Collecting

February 19, 2006
(was 01.02.2005)

Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst was extremely afraid of death. So much so that when one of the palm trees at his San Simeon estate died unexpectedly, the gardeners painted its leaves green until it could be replaced while Hearst was away. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll find out more about people like Hearst who try to cheat death by amassing extensive collections.

  1. Brett Milano on "Vinyl Junkies"

    Brett Milano talks with Steve Paulson about why some people are obsessed with vinyl recordings.

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  2. Maurice Sendak on His Collections

    Celebrated children's author Maurice Sendak talks with Steve Paulson about one of his collections.

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  3. Philipp Blom on "To Have And To Hold"

    Philipp Blom tells Anne Strainchamps about some of history's great pack-rats, and what purposes their collections served.

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  4. Franz Lidz on "Ghosty Men"

    Franz Lidz is the author of "Ghosty Men: The Strange but True Story of the Collyer Brothers, New York's Greatest Hoarders."

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  5. Steve Nieve on His Music and Collection of Sounds

    Doug Gordon found Steve Nieve in Chicago and talked with him about his music and his collection of sounds.

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