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Title: Prairie Public Television. SPIN

Dates: 1976-1981

Collection Number: 10578

Quantity: 107 hour-long episodes

Abstract:
Prairie Public Television program “SPIN”was a weekly hour-long magazine program with interviews and discussions about topical interests.  The program began in 1976 with Cal Olson as the host. Boyd Christenson took over as host in 1978.  The shows last episode was aired in 1981. In five seasons the program created 677 stories and 123 hours of programming.  The following is list of episodes and segments that may or may not be located in the collections of the State Archives.  Missing episodes are so noted.  Additional episodes from season one do exist, but because of some taping format issues have been unable to be viewed or digitized.

Provenance: The State Historical Society acquired the Prairie Public Television Collection from Prairie Public Broadcasting from 1991 through 1999.

SEASON 1


Spin 30
 - Original air date: Spring 1977      
Smelt Fry in Warren, MN

Race car driving in West Fargo

Grant Helgeson – Editor and Publisher of the Hankinson News

George and Kay Allstein – painting airplanes

District Court Judge Roy K. Redetzke

Dr. James Hamberg – “Cabbie” with Doyle Cab Company of Fargo

Bach visits Piggly Wiggly – musical

Spin 31
– Original air date: Spring 1977
Mapleton school closing

Treasure hunter Syble Truman of Fargo

Joyce Schneider – ne Coordinator of the National Organization for Women

Movie review of Annie Hall

Concordia College – Black students on strike

A look at tennis in the F-M area

Radio personality Beverly Walters of KFGO

SEASON 2


Spin 201
– Original air date:  9/18/1977
Cheerleaders:  Two members of the World Cheerleading Council held a summer work session at the University of North Dakota.  Features interviews with Hillsboro cheerleaders and actual cheers in progress.

Pisek Art:  Shows and discusses the art of nouveau painting done by Alphonse Mucha that was discovered in the Pisek, ND church.  The painting is worth a great deal and is discussed by Mrs. Al Jelinek.

Nekoma Missile Base:  Major Fred Wegner gives a tour of the ABM security site for the Minutemen fleet in Nekoma, ND.  In-depth tour given of the pyramid-shaped master control center.  Explains his role as the state’s biggest junkman.

Mike Olsen Review:  Reviews movies The Car, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Star Wars.

Bird Calls:  Harald Bliss, a retired teacher from Mayville, ND shares his North Dakota bird call collection.  He explains why he does it and the equipment used.

Lady Farmer:  Miss Myrtle Himrum, a 72 year-old dairy farmer from Audubon, MN is featured.  Explains why she has continued to farm and shares her interest in raising champion cattle with the SPIN staff.

Jack Mayfield:  A 98 year-old black banjo player from Grand Forks, ND, reminisces about his career with various circuses and road shows since 1912.  Plays a variety of songs on his banjo.

Spin 202
- Original air date: 9/25/1977
Junk autos:  Salvage the operation run by Tiny’s Auto Wrecking and Hazer’s Auto Wrecking in Fargo, ND.  Explains how they get cars and what they do with them before crushing them.

Karate Kid:  Follows the career of teenager Sarah Strand, a top practioner of Karate in Moorhead, MN who holds the ND Championship.  Segments of a class in Fergus Falls, MN.

The Entertainers:  Profiles the Shmitt Family Circus run by Bryon and Phyllis Osander from Dalton, MN.  Shows the circus in action and the 22 persons involved.

Hoople Tooth:  Shows the tooth of a Pleistecene era mammoth found in a gravel pit near Hoople, ND by Joe Holm.

Devils Lake Garden:  Features Joyce Bednarz, who runs a successful Farmer’s Market in Devils Lake, ND, that is basically a community garden for low income residents.

Detroit Lakes Cannery:  A cannery for home canners who don’t have the equipment at home.  Dorothy Carlson, who runs the operation, explains its costs and uses.

Skate Board Park:  Five demonstrations of skateboarding are shown here.
Intershow Segment:  Big Animals of ND and MN.  Jamestown Buffalo, Fergus Falls (MN) Otter, New Salem (ND) Holstein Cow, Vergus (MN) Loon, and the Rothsay (MN) Prairie Chicken.

Spin 203
– Original air date:  10/2/1977
Field Hockey:  Covers activities of a girl’s hockey team at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN.

Herman Stern Interview:  Profiles Herman Stern, the original founder of the Straus Men’s Stores.  Reminiscences on the founding of the Greater North Dakota Association, business in ND in the 1920’s and 1930’s, plus the depression.

Auburn, ND Museum:  The private museum of Sig and Josephine Jagielski in Auburn, ND is featured.  Sig explains many of the antiques he owns that are located in Jugville, a miniature set of museum buildings he built on his farm.

Super Salesman:  John Wentz, a salesman for Western States Life Insurance, talks about the philosophy that has brought him success as a super salesman.  Goals and a little pressure are important.

Mike Olsen Review:  Reviews McArthur and Patton.

Weather Predictor:  Alfred Calbus of Ellendale, ND talks about his weather predicting business and skills.

Intershow Segments:  The Small Post Offices of Christine (ND), Abercrombie (ND), Norton (ND), Montado (ND), and Buchanan (ND) are shown.

Spin 204
– Original air date:  10/9/1977
Buffalo Risers:  Bob Awender of Twin Valley, MN is a buffalo breeder.  He has 9 buffalo and talks about how to race them, and what can be done with them.  A neighbor, Vincent Vigessa, is also in the business for himself.

Detroit Lakes Sign Factory:  Merle Sagen, who runs the factory, explains the process of turning aluminum blanks, etc. into familiar road signs.  Shows interior of the factory.

Medora:  Parallels the two faces of Medora, one for the tourists, the other for the ranchers.  Explains the history of Medora and work done by Harold Schafer.  Talks with a rancher, Stack Ripley, and a local entertainer, Dean Sherman, to compare views.

Judge Dosch Interview:  Profiles Judge Ronald Dosch, a Ramsey County judge plus municipal judge for Devils Lake.  His philosophy is to come down hard on repeaters and works to rehabilitate them.

Book/Poetry Bus:  The Plains Distribution Service in Fargo, runs a bookstore on wheels supported by public grants. Most of the books are gleaned from the Midwest Small Press (mostly poetry) that distributes contemporary Midwest literature.  Talk with Paul Brown, a driver and Meridel Le Sueur, an author.

Intershow Segments:  Favorite buildings like the Fargo Bicentennial House, St. Gabriel’s Apartments in Argyle, MN, and the Harwood Elementary School.

Spin 205
– Original air date:  10/16/1977
Park Rapids:  Profiles the North Land Museum of Art in Park Rapids, MN.  Discusses possible valuable paintings donated to this museum by Gabor Nemeth.

Brubeck:  Profiles Dave Brubeck and the New Dave Brubeck Quartet when they were in Fargo, ND.  Sections of his music and philosophy on the state of the art of jazz.

The Digger:  Chris Dill, a native of Oakes, ND, is a survey archeologist with the North Dakota State Historical Society.  Discusses his work in western ND with ND archeology that may be endangered by land development there.

Devils Lake Shooter:  Patrolman Bob Snell of Devils Lake, ND as a sharpshooter in the ND Highway Patrol.  Demonstrates his proficiency with a pistol.

Lois Trapp:  Interview with Lois Trapp, a columnist in central Red River Valley newspapers.  Comments on her views as a feminist, her family and what’s important in life.

Flour Mill:  Features the main attraction in Minnesota’s Old Mill State Park, a water powered grist mill in Marshall County, MN.  Built by Larson Larson, an immigrant.  Park Manager, Dan Breva, shows the mill in operation again.

