Production ending this season for "The Desert Speaks"
Arizona Public Media's The Desert Speaks, winner of 24 regional and national Emmys and distributed nationwide by American Public Television, is ending production. Tom Kleespie has produced the show since it began in 1989. "We've had a great run with the series, which has lasted longer than most national television series that started around the same time with the exception of The Simpsons," Kleespie told the Arizona Daily Star. The final episode airs in May; reruns will continue for at least four years.