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Original Air Date: 5/17/2008 Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald
Leslie examines the lives of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald during their years in Alabama. Leslie also receives the soil results from the county extension service, picks out plants and works on the garden at Marengo.
Original Air Date: 5/10/2008 The Pre-Mother's Day Show
Leslie Bailey celebrates mothers, beginning with a visit to Ms. Senior Alabama 2007. Leslie also visits a lady lawyer who turned her passion for baking cookies into a cottage industry: Queenie's Cookies. Leslie teaches children a quick and easy way to make a yummylicious dish for mom on Mother's Day!
Original Air Date: 4/12/2008 Gadsden, Alabama
Leslie Bailey heads for Gadsden, Alabama as she begins a month-long exploration of glorious gardens. Come along for a train ride through the gardens and petting zoo at Noccolula Falls and hear the tragic legend of an Indian princess. Leslie also learns about the world's longest yard sale and samples another of the "one hundred places you have to eat in Alabama before you die."

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Original Air Date: 3/29/2008 Leslie Goes Irish
Leslie covers irish heritage in Alabama-- starting with the Dr.Casey collection of irish artifacts at Samford University in Birmingham, an interview with the popular Celtic women, the drake school of Irish Dance, 100 dishes to eat in Alabama, and a power cooking segment consisting of an irish dish.
Original Air Date: 2/23/2008 Dothan
This week Southern View visits Dothan, Alabama with a visit to the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum and a walk down the world's smallest city block. We'll turn back the hands of time a hundred years and experience living history at the Spring Farm Day at Landmark Park and much more. Plus, Leslie will have a yummylicious recipe featuring peanuts, of course!
Original Air Date: 2/16/2008 Honeydipper and Fried Chicken
Southern View goes behind the scenes of the new movie, Honeydipper, a rock and roll fable written and directed by independent film producer John Sayles. Host Leslie Bailey visits the sites in Alabama where the film was shot, interview John Sayles, Maggie Renzi, Danny Glover and more. ALSO, Leslie will have a new spin on a down home southern favorite, fried chicken... a healthier version that is crunchy but not fried!
Original Air Date: 2/2/2008 Marengo
Montgomery radio personality, performer and restaurateur Leslie Bailey hosts this 30-minute weekly program that takes viewers from “Marengo,” her home in Lownesboro, to farms and Alabama vacation destinations. Bailey teams with award-winning agriculture reporter Dave Finger for on-site encounters with Alabama growers/producers with each episode featuring the preparation of a simple yet tasty recipe using local products. The program will focus on healthy lifestyles as well as the cultural diversity found within our state.
Original Air Date: 1/26/2008 Selma
Today we’re in Selma, where we learn about the city’s annual historic pilgrimage tour of homes. The show also features a segment on the interactive center for Civil Rights, which is located just outside Selma’s city limits, and includes an interview with Mrs. Johnnie Carr, Civil Rights activist, and her son Arlem, who was one of the first African Americans to integrate Montgomery schools. The program again features Bailey preparing a tasty dish in her kitchen and highlights more of the “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.” Dave Finger takes us to the Raptor Center at Auburn University.
Original Air Date: 1/19/2008 From Tuscaloosa
From Tuscaloosa, Bailey features a segment on the 19th annual “Realize the Dream” concert honoring Dr. Martin Luther King at Moody Music Concert Hall on the University of Alabama campus; she’ll treat viewers to a tour of the Bear Bryant Museum; interviews Deanette Bishop, the daughter of Dreamland Barbeque’s founder; and features more of the “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.” Dave Finger visits McWane Science Center, for a glimpse of a model railroad that takes us back to railroad’s heyday. Back at Marengo, Bailey whips up another yummy recipe in her kitchen.
Original Air Date: 1/12/2008 Bailey’s Marengo House
Southern View’s first installment was filmed on location at Bailey’s Marengo House in Lowndesboro, where Alabama storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham tells the story of the “ghosts” that live in the historic home. Dot Dickson, president of the Lowndesboro Landmark Foundation, gives a historical overview of the area and APT’s Dave Finger talks about farming and the stockyard in Lowndes County. Leslie highlights a selection of dishes in the “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die” brochure and hosts Alabama First Lady Patsy Riley in a cooking segment that has the pair preparing hot chicken salad pie.


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