Rocky Mountain PBS

In commemoration of Black History Month, Rocky Mountain PBS is proud to showcase new programs that celebrate the African American experience past, present and future.

Program specials include:

One hundred fifty years ago this November 29, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in the southeast corner of the Colorado Territory.  At first, settlers in Denver cheered the returning Colorado Volunteers.  Then details of the slain women, children and elderly men emerged.  The infamy of the events that day reverberate to this day.  Rocky Mountain PBS producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe a new one-hour television documentary, airing Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Colorado Experience: The Smaldones

Nov 20, 2014

Colorado Experience examines one of the lesser-known chapters in American organized crime: the story of the Smaldones, an Italian-American crime family that operated out of Denver.  Producer Michael Dondero joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with insight on the documentary.

NPR's Tom Vitaleon TIn the 1930s, Lester Young — known as the "President of Jazz" or simply "The Prez" — led a revolution on the tenor saxophone that influenced generations to follow.

Tuesday on Rocky Mountain PBS at 7pm

Explore the notion of identity, how it's altered during deployment and altered again on return home. Wes explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?

To listen to Steve Chavis' interview with Wes Moore - click here.

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