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<v Station Announcer>Studio See Series 371-102 Air Date, February 1st, <v Station Announcer>1977 Ponies. <v Host>Why would 3 boys spend their free time making cookies? <v Host>What does it take to play an instrument really well? <v Host>Where can you find wild horses on the east coast of the United States? <v Host>[music plays]. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Chincoteague Pony, as far as we know, originated on uh Assateague uh from a Spanish
<v Harry Clay Bunting>galleon which was shipwrecked off the coast here back in the 16th century. <v Harry Clay Bunting>And as far back as records were kept. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Uh when the settlers first came to ?Chincoteague? <v Harry Clay Bunting>Island, uh they learned from the Indians that these ponies had been here for many <v Harry Clay Bunting>years. And we sort of leaned towards this <v Harry Clay Bunting>legend uh to be true. [music plays] <v Harry Clay Bunting> <v Harry Clay Bunting>When the roundup begins uh, the first thing that is necessary is <v Harry Clay Bunting>a good, strong horse that can be trusted.
<v Harry Clay Bunting>The second thing is an experienced rider uh to be able to work with them properly. <v Harry Clay Bunting>So we're very careful who we have to work with the ponies. <v Harry Clay Bunting>All the riders we have our volunteer ?inaudible? <v Harry Clay Bunting>and that do this cause I have a love for the ponies. <v Harry Clay Bunting>These ponies are wild and they have to be directed. <v Harry Clay Bunting>The whip is cracked over the heads. <v Harry Clay Bunting>It doesn't touch a pony. It's cracked in the air. <v Harry Clay Bunting>A lot of times when these ponies break, the only way we can turn them is by the loud <v Harry Clay Bunting>popping noise the whip makes. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Otherwise, we'd never be able to herd them. <v A.B. Hopkins>During the round up, I help some of the cowboys like Walter Clark, <v A.B. Hopkins>which is a fairly good friend of mine, and I walk his horse, feed it, <v A.B. Hopkins>water it, brush it, walk it around. <v A.B. Hopkins>And when it needs, when it gets too ?cranky?, I ride it. <v A.B. Hopkins>And I try to keep the horses as relaxed as I can when I'm working with them.
<v Harry Clay Bunting>When we get these ponies into the ground, the first thing we do when they settle down <v Harry Clay Bunting>is to mosey through the herd and check them out. <v Harry Clay Bunting>One thing we have to watch for is where their hooves grow. <v Harry Clay Bunting>We have cutters that we trim their hooves with and get their feet in real fine shape. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Also, there is always an accident here and there. <v Harry Clay Bunting>So we check them over real good. <v Harry Clay Bunting>And if one has been scratched or if he's got a little bump, we always <v Harry Clay Bunting>uh see gets the proper medical attention before we start the drive with ?inaudible?. <v Harry Clay Bunting>[music plays] <v Harry Clay Bunting>The people who live on Chincoteague Island really look forward to this day, especially
<v Harry Clay Bunting>the ones that were born here and who moved away due to their jobs or other things. <v Harry Clay Bunting>It's another chance to come back home and we sort of look to it as <v Harry Clay Bunting>an old fashioned homecoming and we really get together and see old friends we haven't <v Harry Clay Bunting>seen for years and it's a really enjoyable time. <v A.B. Hopkins>I think everybody here on the island enjoys pony ?inaudible? <v A.B. Hopkins>And wait for every year because of, not only because the horses <v A.B. Hopkins>are so beautiful when they come in, but because of the different people they meet. <v A.B. Hopkins>And the actions going on around the carnival. I know the kids do <v A.B. Hopkins>because of the rides and they get to see the horses. <v A.B. Hopkins>[music plays] [auction chant] <v Harry Clay Bunting>The day, we call pony ?inaudible? day is always the last Thursday in every July.
