This hour examines expansive water-use policies in other countries, as the U.S. turns increasingly toward conservation. Included: dam building in India and China; supplying water for Mexico City; water as another source of tension between Israelis and Palestinians. Narrated by Alfre Woodard.
The environmental and political impact of the transformation of California's Central Valley from a semiarid region into a highly productive agricultural area. Included: comments by Rep. George Miller (D-Cal.) and author Marc Reisner. Narrator Alfre Woodard.
Focusing on William Mulholland's early 1900s plan to build an aqueduct to sustain the growing L.A. metropolis. Included: comments from screenwriter Robert Towne ("Chinatown"), Mulholland's granddaughter and historian Kevin Starr. Narrator: Alfre Woodard.
Chronicling the taming of the Colorado River through a system of dams and reservoirs that provides water for millions in the once arid Southwest. Included: former senator Barry Goldwater; conservationist David Brower. Alfre Woodard narrates.