Historical re-enactments have been popular in the United States for more than a century. The American Civil War has been an especially popular topic for re-enactors. But reporter Mike Osborne says a new generation is redefining the hobby. He says Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, is gaining in popularity with enthusiasts nationwide.
The United States is relatively young as nations go, but has still had time to amass hundreds of millions of official paper documents. Birth, marriage and death certificates, land titles, court records; many of these irreplaceable documents are now rotting away in the dank basements and drafty attics of thousands of aging county courthouses nationwide. Reporter Mike Osborne recently discovered an unlikely alliance that has emerged to address the problem.