Tune into KCPT Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 9pm for Moon Tosser of the Prairie. This 30-minute documentary takes a look at Mullinville, Kansas folk artist M.T. Liggett. With a cutting torch and arc welder, Leggitt transforms scrap farm equipment into totems, windmills and his infamous roadside signs. The film’s producers at Johnson County Community College spent some quality time with the ever quotable M.T. as well as some of his admirers, including Rebecca Hoffberger, from the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. KCPT’s very own TV Weasels met this colorful Kansan many moons ago while on the road filming Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations.
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“Best Road Trip Ever” is a GPS-based travel app designed for the iPhone that features over 6,500 offbeat attractions, self-taught artists, sights, and eateries across the country in one comprehensive compendium. Thousands of photos, lots of video and tons of stories from the guys on the KCPT/PBS travel show, “Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations” and Detour Art. Perfect for anyone who loves to get in the car and explore!