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Davy Crockett and the Alamo

David Crockett was a legend in his own lifetime. His real life rise from backwoodsman to Congressman and his extraordinary adventures were heroic and quintessentially American. Dr. Roger McGrath, author of “Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes” tells us the real story of Davy Crockett.

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The "Boys" Of Iwo Jima

Their stories and the story of the lucky 8th graders who happened to stand next to the guy who knows their stories best. 

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Why We Love Bob Ross

Who was Bob Ross and why are kids today watching him now more than ever before?

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The Engineer Who Is Revolutionizing Education

Meet Kellie Lauth, the Colorado woman who changed professions to become a teacher, and would start one of the very first K-8 STEM Schools in America.

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Making "Jaws": The Untold Story

On this day in 1975, Jaws was released. Spielberg and the film's stars and crew tell us what happend behind the scenes.

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