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A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff

Airs Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Mitchell, South Dakota, has been attracting people with its unusual Corn Palace, decorated in corn and various other grains, since 1892. Originally designed to convince homesteaders of the rich farming possibilities in the state, the Corn Palace is now a busy civic center celebrated every August with a festival.

The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Hayward, Wisconsin. "It's like the castle in Disneyland,"says Ted Dzialo, executive director of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. "That's our sign of fame: the Big Muskie."The five-story-tall fish is an unforgettable attraction.
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Above: The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Hayward, Wisconsin. "It's like the castle in Disneyland,"says Ted Dzialo, executive director of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum. "That's our sign of fame: the Big Muskie."The five-story-tall fish is an unforgettable attraction.

Babs Bixby, the Duck Lady and curator, at the Big Duck on Long Island, New York.
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Above: Babs Bixby, the Duck Lady and curator, at the Big Duck on Long Island, New York.

Producer Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America's most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings.

The program celebrates places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, New York, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Heyward, Wisconsin, and the World's Largest Catsup Bottle®, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.

In "A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff," Rick presents a droll and informative look at wacky architecture that salutes all-American energy and individuality built into some unforgettable structures.

Rick's other programs include "A Hot Dog Program," "A Flea Market Documentary," "Sandwiches You Will Like," "Shore Things," "An Ice Cream Show" and "Great Old Amusement Parks."

Rick Sebak is on Facebook, and check out Rick's blog.

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Preview: A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff

Above: In this program, producer Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America's most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings, celebrating places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Heyward, Wisconsin, and the world's largest catsup bottle, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.