Daniel Hajek appears in the following:
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ethan and Joel Coen spent months searching for the right actress to play Mattie Ross in their 2010 film True Grit. Then, just weeks before filming, Hailee Steinfeld showed up — dressed in character.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
A young Air Force captain thought his career was over. Instead, he was invited to join a stealth program — and told, "You've got 30 seconds and if you don't say yes, this conversation never happened."
Sunday, April 12, 2015
In October 1995, a passenger train was bound for Los Angeles. But it never reached its destination. The train derailed in the Arizona desert, killing one and injuring dozens — and it was no accident.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Larry Bender has been a Los Angeles graffiti buster for 20 years, hunting down and painting over gang tags around the city. He's one of hundreds of unseen, early-morning beautification workers.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
The 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is underway Saturday. It's not so much a race as it is a test of survival — and veteran musher Lance Mackey knows all about fighting for the finish.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
You may not have heard of illustrator Mona Shafer Edwards, but you've probably seen her work: she's been drawing high-profile courtroom cases for years. She says behind every sketch, there's a story.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Some criminals hide payment-card skimmers in gas pumps to steal credit card numbers. But that isn't the end of the story: Those stolen numbers are just the start of a highly profitable operation.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
The iconic aluminum trailers bring back nostalgic memories. But the company is still manufacturing new trailers — and enjoying a recent surge in sales, fueled by demand for the sleek, retro style.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Force has been drag racing professionally since 1974. The 65-year-old has gone from blowing up his 10,000-horsepower engines to winning championships, and he has all the scars to prove it.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
From sea cucumbers to deadly scorpions, exotic-animal trafficking is a multibillion-dollar business. Here in the United States, Southern California is a hub for distribution.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The Emmy-winning cartoon is one bizarre and hilarious plot after another. For the show's creators, making each 11-minute episode is its own adventure.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Shenzhen-based company BYD started producing cellphone batteries and then moved to electric cars. Now, it's rolling out a fleet of electric buses in the U.S., a first for a Chinese auto manufacturer.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes a much-anticipated return to the court Tuesday after sitting out a full season with a knee injury. The opening game on Tuesday pits the Bulls against Lebron James' Miami Heat, a bitter rival.
Monday, August 12, 2013
A trip to Malibu is the perfect getaway during your summer vacation. But good luck finding a place to park. Some Malibu residents place fake "No Parking" signs along the coast to keep tourists off of public beaches. And it's not just a problem in Malibu. A bill in the California Legislature would allow the state's Coastal Commission to start cracking down on the 600 backlogged public access violations along the coast.
Friday, August 09, 2013
With the smartphone app known as Vine users are creating short video stories, making Internet celebrities out of everyday users. The app's most popular members have millions of followers. With such a large audience, companies like Virgin Mobile and MTV are paying users to produce videos for them.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Shrimp is the number one seafood product in the United States. While most shrimp is imported from Asia or Ecuador, some is being raised indoors in the Midwest. The challenge is to simulate an ocean environment in a barn or other structure.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
One of the brightest supernovas in the last century is now visible. Discovered shortly after its light reached Earth in August, the supernova will last for more than a decade, but it won't stay in view for amateur astronomers for much longer.