<v Harry Clay Bunting>We start around 6:00 in the morning and they go through the herd and select <v Harry Clay Bunting>the foals that will be sold this uh day. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Around 8 o'clock, the first foal goes on the auction block. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Things move pretty swiftly and the sale lasts until about 11:00. <v Harry Clay Bunting>Now, some foals we don't sell. <v Harry Clay Bunting>In this particular round up, we have one little fellow that has a foal, which <v Harry Clay Bunting>I think is too young. <v Harry Clay Bunting>So we're going to let this little foal go back to the herd with its mother and <v Harry Clay Bunting>we'll just keep that as another ?breeding mare? <v Harry Clay Bunting>when it grows up. The reason we sell some of these ponies is <v Harry Clay Bunting>due to the fact that we try to manage the number of ponies that the <v Harry Clay Bunting>acreage we have will support. <v Harry Clay Bunting>If we didn't sell some of these ponies, some would go without food. <v Harry Clay Bunting>So therefore, we have to sell some to keep keep things in balance so that <v Harry Clay Bunting>they have proper uh food and we can maintain a healthy herd.
<v Harry Clay Bunting>When we swim the ponies back, they seem to be a great deal happier. <v Harry Clay Bunting>As soon as it get back on Assateague Island, you can see them rolling in the sand, <v Harry Clay Bunting>uh shaking the water from their coats. They sort of prance around.
<v Harry Clay Bunting>They just seem to be happy to be back. <v Harry Clay Bunting>And it seems as though they know that we're free again for 12 more months. <v A.B. Hopkins>I think the ponies enjoy their freedom much more because they're not anybody's pet. <v A.B. Hopkins>They belong to everybody. They don't want to be pinned up at all. <v A.B. Hopkins>Too free. [music plays] <v Speaker>[knocking] I seem to be crazy, crazier
<v Speaker>than the Mad Hatter and I am. <v Speaker>I'm full of super golly gee, life, and I have to let it out. <v Speaker>Like pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, <v Speaker>pop, like pop, popcorn. <v Speaker>[knocking] Poetry Power from Susie Edwards, Columbia, South Carolina. <v Host>When you're learning how to do something and it's really hard, what makes you keep <v Host>trying? <v Child 1>When I want to do something I I put my mind to it. <v Child 1>And I feel like I just want to do it so I just do it. <v Child 1>'Cause I ain't have nothing else to do. And that's what makes me do it. <v Child 2>I just want to prove to myself I can do something like that, you know. <v Child 2>It's a challenge. <v Child 3>Um, you think and you concentrate and you keep on trying until you get it. <v Host>Every other Saturday morning, this jet lifts off from Columbia, South Carolina, carrying
<v Host>David Kim and his two friends to their music lessons in New York City. <v Host>For David, traveling is fun, but mastering the violin is a lot of hard work. <v David Kim>One of the good things about going to Juilliard with other kids, we go there and they are <v David Kim>really nice and we sit around and talk together. <v David Kim>Most of the time we don't talk about music because we're so sick of it already, but we're <v David Kim>going to Juilliard and all classes and things. <v Flight Attendant>How are you all doing? Good. Good to hear it. <v Flight Attendant>Well, did you finish your breakfast? <v David Kim>Yes. <v Flight Attendant>Good. Just wanted you to know the weather is going to be very cold. <v Flight Attendant>Not like Charlotte. There should be some snow on the ground, but it'll be clear and <v Flight Attendant>sunny, so you'll be able to get out a bit. <v Flight Attendant>Do you ever get tired of going back and forth? <v Flight Attendant>You do this every other Saturday, don't you? <v Friend>Yes, well, I do it every Saturday. <v Flight Attendant>Every Saturday? <v Flight Attendant>Do get tired of it? <v Friend>No, not really. I I like it a lot. <v Friend>I get a lot out of it.
