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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Entries from August 2007

Interview with Brian Butko

August 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Rick interviews Lincoln Highway expert, Brian Butko, before leaving Pittsburgh. (See video.)

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Is that Willie Nelson singing in the background?

August 21st, 2007 · No Comments

We are packed and out of WQED by 11:00, but I’ve arranged for us to stop at the Heinz History Center for a few quick words of advice from Brian Butko, author of GREETINGS FROM THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. We pull into the little no-parking-anytime space in front of the big old ice-building, Brian comes down […]

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Goshen, Indiana

August 21st, 2007 · No Comments

See video as we start our journey in Goshen.

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Day 3 Following the signs

August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

OK. We’re tempted to stop at many places — that restaurant, that old service station, that barbershop — but we also want to keep moving, so sometimes we just have to keep driving. Folks in Illinois have done a great job of marking the original route of the Lincoln Highway, and sometimes (as in Aurora […]

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Signs and Markers

August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Left: A cool old sign from the “old section” of the Lincoln Highway. Below: Historic marker.

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Old Gas Station in Plainfield

August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Rick could do a whole story about this place. (See video.)

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Already it’s Day 4?

August 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Last night we drove into one astounding sunset. What looked like a tiny red light in the clouds near the horizon eventually expanded to fill the evening sky with bright red and orange light in front of us. After the mighty rainstorm yesterday (see Day 3), the beauty of the sunset was a grand sign. […]

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Iowa is just too big. It’s Day 5.

August 25th, 2007 · No Comments

I’ve never considered Iowa a big state. But it’s taking us a long time to get across the 13 Lincoln-Highway counties of this lengthy (and very corny) state. Yesterday morning, I wanted to write for a while (that Day 4 entry is long) so Jarrett and Bob went back to the Mississippi River and shot […]

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Boone, Iowa

August 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Rick follows the twists and turns of the old Lincoln Highway in Boone, Iowa — Mamie Eisenhower’s home town. (See video.)

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Thanks to the interstates. Zipping along on Day 6.

August 26th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s overcast this morning here in Columbus, Nebraska. Ah, Nebraska! Never been here before, but we drove across the Missouri River on Route 6 from Council Bluffs, Iowa, into Omaha late yesterday afternoon. Drove past the University (where Bob yelled “Go Penn State!” out the window), zipped right past Boys’ Town, and got lost in […]

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