The Willie and Martin Handcart Story to be on PBS, Dec. 18

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Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie and Martin Handcart Story, a documentary by Lee Groberg, will air nationally on PBS Monday, December 18, 2006. The documentary, Brother Groberg’s 10th, tells the story of the stranded Willie and Martin handcart companies and those who put their own lives in peril to come to their rescue 150 years ago.

A gut-wrenching story, but I’m glad PBS is covering it.


Author: Jeff Lindsay

4 thoughts on “The Willie and Martin Handcart Story to be on PBS, Dec. 18

  1. This show has been on a couple times in UT already. We missed the first airing, but saw the second (last week). It does a good job of covering multiple points of view.

  2. Thanks for the input, B.R. (And thanks for your regular comments here. Often insightful and worth discussion, even when I don’t share the same views.)

  3. If we all agreed on every topic, there would be no need for discussion. A sign of a good blog is one that discusses multiple sides of an issue with differing points of view…IMO

  4. Thanks for the info. I checked out the time in my area that it is airing. Since it is after the kids go to bed, I will definitely be watching this. –Single mom

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