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EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS SHARES ITS TELEVISION SCRAPBOOK OF
STATE’S STORIES AND CHARACTERS FOR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

February Lineup Features Popular Highlights of Eight’s Award-Winning TV Anthology

PHOENIX…January 27, 2012…If it’s a person, place or event that matters to Arizonans, most likely it is forever captured in a program produced by Eight, Arizona PBS. For half a century, the public media enterprise of Arizona State University has trained its lens on the state. In February, Eight opens its one-of-a-kind archives to reprise its most popular Arizona programs.
“Thanks to community support, Arizona PBS has been writing the history of Arizona on television for 50 years,” said Eight’s General Manager Kelly McCullough. “With more than 40 titles in our Arizona Collection, we tell these engaging stories with care and respect because they help preserve what is truly special about our state. Whether native Arizonan or just arrived, you will learn something new.”

Eight’s February schedule showcases the state’s extraordinary landscapes and brings to life the often inspiring, and sometimes quirky, individuals woven into Arizona’s colorful 100-year-old tapestry. It also includes fascinating vignettes about families, communities, landmarks and events that may be missing from history books, but make for memorable viewing.

Eight’s Arizona Centennial Celebration schedule is below. Visit azpbs.org/schedule or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Arizona Centennial Celebration

    • Arizona Stories – Sundays at 4 p.m.
    • Kolb Brothers: Grand Canyon Pioneers – Friday, February 3 at 9 p.m.
    • Barry Goldwater: Photographs & Legends – Wednesday, February 8 at 11:30 p.m.
    • Images of Arizona – Friday, February 10 at 9 p.m.
    • Arizona Memories Marathon – Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. (To mark Arizona’s birthday, a four-part series capturing four decades of our state’s growth)
    • Legends and Dreamers: Inspired by Arizona Highways– Friday, February 17 at 9 p.m.
    • Visions of Arizona – Wednesday, February 29 at 9 p.m.

    About Eight, Arizona PBS

    Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

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