Intern Edition Fall 2005


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From Takeoff to Landing: The Fantasy of the Flight Attendant

The flight attendant is a mainstay in pop culture... Mattel's famously vacuous Barbie doll first donned the American Airlines uniform, wings, and open-toed heels in 1961... and 43 years later, Britney Spears nearly joined the Mile-High Club playing a sexually aggressive stewardess in her Toxic video. Intern Edition's Katie Goetz traces the history of the flight-attendant-as-sex-kitten find out what it's based on, and where it might be headed.

By Katie Goetz
Produced by Vicki Farden


The Customized Bra

There is a growing interest in custom-made lingere, especially bras. Asian women have been wearing bras that manipulate their breasts for decades, but American women are just now catching on. Alison Bryce takes a looks at the comfort and technique of wearing a customized bra.

By Alison Bryce


60 Years Later, This Oldie Is Still Rocking

2006 marks the 60th birthday of a genuine American icon. More ubiquitous than apple pie - as recognizable as the Corvette - nearly as big of a hit as baseball. No, it's not an aging Hugh Hefner or Bill Clinton. Since 1946, the Fender electric guitar and bass company has been crafting simple, durable and affordable musical instruments that have been used by the world's most influential musicians.

By Michael Kabran


The Fine Art of Apple Tasting

On a rainy Saturday at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's stately home, thirty people braved the weather with their tastebuds primed and pens poised. They weren't there to sample wine. But apples. Tuna Chatterjee went to the tasting in Charlottesville, Virginia and has the story.

By Tuna Chatterjee


One Stitch At a Time: Knitting Goes from Cool Trend to Major Pastime

The knitting revival that swept the country a few years ago has now gone from being a trend to a cool national pastime. It is no longer your grandma's ball of yarn. The new generation of knitters is more varied, trendier, and usually much younger... A recent survey shows that a third of knitters are women between the ages of 25-34, and even men are venturing into it. Intern edition reporter Leslie Bishop takes us to Knit Out and Crochet 2005, that took place on the national mall in Washington.

By Leslie Bishop


Looking at Life, After Death

Many may see the task of writing an obituary as morbid or macabre. But after talking to several obituary writers, Molly Bloom learned that for them, death becomes an excuse to examine life in all of its strangeness and wonder.

By Molly Bloom
Produced by Eric Bledsoe


Captive Audience: NPR's Backseat Listeners

At pledge time, we often hear from listeners across the country about why they choose NPR. Yet for every loyal NPR listener in the front seat, there are young, unwitting listeners in the back. Beth Novey takes us to the backseat to hear stories from kids who listen to NPR because they simply have no choice. Here are NPR's involuntary listeners...

By Beth Novey


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Busch Stadium's Last Stand

Fans bid a fond farewell to the legendary Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Home to the St. Louis Cardinals for 40-years, the ballpark is being torn down. A new stadium for the city's baseball team will replace it next year. Mike Katzif visited Busch for the last home game and spoke with fans about their memories of the team.

By Mike Katzif


When I'm Sixty-Four Twenty-Four

Classic rock has long been the product of youth culture. Today's most popular artists are often teenage or 20-something rockers hopefully creating a new sound or at least reinventing the old ones. But these days it seems every thing old is new again and many young people are turning to rock and roll's early tunes. Intern Edition's Cristy Meiners reports.

By Cristy Meiners
Produced by Mike Katzif


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