And So It Begins

The new season of the show is just a few hours away. I used to get nervous when a new season would premiere.  Now I don’t even watch them.  Some people might thing that is weird. I’m not like one of those actors who never goes see one of their movies.  I honestly don’t believe…

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New Season Tomorrow!

Todd in Houston

Tomorrow night begins an incredibly meaning season of The Story Trek for me.  We call it a reunion season. After many years of doing this show in all 50 states I decided it was long past time to go back and revisit some of the stories.  That was the original intent of the entire season. …

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Season 12 A Few Days Away!

Todd Hansen of The Story Trek

It is hard to believe we are just a few days away from season 12 of The Story Trek!  12 seasons! We’re going into our 8th year. What a blessing it has been to travel to every state in this incredible country and meet so many outstanding people who are willing to share their stories.…

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The Heartland

I’m working on this episode right now and I’m excited for you to see it.  The people of Iowa were amazing!  Not a surly one in the bunch. Here’s a little preview of one of the stories when a local reporter tracked us down at lunch. https://globegazette.com/news/local/shop-on-state-featured-on-cable-tv-show/article_b33b53fd-95d5-5557-b7b2-06c73e6be41f.html  

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On The Road Again

It All Comes Crashing Backward Since that’s the way I opened this up I guess I’ll start in reverse. At the end of what seemed like a month long trip shooting a couple of episodes I was up at 4:30am to catch a flight home.  I was backing up at the airport drop-off in Philly…

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Tables Turned

My Story? I know I say EVERYBODY has a story, but we don’t really need to get my story, right?  Well, the tables were turned on me this morning. The crew was very kind, so how could I turn them down?  And they’re going to promote my show, so how could I say no? But…

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For The Record

To Set the Record Straight I was never a war correspondent.  I was never in a helicopter that was shot at.  I didn’t embed with Seal Team 6. These are not claims that I have made, and no one is saying I have, but it is interesting that people who already are big shots, who…

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Take a Ride with Me

Planes, Trains and Automobiles The trains are quite rare..usually just within airports getting from one terminal to another.  Planes are far too frequent and automobiles are a daily requirement in television production. If I had my way I’d drive everywhere we go around the country.  Not that I particularly enjoy long drives, or because I’m…

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My Department Degree

All this time…. I thought I graduated from a school.  A highly rated broadcasting school no less.  My degree in broadcast communications came from Brigham Young University.  Turns out I graduated from a department.  Sure, the school is a school, but the school of communications apparently didn’t exist back then. I was too preoccupied with…

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Blog

World Wide Interwebs I’m super excited about the new website!  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  Problem is–my time is limited and so are my web design skills. Anyone who may remember the website a few weeks ago, and I really hope it’s deleted from everyone’s minds, will know that my…

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