Uncovering America's Forgotten History
Go on an adventure with Don Wildman
- Duration 4:58
- Date Oct 4, 2011
Go on an adventure with Don Wildman
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A new show that starting.
And -- wild -- is joining me he's an explorer how -- like that to be your career that was me some amazing.
And in history expert I have a passion for -- I can't call myself an expert you can and you're going out in your new show off limits and showing us things.
Vaults inside -- couldn't crack the code but you did for us we can't wait for this -- thanks for giving a supremely today.
My pleasure thanks for -- -- -- Jamie what what I think what's most exciting thing you're able to see so far.
You know I go out.
If I had this incredible opportunity to go out and America and an explorer through these hidden spaces and places these.
He's relic places that really tell the story of American cities great and small through.
Places that the public can't really go into.
For whatever reason either dangerous or or just plain forbidden no trespassing.
And I get a chance to tell the stories of these cities and how they are built and how they are are operating.
Through these in these spaces that are literally under your feet are behind these walls thing you drive by all the time and always ask these questions how does -- work.
Places like Minneapolis Pittsburgh Saint Louis New York.
It's running in tandem with another show called mysteries at the museum -- nine to eleven tonight every Tuesday -- on Travel Channel.
And together those two shows -- really tell the story of this that in this nation in ways people don't really ever get a chance to see.
Now are you saying we don't have to go to museums anymore are -- seen these things are cell initiative cancel our planets.
This should encourage you negotiate in good museums I -- -- museum hound I love going to museums always have my all my life.
And and this show mysteries at the museum takes you into the -- you know we examine.
Artifacts and tell these stories all different kinds of artifacts from difference you know.
-- of life.
And and that it examine the history of the nation through these museums all around the country.
I can't wait to see really seen the show now I gotta ask -- question because a lot of people want to turn their passion into television.
Did you have this idea because you were doing it or did someone come to you.
I've been doing the stuff all my life you know and I remember as a college student is playing around many city that I was going to school and and -- going to industrial spaces was always very uninteresting to me to find out.
America worked as a manufacturing country and then that shouldn't -- economy switching into all of -- thing.
I was part of that generation that's been in the transition of -- of one kind of America to the next.
And this kind of exploration is what that story is that's the story being told.
So yeah I was part of this in the creation of this this series.
I am history is best told through exploration in my opinion and so that's what I do and I get out there and and talk to the camera about where I'm.
Well I am in these spaces experience them and linking it to the historical trends in the and the facts behind the places it's it's the best way to bring -- place -- life.
Would you recommend this show for kids because what China absolutely -- -- take me to museum anymore.
Yeah exactly it's really fun when I was a kid I -- outside of Philadelphia my dad would take in the Franklin institute I love the heartland institute.
You know it was that I play -- the -- stuff yes exactly.
So I don't know my experience of museums is always very visceral and very physical and and it's an art form putting together a great museum.
I have tremendous admiration for these curators -- figure out how tell these stories of these these artifacts and so forth to make.
The greater world come to life that's all I'm trying to do on this show as well.
You know take people into these collections talk about these these museums that are in places they may not -- there.
If I can inspire people to do that learn more than I've done my job on TV.
Absolutely so darned are you a collector as well when you get so passionate about seeing museums and seeing balls that no one else has cracked.
And gotten into you -- do you want to take a little piece is something home.
I'm a big trash -- actually that's tonight mostly -- I.
I like finding little things here in there about I have a scrap Booker constantly -- scrapbooking all the time that's because I liked -- is remember and and build the memory of what I've been doing all my life.
I don't know why I was the youngest of a big family probably I was just to do the weirdo kid you know trying to keep track of things all the time now that I had to -- -- Boy is yourself because all the older kids things out there and there's Don wildly I was really cool to meet you -- what we gonna say thank you.
But we gonna I was as as -- the matchbox cars -- -- adding to the matchbox cars you know and if you -- -- -- you might be able to retire on and who knows but you'll hear you know you want your -- -- have a -- Wednesday.
Explore adventure and history expert what a career what -- show.
It starts tonight off limits.
At 10 PM on the Travel Channel -- mysteries at the museum the companion program also premiering at 9 PM on travel.
Take care don's see back there at the museum thanks a lot.