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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

Alaska: The Wilderness of the Volcanoes #310 [TV-G]
Two of Alaska's vast national parks, Lake Clark and Katmai, boast a heritage of volcanic activity.

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

Tultepec: Mexico's Skyrocket Central #201 [TV-G]
The city of Tultepec, a suburb of Mexico City, celebrates each March with a display of fireworks.

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

In The Shadow of the Volcanoes: Chile's Melting Pot #202 [TV-G]
Mapuche Indians and German and Italian immigrant communities are visited in Southern Chile.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 31 at 9:30 am EST

The Rainforest Nisei: Japanese Immigrants in the Amazon #203 [TV-G]
Prosperous Japanese farmers protect large tracts of primary tropical forest in the Amazon.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 am EST

Two Millennia of Mayas: Guatemala's Cultural Legacy #204 [TV-G]
Scientists direct excavations in the Maya city of Ceibal, deep in the Peten forest of Guatemala.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 14 at 9:30 am EST

Ice, Rock, and Water: The Sierra Nevada #205 [TV-G]
California's Sierra Nevada is the largest and highest mountain range in the continental United States.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 21 at 9:30 am EST

Fiesta in the Yucatan: Maya Traditions #206 [TV-G]
Pilgrims travel to the ancient Maya city of Tizimin in the Yucatan peninsula to celebrate Epiphany.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 am EST

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 4 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 11 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 18 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 25 at 9:30 am EST
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