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Minnesota: a History of The Land
Genre: History

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #102
Changes in The Land / 1870s-1900
Voices from the past and stunning nature videography re-create the natural world Euro-Americans first encountered. Find out what happens to North America's most abundant species as commercial hunters and the railroad arrive in Minnesota. The majestic Big Woods are cut down to make room for farms and villages. Visit one of the little-known crown jewels of Minnesota, the Bluestem Prairie. Find out why Minnesota has some of the richest soils in the world and how Minneapolis becomes the flour-milling capital of the world. Historic re-creations bring to life the bonanza era of wheat farming. And experience the catastrophic fire that ushers in a new way of looking at the land.
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #103
Out of The Ashes / 1900-1940s
Never-before-seen historic footage brings to life the beginnings of conservation in Minnesota. Discover why Minnesota is at the forefront of conservation in the United States in the early 1900s and the key role that women play. Through historic stills, footage, and interviews see what happens to the Mississippi River as the population of the Twin Cities explodes. Graphic animations help viewers imagine the results of one man's plan to flood the boundary waters region. Then, get to know the fascinating character who helps to save the region from destruction. In the series' most ambitious historic re-creation, find out which prominent Minnesota conservationist begins his career promoting the destruction of wolves.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #104
Second Nature / 1945 and Beyond
Unique historic footage and photographs depict the momentous changes brought to Minnesota during and after World War II. A vivid re- creation brings to life the revolutionary work of a University of Minnesota graduate student. Simple inventions like nylon nets and the introduction of an exotic species bring the fishery of Lake Superior to the brink of collapse. Through rarely seen footage, experience the extensive pollution of Lake Superior caused by the disposal of over 60,000 tons of waste a day. Then, hear firsthand how a group of citizens plays a central role in stopping this pollution. Discover the ways in which our own homes and businesses result in changes in the land as far away as the rain forests of South America. Consider how the stories of Minnesota's past can inform our choices for the future.
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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tpt Life Channel 2.3

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Episode #105
The Northern Forest
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

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episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #102
Changes in The Land / 1870s-1900
Voices from the past and stunning nature videography re-create the natural world Euro-Americans first encountered. Find out what happens to North America's most abundant species as commercial hunters and the railroad arrive in Minnesota. The majestic Big Woods are cut down to make room for farms and villages. Visit one of the little-known crown jewels of Minnesota, the Bluestem Prairie. Find out why Minnesota has some of the richest soils in the world and how Minneapolis becomes the flour-milling capital of the world. Historic re-creations bring to life the bonanza era of wheat farming. And experience the catastrophic fire that ushers in a new way of looking at the land.
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

Sun Mar 1st @ 9:00 pm

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #101
Ordering The Land / 16,000 Bp-1870s
Witness 16,000 years of Minnesota's fascinating early history. Its unique place in North America is revealed through state-of-the-art animations and graphics. Prominent members of Minnesota's Native American community describe their long relationship with the land. With the arrival of Europeans comes a new way of looking at the land, one that will change the region forever. See how this is expressed in the land survey, which carves the natural world into squares that can be bought and sold. The fur trade era and early lumbering are brought to life with historic reenactments and photographs. Discover what happens when early entrepreneurs fail to understand the geology of St. Anthony Falls.
57 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

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