In the Americas with David Yetman, the HDTV series by multiple Emmy Award-winning producer & director Dan Duncan and internationally renown writer, host and producer David Yetman, takes a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. Each country contains landscapes, peoples, and history that have not received the attention they deserve on the world stage. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure.

Award-winning cinematographer, Dan Duncan, and the In the America’s team uncover the geographic and cultural diversity of the Americas.

From Japanese immigrants in the Amazon to descendants of poor Italians in Chile, from Mayan temples in Guatemala to ancient fortresses in Mexico, from the glacier-carved frigid barrens of northern Canada to the timeless villages of the Altiplano in Perú, we showcase the Americas in an intimate and distinct way.

Our series takes viewers to parts of Brazil mostly unknown to the outside world, to the wild mountains of western Argentina, to festivals in Colombia and the often ignored Great Lakes of the United States. We approach volcanoes in Hawaii, Chile, and Alaska, ride rafts, boats, ferries, horses, and motorcycles. We visit peoples who can replace conversation with whistling, islanders who have cooked the same meals for ten thousand years, and pastoralists who live at an altitude too high for any activity except herding llamas. We meet people from all walks of life and let them tell their stories, show us their homes, take us about their work, and tell us how they came to be who they are.

We show the histories of natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, rural folk and city-dwellers. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure—with a decided bias in favor of our western continents and islands. So come along and visit new places, meet new people, and encounter new ideas with host David Yetman.

Watch seasons 1-5 highlights of In the Americas with David Yetman.

In the Americas with David Yetman is an initiative of The Southwest Center, The University of Arizona. The Southwest Center seeks to define, illuminate, and present, through research, teaching, and publishing, the character of the Greater Southwest: the heartland of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Chihuahua, and its peripheries.

As an extension of our educational mission, we invite you to view the programs on this website free of charge. Our series is entirely viewer-supported, however, and we welcome donations. For information on how you can help assure that the series continues, contact either David Yetman at or Dan Duncan at Donations from viewers like you make our program possible.