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Airs Thursday July 31st at 9pm on Channel 17
Wed July 30, 2014
A need for speed? The rubber hits the road in Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory.
Two WLRN original productions back to back showcase the history of South Florida.
Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory (9:00 pm)
Hialeah Speedway, the legendary South Florida racetrack, was more than just a place. It was a moment in time, captured through the roar of the racecars on a Saturday night; on a short flat track that was once considered one of the most challenging in the country.
For a very long time, Hialeah Speedway was the place to be, but all good things must come to an end. This is the story of Hialeah Speedway and the families it touched for over 50 years, as told by those who lived it.
Ralph Munroe's Barnacle: Centerpiece of a Legacy (9:30 pm)
It’s hard to imagine what South Florida looked like when Ralph Munroe arrived here back in 1877.
No highways, no streets, and certainly no railroad. Yet he was captivated by the people and the natural world he found. He brought with him a talent for yacht building and architecture. He also brought something else that was new to the area – a camera.
This is the story of Ralph Munroe and the legacy that helped shape South Florida forever.