Six centuries ago the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlán, now Mexico City, was the worlds grandest urban center and its market the worlds busiest. Now home to more than 20 million souls, Mexico Citys museums, monuments, galleries, public celebrations, and vast ethnic mix reflect its past and present glories, and make it Latin Americas most vibrant city.
IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of North and South America from the frozen landscape of Yellowstone National Park in winter to the active volcanoes of Southern Chile. This season, host David Yetman (The Desert Speaks) visits Mayan excavation sites in Guatemala, an isolated mountain community in northern Oaxaca, colorful religious festivals on the Yucatán peninsula, and the booming and bustling port of Panama City. Along the way, he meets natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers, including the descendants of Japanese, German and Italian immigrants that settled in South America.