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West of the West: Tales From California's Channel Islands

Description

This three-part series introduced by musician Joe Walsh (The Eagles) explores the history, geography, archaeology and biology of eight islands off the California coast. Interviews with historians and natives provide the personal history for each of these islands, which date back 14,000 years. Segments include the story of Juana Maria, who survived on San Nicolas Island, alone, for 18 years; the family of William Wrigley Jr. keeps his vision for Santa Catalina Island alive; and Chumash paddlers make an annual voyage to Santa Cruz Island in the dead of night.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Settlers

    The Vail and Vickers cattle ranch on Santa Rosa Island transitions to a national park; 500 shipwrecks on the Channel Islands; Santa Catalina Island; Herbert Lester and his family. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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  • Return

    Friendship between Carey Stanton, owner of Santa Cruz Island, and musician Joe Walsh; the lone woman of San Nicolas Island; recovery of the bald eagle and island fox; descendants of Island Chumash. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
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