|Original Air Date: 2/17/2008||
Marching into History - Lori Cummings
Jean Jackson, Dr. Fredrick Reese, and others tell the story of Selma in the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.
|Original Air Date: 2/10/2008||
This is the unique story of three Notasulga, Ala. structures-a school, a church and a cemetery-that have brought together a community in the hope of having them listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The schoolhouse was one of the first Rosenwald schools built in the south. A "Rosenwald School" was the name informally applied to schools, shops and teachers' homes built primarily for the education of African Americans in the early 20th century. Rhonda Colvin reports.
|Original Air Date: 1/25/2008||
50th Anniversary of Explorer I with Rhonda Colvin
This program examines Alabama’s role in American space exploration as it celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite. Explorer I was launched January 31, 1958 by the Jupiter-C rocket that was developed at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal.
|Original Air Date: 1/18/2008||
Start-Up Weekend with Tim Lennox
In early November, eight teams of entrepreneurs meet to pitch their technology business proposals to a Birmingham business incubator, vying to be chosen as the group to land the funding and then launch its company the next weekend. All of the proposals are Internet-based, and all want to be the “next big thing.” Reporter Tim Lennox follows the winning start-up from proposal to launch.
|Original Air Date: 12/19/2007||
Across the country, ballet companies large and small have been forced to close due to a tough economic climate for the arts. However, instead of having to close the curtain, the Montgomery Ballet seems to be thriving, receiving statewide and international attention in the last few years. How does a ballet company in the heart of the Deep South continue to maintain itself and flourish? Producer Rhonda Colvin examines the ballet company some call one of Alabama's best kept secrets.
|Original Air Date: 1/11/2007||
Lt. No Kum-Sok
When a young North Korean pilot decides to touch down at a U.S. Air Force base just after the Korean War, he has no idea what the future had in store for him, or even if he would survive. The year was 1953, and Lt. No Kum-Sok was willing to give the Americans – his former enemies – the MiG-15 plane they so desperately wanted to study in exchange for his freedom. Some fifty-five years later, this program traces the events of that defection and where the MiG-15, No Kum-Sok and the Alabama air policeman who befriended him are today.