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Byte Sized biographies of the famous, the infamous and the quirky in less than hour.

    Captain al haynes and United Flight 232 (Volume Four, Episode 1) Part One

    Captain al haynes and United Flight 232 (Volume Four, Episode 1) Part One

    On July 19, 1989, United Air Lines pilot Captain Al Haynes was confronted with a mechanical failure that threatened all 296 passengers aboard his flight, United 232. The response of Haynes and his crew and the ensuing landing provided one of the most remarkable stories in the history of commercial aviation.







    Captain Al Haynes, news conference, July 20, 1989, the day after he landed Flight 232.







    Jerry Schemmel







    Flight Path of 232







    A United Air Lines DC-10







    American Airlines Flight 191, seconds before crashing at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, May 25, 1979

    • 35 min
    Captain Al Haynes and United Flight 232 (Volume Four, Episode 1) Part Two

    Captain Al Haynes and United Flight 232 (Volume Four, Episode 1) Part Two

    On July 19, 1989, United Air Lines pilot Captain Al Haynes was confronted with a mechanical failure that threatened all 296 passengers aboard his flight, United Flight 232. The response of Haynes and his crew and the ensuing landing provided one of the most remarkable stories in the history of commercial aviation.























    Part of United 232’s fan disc that was found in a cornfield in Alta, Iowa















    The runway at Sioux Gateway Airport after the crash.















    Captain Al Haynes, Flight Attendant Susan White and President Bush at the White House, September 8, 1989.















    The Michaelson family being interviewed after the crash, 11 month old Sabrina is in the foreground.















    Michael Matz, moments after winning the 2006 Kentucky Derby.















    Barbaro, 2006 Kentucky Derby champion.

    • 31 min
    Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part One

    Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part One

    Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.







    Gram Parsons







    The Byrds, Chris Hillman, left, Roger McGuinn, center







    Chris Hillman circa Flying burrito Brothers







    Roger McGuinn, 1976







    Gram Parsons infamous Nudie suit, Country Music Hall of Fame

    • 40 min
    Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part Two

    Gram Parsons (Volume 3, Episode 12) Part Two

    Part Hank Williams and part Spinal Tap, fifty years after his death, Gram Parsons’ influence on popular music can be heard every day.







    Gram Parsons Nudie Suit, Country Music Hall of Fame







    Emmylou Harris in the seventies







    Emmylou Harris in 2012







    Keith Richards, 1973







    Room 8, Joshua Tree Inn, the room where Gram Parsons died.

    • 32 min
    George Orwell (Volume 3, Episode 11) part one

    George Orwell (Volume 3, Episode 11) part one

    The creator of 1984 and Animal Farm lived a life that was as original and strange as the books themselves.







    George Orwell







    Passport photo en route to Burma







    Orwell’s wife, Eileen Blair







    “The Stores,” today, in Wallington







    Orwell and his son, Richard

    • 36 min
    George Orwell (Volume 3, episode 11) part 2

    George Orwell (Volume 3, episode 11) part 2

    The creator of Animal Farm and 1984 lived a life as original and strange as the books themselves.







    Barnhill, Orwell’s island hideaway in Scotland







    Barnhill from a distance, by Ken Craig







    Animal Farm, First Edition Cover







    Sonia Brownell Blair Orwell







    Eric Blair aka George Orwell, Gravesite

    • 33 min

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