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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

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 25 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 11 at 9:30 am EST

In The Mouth of the Amazon #102 [TV-G]
The Brazilian city of Belem at the mouth of the Amazon is a showcase of products from the great river basin. Now the famed acai berry is expanding Belem's reputation.

  • KET2 Wednesday, March 18 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 25 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, April 1 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, April 8 at 9:30 am EDT

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 15 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 22 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 29 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, May 6 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 13 at 9:30 am EDT
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