/ Modified mar 13, 2024 3:57 p.m.

When Sarah Runs and Restoring DeGrazia

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In this episode - A Tucson-based nurse shocks herself and the entire running world by finishing second in the Boston Marathon; after spending time in prison for a drive-by shooting, Danny Howe helps other formerly incarcerated people get back on their feet and a mysterious backyard painting turns out to be the largest Ted DeGrazia mural still in existence, meet the curator in charge of restoring it.

When Sarah Runs
27-year-old Tucson-based nurse and distance runner Sarah Sellers trains everyday – but unlike many runners who dominate the big races, she (until recently) wasn’t a professional runner and had only run one marathon when she entered the best-known race in the country…and placed second in the Boston Marathon earlier this year.
WINNER: 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Award for Sports Feature

Halfway Home
More than 650,000 Americans are released from prison every year. They face an uphill climb when transitioning to civilian life, including barriers to employment and housing that leave many unmoored, unsupported, and unable to move forward. Danny Howe made that climb himself after serving time in prison—and now he’s helping other formerly incarcerated people rebuild their lives too.
WINNER: 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Award for Human Interest

Restoring DeGrazia
A mysterious mural in a Tucson backyard turns out to be the largest Ted DeGrazia mural still in existence. It was originally painted by the artist in 1948 or 1949 and gives us a glimpse into DeGrazia’s mind before his fame and fortune. Nearly 70 years later, the mural had started to succumb to the elements. Fine Art conservator, Charlie Burton was brought in to restore it. She worked on the mural three days a week for six months and logged 240 hours bringing it back to life.
WINNER: 2017 Rocky Mountain regional Emmy for Arts/Entertainment

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