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 September 2007

We reverse directions

September 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I meet Bob and Jarrett at 8 am, and it’s still a bit foggy outside. I explain that I’m going to skip breakfast, maybe grab a donut and coffee in the office, and work in my room for a while on this blog. Blogging is a new job on the road, and I’m trying to […]

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No reservations.

September 1st, 2007 · No Comments

All afternoon Jarrett does a lot of the driving. Driving fast. When you’re flying down the interstate, you’re removed from almost all that’s interesting, all that’s everyday, all that’s unique and personal and wonderfully funky about America, except the glorious landscapes. And we’re still out west, so it’s not too ordinary for us Pennsylvanians. We’re […]

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“I just think of one little buckaroo.”

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We’re up early. Bob and Jarrett have the van packed and ready for my suitcase by the time I open my motel door. We all want out of here. But first we walk over to the Days Inn for the low-rent free breakfast. We each eat a bowl of cereal and vow to stop for […]

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Questions at the gas station?

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

We get back on I-80 after lunch in Green River, and we eat the miles as fast as we can. There are lots of fences along the grassy hills of Wyoming. And lots of giant alternative-energy propellers turning in the wind. Not a lot of people. But plenty of fences and wind and propellers. Bob […]

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An arch. OK.

September 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Just east of Ogallala, we will lose the hour that we were so delighted to gain on the way west. And Jarrett is jumping to get back on the four-lane. Bob and I decide to grab a quick bite of breakfast because who knows where we’ll stop next? But it’s Labor Day and the only […]

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Thanks to the Sterns.

September 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

So we’re pushed across Nebraska by the wind.  Interstate all the way. In mid-afternoon, the subject of lunch comes up.  Hmm.  Labor Day.  What will be open?  Can we find anything other than interstate interchange food? Between the front seats, where we keep the box of CDs and an ever-changing assortment of important things, from […]

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I-80, the Ohio Turnpike & home.

September 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Unless we hear some sirens calling or we get changed into animals or our ship wrecks on some bizarre island, we should be home tonight. There’s a weird mix of emotions at the end of a journey. The familiar pillow ahead. A homemade meal. Comfortable, homey smells. Loved ones waiting. But no more service. No […]

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