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Episode of Desert Speaks

Crossing The Great Basin Desert

Season 12, Episode 11 of 13
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In the 1950s, Life magazine labeled Highway 50 "the loneliest highway in America." Not much has changed along the road in northern Nevada. P art of the reason it is so lonely is that it crosses the Great Basin D esert. During the trip across the basins and over the ranges that make up this landscape, The Desert Speaks studies the fascinating geology that is key to understanding the region and its natural and human hist ory. Take a ride into the past and board a steam-powered train, crucia l to the settlement of the area. This program also includes a tour of Ruby National Wildlife Refuge - one of the few respites for Canadian g eese, sandhill cranes and other migrating birds in the Great Basin.

Previously Aired

day time channel
2/14/2013 10:30 p.m. Ready TV
2/15/2013 5:30 a.m. Ready TV
6/16/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
6/16/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
6/16/2014 11:30 p.m. World
6/17/2014 PBS HD
6/17/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel
10/31/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
10/31/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
10/31/2014 11:30 p.m. World
11/1/2014 PBS HD
11/3/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel
7/20/2015 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
7/20/2015 11 p.m. UA Channel
7/20/2015 11:30 p.m. World
7/21/2015 PBS HD
7/21/2015 6 a.m. UA Channel

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