A southern girl moves to New York City, becomes a chef, and swears she’ll never look back. But now Vivian Howard is home in rural North Carolina, making southern staples fancy at her restaurant Chef and the Farmer. A new PBS series tells her story.
When Navy Lieutenant Jacob Joubert got orders to move to Raleigh, N.C.as an ROTC instructor, he was at a low point in his life. A tough, tattooed kid from a tough Illinois town, he'd been saved by enlisting and then getting married and becoming an officer. Now, years later, he'd gone though a divorce and moved to a place where he knew no one. Then Jake remembered a long-ago passion for painting. He came up with the idea of reminding people of every single soldier who had died in America's wars - over a million people, each represented with a hash mark. Also, the lead singer of the band Cracker is personally against the war in Iraq. But one of his songs, Yalla Yalla, became a hit with soldiers.
Donn Young made a life as a successful photographer in New Orleans. He nearly lost all of his work when Hurricane Katrina struck five years ago. More than 1.5 million images were under 10 feet of water.
In downtown Providence, R.I., a massive shopping mall dominates the skyline. City officials have praised the mall for bringing new life to an old industrial city, but some residents and local artists like Michael Townsend have been grumbling since the mall was first built in 1999. Also in the show: A man rediscovers a gift he gave to his grandmother.