How do we separate historical fact from fiction? Renowned western historian and author Paul Hutton explores the lives and myths of legendary characters from the Old West.

Each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to the great people and inspired thinking found at the University of New Mexico. Connect airs Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1.

Are the human race and the natural world on a collision course? Communications and Journalism Professor Judith Hendry discusses how media influences our understanding of the natural world.

Also, David Beining, Immersive Media guru at UNM's innovative Arts Lab, answers the question, "Why Dome?"

• Paul Hutton, author and professor of History
• Judith Hendry, professor of Communications and Journalism
• David Beining, associate director of Immersive Media,, ARTS Lab
• Hue Walker, senior artist, ARTS Lab

• Augusta Meyers

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