Native American Heritage Month
Something Inside is Broken
11/6 | 9 PM
“Something Inside is Broken” is a courageous story of the Nisenan Tribe of Northern California during the time of Sutter's reign on the last frontier. This dynamic non-fictional musical is based on the survival of the Nisenan tribe, which prior to the Gold Rush was California's largest thriving Tribe
11/17 | 9 PM
John Peabody Harrington crisscrossed the U.S. chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America's dying languages. Understanding languages was his gift, which became his obsession. From one tribal community to the next he went, working in collaboration with the last speakers documenting every finite detail of the language before it was lost forever.
Cara Romero: Following the Light
11/13 | 9:30 PM
Following the Light" is a documentary about contemporary fine art photographer Cara Romero. Raised in both the rural Chemehuevi reservation in the Mojave Desert, CA, and the urban sprawl of Houston, TX, Romero's photography is deeply influenced by her identity as a Chemehuevi Indian Tribe member. The documentary explores her journey as a photographer, delves into the Indigenous and California history that shapes her work, includes behind-the-scenes footage of her shoots, and features interviews with prominent Indigenous artists, all set to an original musical score by Jason Goodyear
The Pilgrims: American Experience
11/16 | 8 PM & 11/ 17 | 8 PM
Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history. The Pilgrims explores the forces, circumstances, personalities and events that converged to exile the English group in Holland and eventually propel their crossing to the New World; a story universally familiar in broad outline, but almost entirely unfamiliar to a general audience in its rich and compelling historical actuality
Lawrence Welk Thanksgiving Show
11/19 | 7 PM
One of the most successful and fondly-remembered shows in TV history, "The Lawrence Welk Show" featured musical numbers and skits, with host Welk leading the band.
This episode of “The Lawrence Welk Show, is all about Thanksgiving. Tune in for these songs and more! "America, The Melting Pot Thanksgiving.”
The First Official Thanksgiving
11/20 | 9:30PM & 11/23 | 7:30 PM
Most people think that Thanksgiving was first observed by the Pilgrims in 1621. It wasn’t. In 1619, a group of English settlers landed on the banks of the James River in Virginia and gave thanks for safe passage. This was America’s First Official Thanksgiving.