Intershow Segments:  Segments on signs in Argyle, MN and Hope, Hatton, Hillsboro and Page (all in ND).

Spin 206
– Original air date:  10/23/1977
Grand Forks AFB Guard Dog:  Gabby is a highly trained guard dog at the Grant Forks Air Force Base.  Includes a visit with his trainer, Sgt. Willy Daletto, who gives details on the training program.

Dent Spinner:  Brenda Ekstrom is a spinner from Dent, ND.  Explains the process of using a spinning wheel and working with sheep wool.

Sanger:  Features a family of artists at Sanger, ND, which includes Linda Brown, her son Rick, and David Christy.  They explain what they are doing, plus a profile of Sanger is given.

Woman Preacher:  Reverend Barbara Bullock is the Minister at Zion United Methodist Church (rural Colfax) and Calvary United Methodist Church (Kindred, ND).  She talks about her job, how she got here and her family.

Wind Power:  Jeff Anderson of Fergus Falls, MN explains how he uses a windmill to generate electricity on his parents’ farm.  He talks about wind power in general.

AC Scientist:  Dr. Carl Gustavson, Professor of Psychology at North Dakota State University, talks about behavior modification experiments on wild animals, called taste aversion programs.

Spin 207
– Original air date:  10/30/1977
Pisek Biker:  Hill climbing with motorcycles is becoming a nationally recognized sport.  Leslie Peterka, a young farmer in Pisek, ND (who ranked among the top five hill climbers in the U.S.) talks about his involvement in the sport.

Knatterud Interview:  Alden Knatterud was principal of Moorhead High School for 21 years.  He took an early retirement and talks about the reasons for this, his 21 years at MHS, and the state of education today.

Youth Conservation Corps:  Titled, “The Environmental Elect” this segment examines Dave Melgaard (a teacher at Valley City High School) and the Valley City Youth Conservation Corps camp he runs in the summer.  The program’s duties and accomplishments are discussed.

Trap Makers:  Harry and Oscar Johnson of Erskin, MN, made killer traps.  They explain how they got into the business, how the traps are made, and the state of trapping today.

S. U. Women:  Sandra Holbrook discusses her job as the Equal Opportunity Officer at NDSU in Fargo, ND.  She works to make sure federal discrimination and civil rights laws are not violated.

Anne Ness:  Anne Ness talks about the artists’ colony she and her husband, Bjarne, set up at Fort Ransom, ND and the Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Festival (which they started).

Del Hanson:  The Director of the Moorhead State University Theater discusses the role of theater in the university setting and what students could learn from it.  Scenes from “Taming of the Shrew.”

Spin 208
– Original air date:  11/6/1977
Green’s Horses:  Bob and Paulette Green of Fairmont, ND still use a horse-drawn thresher.  The horses they use are registered Belgian work horses and they are shown being harnessed.  Greens also participate in local threshing bees.

Doc Hubbard:  Ralph Hubbard, 93, is profiled in this segment.  He holds a traditional view of ND Indians and works to preserve Indian history and artifacts in the Red River Valley and North Dakota.  Speaks on the teaching of Indian history in ND.

Harriet Skye:  Harriet Skye, the Director of the Information Public Relations Office of the United Tribes in Bismarck.  She is seen working with a self-awareness program at the State Penitentiary and talks about her life as a spokesperson for Indians in ND.

Mike Olson Movie Review:  Solicits a tender response to the movie “Oh God!” at the ABC Lark Theater at Fargo, ND.

Solar House:  Chris Reed, of rural Kent, MN, has installed a solar collector heating system on the south side of his two-story farmhouse.  He tells how he installed it using 16,000 beer cans.

Log Cabins:  The Ole and Ann Foss homestead cabin in Underwood, MN, is featured.  The history and restoration efforts are discussed by Delores Peterson, an Underwood Woman’s Study Club member who is heading the effort.

Spin 209
– Original air date:  11/13/1977
King Car:  Richard King, an attorney from Grand Forks, is the owner of a 1931 Pierce-Arrow sports coupe.  He gives the history of this car and talks about collecting and restoring antique autos.

Ashley Magazine Publisher:  Profiles the editors of the Ashley Tribune and a new monthly magazine they have started called Prairie.

Night Mail: A pilot for Cyzer Airways, Mark Rebholz, talks about his exp his experiences as a pilot providing airmail service in ND.  These include close calls, hazards and bad weather.
Hymnist:  An interview with Ragna Marie Ralston, a writer of hymns who lives in Fargo, ND, talks about how she writes and plays two of them.

S. U. Rodeo:  Scenes of the 1977 NDSU Bison Stampede put to the music of Waylon Jennings.

Occultist:  Rev. Omar Gjerness of Fergus Falls, MN, speaks about his experience with the occult.  He covers exorcisms, séances, black magic, and Satan and tells of his personal involvement in a number of cases.

Cabbie Inventor:  Leland Mostad, a Grand Forks cab drive, is also an inventor.  He has invented a gas saving device, which he explains here.  Leland is interested in energy conservation devices and talks of others he hopes to invent.

Spin 210
– Original air date:  11/20/1977
Sunflowers:  The McIntyre Seed Farm near Casselton, ND, is featured.  It is run by Don and Gina McIntyre.  Don talks about the processing of sunflower seeds.

Wahpeton Author:  Nora Mohberg, an author from Wahpeton, ND, has used her memories of the Norwegian homeland to write five novels.  She talks of these novels and gives tips on writing.

Prison Rodeo:  Cowboy #12056, an inmate at the State Penitentiary, named Rick, is followed as he participates in the annual prison rodeo.  He talks about life in prison and his participation in the rodeo.

Winnipeg Art/Dance:  Participating in a panel discussing art and dance in Canada are: 

Robert Enright, Professor of English at St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, and the Editor of Arts Manitoba.
Tim Ray, Associate Professor of Art at Moorhead State University. Dr. Ann Davis, Curator of Canadian Culture at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Dr. Clarence Glasrud, Professor of English at Moorhead State University.

Spin 211 – Original air date:  11/27/1977
Dent Broadway Star:  Madalyn Gardener lives in Dent, MN, and owns a family store with her husband, Stan.  She was a former singer and dancer who had performed with Streisand, Zero Mostel, and Sammy Davis, Jr.  She talks about this career and why she moved to MN.

N. D. Jam:  Earl Ogle, President of Imperial Preserves, a Fargo company that manufactures jams using ND fruit, talks about how he got into the business producing wild fruit preserves for the gourmet.

Mike Olsen Review:  “Oh God!” is reviewed again.

Land Use Seminar:  A Mary College Seminar on Land Use ponders the question, “Who should own the land?”  Speakers include Myron Just, Playford V. Thorson, Larry Remele, and Fred Harris, former Senator from Oklahoma.

Trapper:  Oscar J. Nelson, of Sharon, ND, talks about trapping in the state.  He maintains a seventy-mile trap line in Griggs and Nelson Counties.

Spin 212
– Original air date:  12/4/1977
Fat Farm:  Jerry’s Diet Center, a fat farm in Esmond, ND, is shown here.  Jerry Hoffner, wife of “Buckshot” Hoffner, owns the franchise and talks about her work in this small town.

Pork Queen:  Debby Brand, the 1977 National Pork Queen is interviewed during her activities in Fargo, ND.  She talks about pork and is shown participating in activities such as:  a talk show, football games and banquets.

Kidnappers:  Holiday kidnappers or photographers of children are shown at work.  Examples of the results are shown also.

