Archive for July, 2001


Wednesday, July 25th, 2001

From a ladle and tin cup in an 1850s mining camp and Civil War tent saloons to Prohibition-era speakeasies, we investigate the history of the American saloon, and go behind-the-scenes at Billy Bob’s, a 3-acre Texan saloon, and a Los Angeles sports bar with a computerized liquor-dispensing system. We see what it took to create the elaborate carved bars, the purpose of the brass foot-rail, the impact of refrigerated railroad cars on beer supply, and the transformational power of the bottle cap.

Cattle Ranches

Tuesday, July 24th, 2001

From the 19th century’s legendary cattle drives to the million-acre ranch kingdoms that sprang to life with the end of the Open Range to 21st-century techniques that include artificial insemination, embryo transplants, and genetic engineering, we review the history of cattle ranching. We’ll ride herd with modern cowboys as they twirl ropes and brand calves, and look to the cattle ranch of the future, where cloning will produce the ideal meat-producing steer with a consistently juicy, low-fat carcass.

Antonio Banderas

Monday, July 23rd, 2001

Actor Antonio Banderas is interviewed about his career.

Melanie Griffith

Monday, July 16th, 2001

Actress Melanie Griffith is interviewed about her career.

Jr. – 3LW, Dream, Destiny’s Child

Wednesday, July 11th, 2001

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of 3LW, Dream, and Destiny’s Child.

Joanie Laurer, Tony Hawk, Usher

Wednesday, July 4th, 2001

Tony Hawk
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Joanie Laurer, Tony Hawk, and Usher.