Gillian Welch, the Nashville singer-songwriter, tells the story behind her song Elvis Presley Blues. Produced by David Schulman as part of the series In Their Own Words.
A portrait of a Vietnam veteran turned friar.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
Naomi Shihab Nye shares two poems about the classroom.
Robert Battle grew up wearing braces, but he didn’t let that hold him back from dancing – or becoming the director of the world-class Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Novelist Justin Torres reads a passage from his debut novel, We The Animals, in which a father tries to teach his wife and son to swim.
A poem read by Nikky Finney about the aftermath of the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Photographer Nina Berman reads from a collection of essays about times when photographers have chosen not to capture a picture.
Dick explores the details of a cold case that caught the eye of a crime writer for Law and Order.
Japanese photographer Shimpei Tekada collected contaminated soil and placed it on film.
Artist Bo Gehring makes portraits with a slow moving camera set to music.
Dick talks with Jeff Stein who writes the Spy Talk blog in Washington, a city he says is rife with spies.
Dick speaks with Nik Wallenda, who was raised by a clan of tight rope walkers known as the Flying Wallendas.
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