A Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

All of this is about a public TV project about one of America’s great roads, and we’re hoping you might enjoy reading about some of our behind-the-scenes work. I’m Rick Sebak, and I write most of the tales. Bob Lubomski is our cameraman. And Glenn Syska has been traveling with us recently. He made the video blog entries in 2008. Back in 2007, Jarrett Buba did all that. A RIDE ALONG THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY first aired on PBS on October 29, 2008 at 8 PM. Check with your local PBS station to find out about repeat broadcasts. Or go for the DVD at www.shopwqed.org.

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Sunday drivers.

August 26th, 2007 ·

Highway at the end of the dayIt’s Sunday evening, almost quarter to seven, and we’re sailing across Nebraska. Or driving in the high 70s as another beautiful summer day starts to think about the impending setting of the sun.

Nebraska is flat, the road is straight, and the trains of the Union Pacific RR keep running along our left side. There is a bit more traffic today. Local tourists? Other highway history buffs? Folks heading to Grandma’s for dinner? Or heading home after a big midday meal.

The landscape is starting to change. Grassy hills to the right of us, a long long coal train to the right. As usual there’s a town up ahead with a water tower and a grain silo that you can see for miles.

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