The story of two modern visionaries, an extreme classical concerto, and a quest to push the boundaries of music and our idea of the possible.
It is the speed of a horse and some folks say the best way to see and savor a life well lived. This is the story of retired back-country outfitter Smoke Elser. His vision of wilderness has always included people.
Keepers of The Land is about three Montana families still living and working the land their ancestors homesteaded more than a century ago. The stories explore connections to the land, and connections to past and future generations.
BUTTE, AMERICA tells the tale of Butte, Montana, once the world's largest producer of copper -- the "Richest Hill on Earth,"
We've all seen it, we've all done it, and yet it continues to happen on Montana's roads every day. This documentary explores the consequences of driving while distracted through the stories of those who have experienced it first hand. Can we put the brakes on this behavior?
We will visit the Big Sky Rocketry Association and watch their launch event near Twin Bridges and then explore a geologic curiosity near Sunburst called "Jerusalem Peaks." We will also profile Dixon poet Victor Charlo. William Marcus hosts the program from the Range Rider's Museum in Miles City.
The film is based on the 1925 Nation prize-winning poem by Eli Siegel, which is celebrating its eightieth anniversary. The stunning landscapes in the film were taken by Montana photographers Doug Cox, John Lambing, Wayne Mumford, John Reddy, George Robbins, George & Donna Schuyler; and the stirring archival photographs of Montana were generously...
The 30th episode of Backroads introduces us to a man who's returned to Glacier National Park to sign on for a new job. Then we'll watch spring warmth transform a mountain snowpack; trace the history of Chinese immigrants in small-town Montana; and more. William Marcus hosts the program from historic Stevensville.
Backroads travels first to Park City, where the best angel food for miles around comes from "The Cake Ladies." In Great Falls, we'll visit a special site that honors fallen soldiers, and pays tribute to living veterans. We stop in the central Montana town of Winifred, for the world's largest Tonka toy collection. And we visit a working cowboy singer on...
This edition of Backroads starts at an exciting amateur skijoring event in the Big Hole Valley, then meets up with some senior weight lifters in Ronan, visits an ice cave in the Pryor Mountains, and spends time with two women who have formed a fast friendship through their community work in Lame Deer. William Marcus hosts the program from Fort Missoula.
We learn the history of Montana breweries at a beer museum in Polson; spend time at KGVA - the radio voice of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation; visit Montana's smallest state park, and meet a Three Forks man who collects artifacts and stories for his newspaper column. William Marcus hosts the program from the Prairie Winds Cafe in Molt.
A historical documentary about the dramatic and tragic events of August 12, 1967, when two grizzlies, in two remote areas of the Park attacked campers and killed two young women. The DVD relates how the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States was influenced after that night, as these were the first reported fatal bear attacks in the...
This Home Video DVD (extended version) includes: A 67 minute version of the film, plus, a 10 minute special feature honoring film participants who have since passed away, and a 5 minute "behind the scenes" look at the making of Butte, America.
This Home Video DVD is an intimate portrait of the Mission Mountain Wood Band and a journey full of hope, loss and perseverance. With never before seen archival footage, national television performances and scenes from recent reunion concerts, the documentary tells the story of a musical family that embodied the magic of a time and remains as a...
It is the speed of a horse and some folks say the best way to see and savor a life well lived. This Home Video DVD is the story of retired back-country outfitter Smoke Elser. His vision of wilderness has always included people. This program takes you into the Bob Marshall wilderness as Elser shares his history, passion and connection to the outdoors....
In a 1934 speech at Fort Peck Montana, FDR unveiled his plan to build the world's largest earthen dam, creating thousands of jobs at a time when the country was still reeling from the Great Depression. It stands today as an icon of the "big dam" era, but our thirst for water places increasing demands on this precious commodity.
In 1902, a unique combination of Native women came together at a boarding school in Montana. They used the new sport of basketball to help them adjust to a rapidly changing world. Their travels and experiences led them to places they never imagined. Ultimately, these women played for something much larger than themselves.