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8th Grader Uses Bubble Wrap to Make

Date : 02/27/2007

Clip Length : 00:02:09

Nashville teen Grayson Rothenberger has invented a lightweight and more lifelike prosthetic leg using scotch tape, bubble wrap and a hairdryer. While most artificial legs cost thousands of dollars, Grayson's costs only $11.

8th Grader Uses Bubble Wrap to Make "Skin" for Artificial Legs
Blind Pueblo Artist Michael Naranjo Makes Sculptures

Date : 08/29/2006

Clip Length : 00:03:30

Artist Michael Naranjo is a blind sculptor of Pueblo Indian heritage who turned to sculpture after losing his sight in the Vietnam War.

Blind Pueblo Artist Michael Naranjo Makes Sculptures
Navajo LeRoy DeJolie on His Arizona Photography

Date : 11/14/2005

Clip Length : 00:03:45

Navajo photographer LeRoy DeJolie discusses his work which features the Arizona landscape. He also trains young students to learn photography.

Navajo LeRoy DeJolie on His Arizona Photography
Harlem: An American Story

Date : 09/02/2004

Clip Length : 00:04:40

Bob Dotson looks at 125th Street in Harlem which used to be run down and rife with crime, but now boasts a thriving economy and an ethnic mix.

Harlem: An American Story
All-Night Race to Capture, Catalog, Count, Species in Park

Date : 06/03/2002

Clip Length : 00:03:23

Science teams work to capture, count, and catalog species of insects -- as well as birds, bats and frogs -- in an all-night competition held in a Norwich, Connecticut park. Among the finds: the rare Fairy Moth.

All-Night Race to Capture, Catalog, Count, Species in Park

Date : 12/02/1998

Clip Length : 00:05:25

A profile of the Space Shuttle Endeavour crew -- none of them well-known -- with the important, high-stakes mission of delivering the second piece of the International Space Station.

"Unknown" Astronauts Don't Have Fame, But Do Have the Right Stuff
Fighting Stereotypes of Sports Team Names

Date : 11/21/1991

Clip Length : 00:02:16

American Indians fight racial stereotypes perpetrated by athletic teams. The American Indian Movement protests the Atlanta Braves and demands they change their mascot and team name.

Fighting Stereotypes of Sports Team Names
How European Immigrants in Hawaii Fared After Pearl Harbor

Date : 11/20/1991

Clip Length : 00:04:42

The internment of Japanese-Americans after the Pearl Harbor attack is well documented, but few remember that in Hawaii, Europeans were interned as well. This piece looks at some of the stories from survivors of those camps.

How European Immigrants in Hawaii Fared After Pearl Harbor
U.S. Army Reservist Fulfills Dream to Serve in War

Date : 02/08/1991

Clip Length : 00:02:18

After 40 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, 59-year old Richard Martinez is finally fulfilling his dream of serving in war. With 37 grandchildren, Martinez's large family must cope as he leaves for the Persian Gulf War.

U.S. Army Reservist Fulfills Dream to Serve in War
Small College Wins Florida-to-Michigan Solar Car Race

Date : 07/09/1990

Clip Length : 00:02:57

Students from a small Missouri college build a solar car with parts from a hardware store, and compete against General Motors to win a solar car race from Orlando to Detroit.

Small College Wins Florida-to-Michigan Solar Car Race
South Bronx Resident Hedy Fox Restores Her Neighborhood

Date : 07/19/1985

Clip Length : 00:04:20

After years of urban decline, the community of the South Bronx gets a boost from native Hedy Fox, who brings the skills she learned in college to the challenges of after school programs for children and neighborhood crime.

South Bronx Resident Hedy Fox Restores Her Neighborhood
Blind American Indian Sculptor Michael Naranjo Values Art Over Sight

Date : 07/10/1979

Clip Length : 00:03:32

NBC's Bob Dotson profiles blind American Indian sculptor Michael Naranjo.

Blind American Indian Sculptor Michael Naranjo Values Art Over Sight
Surviving World War II Soldier Remember the Doolittle Raid

Date : 04/18/2002

Clip Length : 00:02:37

Sixty years after the Doolittle raid, the veterans gather in Salem, Oregon to tell the story of the 1942 bombing raid on Japan.

Surviving World War II Soldier Remember the Doolittle Raid
An Act of Kindness Amidst the Bataan Death March of WWII

Date : 02/17/1998

Clip Length : 00:03:30

A WWII Army veteran remembers a story of kindness during a time of horror and death. Former Notre Dame fullback Mario "Motts" Tonelli recalls how as a prisoner of war in the infamous "Bataan Death March" in the Philippines, a Japanese guard gave him a special gift that he would never forget.

An Act of Kindness Amidst the Bataan Death March of WWII
Secret Soldiers of World War II

Date : 08/18/2011

Clip Length : 00:04:18

NBC's Bob Dotson shares the story of a group of German-born Jewish soldiers who were a part of a secret World War II mission and dubbed "The Ritchie Boys."

Secret Soldiers of World War II
Interview with Florence Owens Thompson, the Mona Lisa of the Dust Bowl

Date : 10/30/1979

Clip Length : 00:03:36

NBC's Bob Dotson interviews Florence Owens Thompson, migrant mother of five, whose image haunted the nation during the Great Depression. She was called the Mona Lisa of the 30's.

Interview with Florence Owens Thompson, the Mona Lisa of the Dust Bowl
The 50th Anniversary of Social Security

Date : 08/12/1985

Clip Length : 00:03:45

NBC's Bob Dotson provides an analysis of the Social Security system fifty years after its inception, examining the program's achievements and shortcomings.

The 50th Anniversary of Social Security
100th Anniversary of the New York Subway

Date : 01/29/2004

Clip Length : 00:03:54

NBC's Matt Lauer reflects on the history of New York's subway on its 100th anniversary. Thomas Edison figured those subways would transform New York City, so he made rare pictures of opening day with his new invention, the movie camera.

100th Anniversary of the New York Subway
Mormon Newlyweds Reenact Honeymoon Trail

Date : 10/18/1982

Clip Length : 00:04:44

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mormon settlers in northeastern Arizona traveled along a dusty 70-mile wagon trail to reach the famed St. George Temple in Utah. The trail eventually became known as the "Honeymoon Trail" because so many newlyweds made the passage. 105 years after its opening, NBC's Bob Dotson explores the Honeymoon Trail, where Mormon couples still re-enact the romantic journey of their forebears.

Mormon Newlyweds Reenact Honeymoon Trail
A Story of Slavery and Friendship

Date : 12/18/1981

Clip Length : 00:02:19

NBC's Bob Dotson talks about a friendship that began 150 years ago when a slave was bought at an auction, and a white family and a black family became connected. The two families have lived and worked together ever since in a constantly evolving relationship.

A Story of Slavery and Friendship

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