<v Flight Attendant>And how many hours do you spend actually practicing while you're in New York? <v Friend>Well. <v Suzanne>Mostly classes. <v Friend>I practice, like before my lessons, I do most of my practicing <v Friend>before I come up here. <v Flight Attendant>Oh, I see. Do you get tired, Suzanne? <v Suzanne>Oh no. <v Flight Attendant>Going back and forth? <v Suzanne>Well, sometimes. When I want to like go to a movie on Saturday, but I got to <v Suzanne>go to New York. <v David Kim>Do you ever get tired of being a stewardess? <v Flight Attendant>Well, I think probably because I'm older, I have a different outlook perhaps than the 3 <v Flight Attendant>of you do, but I feel that life is too short to do something that tires me or would bore <v Flight Attendant>me. <v Flight Attendant>So the day that I'm tired is the today I quit. <v Flight Attendant>Do the things that make you happiest, right? ?inaudible?, right. So, are you all finished then? Because I guess we're going to be landing. [music plays] <v David Kim>Um, West 66th Broadway. <v Jack Bauer>But I couldn't name.
<v Jack Bauer>5 violinist in his age group in the world that are any better. <v Jack Bauer>And uh it's a tribute not only to his talent and his teacher, <v Jack Bauer>Miss DeLay, but it's a great tribute to hard work. <v David Kim>Every other week, I go to Juilliard School of Music up in New York and <v David Kim>I study with Dorothy DeLay and she's um she's a great <v David Kim>teacher and she's been teaching at Juilliard since 1946. <v David Kim>And it's so nice being with her because she's she tells <v David Kim>you just right out if you're wrong and she takes your comments <v David Kim>and she thinks that hers is right. <v David Kim>Then she thinks over my my idea. <v David Kim>And then we both debate over which one we should take and some lots of the time <v David Kim>she uses my ideas.
<v Dorothy DeLay>When David played for me the first time he came um here, he was, <v Dorothy DeLay>I think, 8 years old. <v Dorothy DeLay>I wanted to get some impression of what kind of child he was. <v Dorothy DeLay>And I asked him what he thought of music. <v Dorothy DeLay>Expecting him to say what sounds like a dancer, it sounds like a song, <v Dorothy DeLay>and he thought for a while and then he looked at me and he said, are you asking me <v Dorothy DeLay>whether this is baroque or classical music? <v Dorothy DeLay>And I was really startled because I don't expect that from an 8 year old. <v Dorothy DeLay>And I discovered at that point that when I speak to David, um it <v Dorothy DeLay>always has to be in the same terms that I would speak to an adult. <v Dorothy DeLay>I think he's really very gifted, very gifted child. <v Dorothy DeLay>[violin music plays] <v Dorothy DeLay>Good. Very good.
<v Jack Bauer>Uh he's not afraid of work and he knows how much work it takes because he is <v Jack Bauer>in his school, he is with other gifted children who also work, and he takes <v Jack Bauer>this as a normal part of life. <v David Kim>Juilliard's really fun to go to because there's so many nice people. <v David Kim>And the other people are just like ?inaudible? <v David Kim>musicians. So that makes it really good because they don't make fun of you or they <v David Kim>don't make comments or if they're making a comment, it's about your instrument or how <v David Kim>you play or how is orchestra today, something like that. <v David Kim>Some of the younger kids who got to Juilliard um get really competitive between <v David Kim>themselves and playing their instrument and you get really mad at each other. <v David Kim>Once you get older, you know that it's no use arguing anymore. <v David Kim>And lots and people my age, we don't argue anymore.
<v David Kim>We encourage each other and comment on each other's playing and take <v David Kim>comment and work on stuff like this. <v Jack Bauer>David's future has to be brilliant. <v Jack Bauer>He is a gifted boy. <v Jack Bauer>He's a very normal boy. <v Jack Bauer>He loves to watch the football games and uh he runs out and plays basketball. <v David Kim>After I've been practicing for a long time and I go outside and play, it really relaxes <v David Kim>me to be with my friends and play basketball or football <v David Kim>or whatever. And because I don't have to concentrate on notes <v David Kim>or any habits that I have playing violin or something. <v David Kim>So I really have fun when I go outside and I don't wa- I can't waste a minute when I'm <v David Kim>outside if I don't have that long to play, most of the time. <v David Kim>So I just use every minute I have to play. <v David Kim>[kids playing] <v David Kim>I like my friends to think of me as just a regular person instead of their David Kim,
<v David Kim>violinist ?inaudible? around performing or something like that because it <v David Kim>seems funny the way they make comments about me and they call me, some <v David Kim>people go past me and they go, there's the violinist or the famous genius or something <v David Kim>like that. It really burns me out that way. <v David Kim>So I just like to know me as just plain David Kim. <v Jack Bauer>And his family are all gifted and all hardworking people. <v Jack Bauer>So his future has to be bright. <v David Kim>My parents have taught me a real lot on learning and everything because they found <v David Kim>teachers and they ?started? Me. <v David Kim>I guess that's the most important thing, they ?started? <v David Kim>me. And my mom practices with me a lot and she knows a lot about <v David Kim>music so she tells me definitions and things like this helps me read the music when it's <v David Kim>new, ?site? <v David Kim>Read and things like this. And she practices with me every once in a while, <v David Kim>and she accompanies me to just practice playing with the piano a lot <v David Kim>in the evenings and we play for my dad.
