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VISION: Educating and inspiring Coloradans to love our state's history.
MISSION: Inspiring a love of history in all Coloradans by airing a weekly television show with comprehensive outreach and education initiatives.
SERIES OUTLINE: A television series of 13 half-hour episodes, produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado, dedicated to preserving & celebrating the people, events & places that have shaped Colorado.
How did the Boettcher and Penrose Families make their fortunes? Who was Justina Ford? Find out on Colorado Experience, a new co-production of Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. Each episode brings to life a person, place or event that shaped the great state of Colorado.
During the time of racial segregation, Lincoln Hills, the only all African-American resort west of the Mississippi River, provided a shelter from the storm.
Airdate: February 21, 2013 at 7pm
Justina Ford, MD
Born with two strikes against her, Dr. Justina Ford overcame barriers of race and gender to become the first African-American woman to practice medicine in Colorado and delivered over 7,000 babies.
Airdate: February 28, 2013 at 7pm
The boom and bust of a homesteading community on Colorado's eastern plains.
Airdate: March 21, 2013 at 7pm
While American troops were fighting abroad in World War II, over 7500 Japanese-Americans found themselves interned in the Granada War Relocation Center.
Airdate: March 28, 2013 at 7pm
Spencer & Julie Penrose
From exotic animals to opposing prohibition, nothing was too extraordinary for the entrepreneur dubbed a master "promoter" and his sophisticated wife. Delve into the affluent life of Colorado Springs' pioneering couple.
Airdate: April 4, 2013 at 7pm
Pueblo Border Wars
Colorado's once industrial capital has long been the battleground for competing countries and interests.
Airdate: April 11, 2013 at 7pm
Examine the bloody history of Colorado coal miners' struggle for workers' rights.
Airdate: April 18, 2013 at 7pm
Discover the rags-to-riches story of one of Colorado's most pioneering families, both in business and philanthropy.
Airdate: May 2, 2013 at 7pm
Colorado's top lawyers and historians unravel the unintended consequences of the state's constitution.
Airdate: May 9, 2013 at 7pm
Flying an AT-6 trainer plane in World War II was only the beginning of Grand Junction resident Annabelle Craft Moss's inspirational life.
Airdate: May 16, 2013 at 7pm
From the beginning of its settlement, Colorado has demonstrated a legacy of giving and philanthropy.
Airdate: May 23, 2013 at 7pm
During the height of the Fur Trade, Bent's Fort was a great western hub of commercial and cultural exchange.
Airdate: May 30, 2013 at 7pm
The Original Coloradans
Discover The Ute Nation, the original residents of Colorado and their lasting impact on the state.
Airdate: June 13, 2013 at 7pm
executive producer & director - Julie Speer
director – producer - Julie Speer, donnie l. betts
associate producer - Mariel Rodriguez-McGill
director of production - Michael Reynolds
videography - Jason Bunch, Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Janine Trudell, Kyle Pflieger, donnie l. betts, Linda Morken
editors - Jason Bunch, Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, donnie l. betts, Kyle Pflieger, Michael Dondero
composite & graphics - Tom Manion, Ryan Conley
research - William Convery, JJ Rutherford, Aaron Marcus, Coi Drummond-Gehrig, Michael Dondero
production assistants - Amanda Prentiss, Connor Birch, Michael Dondero
Music provided by - FirstCom Music, a division of Universal Publishing Production Music
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