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Hudson River Shorts

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's trip up the Hudson River, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson spent the past year searching out fascinating people and cultures of the Hudson River Valley. He's made this series of short films for THIRTEEN.

Painter

Painter Leigh Palmer, resident of Hudson, NY, talks about his technique and what it's like to be a modern-day Hudson River landscape artist.

Ice Sailing

Footage of an "ice yacht" in action: the Vixen in Athens, NY, which was built in 1885 in Carthage Landing (now Chelsea), NY. An interview with its captain, Reid Bielenberg.

Shad Fishing

Footage of a shad fisherman and a discussion of the environmental problems facing the shad population in the Hudson.

Riverkeeper

John Liscomb, Patrol Boat Captain of the Riverkeeper in Newtown Creek, NY, talks about protecting the Hudson from big business polluters.
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