Colorado Adventures Series

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Climb! Colorado
Colorado's Rocky Mountains provide some of the best and various types of rock climbing, which is why people come from all around the world to climb Colorado. This program takes…
Fish! Colorado
Colorado is filled with fast running streams and rivers and beautiful deep-water lakes, and is renown as a world-class destination for all types of inland-water fishing; this is a place…
Mountain Ski Operations - How a Ski Resort Works
Skiing and snowboarding today are big business. Of course it wasn't always that way. This program opens with a brief history of skiing; showing how it began to gain popularity…
Raft! Colorado
Eileen Dakta, the General Manager of River Runners asks, "Have you been white water rafting in Colorado yet?" And for good reason, Colorado offers some of the greatest river rafting…

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Raft! Colorado
Part of the Series: Colorado Adventures Series
Eileen Dakta, the General Manager of River Runners asks, "Have you been white water rafting in Colorado yet?" And for good reason, Colorado offers some of the greatest river rafting in the whole world. First, the Arkansas River, which is the most popular river for whitewater rafting in the U.S.;…
Fish! Colorado
Part of the Series: Colorado Adventures Series
Colorado is filled with fast running streams and rivers and beautiful deep-water lakes, and is renown as a world-class destination for all types of inland-water fishing; this is a place where one can go fishing practically anywhere there is water. In this program expert angler Shannon Long, co-owner of the…
Colorado: The Grand Tour
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
When you think of Colorado, what comes to mind? Obviously, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains; however, there is so much more to the Centennial State, which is the nickname for the 38th state of the United States, because it officially became a state in 1876, one hundred years after the signing…
Infamous Colorado Cannibal
In November 1873, a party of 21 prospectors left Salt Lake City and headed towards the mountains. Two months later, they arrived at the Ute Indian encampment where they were urged to wait out the winter. After two weeks, 6 men including 23-year old Alferd Packer who acted as their…
Climb! Colorado
Part of the Series: Colorado Adventures Series
Colorado's Rocky Mountains provide some of the best and various types of rock climbing, which is why people come from all around the world to climb Colorado. This program takes us to Eldorado Canyon State Park where we meet Jenny Herman, who is relatively new to climbing, and Adam Hufford,…
Horses (and Burros)
Part of the Series: Spirit of America Series
Horses have been a part of America's driving spirit since its earliest days, and they remain so today. In this horse's lover's program we begin by learning about polo horses, visiting with members of the Denver Polo Club. Then members of the Colorado Dept. of Corrections introduce us to a…
West Coast Beat & Beyond
San Francisco's bohemian history was augmented by the renaissance of creative individuals which began there in the late 1950's. The most significant influences in this movement were Beat figures Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Filmed on location in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, and at…
Forever Wild
Forever Wild celebrates America's commitment to wilderness and its preservation. Shot in high definition, the film captures the glory of undeveloped, wild places through visually stunning images. It also profiles America's modern wilderness heroes - individuals who have volunteered countless hours and immeasurable energy to ensure that these wild places…
Blind Bird Singing Rain - Water Conservation and the Colorado River
This film documents Robert Perkins' latest journey: canoeing down the Lower Colorado River in the American Southwest. The film conveys the hard truth of water running out, and the odd reaction people have to this truth. Perkins creates a poetic homage to water and nature's resilience. As the poet William…
Fire On the Mountain - America's WWII Winter Warfare Fighting Unit
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training…
The Colorado Rocky Mountains
Ascend the heights of the Rocky Mountains, asking how tectonic processes nearly a thousand miles away could possibly have raised this extensive range. Venture to Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Rocks, the Garden of the Gods, the Maroon Bells, and the Canadian Rockies.
Daniel Libeskind: Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building
Three part series looking at the reknowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Libeskind first gained worldwide attention when his haunting, zigzag-shaped Jewish Museum opened in Berlin in 1999. After his dramatic urban design plan for Ground Zero was selected by city and state officials in 2002, Libeskind became a household name in…