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The series showcases the landscapes, peoples. and history of the Americas. David Yetman, longtime host of The Desert Speaks, hosts.

TV Schedule

Panama: A City and a Canal #207 [TV-G]
Panama City has been a pivotal shipping port for hundreds of years - over water and over land.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 3 at 9:30 am EST

Bahia: Brazil's African Connection #208 [TV-G]
African-Brazilians provided Brazil with internationally renowned cultural symbols: samba and carnival. The center of African-Brazilian culture is the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 10 at 9:30 am EST

Winter in the Caldera: January in the Yellowstone Hotspot #209 [TV-G]
The frozen landscape and deep snow of Yellowstone National Park in winter is highlighted.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30 am EST

Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech In Oaxaca #210 [TV-G]
The Chinantecan people of mountainous northern Oaxaca, Mexico speak by talking and also whistling.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 24 at 9:30 am EST

Day of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration #101 [TV-G]
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them - El Dia de los Muertos. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 2 at 9:30 am EST

The Pride of Guatemala: Tikal of the Mayas #103 [TV-G]
Visit new excavations within the Tikal temples and join a festival at the home of Maya descendants.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 am EST

The Working Coast of British Columbia #104 [TV-G]
View the wild beauty of the Georgia Straits and inlets, with towering peaks and glaciers.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 am EST

Brazil: The Diamond Range #105 [TV-G]
Host David Yetman takes us on a tour of the Chapada Diamantina, once a rich source of diamonds, now an increasingly popular recreational region.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 30 at 9:30 am EST

Peru: A Train to The Clouds #106 [TV-G]
Dave Yetman hops on the train to the indigenous city of Huancayo, high on the Altiplano of the Andes.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 am EDT

Hawaii's Big Island: The Volcanos' Gifts #107 [TV-G]
David Yetman climbs over old and new lava flows to observe new lands emerging from the ocean. At night manta rays flock to the newly created seafloor of the Kona Coast.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 am EDT

Chiloe and Chilotes: Proud Islanders of Chile #108 [TV-G]
Chilotes demonstrate their traditions of food, towns, and society that extend back well before the arrival of Europeans.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 20 at 9:30 am EDT

The Cry for Mexican Independence #109 [TV-G]
On September 16 each year, Mexicans from all parts of the Republic flock to the small city of Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato to commemorate the "Grito," the call for independence from Spain.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 27 at 9:30 am EDT

Peru: People of the Altiplano #110 [TV-G]
David learns about the fascinating past and present of the Quechua people in the Peruvian highlands.

  • KET2 Wednesday, May 4 at 9:30 am EDT
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