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"A Concrete River: Reviving The Waters of Los Angeles" chronicles the importance of the Los Angeles River culturally, economically and ecologically. Supported by a matching challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, this special telecast takes viewers on a historical tour of the Los Angeles River starting with the native Tongva tribes that lived along its banks before the Spanish arrived, all the way through to the present day. 

This special is supported by a matching challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation. Learn More.

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A Concrete River: Reviving The Waters of Los Angeles

"A Concrete River: Reviving The Waters of Los Angeles" chronicles the importance of the Los Angeles River culturally, economically and ecologically. The film traces the extraordinary story of the Los Angeles River, starting with the native Tongva tribes that lived along it's banks before the Spanish arrived, all the way through to the present day. This documentary takes you on a journey from the origins of Los Angeles to the present; through floods, waterways and the building of the miles-long concrete water basin which protects Los Angeles from seasonal floods.

  • 2017-05-28T08:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD