Stephen travels through the basin of Old Man River, Northern America's greatest. This spans the Rockies to Appalachians and from the Great Lake to its Gulf of Mexico delta. Stephen starts ... See full summary »

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John-Paul Davidson (as John Paul Davidson)

Writer:

Stephen Fry

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Episode credited cast:
Stephen Fry ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Burl Cain Burl Cain ... Himself
Mike Compton Mike Compton ... Himself
Morgan Freeman ... Himself
Sally Ann Glassman Sally Ann Glassman ... Herself
Buddy Guy ... Himself
Isaiah Isaiah ... Iraqi War veteran (Himself)
Brenda Jensen Brenda Jensen ... Herself
Tim Lesmeister Tim Lesmeister ... Himself
John Manoogian John Manoogian ... Himself
Russell Means ... Himself
Mee Moua Mee Moua ... Herself
John Ruskie John Ruskie ... Himself
Fred Travis Fred Travis ... Himself
Ted Turner ... Himself
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Storyline

Stephen travels through the basin of Old Man River, Northern America's greatest. This spans the Rockies to Appalachians and from the Great Lake to its Gulf of Mexico delta. Stephen starts in Louisiana, visiting New Orleans, site of Mardi Grass frivolity and superstition as well as the paternalistic Angola state penitentiary. Meditations about river-love, the restless nature of the American dream and immigration alter with visits to towns and cities in the vast Midwest plains and Minnesota sources. Included are the San Louis homeless, Vedic 'trans-meditational yoga' guru's Iowa commune HQ, second US economic city Chicago, Scandinavian and Hmong communities in the icy north. Written by KGF Vissers

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Documentary

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Trivia

The reason Fry is wearing a sling is that before filming started, Fry took a trip to the Amazon for another documentary series called Last Chance to See. While he was climbing onto a boat he slipped and fell, breaking his arm in three places. He's eventually flown to Miami as it was determined he needed surgery. See more »

Quotes

Iraqi War veteran (Himself): I love the United States of America, you know. I love my country. But, you know, you look at the name, the *United* States of America... I mean, here, I don't... I hardly see unity, you know?
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Peace in the Valley
Written by Thomas A. Dorsey
Performed by Elvis Presley
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