Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Good TV

Being disconnected from the world this past week has been great, but I am back none too soon. There are some noteworthy TV shows of interest to Natives and everyone else on this week.

Guns, Germs and Steel on PBS

In this TV version of his Pulitzer-prize winning book, Jared Diamond explores the deceptively sinple question of why some cultures have advanced at a faster rate than other cultures. Why has the Whiteman grown to dominate the world economically? Diamond proposes an answer that might startle you.

This Monday's episode: In Part 2 (of three), Jared Diamond explores reasons why Spanish Conquistadors conquered the Incas in 1532 "instead of the other way around."

Airing Mondays 7/11,7/18 and 7/25 at 10/9 central, but check local listings to make sure.

Lewis and Clark and the
Journey of Sacagawea on PBS

Ken Burns takes on Lewis and Clark, followed by an hour on Sacagawea: Recalling the young Native American woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark through tribal oral histories, along with Lewis's and Clark's journals.

Wednesday, July 13, 10:00pm

And don't forget to watch the conclusion of Into the West and tell me what you think.


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