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A NEW HD Television Series

In the Americas with David Yetman, the new HDTV series by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer & director Dan Duncan and internationally reknown writer, host, & producer David Yetman, takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. Each country contains landscapes, peoples, and history that have not received the attention they deserve on the world stage. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure.


From the stories of a small village of Japanese immigrants in the Amazon to descendents of poor Italians in Chile, from Mayan temples in Guatemala to ancient fortresses in Mexico, from the glacier-carved frigid barrens of northern Canada to the timeless villages of the altiplano in Perú, we showcase the Americas in an intimate and distinct way.


Our series takes viewers to parts of Cuba mostly unknown to the outside world, to the wild mountains of western Argentina, to festivals in Columbia and the often ignored Great Lakes of the United States. We approach volcanoes in Hawaii, Chile, and Alaska, ride rafts, boats, ferries, horses, and motorcycles. We visit peoples who can replace conversation with whistling, islanders who have cooked the same meals for ten thousand years, and pastoralists who live at an altitude too high for any activity except herding llamas. We meet people from all walks of life and let them tell their stories, show us their homes, take us about their work, and tell us how they came to be who they are. We show the histories of natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, rural folk and city-dwellers. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure—with a decided bias in favor of our western continents and islands. So come along and visit new places, meet new people and encounter new ideas with host Dave Yetman.

(click play to view 6-minute promo video)


Below, click play to preview a recent video story produced by AZPM, the PBS affiliate in Tucson, AZ





The Southwest Center

The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate, and present, through research, teaching, and publishing, the character of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries.


American Public Television

American Public Television is credited as the national distributor of this program.


American Public Television

Arizona Public Media’s PBS 6 is the presenting station for the series.