Mike Jacobs:  The editor of the bi-monthly North Dakota news magazine, The Onlooker, talks about politics, natural resources, agriculture and life on the prairie.  The upcoming election, coal development and land use are spoken of specifically.


Spin 213
– Original air date:  12/11/1977
The Hustler:  A Santa Claus hustler, Jeff Gehrk, talks about his side-line as a “hire out” Santa Claus.

Viking Ship:  A full-size Viking ship is being built in an old potato warehouse in Hawley, MN by Bob Asp.  He talks about its construction and his plans to sail it.
Breckenridge Inventor:  Darrell Klein explains his “Spare Tire Hoist and Support Invention” and plans to market this invention.

Kid Inventor:  Fifteen-year-old Scott McDermott of Fargo has won science fair prizes for his robots he has invented.  One of them is named Herbert, and Scott talks about this and other robots he is planning.

Mike Olsen Review:  Young Frankenstein is previewed.

Trombone Man:  A trombone player at Moorhead State University named John Tesch, talks about his instrumental and techniques used for playing jazz on it.

Ron Smith:  The chief photographer for the Grand Forks Herald, Ron Smith, speaks about black and white photography.

Poet in Residence:  Louse Erdrich teaches kids to write poetry in Red River Valley elementary and high schools.  Talks about the techniques she uses.  Classroom activity is also shown.

Spin 214
– Original air date:  12/18/1977
Lidgerwood Ambulance:  Volunteer ambulance service in ND is illustrated by this segment on the Lidgerwood Ambulance Service.  Bob Fust, Joan Siemieniewski, Gaylon Medhaug, and Ron Cich talk about the service and its problems and accomplishments.

Small Claims Court:  Judge George Duis, a Cass County Judge, talks about small claims court, its procedures, and uses in general and in Fargo specifically.

Midwife:  Midwifery is a subject discussed by midwife Nancy Staley.  She explains the training one needs and how they can help in birth, etc.

Movie Makers:  Richard and Mike Laliberte are two amateur film makes who attend Shanley High School in Fargo, ND.  They explain their work and show examples.

Howard Binford:  The author of the Howard Binford Guide (to Fargo-Moorhead) talks about the guide plus his past experiences in the publishing business.

Arm Sports:  Paul Whitney, a graduate student at Moorhead State University is profiled as an example of weight lifters the Midwest.  He comments on the sport.

Spin 215
– Original air date:  12/25/1977
See Tapes #210, 201, and 204 for annotations.

Spin 216
– Original air date:  1/1/1978 (MISSING)
Doll Hospital:  Mrs. Isabel Gibbs runs the Gibbs Doll Hospital in her home in St. Hilaire, MN.  It is a place where hurt and injured dolls get patched up and put on their feet again.

Mr. Pitts:  The first black to be elected to public office in ND, Paul Pitts talks about his past election and future plans.

Triplets:  Dustin, Cort, and Ryan are triplets of Pat and Glenn Metzgar of Fargo, ND.  They related the perils and pleasure of parenting and caring for a threesome.

Mark Olsen Review:  The World’s Greatest Lover is previewed.

Plane Builder:  Fred Goldstone and George Loranger of Grafton, ND are building their own airplanes.  They tell how it’s done and why one should build their own.

Fitness Kids:  Don Palmicino discusses and demonstrates physical fitness techniques with children at Ben Franklin School in Fargo, ND.

Champagne Lady:  Meet Mary Florence Parker.  Under the name of Mary Velan, she sang with Lawrence Welk’s Orchestra forty years ago.  She reminiscences about that period in her life.

Mike Jacobs:  The editor of the bi-monthly North Dakota news magazine, The Onlooker.  Talks about politics, natural resources, agriculture and life on the prairie.  The upcoming election, coal development and land use are spoken of specifically.

Spin 217
– Original air date:  1/8/1978
Recycle Center:  An old firehouse in Detroit Lakes, MN, is now a recycling center.  Georgia Reifenburger is the director of this day care center, a learning and training facility for the mentally and physically handicapped.  She talks about the program there.

Tom Siaka:  A 77 year-old Sioux Indian who has lived at Fort Totten, ND since 1918, Tom Siaka talks about the history of the Fort and his life and Indian life in general on the reservation during the period.

Female Ferrier:  Paula Pfeiffere is the only female ferrier in ND.  She talks about the technique of her trade as a horse-shoer and demonstrates how to shoe a horse.

History Awards:  Two women who have received national commendations from the American Association for State and Local History are profiled.  Mary Faith Young of Jamestown, ND talks about her efforts to save two historical buildings in Jamestown.  Mrs. Frances Wold talks about her history of coal mining in Wilton, ND.

Norbert Miller:  Norbert Miller, a familiar radio voice in North Dakota, recalls his 13-year-old career as the market reporter at the West Fargo Stockyards.

Art Exhibit:  The batik exhibition of Bob Miller displayed at the North Dakota Art Gallery in Grand Forks is shown.  Bob talks about the art of batik.

Piano Tuner:  Myron Petska of Lawton, ND comments on the reconditioning and tuning of old pianos.

Spin 218
– Original air date:  1/15/1978 (MISSING)
Apple Carver:  Evonne Marts of Fergus Falls, MN, gives the history and explains the technique of apple carving.

Arts Magazine:  Editor Mark Vinz explains the purpose, scope, and content of the Dakota Arts Quarterly.  Steve Ward, Associate Editor, and Glen Scott, Advisory Board, are also featured.

Arabian Horses:  G-G Gerouge, a champion pure bred Arabian show horse, is the topic of this segment.  He is owned by Casey Bratner of Moorhead, MN, who talks about the horse and the horse training in general.

Old Soldier’s Home:  The history and residents of the Old Solders’ Home in Lisbon, ND, are considered here.  Interviews with residents illustrate the life and activity there.

China Expert:  Dr. Merwin Ling, a Professor of Mathematics at Mayville State College, Mayville, ND, visited China in the fall of 1977.  He discusses what he saw and experienced there.

Polish Actress:  Ludmilla Smette, a Polish actress in the late 1930s and early 1940s, tells about the advent of WW II, the Nazis, her stay in a concentration camp and her marriage to Berdean Smette of Buxton, ND.

Spin 219
– Original air date:  1/22/1978
Egg Factory:  Willie Germolus is the owner of an egg farm near Borup, MN that produces 12,000 eggs a day.  He talks about the operation and his chickens.

Stuart Interview:  Features Russell W. Stuart, the North Dakota Game and Fish Commissioner who was Conservationist of the Year in North Dakota.  Discusses fish population, season hunting, Garrison Diversion, and his concern for farmers.

Buxton Deer:  Members of the Buxton Sports Men Club talk about their project to feed the deer in the Red River Valley.

Michael J. Olsen Interview:  Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl is previewed.

Indian school:  Shows the alternative Indian School set up in White Earth, MN by Vernon Belcourt for a group of students who left the Waubun, MN public school.  Activities of the school are shown and various view-points on the school are given.

Grand Forks AFB Advisor:  Chief Dewey Jones is the advisor to the Wing Commander at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND, and is responsible for listening to 4,600 men and helping them with their problems.  He talks about his job.

Grocery Lady:  The owner of the Cummings Store, Mrs. Evelyn Veen, talks about life in this town and its future.

Bowling:  North Dakotans bowling at an unknown location.

Spin 220
– Original air date:  1/29/1978
Business Majors:  Dr. Wayne Alexander, Chairman of the Business Administration Program at Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, explains the course work for different areas offered in business at MSU.  He talks about future job possibilities for the students.