<v David Kim>He likes he likes to listen. <v David Kim>He just likes to sit there and listen. In fact, he does too much every night. <v David Kim>He wants me, my mom and I play the piano in front of him and <v David Kim>um like every 3 nights or 2 nights, my mom and I sit down <v David Kim>and play for him and he just sits there and listens and make once in a while makes a <v David Kim>comment and we argue and something like that. <v Jack Bauer>Now, of course, at his age, uh there are <v Jack Bauer>always question marks with child prodigies as they approach 15, 16, 17 years of age as <v Jack Bauer>to how they will respond to the pressures of of changing in <v Jack Bauer>their bodies and minds and desires. <v Jack Bauer>Uh I've I've known other prodigies who did not make the the transition <v Jack Bauer>very gracefully, and I've known some who made it very well. <v Jack Bauer>Having known these others, and knowing David, I can't <v Jack Bauer>believe that there'll be any significant problems.
<v Jack Bauer>He handles his problems so well. He he appears not to have any. <v David Kim>I've play because um I know that I've come this far. <v David Kim>I like it a lot now and I can't quit now because I've come too far <v David Kim>already and I can't give up right now. <v David Kim>And if I quit now, it'd ruin my whole life, probably. <v David Kim>So and I have I kind of have a goal, I don't know, to tour, <v David Kim>travel and make music for everybody. <v David Kim>And money. [music plays] <v Glenn Young>What would you do with 10 million chocolate chips? <v Glenn Young>Well, Studio See came to Newport Beach, California, where 3 kids turned their chips <v Glenn Young>into cold, hard cash. [music plays] <v Frank Beaver>Hi, may I help you?
<v Customer>I need a dozen cookies, please. <v Frank Beaver>Dozen? <v Customer>Yeah. <v Frank Beaver>Mark, are there any cookies in the oven? <v Frank Beaver>Here you go. Thank you very much. Have a nice day. <v Frank Beaver>Uh we started about 7, 6 to 7 weeks ago. <v Frank Beaver>And we've been just doing great in the first few days, we weren't doing as well. <v Frank Beaver>But word got around that we really had good cookies and ?boy? <v Frank Beaver>became famous overnight and the smell was our main advertiser. <v Frank Beaver>Everyone ?loves? the smell of chocolate chip cookies. <v Frank Beaver>We make like 4 to 5 large balls of batter a day and we sell them <v Frank Beaver>just as quick as we make them. I use real butter and natural ingredients, real <v Frank Beaver>eggs, but I can't go into further detail on that. <v Chipyard Worker>We had to pick a great name and he thought of a couple before that <v Chipyard Worker>just since it was next to the ocean and like we have things called shipyard
<v Chipyard Worker>or some like that, decided to call it Chipyard. <v Chipyard Worker>We put we put the license in the name of The Chipyard under our father's name, even <v Chipyard Worker>though the 3 of us, me, my brother and Frank Beaver are the owners. <v Chipyard Worker>Well, actually, uh my dad financed the whole thing and we're working to pay it off. <v Chipyard Worker>And uh it's been a lot of fun. We wanted to have something that was different. <v Chipyard Worker>A lot of people said we couldn't make it. <v Chipyard Worker>We had to have millions of objects, items that we sell. <v Chipyard Worker>We decided we're going to try with one thing that everyone likes. <v Chipyard Worker>Chocolate chip cookies. <v Chipyard Worker>The Chipyard has been a success because it's in a great location where we've got the best <v Chipyard Worker>chocolate cookies. And it's an original place. <v Chipyard Worker>We usually start working, we get here at 9:30 in the morning, open about 10:00 and <v Chipyard Worker>close at 11:00 or 12:00 at night. <v Chipyard Worker>We're selling now 6,000 to 7,000 a day on a weekend. <v Chipyard Worker>I love chocolate chip cookies. <v Chipyard Worker>We all do. And many people ask us, aren't we tired of them yet or don't like them and I <v Chipyard Worker>think we'll always like them. <v Chipyard Worker>Oh, yeah ?learned? meeting all the great people, the great people that
