N.S.E.W. (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST)
About This Collection
From the mountains of the North to the fields in the South, embrace the past and present of a transformed East coast and explore the wild West's diversity as we experience America. WORLD Channel showcases the best of public media with shows that are rooted locally...sharing the stories that make up the fabric of a new American demographic on N.S.E.W.
Episodes In This Collection
Articulate with Jim Cotter: The Ghetto Potter
Roberto Lugo's ceramics pay homage to their classical past and his inner city upbringing; two artists are reinvigorating the conversation about climate change by presenting its truths artfully; and composer Gerald Busby could not have guessed that after surviving HIV and drug addiction, he would experience an artistic rebirth.
Colorado Experience: Pleasant Hill Bus Tragedy
Delve into 1931 when a winter blizzard took the lives of five children who were stranded in a school bus.
Colorado Experience: The Sheriff
Rankin Scott Kelly fled New England in anticipation of prosecution for murder. This early brush with crime served as a catalyst for Kelly's dedication to the law, becoming El Paso County's first sheriff. Follow Kelly through the unmapped Colorado Territory as he tracks outlaws such as Big Tooth Jim and the Espinosa Brothers.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Don’t Fret about Technology
Gary and crew visit Vermont to talk to Ben and Jeff, co-owners of MusicStoreLive, a site that aims to combine the local guitar shop feel with the online shopping convenience. They head over to Massachusetts to chat with Michelle, owner of LoveTheCool, a digital media agency that serves clients such as CVS, Vogue, and Instacart.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Sugar Tongue Slim
For Sugar Tongue Slim, wordplay is a way of life - hip-hop lines his pockets, poetry feeds his soul; master fine art jeweler Bruce Metcalf refuses to use the traditional metals and gems in his work, finding them all a little too…precious; and for generations, American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers...we find out how.
Colorado Experience: Nation Western Stock Show
On a warm day in an otherwise blustery January 1906, the first "Western Live Stock Show" opened in Denver under a circus tent. The event welcomed thousands of stockmen from all across the American West to show-off their animals and trade stock. Discover how the show has grown into a state treasure and symbol of Colorado's deep agricultural roots.
Colorado Experience: Centennial Farms
The history of Colorado mirrors the history of agriculture. Meet three families who continue to work the land their ancestors first tilled over one hundred years ago.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Bringing Home the Chickens
Gary and crew head to Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Drake, owner of Cluck!, an urban farm and garden supply focused on helping customers adapt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Then they swing over to Ferndale, Michigan, to talk to Bradley, owner of The Home Store, a local real estate agency that helps customers recover from foreclosures.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: The Charming Incongruities of Kevin Barnes
After 20 years and 14 albums, Kevin Barnes of the indie rock band "Of Montreal" is still as much an enigma to those close to him as he is to his fans; long before selfies, portraits were a way to help shape their public image; and one of America’s best-dressed men, Walé Oyéjidé, is on a mission to help all men unleash their inner fashionisto.
Colorado Experience: Colorado Coined
After the gold rush hit Colorado in 1859, prospectors craved a way to carry and spend their rich finds. Architecturally-inspired by the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy, the Denver Mint solved this problem and began minting coins in 1906. Enter through the ornate doors of one of the U.S.'s most beautiful manufacturing plants.
Colorado Experience: The Tabors
In 1879, the Colorado Silver Boom caused hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor joined the crowds and became one of the richest silver barons in history. His story took unexpected turns as he left his wife for a younger woman, only to lose his fortune and die alone. Discover the lives of Colorado’s most famous love triangle.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Retail or Salt Therapy?
Gary and crew head over to Portland, Maine, to talk to Don, the owner of Salt Cellar, a shop with every kind of salt imaginable, including Himalayan salt blocks and salted caramel chocolates. Then they swing over to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Neville Wisdom, a fashion designer who custom fits women’s and men’s high-end clothes in-house.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Scents and Sensibility
Conducting opera may well be the hardest job in classical music yet Fabio Luisi does it all with grace and aplomb; scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation; and it’s rare for an artist to disavow her own genre but Elizabeth Streb may well be the most fervently anti-dance choreographer.
Colorado Experience: Cinema on the Plains
From 1910 through the 1950s, movie theaters served as social and community hubs for many Eastern Colorado towns. From original popcorn machines to 3D screens, discover how the theaters of the Eastern Plains continue to serve as community hubs.
Colorado Experience: Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp
In 1913, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield opened the “Rocky Mountain Dancing Camp” which later became the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. It boasts alumni like modern dance pioneer Jose Limon and actor Dustin Hoffman, and continues to operate in the original cabins first built when Perry and Mansfield developed the institution.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Red or Oyster White
Gary and the crew visit Amherst, New Hampshire to talk to Amy, the owner and founder of LaBelle Winery, home to Amy’s perfected blueberry wine. Then they head over to South Kingstown, Rhode Island to visit Perry, the owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar, where only the finest of local oysters and seafood are served.