Just got this from a friend. This should be really interesting.
Website: http://www. fxnetworks. com/shows/originals/30days/ (installment guide #06)
http://www. fxnetworks. com/shows/originals/30days/episodeguide. php#06
"LIFE ON AN INDIAN RESERVATION"
TV Show airing on FX - 30 Days, now in its third season, has been both a critical success and a favorite with cable viewers. TV Guide called the series "equal parts funny and sobering and a million times smarter than most other shows on TV." And in its four-star review of the series, the Los Angeles Daily News called 30 Days "compelling human drama." The show is FX's most successful unscripted series as over 2.4 million viewers tune in each week. 30 Days has been nominated for a Producer's Guild Award for a Television Series or Special: Non-fiction, and it won a GLAAD award for outstanding reality series.
PARTICIPANT - Morgan Spurlock, 37
RESIDES - New York, NY
OCCUPATION - Filmmaker
AIRDATE - Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Series creator Morgan Spurlock returns for his second installment this season to discover what life is like for America's most indigenous people: Native Americans. As he heads west to Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico, Morgan will realize just how little he knows about the issues facing this tribal culture.
For 30 Days, Morgan will live with Deborah and Karl Dennison and their children: son Kyle, 25 and daughter Cassidy, 15. Deborah holds a PhD in education and is the superintendent of the Ganado School District; Karl is a physical education teacher at the tribal Dine College and is a renowned rodeo competitor. Despite living on a remote desert ranch, the Dennison family has many of the conveniences of the modern world, yet make great efforts to preserve the ancient traditions and culture of their ancestors.
While on the reservation, Morgan will live in a traditional Navajo dwelling called a Hogan, work at a tire shop and spend several grueling hours in a sweat lodge as part of a "Coyote Ceremony." He will also experience the economic hardships and social crises that are common to reservation life while exploring many misconceptions about Native Americans.