Picks and Pans Review: American Odyssey

updated 06/22/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/22/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (check local listings)

Still hot to trot after completing the 1979 New York Marathon, three amateur athletes—teacher Melody Mayer, law student Todd Gay and ranch hand Leon Henderson—decide to sport their way across the continent. This inspiring documentary captures the sheer physical exuberance of biking, hiking, kayaking and hot-air ballooning coast to coast.


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