You don't see many Made-in-America labeled clothes, hanging on store racks nowadays. Most of that business left the country, in the name of free trade. But don't dispair. Tennessee Crossroads will take you to a Made in Tennessee line of garments coming out of a century-old factory in Bristol, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Dr. Jack Fisher loves trains of all types. He shows us around his impressive O-Line railroad layout at home, then to the train layout he designed and maintains at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Thompson's Station, TN
Building or refurbishing an antique car is a hobby for many. But the newest craze is to step away from the new and shiny paint jobs to a bucket of rust called a rat rod. Tennessee Crossroads introduces us to the man who calls himself the ‘king of rust” in Thompson’s Station, TN.
In Middle Tennessee if you mention "The Farm" most folks think of the Hippie Farm near Summertown, TN. Steven Gaskin and a bus caravan of his followers left San Francisco and moved to Tennessee to pursue a life style of communal living. Tennessee Crossroads' Gretchen Bates spent a day there learning about Kids To The Country. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Although less than 3% of the world's marble comes from quarries in our country, Tennessee is a leading producer. You find everywhere from the United States Capitol in DC, to Grand Central Station in New York. This is the story of how an East Tennessee marble company came to the aid of Middle Tennessee landmark. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Tennessee Marble Company.
Tennessee Crossroads visits a gas station that was converted into a community owned store in Jonesborough, TN. Now, the Boone Street Market supports local farmers and food producers, and is part of a growing farm to table movement in upper East Tennessee. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When you hear the name Ronnie McDowell, the first thing you think of is Singer. But this Portland, TN. native is also an accomplished painter. And as Tennessee Crossroads shows us, even his artwork has caught the eye of the Walt Disney Company. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
The relationship a musician has with their musical instrument can often be very special, even profound. That's why keeping artists, especially Music City artists, in tune is serious business. Tennessee Crossroads takes us to Glaser Instruments in Berry Hill, TN where Joe Glaser and his team rebuild, repair and restore the instruments played on some of the greatest albums ever recorded. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.