Link Interview:  Governor Arthur Link is interviewed at his office at the State Capitol.  He comments on the economic situation and agriculture, confrontation at the Canadian border, Garrison Diversion, politics and issues in the next state election and future plans.

Lady Cops:  Marlys Juvrud, the one police officer at Underwood, MN, and Myra Uttermark, half of Parkers Prairie, MN police force, talk about their jobs and the pressure of being a woman in a traditional male job.

Rourke Gallery:  The Director of the Plains Art Museum, Jim O’Rourke, talks about the permanent collection housed there and various area artists who created them.  He comments on the life of artists in general and the proposed FM Cultural Bridge.

Lady DJ:  The only lady DJ at KMAV-FM Radio in Mayville, ND, is Lori Larson.  She talks of her start in the business and her present job.

Spin 221
– Original air date:  2/5/1978
Mayville Student:  Lori Iverson is a blind person and a sophomore at Mayville State College, Mayville, ND.  She talks about her blindness and how it affects her studies and her life.

Preus Interview:  An interview with Dr. David Preus, who is President of the American Lutheran Church (ALC).  He talks about their annual national convention held in Fargo-Moorhead.  Comments also on the farmer’s situation, congregation losses, mergers in the total Lutheran Church and their differences with the American Lutheran Synod.

Michael J. Olsen Review:  Close Encounters of the Third Kind is previewed.

Halfway House:  The pros and cons of a halfway house for adult male convicts in south side Fargo, ND are debated.  Rich Good, Director of the house, feels rehabilitation is good and should be done.  William Hill is an attorney representing those who want the house removed.

Stella H.: If the Poet Laureate of North Dakota was named, it could be Stella Hohnke of Fargo, ND.  She talks of writing poetry, her background, and recites a number of her poems.

Spin 222
– Original air date:  2/12/1978
Chopper:  Profiles Gerald Barth of Sabin, MN, who talks about his spraying service utilizing a helicopter.  He also operates a general flying service.

Neon Man:  In East Grand Forks, MN, there lives a man named Lou Buckner.  Lou is a glass blower and neon sign maker.  He talks about and explains his trade, life in East Grand Forks, and the neon sign business.

Henry Martinson:  Henry Martinson, a 95 year-old North Dakota socialist who lives in Minot, ND, talks about Minot, the reaction of North Dakota to a socialist, the labor movement in North Dakota and the Non-Partisan League.

Ruben Lopez:  Ruben Lopez has been the best cop on NP Avenue in Fargo, ND (one of the roughest areas in the town).  He comments on his job and the situations he must deal with.

Fergus Hospital:  The State Mental Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN, is the site of a program in which youngsters from a city grade school play and visit with the residents.  It helps the residents by giving them outside contact and it gives the students an understanding of mental illness.  The program is explained by Cathy Peterson, and occupational therapist at the hospital.

Harvey Reverend:  The Wells County Christian Academy, founded by Reverend Peter Dyck of Harvey, ND, is profiled here.  It is located in the Victory Baptist Church.  Rev. Dyck explains why he founded it, problems he has had and its future.

Rodeo Star:  Sixty-eight-year-old Robert Rindt is the physical education teacher at the Fort Totten Elementary School.  He is also a champion knife thrower, roller skater, marksman, and trick rider.  He tells of his early life and gives a demonstration of rope twirling.

Spin 223
– Original air date:  2/19/1978 (MISSING)
Bingo Party:  he American Legion Club of Minot, ND holds a monthly bingo game for the residents of the State School at Grafton, ND.  Bernard Wososki, commander of the Post, talks about the beneficial aspects of the program.

Auctioneers:  The North Dakota State Auctioneers Annual Convention in Rugby, ND, is filmed.  Twenty contestants vie for champion auctioneer by doing their best calls (including one done in German).

Stein Collector:  A stein collector from Moorhead, MN, named Steve Pazella, shows and explains many of the fine steins in his amply collection.

Pregnancy Lady:  Iva Mae Bjerke is the counselor for Valley Planning Services in Mayville, ND.  She talks about teenage pregnancy, premarital sex, venereal disease, contraception, and sex education among high school age persons as problems she must handle.

Old Bikes:  The Bike Shop in Fargo, ND is run by Wally and Betty Specht.  They talk about their business, show an antique tricycle and explain its reconstruction.

Mike Olsen Review:  The One and Only is previewed.

Sculpture:  The sculpture of Joachim Bertold was on display at the North Dakota State University Art Gallery.  His art is shown and explained.

Gardener:  George Tollefson of Fargo, ND gives tips on prize flowers growing.  He tells how to get started, he tells what to plant and when.

Spin 224
– Original air date:  2/26/1978
Viking Ship:  A full-size Viking ship is being built in an old potato warehouse in Hawley, MN by Bob Asp.  He talks about its construction and his plans to sail it.Spin 213 – Original air date:  12/11/1977

The Hustler:  A Santa Claus hustler, Jeff Gehrk, talks about his side-line as a “hire out” Santa Claus.

Viking Ship:  A full-size Viking ship is being built in an old potato warehouse in Hawley, MN by Bob Asp.  He talks about its construction and his plans to sail it.

Breckenridge Inventor:  Darrell Klein explains his “Spare Tire Hoist and Support Invention” and plans to market this invention.

Kid Inventor:  Fifteen-year-old Scott McDermott of Fargo has won science fair prizes for his robots he has invented.  One of them is named Herbert, and Scott talks about this and other robots he is planning.

Mike Olsen Review:  Young Frankenstein is previewed.

Trombone Man:  A trombone player at Moorhead State University named John Tesch, talks about his instrumental and techniques used for playing jazz on it.

Ron Smith:  The chief photographer for the Grand Forks Herald, Ron Smith, speaks about black and white photography.

Poet in Residence:  Louse Erdrich teaches kids to write poetry in Red River Valley elementary and high schools.  Talks about the techniques she uses.  Classroom activity is also shown.

Polish Actress:  Ludmilla Smette, a Polish actress in the late 1930s and early 1940s, tells about the advent of WW II, the Nazis, her stay in a concentration camp and her marriage to Berdean Smette of Buxton, ND.

Pisek Biker:  Hill climbing with motorcycles is becoming a nationally recognized sport.  Leslie Peterka, a young farmer in Pisek, ND (who ranked among the top five hill climbers in the U.S.) talks about his involvement in the sport.

Champagne Lady:  Meet Mary Florence Parker.  Under the name of Mary Velan, she sang with Lawrence Welk’s Orchestra forty years ago.  She reminiscences about that period in her life.
Dent Broadway Star:  Madalyn Gardener lives in Dent, MN, and owns a family store with her husband, Stan.  She was a former singer and dancer who had performed with Streisand, Zero Mostel, and Sammy Davis, Jr.  She talks about this career and why she moved to MN.

King Car:  Richard King, an attorney from Grand Forks, is the owner of a 1931 Pierce-Arrow sports coupe.  He gives the history of this car and talks about collecting and restoring antique autos.

Recycle Center:  An old firehouse in Detroit Lakes, MN, is now a recycling center.  Georgia Reifenburger is the director of this day care center, a learning and training facility for the mentally and physically handicapped.  She talks about the program there.

Spin 228 – Original air date:  3/26/1978
National Weather Service:  Herb Munson, Chief Meteorologist of the National Weather Service located at Hector Airport in Fargo, ND, explains their service and talks about weather problems and fear of them in the area.

