(AS REPORTED ON
APRIL 28, 1999)
CBS News Correspondent Steve Hartman is embarking on a unique journey through the United States and he's using a sophisticated tool to help him: a dart. Yes, a sharp, little projectile that he's thrown at a map, and that dart landed on Moab, Utah. So, with a CBS News camera crew in tow, Steve has gone in search of a story, a story that anyone could have.
"Hello? Hello. This is Steve Hartman from CBS News, who is this?"
"Tracye," came the reply.
"How are you doing, Tracye?"
I found Tracye the same way I plan to find all my interviews: in the phone book. It's really just a matter of whoever answers the phone first.
Tracye Davis has been married to Jim for 13 years and has a daughter named Ashley. By night, she's just your basic American homemaker, and by day just your basic Mexican restaurant waitress.
But I quickly learned that Tracye's story isn't so much about the life she has here in Moab, as it is about the life she wishes she had.
A couple years ago she saw a painting of the ocean and just had to buy it.
"There's a girl and the girl is standing backwards," Trayce explained while showing off the painting, "it could be anyone, it could be anybody. It could be me."