Whitewater Rafting Is Featured on "In America" with James Earl Jones

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The latest segment of “In America” with host James Earl Jones is set to feature the exciting topic of Whitewater Rafting. The segment features the history of this exhilarating activity, how it became such a popular pastime in the US, and important information about safety for those who participate.

There are many who say that whitewater rafting is as old as the rivers themselves and that it can be traced back to the Nez Perce tribes in Idaho and Oregon. It is from these origins that the activity became an extremely popular activity in a number of western states. The sport truly emerged during the 1940s when commercial expeditions were first introduced and has even gained international attention during the Munich Olympics.

Today, consumers can participate in organized tours with experienced guides, experiencing the thrills that the rapids have to offer, without having to learn the proper ways to navigate the turbulent waters. To learn more about this sport that is rooted deep in American history, tune in for this episode of “In America”.

The “In America” is a production distributed across the nation to various Public Television Stations and aired at their discretion. This is not a production from PBS or APT and is no way affiliated with these organizations.

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