Al Reinert

Al Reinert is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He co-wrote the screenplays for the Ron Howard film Apollo 13 and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, but is best known for directing and producing For All Mankind, an award-winning documentary about NASA’s Apollo program.

Stories

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Death

The friendly folks at the morgue speak a body language all their own.

The Secret World of Walter Cronkite

Before you let this man into your living room, you should know that he drank with Clyde Barrow.

Bringing It All Back Home

Nashville inspired Willie Nelson—to leave.

The End of the Trail

At the Fort Worth stockyards, cattlemen buy and sell amid the last vestiges of the Old West.

The End of the Trail

At the Fort Worth stockyards, cattlemen buy and sell amid the last vestiges of the Old West.

Billy Lee

How a bountifully talented young Texas writer based a novel on Lyndon Johnson, won high praise, and then…

Billy Lee

How a bountifully talented young Texas writer based a novel on Lyndon Johnson, won high praise, and then…

Moon Struck

Ten years ago the Apollo astronauts, technicians and scientists all, landed on the Moon and touched what poets only dreamed. But that touch changed their lives.

Moon Struck

Ten years ago the Apollo astronauts, technicians and scientists all, landed on the Moon and touched what poets only dreamed. But that touch changed their lives.

Football Heroes

The best part of Texas high school football is that it’s the biggest thing in town—and still only a game.

Tiptoeing On the Ocean of Storms

What astronaut Alan Bean saw on the moon changed his life. Now, with paint and canvas, he’s trying to let the rest of us see it too.

Where NASA Went Wrong

The seeds of the Challenger disaster were sowed long ago, in the space agency’s conflict between its ideals and its politics.

Habits of the Heart

Time-honored Texas rituals by Paul Burka,

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