Roy Wilkins earned his professional chops as a Twin Cities journalist. But it was as an activist and director of the NAACP, says producer Britt Aamodt, that Wilkins helped change history with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
They have pink noses, small black ears and fleshy finger-like claws. What are they? Britt Aamodt introduces us to Minnesota’s only marsupial, the opossum.
The world remembers Rock Hudson as a movie star and the first big celebrity to die of AIDS. To Phyllis Gates, he was her husband. Britt Aamodt has the story of the Minnesota woman who married Rock Hudson.
During World War II, more than 4,000 naval air cadets passed through Minneapolis’ Naval Air Station for a 3-week beginner’s course in piloting. Britt Aamodt has the story of one of those cadets, George H.W. Bush.
Britt Aamodt takes a look at Minnesotans’ summer preoccupation with fun in the sun, and what they wore while they were at it.
In 1977, Anita Bryant and her organization Save the Children led a crusade to repeal gay rights laws across the country. Britt Aamodt looks at what happened when a Minneapolis gay rights activist met Bryant with a pie and when her crusade arrived in St. Paul in 1978.
Alexander Graham Bell rang in America’s centenary in 1876 with his new invention, the telephone. Britt Aamodt looks at how the telephone arrived in Minnesota.