Bob McCarney:  Bob McCarney, local Bismarck businessman and politician, gives personal history and talks about the Republican Party in ND.  He surmises on his future in North Dakota politics and his role in the next election for governor.

Langer Play:  Scenes are shown from the Ev Miller play about North Dakota Governor William Langer called A Man for the People.  Ev Miller relates stories about Bill Langer that he dug up in his research for the play.

Plains Art Museum:  The 19th Red River Valley Annual is an art competition held at the Plains Art Museum in Moorhead, MN.  The judge for the competition is William Landwehr, guest juror from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri.  Landwehr talks about the art there and the judging of it.

Lin Iverson:  Lin Iverson is a blind musician from Valley City, ND, who is performing in clubs in the area.  She talks about her blindness, her life, and her new career.  She is also shown in performance.

Spin 229
– Original air date:  4/2/1978
Sled Dog Lady:  Harriet Sharp of Pelican Rapids, MN, raises, breeds, and trains sled dogs.  She talks about her dogs, their training, and gives a demonstration of harnessing a set and taking off.

Drug Story:  Features hearings on the drug problems and laws of the state in mid-February, 1978.  Oscar Solberg headed the committee hearings.  North Dakota Attorney General, Allen Olson, comments on the situation.

Poma Industries:  Oliver  Haugen talks about his company, Poma Industries, which manufactures hydraulic folding drill and plater markers.  The company is located at Portland-Mayville, ND.  Oliver explains other items made there, most of which are his own designs.

Bob Bergland Interview:  The Federal Secretary of Agriculture, Bob Bergland, discusses America’s role in the world food supply.  Farmer’s problems, control of the world food market, food costs, middlemen, farmer’s stakes, and his relation to President Carter, are touched upon also.

Spin 230
– Original air date:  4/9/1978
Paul Duginski:  Paul Duginski, political and editorial cartoonist, tells how he got started in that business.  Shows examples of his work and tells where he gets his ideas.

Nostalgia Shop:  The shop is the “Fantasy Collector” in Fargo, ND, and the owner is Rudy Sigmund.  He talks on how he got started in the nostalgia business and where he gets these items.  Many examples shown.

Abused Women:  Wife abuse and battered women are the topic here.  Women talk about the abuse and why they stay in such a situation.  Ellen Pence, Director of Minnesota Programs for Battered Wives, explains what can be done about the above situation.

Flying Tiger:  Percey Bartelt of Detroit Lakes, MN relates his experiences as one of the famed Flying Tiger Squadron in Burma in mid-1940.  Gives the background history of this squadron and tells what they did at that time.

Ken Woods:  An East Grand Forks, MN resident, Ken Woods, is a necktie collector.  He also has a passion for shirts and dancing.  He talks about his collection and demonstrates his skill at dancing.

Spin 231
– Original air date:  4/16/1978
Artist Al Dornisch:  This wildlife artist lives in Minneapolis.  Many examples of his art are shown and he explains his technique.

Cooperstown Blacksmith:  The Lima Blacksmith Shop in Cooperstown, ND is featured.  It is the oldest working blacksmith shop in North Dakota and was established in 1895.  The shop was recently run by Lorents Lima and is now being historically preserved.

Rehab Industries of Fergus Falls:  Lake Region Rehabilitation Industries Inc. of Fergus Falls, MN, is a private, nonprofit corporation providing a program of service for assisting handicapped people obtain suitable employment and a place in society.  Director Jim Wolfe explains the program.

Dr. Michlovic Artifacts:  Dr. Mike Michlovic of Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN, explains ancient  Indian relics unearthed at the Dead River Site in Otter Tail County (western Minnesota).

Ada Depot:  The railroad depot in Ada, MN, is run by Bud Breshahan.  He talks about the depot, the Burlington Northern Railroad and the future of railroads.

Art Speltz Model Trains:  This Detroit Lakes, MN administrator explains and runs the room-size town set he made himself.  Art also comments on model trains as a hobby.

Spin 232
– Original air date:  4/23/1978 (MISSING)
Baldwin Arcade, Hope, ND:  The history of Hope, ND in the 1880s is illustrated by the Baldwin Arcade, built by Dustin P. Baldwin.  The Arcade was a general merchandise store and is now being restored by the Steele County Historical Society.  Mrs. Helen Parkman, the chief organizer, discusses the project.

Sculptor Lowell Ryland:  The sculptor discusses and explains the sculpture he built at the south end of Broadway in Fargo, ND, as a tribute to ND.

YMCA Activity Piece:  Shows various activities at the Y in Fargo, ND.

ND Family Man:  Tim Wild, North Dakota Agriculture Department, has produced a slide show on the ND family farm.  Three families talk about life on the farm and its hardships.

Disco Dancing:  Kathy Foss Bakkum teaches disco dance lessons at the Dance Studio in Fargo, ND.  She demonstrates the dance.

Maple Sap Harvest:  Mapleag, a few miles from Calloway, MN, is operated by Jim and Mary Richards.  In the winter, it’s a lodge for skiers.  In the spring, the Richards tap about 1200 maples on their 300 acres of land.  The Richards show and explain the process of gathering sap and turning it into maple sugar.

Spin 233
– Original air date:  4/30/1978
Prairie Chickens:  The booming of the Greater Prairie Chicken is observed in a field south of Rothsay, MN, by the Audubon Society of Fargo-Moorhead.  Mary Bergen, leader of the group, explains the process.

Mayor Jon Lindgren:  Jon Lindgren, Mayor of Fargo, ND, talks about his election and the mayoral race.  He also comments on the city’s growth, the city commission, the Heritage Bridge Center, taxes, and the 12th Avenue Bridge project.

Faces:  Verlin Hinsz, a student at North Dakota State University. Fargo, ND, is conducting a sophomore psychology experiment called the Facial Similarities of Engaged and Married Couples.  Verlin discusses the project and his conclusions.

Pohlen Culture Center:  Located in Sisseton, SD, this is the largest collection of Indian Art in South Dakota.  The Pohlen Cultural Center was founded by Paul War Cloud, who has done most of the art there.  Father Leonard Baldus, who heads the center, now explains the center and its art.

Titan II Training:  Deborah Heffener and Nancy Joby, Airman First Class at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, discuss their jobs as maintenance persons for Titan Two Missile System.

Spin 234
– Original air date:  5/7/1978
Alf Elden:  A visit to the farm of Alf and Hulda Elden of Oslo, MN.  They talk about their unique museum and Alf’s steam engine collection.

Dr. Einar Haugen:  Dr. Einar Haugen is a professor of Scandinavian Languages and Linguistics at Harvard University and has been lecturing at Concordia College on Henrik Ibsen.  He also talks about Norwegians, their immigration to America; and their stereotypes.

Champ Champion:  The oldest active volunteer fireman in North Dakota, H.E. “Champ” Champion talks about his experiences as a volunteer fireman since 1906.

Rev. Munjoma of Rhodesia:  Rev. John Munjoma discusses the situation in Rhodesia and the politics of majority rule.  Speaks also on life in Rhodesia, the role of the Church there, and treatment of blacks in Rhodesia.

Roland Ryan, Indian Sun Dance:  The Sun Dance was the most important religious ceremony of many of the Plains Indian Tribes.  Roland Ryan, a Sioux Indian from Sisseton, SD, talks about the dance and his preparation for the one to be held at the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

Spin 235
– Original air date:  5/14/1978
Singer Jimmie Jensen:  Profiles a singer from Minnesota named Jimmie Jensen.  Jensen talks about his career singing with the greats of country music and his recent comeback at Elbow Lake, MN.

