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The Desert Speaks

THE DESERT SPEAKS is an Emmy award-winning series focusing on desert regions around the world. Much more than a nature documentary, THE DESERT SPEAKS presents stories about the people, cultures, plants, animals and geological features encountered on travel adventures in deserts near and far away. Host David Yetman is a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center and is a nationally known author and accomplished photographer who specializes in the plants, geography and people of northwestern Mexico. Using boats, bikes and burros, Yetman takes viewers from Bolivia to Baja California, bringing his boundless enthusiasm, energy and knowledge to . . .

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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 7:00 AM    "Origins of a Royal Road" The trade route of El Camino Real (The Royal Road) served as an interchange of cultures and riches for the Puebloan people hundreds of years before the arrival of Europeans. Later, the route became the tattered thread that sewed together the Spanish strongholds in southern Mexico to the tiny, distant settlements of Nuevo (New) Mexico. Take a three-part journey along this historic route of communication, conquest and gold, from Mexico City through the Chihuahuan Desert to the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico and explore the natural and cultural wonders that dot the landscape along the way. D
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Friday, Jan 18, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Origins of a Royal Road" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 21, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Royal Road Across The Frontier" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Royal Road to the Final Outpost" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Goat Packing in the Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Wyoming's Red Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jan 25, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Heart of a Pueblo" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jan 28, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Gateway to the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Life Along The Rio Sonora" (PLUS)
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