To celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this program is devoted to telling some of the most fascinating war stories of people and places as they happen around the Chesapeake by using the new 1812 Byways as a guide.
A detective story about the investigation of an environmental mystery: What was killing the seagrasses in the Chesapeake Bay, the country's largest and richest estuary? Beneath the surface of the Chesapeake Bay, in a twilight world where shafts of light barely pierce the water, a blanket of seagrasses once flourished. These grassbeds were feeding grounds for geese and wild swans and ducks.
A divorced mom deals with an old romance and complicated family issues when she returns to her hometown with her twin daughters.
Captain Chesapeake was a morning and afternoon children's show on WBFF in Baltimore, Maryland hosted by George A. Lewis who portrayed "Captain Chesapeake". The show aired from April 1971 until 1990. Lewis hosted a similar show, Captain Pitt on WPTT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lewis began his career as the children's host of the Steamboat Bill and Mr. Cartoon shows on WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, from 1957 until 1970. Lewis also acted as "Ghost Host" on WBFF's late night horror movie show, and did news on WBFF prior to 1988. Children in Baltimore could become "crew members" on the show. The Captain Chesapeake show began with the poem: "A shipwrecked sailor found himself in a plight. Lost at sea he was really a sight. He swam and swam 'til he thought he'd die, when a wondrous sight appeared to his eye. A derelict boat that saved his life and put an end to his watery strife." The theme song was the Bob Crosby tune "Stumbling" by The Three Suns. This theme was played from a 33 rpm at 45 rpm speed.