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Arizona PBS opens up the archives, bringing new life to locally-produced programs that haven’t been available in recent years. Host Alberto Ríos introduces the programs, which explore Arizona’s history, culture, landscape and more.

Look forward to these episodes over the next few weeks:

Arizona Memories from the ’50s

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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 looking for a new lifestyle. The economic boom that began with WWII launched a decade of change, and growth 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.

Arizona Stories: The Lost Dutchman and the Lost City

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Frank Lloyd Wright made a name for himself in architecture with unique and legendary work that defined Arizona’s legacy. Explore the 48th state’s past, filled with the rise and fall of a mining town that once brought riches to the state.

Arizona Stories: A Place of Beauty, Power & Picnics

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Discover the success and intense rivalry between two competing Arizona softball teams. Then follow the story behind a pioneering family.

Arizona Stories: The Photo Worth a Million Words

Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Uncover the remarkable life of Ira Hayes, a Native American and U.S Marine known for being a part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo. The program also showcases a timeless and elegant treasure full of history…the Biltmore Hotel.

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airs May 26

National Memorial Day Concert 2024

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May 26

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May 29

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