<v Chipyard Worker>come up to the windows and everything. You talk to some people ?inaudible? <v Chipyard Worker>and some people are, you know, different. <v Chipyard Worker>And all the money that we're making and how how hard is it to earn a dollar and <v Chipyard Worker>the value of a dollar and everything and how to teach us about business and how to spend <v Chipyard Worker>our money wisely and what to buy, when to buy and everything. <v Mitch Hurwitz>Remember that time we sold 20 dozen to that one kid? <v Chipyard Worker>Yeah, and then he went out and sold them each a for a <v Chipyard Worker>quarter more than we, than what he paid for. . <v Chipyard Worker>Dad wanted to hire him, that was funny. <v Mitch Hurwitz>We shouldn't have ran out of eggs today. That really hurt. We lost a lot of business, especially <v Mitch Hurwitz>in the busiest part of the afternoon. <v Chipyard Worker>If we could just keep it a steady pace, you know, like every other day <v Chipyard Worker>or every day, just early in the morning, go get everything we need and make sure and keep <v Chipyard Worker>inventory. <v Mitch Hurwitz>About those flyers, I called up the I called up the 3 different stores <v Mitch Hurwitz>and I got an estimate on the price. <v Chipyard Worker>That'd be great to advertise our products. <v Chipyard Worker>I know the guys um who can pass them out for us. <v Chipyard Worker>Oh yeah, I can get a bunch of people to do it, too. Put in store windows and on lamp
<v Chipyard Worker>posts and things like that. <v Mitch Hurwitz>That'd be great. <v Chipyard Worker>I can't wait to get those T-shirts made. <v Mitch Hurwitz>Yeah, that'll be great. Wtih t-shirts, everyone would do our advertising for us. <v Mitch Hurwitz>We could sell them at different stores too. <v Mitch Hurwitz>Like some of these restaurants ?inaudible? they're selling shirts. <v Mitch Hurwitz>We sell it. <v Chipyard Worker>Yeah, sell them at department stores. <v Frank Beaver>Well, we usually take the ?inaudible?, which we save until the end of the week, <v Frank Beaver>and we take it to the bank. We deposit at once, count up the money and <v Frank Beaver>we put it in our bank account. <v Frank Beaver>When we had our first deposit, we had to carry grocery bags, paper bags, anything we <v Frank Beaver>could find. We had hadn't we hadn't deposited in 3 weeks, 4 weeks and we just had <v Frank Beaver>a lot of money, loose change bills. <v Frank Beaver>We started to put the money now into coin wrappers and ?coin holders?, because just
<v Frank Beaver>too hard to count all together at one time. <v Frank Beaver>What I've most enjoyed about the summer is meeting all the people and making the money. <v Frank Beaver>I think it's great. We've learned a lot. <v Frank Beaver>Even if we don't realize at this time, I'm sure it's going to help us a lot in business <v Frank Beaver>when we grow up. It's really given us all a good business education <v Frank Beaver>and it's been a lot of fun too. [music plays] <v Studio See Child>Did you know that all the poems and animations on Studio See were done by kids? <v Studio See Child>We want your ideas too. Send them to Studio See <v Studio See Child>SCETV, Columbia, South Carolina <v Studio See Child>2 9 2 5 0.
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