You may have never heard of John William MacKay, but when he died in 1902, he was one of the most admired and richest men in America, whose search for riches also helped develop the American West. Writer and historian Gregory Crouch tells the story of MacKay, who discovered the Comstock Lode, a lode of silver ore located in Nevada. In telling MacKay’s story, Crouch also weaves in the stories of daily life in the West as it was being settled. Crouch will tell us about his book, “The Bonanza King.”
From foxes to prehistoric creatures, experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. this winter.
Television’s most-watched history series, "American Experience," returns to Arizona PBS Tuesday nights this winter.
"Tastemakers" is part of an hourlong tribute to food - both locally and nationally - every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS, immediately following new "Plate & Pour" episodes.