On the Road Again--Again
Reviewed: August 2, 2002
By: Andrew Clyde Little (forward by Wayne Rostad)
Publisher: Penumbra Press
Wayne Rostad and the “On the Road Again” crew have visited Dawson several times
in the last decade, none of those stories made it into the present book, probably because it deals with only the
first five years of the show’s history, from 1988-93.
format of the program is to produce mini-biographies of ordinary folk from all
over the country and present two of them on each show. This is your life in 15
minutes – minus commercial breaks.
spite of their brevity, these have often been informative little video essays,
and there have been quite a number of them from the Yukon. The only one that
made it to this book was the profile of Jim Kenyon, done back in the days when
he hadn’t yet moved to the territory full time and when his first love was
being a vet rather than a restaurateur.
was with the show in its early years, so all of these items date from then.
He’s summarized each of the 46 stories as they were originally told and added a
paragraph to bring each one up to date. There are also photographs. Little was
field producer for the series and, as a camera buff, always took his own
pictures for each assignment.