Arizona Memories from the ’50s

Americans have always seen the West as a land of opportunity — the place people went to reinvent themselves. In the 1950s, the Valley of the Sun was transformed by young veterans, entrepreneurs and families on the move who took a chance on a new lifestyle.

The economic boom that began with WWII launched a decade of change and growth that continues until this day. This is the story of the people who launched the boom years and turned the desert into the Valley of their dreams. (45 minutes)

Sponsor message:

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

British newspaper drama 'Press' comes to Arizona PBS

Set in the world of London newspapers, "Press" is a razor sharp and observant drama that explores the current, turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas that journalists and editors face each day.

'Nature' explores the wilds on Wednesday nights

From the remarkable octopus to a river of dreams, experience compelling stories of the natural world as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.

PBS NewsHour special examines consequences of plastic use

By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m., PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at this now ubiquitous material, how it's impacting the world and ways we can break our plastic addiction.