Orienteering:  Visit to a regional competition on orienteering held at Camp Trowbridge near Vergas, MN.  Orienteering is a survival sport with a sense of direction.

Vic Hanson:  Vic Hanson of Hawley, MN, displays and explains his watch collection.  Talks about watch making in general.

Antique Car Show:  Art Olson, an antique car collector, is profiled attending the Fifth Annual Art Olson Swap Meet and Car Show at Russ Buick in Fargo, ND.  Art discusses antique car collecting.

Faith Mill:  The Faith Mill in Faith, MN, is still turning out flour.  Allan Bucholz, operator of the mill, talks about its restoration and business of flour milling.

Ox Cart Trails:  Shows and discusses the history of the ox cart trails still visible at Dayton Hollow on the Ottertail River near Fergus Falls, MN.  Two employees of a local power company talk about the supply routes in that area.

Spin 236
– Original air date:  5/21/1978
Dorset, MN Bank:  Features the Dorset, MN Bank, the smallest town in the United States to house a bank.  Visit with the family who owns the bank, Gordon Hewit, and his son, Mark.  Banking in a rural community is the subject.

Brewer Lake Ecology:  Erie Dam is an earth filled dam near Erie, ND.  How it created a fishing and camp site in eastern North Dakota is the item discussed here.  Problems and solutions with the lake are related by Dr. Gabe Comita, a zoologist from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.

Boxcar Shortage:  Boxcar shortage has been a long lasting problem in North Dakota.  Hearings on this subject were filmed in Bismarck, ND.  Speakers include Bruce Hagen, Public Service Commissioner, and officials from the railroad company.

Dr. Simmons:  Dr. James Q. Simmons, Jr., of New York, is the past medical director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He explains the disease and its effects, probably causes, and the fact that diet might be a factor.

Jack Hilber, Vergas Falls, MN:  Jack and Clarissa Hilber share their philosophy on organic farming.  They run the Blue Candle Haven Organic Farm in Vergas, MN.

Spin 237
– Original air date:  5/28/1978
Arm Wrestling:  The First Annual State Open Championship on Arm Wrestling at Wild Rice, ND, is shown.  Steve Scott, tournament organizer explains the sport and the contest.

Bookmobile:  Les and Katherine Rogne have been driving the Fargo Public Library’s Bookmobile for 17 years.  They relate some of their experiences.

Grand Forks AFB Radar:  The Grand Forks Radar Approach Control Center makes sure planes do not collide with each other.  Master Sargent Tom Updike explains this center’s purpose and each person’s job.

Maple LAG:  Mapleag, near Calloway, MN, is operated by Jim and Mary Richards.  In the winter, it’s a lodge for skiers.  In the spring, the Richards tap about 1200 maples on their 300 acres of land.  The Richards show and explain the process of gathering sap and turning it into maple sugar.

Citicar:  Rick Kalinowski of J & J Auto Sales in Fargo, ND, owns an electric car called a Citicar.  Rick talks about and explains electric cars and is shown driving his.

PPTV Satellite Disk:  Shows construction of a receiving satellite disk to enhance public television in North Dakota.  A crew member explains transmission and receiving of pictures via satellite.

Cal Olson Action:  Cal Olson, commentator for the SPIN program, reminiscences on his job at his auction before he moved to Sioux City, Iowa.

Prairie Chickens:  The booming of the Greater Prairie Chicken is observed in a field south of Rothsay, MN, by the Audubon Society of Fargo-Moorhead.  Mary Bergen, leader of the group, explains the process.

SEASON 3


Spin 301
– Original air date:  9/17/1978
A Trip to the Minnesota Zoological Garden.

Sculpturing in Alabaster.

A Tour of the Hebron Brick Company.

Two Women Inmates talk about conditions at the North Dakota State Prison.

A look at a mysterious stone carving on a Western North Dakota Butte.

Spin 302
– Original air date:  9/24/1978
MN Vikings Training Camp.

Glass Blower.

Sheyenne, ND.

Open Home For Unwed Mothers.

Richardton Abbey.

Muzzle Loaders.

Spin 303
– Original air date:  9/00/1978        (MISSING)
Wild Rice Harvest. (Gina)

Bonnie Consolo. (Boyd)

Indian Pipe Making. (Linda)

Gristmill. (Gina)

Wheelwright.  (Boyd)

Gussie the golfer.  (Gina)

Grade School Football.  (Mike)

Spin 304
– Original air date:  10/8/1978
Drag racer Judy Lilly.

Tour of ND Governors’ Mansion.

Polka Mass.

Family Farm in ND.

Spin 305
– Original air date:  10/15/1978
Rodeo man, Bob Rindt.  (Gina)

Heart Screening Program.  (Mike)

Sioux manuf.  (Boyd)

Old Time Fiddlers.  (Gina)

Artist Lee Kuba.  (Boyd)

Guthrie Theatre Workshop.  (Mike)

Spin 306
– Original air date:  10/22/1978
Guitar maker.  (Mike)

Jack Perkins.  (Boyd)

Belgian Horses.  (Gina)

Home on the Range for Boys.  (Boyd)

Radio Station Music.  (Gina)

Close/Credits

Spin 307
– Original air date:  10/29/1978
Wood Carver Francis Kitsch from Garske, ND.  (Boyd)

A look at newsmen’s problems at a Vice-Presidential Press Conference. (Gina)

A visit with a rodeo clown. (Mike)

A conversation with Maria Hirschmann, former Hitler Youth Leader.  Hansi (Boyd) 

A trip to a North Dakota ranch where they raise beefalo.  (Gina)

SPIN spend the day at a weigh station and talks with the truckers. (Mike)

Spin 308
– Original air date:  11/5/1978
Falcom.  (Mike)

Sports Medicine.  (Boyd)

MSU Orchestra.  (Gina)

Ted Larson.  (Boyd)

Jim Blanchard.  (Gina)

Lutefisk.  (Mike)

Spin 309
– Original air date:  11/12/1978
Ole Abelseth Titanic survivor.  A North Dakotan talks about his trip on the Titanic.

Dora Zidenwebber Nazi Survivor.  A survivor of the Holocaust recalls life in a Nazi death camp.

Wes Disney photo workshop.  A visit to an unorthodox photographic workshop.

Spin 310
– Original air date:  11/19/1978
A North Dakota Water-Witcher demonstrates his skill.  (Gina)

A Conversation with screen veteran Lillian Gish.  (Boyd)

A taxidermy demonstration.  (Mike)

A look at the work of photographic pioneer Imogen Cunningham.  (Boyd)

An interview with Bella Abzug.  (Gina)

A workshop where kids learn to juggle.  (Mike)

Spin 311
– Original air date:  11/26/1978
Hypnosis.  (Gina)

Hospice Interview.  (Boyd)

Festival Hall.  (Mike)

Xmas tree Flocking.  (Boyd)

Spin 312
– Original air date:  12/3/1978
Tumblers.  (Mike)

Flaten Photos.  (Gina)

Art Linkletter Int. (Boyd)

Rural Health.  (Mike)

ND Syndrome.  (Gina)

Spin 313
– Original air date:  12/10/1978
A bakery that makes gingerbread houses. (Gina)

SPIN goes to the Steve Johnson Christmas party.  (Boyd)

A trip to Minnesota worm ranch.  (Mike)

A look at the life-saving machines used by kidney patients.  (Gina)

An FM Civic Opera rehearsal.  (Mike)

Spin 314
– Original air date:  12/17/1978
Old Movies.  (Boyd)

Home Computers.  (Gina)

Book Restaurant.  (Boyd)

Dr. Heggland.  (Boyd)

Daystar.  (Boyd)

Lutefisk.  (Mike, repeat from #308)

Spin 316
– Original air date:  12/31/1978
Bench Press.  (Mike)

TV in the Courtroom.  (Gina)

Holmboe Film Clips.  (Boyd)

Nativity Xmas Party.  (Boyd)

Art Ties.  (Mike)

Spin 317
– Original air date:  1/7/1979
Silas Hilde, Organ Inventor.  A Minnesotan who’s built an organ from spare parts.  (Gina)

Carl Hanson, A craftsman who makes spinning wheels.  (Gina)

A tour of the Wahpeton Canvas Company.  (Boyd)

An Indian lodge burning in western North Dakota.  (Mike)

Edward Curtiss photo show.  (Boyd)

Holmboe Film Clip.  (Boyd)

Astrologer Michael Robbins.  (Mike)

Spin 318
– Original air date:  1/14/1979
Model Trains.  (Gina)

Wahpeton Indian School.  (Mike)

Grain Train Report.  (Gina)

Holmboe Film Clip.

