Clive Greenhough went straight into teaching upon his return but didn't close the file marked: Stupid Ideas. He kindly let homeless Austin sleep in his bedroom for the next year and together they hatched a plan that they christened 'Roadside USA'. They resolved to spend their next 7 week summer vacation hitch-hiking around the States with a small Hi-8 camera, interviewing everyone that gave them a ride. Thumbing from New York to Miami to LA to Portland and back to the east coast they clocked up 124 lifts that took them over 10,000 road miles. They edited up a racy 5 min pilot on their return which was subsequently rejected by every British Broadcaster. It was ultimately picked up (four years later by the satellite channel UK Horizons).
Hitching across the USA