John W Burshtan

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Mountaineers
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Ever imagine what the first settlers west of the Mississippi thought when they first saw the Rocky Mountains? In this program, we are introduced to real-life mountaineers who help us re-live those glory days. First we meet a mountain climber,…
Native Americans
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
What does it mean to be a Native American? Perhaps Native American model Stormy Hollingsworth (Ute) says it best, "to be proud, to know that our past and our whole history is a circle of life." This program introduces us…
Railways
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
There is something special about riding the rails; just ask any train lover. And there's something spectacular about riding railways in the Rocky Mountains. This program lets viewers revel in some of the most beautiful scenery in North America aboard…
Trains
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Trains traditionally carried life into the Rocky Mountains and they continue to do so today. Many people take trains from Durango to Silverton not only for purposes of travel, but also to experience the ride and to see the landscape…
Horses (and Burros)
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Horses have been a part of America's driving spirit since its earliest days, and they remain so today. In this horse's lover's program we begin by learning about polo horses, visiting with members of the Denver Polo Club. Then members…
Mysteries, Legends and Tall Tales
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
The old west is filled with exciting mysteries, legends and tall tales, and this program introduces us to a number of them. We begin with the strange and unfortunate circumstances of Alfred Packer, an American prospector who in 1886 was…
Art for Art's Sake
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
The art world of the American West is bursting with life as we discover in this program where artists are influenced by the natural beauty surrounding them. Denver's International Airport, often called DIA, America's largest airport land wise, is an…
Dinosaurs: Thunder Lizards
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
"Highly Recommended. Quality production values are evident throughout this lively and informative video. It leaves the viewer eagerly anticipating a visit to the nearest natural history museum. Includes an interview with James Gurney, author and illustrator of "Dinotopia," who discusses…
The Good Earth
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Peal S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for her best selling novel, The Good Earth, which told the story of Chinese farmers who cultivated a bountiful and profitable harvest from their land. With that theme in mind this program confirms…
Thrills and Chills
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Ever get bored? Well in this program you'll experience a mind-boggling variety of things to do every season of the year that are sure to bring you thrills and chills. First, how about trying skijoring, which really is a winter…
Colorado: The Grand Tour
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
When you think of Colorado, what comes to mind? Obviously, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains; however, there is so much more to the Centennial State, which is the nickname for the 38th state of the United States, because it officially became…
The New West
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Everyone has an iconic idea of the Old West; but as novelist, journalist, and humorist Oren Arnold once said, "Nobody knows exactly where the New West begins; it's as much a state of mind as of geography." This reflective observation…
Home on the Range
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
"Home, home on the range..." - words from the famous song that echo as the unofficial anthem of the American West. In this program we are shown how modern-day Westerners are living their life on the range. Former U.S. Senator…
Cowboys
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Being a cowboy is a full-time occupation, not just a state of mind. Here we meet present day cowboys who tell of the rewards they get from their job. We view a portrayal of the Black American cowboy and learn…
Off the Beaten Path
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
This program is dedicated to places the majority of people have probably never seen before. We begin celebrating Labor Day at the Four Corners Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally in southwest Colorado, an event that was originally coordinated by former Senator…
Multi-Culture Celebrations - Celebrate!
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
"Recommended. This is a no-frills, immediate experience of some of the different ethnic and racial groups that make up the American mosaic. The African American rodeo should be seen by everyone - so few Americans are aware of the Black…
Unforgettable Adventures
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Adventure. It's a word that adds excitement to people's lives, takes them to places they've never seen before, motivates them to try things they've never tried before, and it's the theme of this program, which allow viewers a chance to…
National Western Stock Show
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
The National Western Stock Show is the West's premiere stock show. Here Cowboy poet Baxter Black takes us through the sights, sound, and, yes, smells of the livestock biz. We experience the grit required at a wild rodeo ride, revel…
Dogs (and Wolves)
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Dogs are one of the most beloved animals in the world; there are over 70 million in the U.S. alone. This program pays tribute to a group of various dogs and dog lovers, while too providing a look at wolves…
Recreation: Are We Having Fun Yet?
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
As this program shows us, recreation can be educational, a real adventure, and a whole lot of fun! California has its Tournament of Roses Parade; Colorado has its Cardboard Downhill Derby, where recycled cardboard and a lot of creativity make…