November 10, 2007

Diné on three TV shows

'Navajo night'

Dinétah hard to ignore on Sunday evening national TV programsFor what certainly must have been the first time in history, Navajos showed up on three television channels simultaneously the last Sunday in October.

While the Georgia Yazzie family of Piñon, Ariz., reacted to their new house on ABC, Jacoby Ellsbury was helping the Boston Red Sox to a World Series victory on Fox, and FSN was broadcasting an air race that took place in Monument Valley this summer.
Home at last

Yazzie family enjoying house, overwhelmed by celebrityA recent morning found Georgia Yazzie relaxing in her sunny living room, listening to the soothing strains of Carlos Nakai on the stereo.

It was a far cry from Oct. 28 when a houseful of relatives had gathered to join the Yazzie family as they watched themselves on TV, reliving the experience of having a new house built for them by the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." "It was pretty emotional, to feel all those feelings again," Yazzie said.

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