Frank Mankiewicz Interview.  (Boyd)

Spin 319
– Original air date:  1/21/1979
A PDQ Bach concert rehearsal.  (Boyd)

Physicist Dr. Carl Bailey talks about his work on the first atomic bomb.  (Gina)

An antique gun collector.  (Mike)

Holmboe Film Clip.

Classical guitarist Elliot Fisk.  (Mike)

A doll collector and her 500 dolls.  (Gina)

Spin 320 – Original air date:  1/28/1979
A collection of old radios.  (Gina)

Conductor Antonio Brico in rehearsal.  (Boyd)

Holmboe Film Clip.

Academy award winning Producer Warren Lockhart.  (Boyd)

Logs made from sunflower seed shells.  (Mike)

Spin 321
– Original air date:  2/4/1979
All Night Workers.  (Mike)

Title 9.  (Gina)

Feller-Gorman Studio Int. (Boyd)

Buxton Bank.  (Gina)

Holmboe Film Clip.

Spin 322
– Original air date:  2/11/1979
In rehearsal with trumpeter Doc Severinsen.  (Boyd)

A visit with a travelling club band.  (Mike)

Cross-country skiing for the blind.  (Boyd)

Grey Panther Maggie Kuhn.  (Mike)

Spin 323
– Original air date:  2/18/1979
SPIN talks with a Fargoan who recently returned from Iran, Ken Frolund.  (Mike)

Sarah Weddington, Pres. Carter’s Senior Advisor on women’s issues.  (Boyd)

Wilbur Mills talks about his fall from power and his bout with alcoholism.  (Mike)

A laetrile user talks about his problems.  (Boyd)

Spin 324
– Original air date:  2/25/1979
Dog Show.  (Linda)

Solar Eclipse.  (Boyd)

Adopt a Grandparent.  (Mike)

Iowa Jima Flag raiser.  (Boyd)

Conspiracy Investigator.  (Mike)

Spin 325
– Original air date:  3/4/1979
Segments from:

Art Linkletter Int. (Boyd) (312)

Jack Perkins.  (Boyd) (306)

Frank Mankiewicz Interview.  (Boyd) (318)

William McDonald.  (313)

Antonio Brico.  (Boyd) (320)

Warren Lockhart.  (Boyd) (320)

Art Link.  (304)

Maria Hershman.  (307)

Dora Zidenwebber.  (309)

Richardton Abbey.  (302)

Bonnie Consolo.  (film clips)

Lillian Gish.  (Boyd) (310)

PDQ Bach.  (Boyd) (319)

Best of SPIN with Art Linkletter, newsman Jack Perkins, former Kennedy aide, Frank Mankiewicz,

North Dakota Governor Art Link, Bonnie Consolo, Lillian Gish, PDQ Bach.

Spin 326
– Original air date:  3/11/1979
Hebron Brick Plant.  (Mike) (301)

Classical guitarist Elliot Fisk.  (319)

Minnesota Zoological Garden.  (Boyd) (301)

A North Dakota Weigh Station (Mike) (307)

A trainer of falcons.  (Mike) (308)

The photos of Edward Curtiss.  (Boyd) (317)

Spin 328
– Original air date:  3/25/1979
UFO expert Dr. J. Allen Hynek.

Actor James Doohan (Scotty of Star Trek).

A look at video games.

Spin 329
– Original air date:  4/1/1979
Moonwalker James Irwin.

A visit to a class of TV awareness.

Activist Philip Berrigan.

The work of Norwegian glass-blower Benny Motzfeldt.

Spin 330
– Original air date:  4/8/1979
Columnist Jack Anderson.

Sculptor Luis Jiminez.

Author Peter Singer talks about animal liberation.

Flaten/Wang (partial repeat).

Some early photos of the Red River Valley.

Spin 331
– Original air date:  4/15/1979
A Ma and Pa Museum in Elizabeth, Minnesota.

Harold Russell, Ch. Man of the President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.

An aluminum foundry in Frazee, Minn.

A wood carver who makes fish and Grandfather clocks.

Spin 332
– Original air date:  4/22/1979
The “Suzuki Method” helps kids learn to play violin.

SPIN visits a class for gifted students.

Geologist Allan Ashworth talks about climate control.

Futurist Earl Joseph talks about coming trends.

A look at the flood in Fargo.

Spin 333
– Original air date:  4/29/1979
Vice Cop Al Palmquist talks about run-aways and prostitution.

A canoe trip on Canada’s Nahanni River:  Two Weeks of the River.

A film by North Dakota movie pioneer Angela Gibson of Casselton.

A maple sap harvest.  (Abridged repeat)

Spin 334
– Original air date:  5/6/1979*
Doc Severinsen.  (Boyd) (322)

James Doohan.  (328)

James Irwin.  (329)

J. A. Hynek.  (328)

Video Games.  (328)

Maggie Kuhn.  (Mike) (322)

Jack Anderson.  (330)

Berrigan.  (329)

Wilbur Mills.  (Mike) (323)

Jimenez.  (330)

Glass.  (329)

*“Best of Spin” program, last of 1978-1979 Season.

SEASON 4


Spin 401
– Original air date: 10/7/1979         (MISSING)
Wagon train (Mike)

Hazen-Beulah (Pam)

Ballon (Dave)

Hutterites (Boyd)

Spin 402 – Original air date: 10/14/1979       (MISSING)
Belly dancing class (Linda)

Errol Mann (Boyd)

Migrant workers (Pam)

Trollwood Park (Mike)

Spin 403
– Original air date: 10/21/1979
Pet breeder, Robert Taylor (Boyd)

Dent, MN. Retarded Home (Pam/Linda)

Bill Valentine, Spanish Mustangs (Mike)

Spin 404
– Original air date: 10/28/1979
ND School house commemorative stamp (Pam)

Louis Anderson grave digger (Boyd)

Castaway Club (Pam)

ND trained thoroughbreds (Mike)

ND state fair carnival rides

Spin 405
– Original air date: 11/4/1979
Harpist Sally Goodwin (Boyd)

Johnson bee farm (Pam)

Peace Garden’s Fiddle contest (Mike)

Spin 406
– Original air date: 11/11/1979
Barber Martin Skrede of Starkweather (Pam)

Orson Bean (Boyd)

Bellanca aircraft factory, Alexandria, MN (Mike)

Spin 407
– Original air date: 11/18/1979
Joan Cox, publisher Berthold Tribune (Mike)

Moorhead State U. Glass Blowing Class (Linda)

Indian artist Alice Souligney (Boyd)

Thanksgiving photo essay (Dave)

Spin 408
– Original air date: 11/25/1979
Hydrophonics (Mike)

Artist Rosenquist (Dave?)

