TV Schedule


Season II of Eight's prime-time series, Arizona Stories , leads viewers on a remarkable exploration across our state and deep into Arizona's past. Each week, Arizona Stories profiles Arizona's legends, examines important moments in our history, and ventures back to the original location of critical events to capture the complete story. Archival photographs, film and rare home movies are interwoven for a personal perspective on the people and the places that define Arizona's legacy.

Each Arizona Stories program will also feature three short elements:
Then and Now? Early 20th century images transform into the contemporary photography of Allen Dutton, Paul Scharbach and Jim Todd. Each photograph is captured from the exact location illustrating how much our state has changed.
Milestones The stories behind historical markers on highways throughout the state.
Did You Know? Little-known, but interesting, facts that entertain and educate.

The programs are scheduled to air as follows:

August 12
Luhrs Family
Little Red Schoolhouse
Riverside Park
Canyon Records

August 19
Sun City
Governor Hunt
Falcon Field
Rosson House

September 16
Picacho Peak
Wrigley Mansion
Civilian Conservation Corps
Riverside Ballroom

September 23
La Posada
The birth of suburbia
Frank Luke
St. Mary's Basilica

September 30
Civil Rights
USS Arizona
Hispanic Flyboys
Mission of San Carlos

The series is part of The Arizona Collection , Eight's award-winning video anthology, and the next presentation in the station's countdown to Arizona's Centennial in 2012.
The Arizona Collection is a compilation of locally inspired programs that celebrate the people, places and history of Arizona.

Arizona Stories is made possible by Eight's Program Partners, members who provide additional gifts for the Arizona Collection.

specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1.3 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.