Palm Beach: Where the Gilded Age Never Ended

The first thing you should know about Palm Beach is that it’s an island (unto itself) – the most exclusive town in America, and (according to writer Laurence Leamer) America’s first “gated community.” Mo Rocca takes a tour of the…

‘EARTHRISE’: A First Glimpse of Our Magnificent Earth as Seen from the Moon

By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Mr. Vaughan-Lee is a documentary filmmaker. On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. The astronaut crew — Frank Borman, Bill Anders and James Lovell — were the first…

Size Matters: Surfing 100-Foot Swells off Portugal

The largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazaré. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave – or crazy – surfers who attempt to take it on. (Source: 60 Minutes…

HELICOPTER CANADA

The daring feat of shooting entirely from a helicopter produced this stunning bird’s-eye view of our beautiful country. Even the most familiar sites will never seem the same again. Directed by Eugene Boyko – 1966 | 50 min (Source: National…

Charles Kuralt Looks at the Shopping Mall Phenomenon

80,000 customers in a day. Cleaning crews work 17 of 24 hours. 134 stores in one place, and 60 acres set aside for parking. By 1982 shopping malls had begun to sweep up vast amounts of American commerce, an assault…

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