old back roads. We begin with photographer Michael Lewis (Colorado's Centennial Farm and Ranches), who shares his essays on farms and ranches; we meet cattleman Eddie Linke on the ranch his grandfather homesteaded 120 years ago; then Elaine Nossaman Click for more


Colorado: The Grand Tour

Colorado: The Grand Tour

When you think of Colorado, what comes to mind? Obviously, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains; however, there is so much more to the Centennial State, which is the nickname for the 38th state of the United States, because it officially became a state in 1876, one hundred years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Click for more


Competition: Let the Games Begin (cc)

Competition: Let the Games Begin (cc)

People who live in the Rocky Mountains have come up with some outrageous competitions over the years. How about riding a bicycle to beat a train? That's the history behind the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, also known as the Durango to Silverton Bike Race. Next up is something you don't see everyday, how about racing Click for more


Cowboys (cc)

Cowboys (cc)

"Highly Recommended. A realistic look at true, modern-day cowboys in America." -California ITC
Being a cowboy is a full-time occupation, not just a state of mind. Here we meet present day cowboys who tell of the rewards they get from their job. We view a portrayal of the Black American cowboy and learn Click for more


Dinosaurs: Thunder Lizards (cc)

Dinosaurs: Thunder Lizards (cc)

"Highly Recommended. Quality production values are evident throughout this lively and informative video. It leaves the viewer eagerly anticipating a visit to the nearest natural history museum. Includes an interview with James Gurney, author and illustrator of "Dinotopia," who discusses how the idea for his book Click for more


Dogs (and Wolves) (cc)

Dogs (and Wolves) (cc)

Dogs are one of the most beloved animals in the world; there are over 70 million in the U.S. alone. This program pays tribute to a group of various dogs and dog lovers, while too providing a look at wolves in hope of raising awareness of them to help preserve their species. We look at the connection of humans and dogs, Click for more


Everything Old is New Again (cc)

Everything Old is New Again (cc)

The old cliché, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," holds true as the theme of this program that takes us on a trip down memory lane. Elaine Hull, a historian with Elitch Gardens, provides the story of its magnificent carousel, which dates back to 1905 and is also known as the Philadelphia Click for more


Food: That's Good Eatin'! (cc)

Food: That's Good Eatin'! (cc)

Sweet or sour; hot or spicy; fat-free or filled with calories - one of the great things about America is the wide variety of foods people can choose from to whet their appetites. Best way to start your day is with a Denver Omelet, served at diners all across the country. Next stop is a local fruit and vegetable stand, Click for more


The Good Earth (cc)

The Good Earth (cc)

Peal S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for her best selling novel, The Good Earth, which told the story of Chinese farmers who cultivated a bountiful and profitable harvest from their land. With that theme in mind this program confirms how great things come from the good earth, and a good environment. First we Click for more


The Harvest (cc)

The Harvest (cc)

America is a nation blessed with fields and orchards that, thanks to the attentive gardening and farming efforts of many, yield their bounty each year. In this program we visit various communities to celebrate a variety of harvests. One of the most popular foods to eat during the summer months is delicious sweet corn. Click for more


Home on the Range (cc)

Home on the Range (cc)

"Home, home on the range..." - words from the famous song that echo as the unofficial anthem of the American West. In this program we are shown how modern-day Westerners are living their life on the range. Former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell tells of the integral part played by the buffalo in the lives of Native Click for more


Hooves, Paws and Claws (cc)

Hooves, Paws and Claws (cc)

This program offers a wonderful look at some very interesting "critters." First, avalanches are a common occurrence during winter in the Rocky Mountains, which is why ski patrols love to work with highly trained search and rescue avalanche dogs. Next we view all sorts of animals, learn about 4-H Clubs, and see an auction Click for more


Horses (and Burros) (cc)

Horses (and Burros) (cc)

Horses have been a part of America's driving spirit since its earliest days, and they remain so today. In this horse's lover's program we begin by learning about polo horses, visiting with members of the Denver Polo Club. Then members of the Colorado Dept. of Corrections introduce us to a unique management program Click for more


Mountaineers (cc)

Mountaineers (cc)

Ever imagine what the first settlers west of the Mississippi thought when they first saw the Rocky Mountains? In this program, we are introduced to real-life mountaineers who help us re-live those glory days. First we meet a mountain climber, known as "a Colorado 14er," who climbs mountains that are only over 14,000 Click for more


Multi-Culture Celebrations - Celebrate! (cc)

Multi-Culture Celebrations - Celebrate! (cc)

"Recommended. This is a no-frills, immediate experience of some of the different ethnic and racial groups that make up the American mosaic. The African American rodeo should be seen by everyone - so few Americans are aware of the Black presence in the far West. That this rodeo still takes place is inspiring, not Click for more


Mysteries, Legends and Tall Tales (cc)

Mysteries, Legends and Tall Tales (cc)

