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Lady Jessie


During the Vietnam War, Jessie Beck sent care packages to Navy pilot Richard ‘Dick’ Perry. Then she sent more. Packages went to Dick’s squadron, the Ghost Riders, and his partner squadron, the Saints. Ultimately, she sent thousands of packages to troops across all military branches.

Jessie had made history as the first woman to own a major gambling casino in Nevada. Now, for her generosity and friendship during the Vietnam War, she became a legend in the sky.

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The Not-Dying Girl


Lauren McCullough was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, just weeks after graduating from high school. This KVIE ViewFinder documentary, co-written and co-produced by Ruyak Media with Dos Eckes Productions, traces Lauren’s powerful battle to survive, her efforts to promote awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research and her ‘bucket list’ accomplishments including experiencing the wedding of her dreams. Inspired by Lauren’s remarkable blog, this program is titled, The Not-Dying Girl.

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The Dave Sanders Story


Dave Sanders had been devastated by his wife’s death from cancer, just eighteen months after the birth of their third child. In the blur that followed — grief, single-parenting and the struggle to maintain a career — came a strange request: Could Dave help a group of people whose money had been stolen in a Ponzi scheme?

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