A Perfect Red
May 14, 2005 Saturday 3PM CT
Gold is not the only color that has changed history--so has red. The perfect red produced by an elusive Mexican dye helped drive European colonization in the New World for three centuries. This hour on Here On Earth, join Jean Feraca to talk about the power of red, yesterday and today.
- Amy Butler Greenfield, author of "A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire"
- Eric Mindling, guide of Mexico backcountry tours that explore Mexican craft traditions
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