Dragon Dreams

We think of the dragon as the villain of that story, but you’d have a tough time convincing Barbara Newton that is true. This Chattanooga woman has a warm spot in her heart for the fire-breathing beast and, as Tennessee Crossroads found out, her obsession has led to the creation of a collection of mythical proportions. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Dragon Dreams.


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Do you remember the story of St. George who went out to slay the fierce and fiery dragon? We think of the dragon as the villain of that story, but you'd have a tough time convincing Barbara Newton that is true. This Chattanooga woman has a warm spot in her heart for the fire-breathing beast and, as Rob Wilds found out, her obsession has led to the creation of a collection of mythical proportions.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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