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PBS Series Explores the Advanced Civilizations of ‘Native America’

Producer Julianna Brannum discusses the new PBS series, Native America, and what she learned about her own Comanche ancestors.


An aerial view of Palenque, a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century.


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A new four-part series on PBS called Native America premieres Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 13.

It tells the stories of Native Americans and their technologically and culturally advanced communities. The series is produced by Julianna Brannum, who's based in Houston.

Julianna Brannum, the Houston-based documentary producer behind the four-part PBS series Native America.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with her about the series and what she learned about her own Comanche ancestors.

A still from the PBS series Native America.