Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. The preserve was created through three separate votes of city residents who approved sales tax increases to purchase the land and protect it. At nearly 47 square miles, it is now among the largest urban preserves in the United States, and sees about 700,000 visits each year. We hear more from Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane and Christine Kovach, a former chair of the McDowell Sonoran Land Trust.
Following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tenn., set out to save their bankrupt school by giving concerts. Throughout the North and in venues across Europe, they introduced audiences to the power of spirituals.
Sesame Street is celebrating 50 years of entertaining kids around the world on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. on Arizona PBS.
"Great Performances" returns with its third annual "Broadway's Best" lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions on Fridays at 8 p.m. starting Nov. 1 on Arizona PBS. This fall’s lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama throughout the month.