Airs Saturday, February 20 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1
In the early 1900s, Albuquerque became a destination and a symbol of hope for many who were suffering tuberculosis. “Health Seekers” came seeking a cure in the high desert.
“There was no known cure at the time. Streptomycin wasn’t discovered until the 1940’s, and in the meantime climate was thought to be very therapeutic — someplace that was dry, sunny, and a high altitude, where the air was considered to be pure — and New Mexico had that in abundance.”
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Documentary filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders created “The Women’s List,” 15 portraits of modern day trailblazers who symbolize the struggles of many.
Aimee Mullins: “You’re never gonna be able to do this; you’re not gonna be able to do that. I just knew they were wrong. And they were. I would determine what I was gonna do on these legs.”
“Louis and Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara” is a new production about Louis Prima and Keely Smith, the “swinging-est” musical powerhouses on the Las Vegas Strip in the 50s and 60s.
“Louis Prima was from New Orleans; he had a New Orleans accent. And Tony has completely digested that. He’s great in the show.”
Sign language interpreter Angela Roth works closely with the deaf community and actors to integrate the interpreter into a play.
“We also find that the performers realize the work that we’re doing. They see themselves now, they say, ‘Oh, that’s me! You know, I can see them doing my character.’”