The old west is filled with exciting mysteries, legends and tall tales, and this program introduces us to a number of them. We begin with the strange and unfortunate circumstances of Alfred Packer, an American prospector who in 1886 was accused of cannibalism; a mystery that remains unsolved. Next we travel to the Click for more


Native Americans (cc)

Native Americans (cc)

What does it mean to be a Native American? Perhaps Native American model Stormy Hollingsworth (Ute) says it best, "to be proud, to know that our past and our whole history is a circle of life." This program introduces us to members of the Ute, Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Omaha nations, who reveal that Indians' Click for more


National Western Stock Show (cc)

National Western Stock Show (cc)

The National Western Stock Show is the West's premiere stock show. Here Cowboy poet Baxter Black takes us through the sights, sound, and, yes, smells of the livestock biz. We experience the grit required at a wild rodeo ride, revel in a Mexican rodeo extravaganza, see wool gathered in breakneck time in the National Click for more


Nature (cc)

Nature (cc)

Native American Gene Poorbear starts our love of nature program off helping us better understand the meaning of sunrise; then we travel to meet to the Prock Elk Ranch in Montrose, Colorado to get Roger Prock's perspective of elk ranching. Qe meet renowned nature photographer John Fielder (Rocky Mountain National Click for more


The New West (cc)

The New West (cc)

Everyone has an iconic idea of the Old West; but as novelist, journalist, and humorist Oren Arnold once said, "Nobody knows exactly where the New West begins; it's as much a state of mind as of geography." This reflective observation is the perfect introduction to this eye-opening look at the changing face of Click for more


Off the Beaten Path (cc)

Off the Beaten Path (cc)

This program is dedicated to places the majority of people have probably never seen before. We begin celebrating Labor Day at the Four Corners Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally in southwest Colorado, an event that was originally coordinated by former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Anyone who ever read Norman Maclean's Click for more


Railways (cc)

Railways (cc)

There is something special about riding the rails; just ask any train lover. And there's something spectacular about riding railways in the Rocky Mountains. This program lets viewers revel in some of the most beautiful scenery in North America aboard the steam-driven Georgetown Loop Railroad and Amtrak's California Click for more


Recreation: Are We Having Fun Yet? (cc)

Recreation: Are We Having Fun Yet? (cc)

As this program shows us, recreation can be educational, a real adventure, and a whole lot of fun! California has its Tournament of Roses Parade; Colorado has its Cardboard Downhill Derby, where recycled cardboard and a lot of creativity make for a ton of fun down a ski slope. Next the views are incredible Click for more


Road Trip! (cc)

Road Trip! (cc)

This program takes you on some all-American road trips you'll never forget! First we see something we're not expecting in Colorado, alligators. The Colorado Gator Farm is a must stop for gator fans everywhere. Then we take a whirl on the hand-carved Kit Carson County Carousel, which dates back to 1905; some old-timers Click for more


Snowscapes (cc)

Snowscapes (cc)

Snowscapes are beautiful to look at, and as this program shows, snow motivates people in all sorts of ways. We begin in Vail, Colorado, and dicover a Ske-cology program, where young children learn about their mountain environment as they learn how to ski. Then we see how the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad clears Click for more


Sports: The Real Thing (cc)

Sports: The Real Thing (cc)

According to Webster's Dictionary, SPORT is a "physical activity engaged in for pleasure," not necessarily for money, power or fame. That's certainly a healthy way of thinking about sports, and this program breathes life into televised sports, showing regular folks doing what they love: ski filmmaking, ice fishing, Click for more


Thrills and Chills (cc)

Thrills and Chills (cc)

Ever get bored? Well in this program you'll experience a mind-boggling variety of things to do every season of the year that are sure to bring you thrills and chills. First, how about trying skijoring, which really is a winter sport, and in this instance it involves a person on skis being pulled by a horse. Not exciting Click for more


Trains (cc)

Trains (cc)

Trains traditionally carried life into the Rocky Mountains and they continue to do so today. Many people take trains from Durango to Silverton not only for purposes of travel, but also to experience the ride and to see the landscape up close, a view made possible only by train. This program makes it possible for everyone Click for more


Unforgettable Adventures (cc)

Unforgettable Adventures (cc)

Adventure. It's a word that adds excitement to people's lives, takes them to places they've never seen before, motivates them to try things they've never tried before, and it's the theme of this program, which allow viewers a chance to encounter some unforgettable adventures. First adventure is to see what it's like Click for more


Water: Taking the Waters (cc)

Water: Taking the Waters (cc)

Water; it's one of the world's most important natural resources. In this program we see a variety of ways water plays a significant role in the lives of so many people, be it for recreation, work or health. First, we visit the largest lake in Colorado, Grand Lake, which offers every type of recreation enjoyed with Click for more


Winter Wonderland (cc)

Winter Wonderland (cc)

This program shows viewers how people in Colorado "just say no" to cabin fever during the winter by participating in all types of fun stuff. We begin with dog sledding to a backcountry yurt; then witness a snowboarding boardercross competition. One of the joys of animal conservation is tagging some very cute bear cubs Click for more





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