Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams.
THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the “Great Plow-Up,” followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Virginia’s capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal era materials at the Wilton House Museum.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a beauty book, ca. 1928, by entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; an 1861 E.G.
Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an 1891 Kansas City Fire Chief badge made by Mermod & Jaccard; a 1796 Chinese bronze censer found on the floor of a local antique mall; and a pristine 1965 Roy Lichtenstein screen print bought by the owner’s parents at a department store.
Travel back 15 years to see memorable Kansas City treasures such as an autographed Time magazine cover collection, an 18th-century vase and a 1957 Roy Rogers contest prize.
Travel to Kansas to see the beauty of the Flint Hills in this visually stunning portrait, featuring the glorious prairie during one of its most striking times of the year – the spring.
In honor of the late Ed Francis, PBS Hawai‘i presents an in-memoriam encore of this episode recorded in December 2012. Leslie Wilcox talks story with “Gentleman” Ed Francis, a legend in Hawaii’s pro wrestling world.
Original air date: Tues., June 25, 2013 Leslie Wilcox talks with Dr. Tusi Avegalio, Director of the Pacific Business Center Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A twist of fate brought him from American Samoa to a Kansas teachers college. Dr.