A sweeping tale of the largest river system in the United States and the spectacular landscapes, diverse cultural heritage, and the industrial triumph nurtured on its banks. British news anchorman, Sir Trevor McDonald, undertakes an epic journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Mississippi’s source in Minnesota with many stops along the way.
Fascinating characters like Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, and Elvis Presley’s former girlfriend, testify to the unique atmosphere the Mississippi has created. The trip reveals how the mighty river has influenced American culture and politics, from the birth of the nation to today. From a colorful New Orleans jazz funeral to a moving eyewitness account of Martin Luther King’s assassination, the journey along Ol’ Man River results in a vivid portrait of centuries of American culture.
Trevor MacDonald has been one of the most popular and enduring news presenters in the U.K for decades. He was knighted in 2003 for his contributions to journalism.
101 – Trevor begins his journey in the Deep South where he finds out that the legacy from the days of slavery still affects life there today. He gets the chance to see a jazz funeral, unique to New Orleans. He also makes a poignant visit to some rare surviving plantation slave quarters before having a face-to-face encounter with an alligator in America’s largest swamp.
102 – Trevor talks to actor Morgan Freeman about his childhood growing up in the Deep South. He also meets a close friend of Dr Martin Luther King who was standing next to him when he was assassinated. Trevor chats to one of Elvis Presley’s first girlfriends.
103 – Trevor takes a look around the town which inspired the Huckleberry Finn books, an island which is dedicated to making guns and the city known for being one of the best places to live in the whole of America.
Don’t Worry, Retire Happy with Tom Hegna
Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!: 7 Steps To Retirement Security with Tom Hegna shows Americans how they can reach their retirement goals. Over the years retirement expert Tom Hegna has help thousands of Americans secure their retirement. His retirement solutions works regardless of the economic climate, the valuation of the stock markets or the current interest rates environment.
Don’t Worry, Retire Happy!: 7 Steps To Retirement Security with Tom Hegna has a companion book, DVD, website, multi-platform marketing program, and national outreach initiative.
Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola
Effortless Healing is hosted by Dr. Joseph Mercola. A well-known physician, Dr Mercola’s website is one of the most visited natural-health sites in the world – a site dedicated to educating readers about ways to improve their health.
He is one of the world’s leading advocates for using food as medicine. In this program he helps people struggling with their weight and chronic conditions to make the connection to their food and lifestyle choices.
He’s an educator committed to teaching people how to cultivate their own power to heal. He believes the body is designed to be healthy without drugs, and in giving it what it needs to thrive, so it can regenerate itself without any outside interventions. This innate restorative tendency is what he calls “effortless healing.”