‘Digging into the Future – Armenia’ to Premiere on PBS

Emmy award winning director Joseph Rosendo in Armenia

LOS ANGELES—“Digging into the Future – Armenia” will premiere on select PBS stations in April as part of the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Hosted by Joseph Rosendo, “Digging into the Future” is produced by the Emmy-winning team behind the PBS series “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope.” Joseph joins archaeologists from UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology on a journey through Armenia. During this archeological adventure Joseph crisscrosses Armenia to ancient sites where some of the world’s oldest artifacts have been discovered. Every site offers viewers insights into how the Armenians of the distant and near past lived – and what is discovered about the past serves the present.

In keeping with the show’s focus on cultural connections, Joseph meets modern-day Armenians in roadside fruit stands, riverside wine stalls, bustling markets and is welcomed into their homes to witness traditional artisans at work and join in religious and communal celebrations that inspire, enlighten and reveal the Armenian heart and soul. While this documentary encompasses more than the Armenian Genocide, it is covered in the show and illustrates the resiliency of the Armenian people.

Broadcast dates are below.

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Chicago – WYCC
Monday, April 6, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2 a.m.

Los Angeles – KVCR
Thursday, April 16, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 5 p.m.

Boston – WGBH/Channel 2
Sunday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.

San Francisco / Bay Area – KQED
Sunday, April 19, 6 p.m. KQED
Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. KQED World
Saturday, April 25, 6 p.m. KQED Plus

New York – WYNE/NYC Life
Sunday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 1 a.m.


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  1. Hratch said:

    Joseph Rosendo is a great host. I’m sure he will do justice to our history past and present.

  2. HArry MAtosian said:

    Yes I’ve been watching and wish to one day Mr. Rosendo to visit Armenia, now my dreams has come true will wait till April,

  3. Liz Simonian said:

    why is this not being shown on public television across the country on all PBS stations?

  4. Todd Mason said:

    It’s not a PBS program, but a syndicated item being offered to some stations…if there was a system-wide offer, as there has been with the upcoming ARMENIAN GENOCIDE from the major syndicator NETA, they failed to make it as widely known.

  5. Nancy Aller said:

    I was hoping to be able to view this program in Philadelphia and am disappointed that it is not listed for this area.