Discoveries... America, a fresh look at the remarkable, unique &culturally diverse USA, includes video essays about people, places, cultures &the beauty of various States.
The exploration of Georgia begins in Savannah, one of the South's most gracious and hospitable communities. President Jimmy Carter grew up in Georgia and his boyhood community of Plains is now a National Historic District where visiting students learn how a small farm boy grew up to become the President of the United States of America.
Once stocked as a game bird, wild Burmese chickens never prospered in other areas of the state but have taken a liking to downtown Fitzgerald. To the north, Hawkinsville Harness Racing Training Facility has been a boon to the local community.
In Atlanta...Centennial Park, Stone Mountain and the Cyclorama, the world's largest oil painting that features the "Battle of Atlanta" from the Civil War. Go behind the scenes at The Center for Puppetry Arts and meet the dedicated group of puppeteers that bring their character to life.
In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains...Dahlonega where America's first gold rush occurred in 1829. Nearby, Helen reinvented itself in the 60's in a Bavarian theme and just south in Cleveland, Georgia visit an American Icon, Cabbage Patch Kids at Babyland General Hospital. Way south, discover Gopher Tortoise, vultures and miles of trails at Reed Bingham State Park.
Georgia's official folk life play, Swamp Gravy is the cornerstone of one communities attempt to survive economically and socially. A musical in-the-round on a grand scale.