The blueprints came from the land of make-believe -- but Celebration, Florida really exists. The town is Disney's "utopian vision of the perfect community." The streets and homes are neatly laid out, and all of the window curtains match. Is this the dream town of the future? Or a Stepford nightmare? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Celebration and other Wonderlands.
New York Times Magazine writer Michael Pollan talks with Steve Paulson about Celebration - the planned community designed, built and managed by the Disney Company in Florida. The town attempts to recreate the ideal of an old-fashioned American community, without crime and conflict.SEGMENT 2:
Phil Patton is a contributing editor to Esquire and Wired and the author of "Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51." He tells Judith Strasser about his visits to the desert aircraft testing area, and his encounters with the UFO-buffs who camp out there. The site still doesn't officially exist, but it's become a tourist trap. Also, Charles Fergus tells Jim Fleming about the weird landscape in the glacial lava fields of Iceland. Fergus describes the time he lived there is his book "Summer at Little Lava: A Season at the Edge of the World."SEGMENT 3:
Clinical psychologist Alan Siegel tells Jim Fleming that dreams help children deal with the frightening things in their world from monsters to divorcing parents. Siegel is the author of "Dreamcatching: Every Parent's Guide to Exploring and Understanding Children's Dreams and Nightmares."Cassette copies are available at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 98-09-06-C.
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