Swan Anderson: white cane inc. (Boyd)

Spin 409
– Original air date: 12/2/1979
Gasohol (Pam)

Artist Godfrey Broken Rope (Boyd)

ND Historical Society (Mike)

Spin 410
– Original air date: 12/9/1979
Chinese Artist Yiwen Lin Koay (Linda)

Wood burning for home heating stoves (three part story)
            Stoves (Mike)
            Wood supplier (Boyd)
            Chimney sweep (Pam)
*Note: short program, pledge week.

Spin 411
– Original air date: 12/16/1979
Bismarck Christmas fair (Mike)

Rafer Johnson (Boyd)

Fear of dentists (Pam)

Spin 412
– Original air date: 12/23/1979
Vern Spooner, wood carver (Boyd)

Human Nutrition lab (Pam)

Toys old & new (Pam)

Spin 413
– Original air date: 12/30/1979
Truck driving school (Pam)

Joe Higgins (Mike)

Scott Jones (Boyd)

Spin 414
– Original air date: 1/6/1980
Rodney Dangerfield (Boyd)

Home Weatherization (Pam)

Mylo Hatzenbuhler (Mike)

Spin 415
– Original air date: 1/13/1980
Dale Hawk, Farm machinery (Mike)

Thrift shop (Boyd)

Operation Big Band aid (Pam)

Spin 416
– Original air date: 1/20/1980
Learn not to burn (Mike)

Home grown Orchids (Boyd)

Special arts (Pam)

Spin 417
– Original air date: 1/27/1980
Valley City Music Teacher Cunningham

Flash powder & fashion

Zana Kaczymarski

Spin 418
– Original air date: 2/3/1980
Stained glass workshop

Electric car / wind power electricity

Bob Darch

Spin 419
– Original air date: 2/10/1980
Neche, ND, boat people

Brad Rheingans, Olympic wrestler

NDSU fat tank

Spin 420
– Original air date: 2/17/1980
Emile Lunde (folk artist)

Fergus Falls geese

Myrtle Knudson (quilter)

Spin 421
– Original air date: 2/24/1980
Dick Gruchella, potter

Mark Wumkes, canoest

Jim McCulloch, bronze caster

Spin 422
– Original air date: 3/2/1980
Knife maker Doc Hagen

Johnny Holm

Spin 423
– Original air date: 3/9/1980.  A best of Program.
Bill Valentine (403)

Robert Taylor (403)

Human Nutrition lab (412)

Hydrophonics (408)

Orson Bean (406)

Martin Skrede (406)

Moorhead State U. Glass Blowing Class (407)

Zana Kaczymarski (417)

Scott Jones (413)

Mylo Hatzenbuhler (414)

Bob Darch (418)

Spin 424
– Original air date: 3/23/1980
“Y” youth basketball

Beer can collector

Dave Price, woodworker

Curling primer

Spin 425
– Original air date: 3/30/1980
“Y” water exploration class

Charles Blake, modern dance

Georgetown, MN, General Store

Clouds

Spin 426
– Original air date: 4/6/1980
North Dakota Ballet Co.

Lin Farley (author Sexual Shakedown)

Kurdish New Year

Chi Chi Whitecloud (knife thrower)

Spin 427
– Original air date: 4/13/1980
Project awareness

Munich Meat Market

Clarence Dammen, Minot clockmaker

Spin 428
– Original air date: 4/20/1980
Andy Bouck, the cowboy preacher

Fergus Falls Language Board

Roy Wood, snake collector

Biodynamic Gardening

Spin 429
– Original air date: 4/27/1980
Aerobic Dance class

Stray Dogs

Kids weaving class

Tiger trainer, Bill Golden

Spin 430
– Original air date: 5/4/1980
Hatton, ND dinner theatre

Greenland expedition

Mopeds

Spin 431
– Original air date: 5/11/1980.  A “best of” program
Peace Garden’s Fiddle contest (405)

Stained glass workshop (418)

Fergus Falls geese (420)

Joan Cox, publisher Berthold Tribune (407)

Jim McCulloch, bronze caster (421)

Emile Lunde (folk artist) (420)

Johnny Holm (422)

SEASON 5


Spin 501
– Original air date: 10/12/1980
Camp Grassick

Jackpine Bob Cary

Branding round up

Spin 502
– Original air date: 10/19/1980
Hockey town, USA, Warroad, MN

Perham, MN, turtle race

Operation friendly town

Jackpine Bob Cary (part 2)

Spin 503
– Original air date: 11/2/1980
Square dance convention

Robert MacNeil

High school rodeo rider

Spin 504
– Original air date: 11/9/1980

Commercial fishing

Robert MacNeil

Chainsaw artist
Spin 505 – Original air date: 11/16/1980

Detroit Lakes flea market

Artist, Fritz Scholder

Bismarck fun fly

Spin 506
– Original air date: 11/23/1980
Bismarck’s Dakota Zoo

Ardell Slattums’ trick horse

G.F. artist Jackie McElroy

Spin 507
– Original air date: 12/7/1980
Pelican Rapids Pheasant farm

Will Rogers, Jr.

Charles Russell Art exhibition

Spin 508
– Original air date: 12/14-16/1980
Mobil folk art display

New Town, ND Indian awareness day

Country vet

Spin 509
– Original air date: 12/21-23/1980
Villa Maria daycare center

Navajo weaving workshop

The meaning of Christmas

Spin 510
– Original air date: 1/4-6/1981
Coal Creek power plant

Archeology dig

Farmer-cartoonist Delmar Holgrapher

Spin 511
– Original air date: 1/11-13/1981
Wilton, ND one room school house

Blind piano tuner, Maynard Nordquist

Spin 512
– Original air date: 1/18-20/1981
Bismarck puppeteer Darrell Hildebrand

Osage, MN candle factory

Racquet ball craze
Spin 513 – Original air date: 2/1-3/1981        (MISSING)
Ardell Graw, trapper

Ida Prokop Lee

Bismarck puppeteer Darrell Hildebrand (part 2)

Spin 514
– Original air date: 2/8-10/1981      (MISSING)
NW Bell Clowns

Harbutt & Kertez photo show

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre

Spin 515
– Original air date: 2/15-17/1981
Diddy Quesnell, boxing coach

Model train collector

Kids ice skating class

Berg Art Gallery Valentine’s show

Spin 516
– Original air date: 3/1-3/1981
ND poet Richard Lyons

Fargo Vet Center

Spin 517
– Original air date: 4/5/1981 & 4/7/1981
Jeff Kidder, Wauban, MN drum maker

NDSU model tractor pull

Lynda Johnson Robb

Spin 518
– Original air date: 4/2/1981
Devils Lake’s GN hotel

Winnipeg Artist Ivan Eyre

Gun collections of Western art

Spin 519
– Original air date: 4/19/1981
Milo Trusty: Bismarck buggy builder

US Olympic hockey coach, Herb Brooks

Ukrainian eggs

Spin 520
– Original air date: 5/3/1981
Island Park Activity Center

NOAA moisture survey

M.T. Bakke, Fargo masseur

Spin 521
– Original air date: 5/10/1981
The last SPIN show of the series. A one hour best of show.

Non such

Jack Mayfield

Lutefisk

Old Codgers montage

Bill Valentine

Wood carvers montage

Chainsaw artist

Artist, Fritz Scholder

Famous faces montage

Musical medley


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