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KEET - Iconic America

Our Icon

As a part of this grant we are making a collection of short videos talking about our own Icon, The Redwood Tree, We will be uploading these videos to YouTube where you can watch and learn about the majestic life-form growing in our own backyards. 

What do the Redwoods Mean to You?

We ask people in Old Town Eureka what the Redwoods mean to them.

Value of the Redwoods

We spoke to assistant professor Valerie Elder from College of the Redwoods to explain the historical perspective of the Redwoods along with their economic and cultural values.

College of the Redwoods Education

We had professor Maddie Lopez from College of the Redwoods show us a day in the life studying the natural wonders of the redwood forests.

Iconic Impact

 KEET is collecting stories about the objects, symbols, and artifacts that have made an impact on your life - whether it's something iconic from the show, a family heirloom, or a beloved icon in Humboldt or Del Norte County. Share your story with us and it could be featured on KEET's Iconic Impact series on social media. 

Your favorite icon could be a piece of jewelry from a relative, a local bird like the snowy plover or the condor, or a historic landmark like the Trinidad Lighthouse.

We're accepting stories up to 275 words and an image of your chosen icon. Tell us what makes it special to you and how it's had an impact on your life. Did you travel with your family to see the Statue of Liberty, hike in Yosemite, or explore the redwoods as a child? We want to hear all about it!

To submit your story and image, send an email to along with your details. Thank you for sharing your stories and helping us celebrate the icons that make our communities unique.

Iconic America - With David Rubenstein

David Rubenstein examines the history of America through some of its most iconic symbols, objects and places, on location and in conversation with historical thinkers, community members and other experts. Together, they dive deep into each symbol’s history.

Statue of Liberty                                    Tuesday, July 11th at 10:00 p.m.

This episode surveys the evolving meaning the Statue of Liberty has for a “nation of immigrants” and how it embodies our values and our conflicts, from abolition and women’s suffrage to the treatment of refugees. 

The Bald Eagle                                        Tuesday, July 18th at 10:00 p.m.

In this episode, discover how the American Bald Eagle soared to its vaunted perch in American iconography, a symbol not only of patriotism but also of environmental activism and Native American traditions.

Stone Mountain                                     Tuesday, July 25th at 10:00 p.m.

This episode considers the fate of the Monument at Stone Mountain in Georgia, revealing a nation wrestling with its past as Confederate statues are being removed across the country.

The American Cowboy                  Wednesday, May 17th at 10:00 p.m.

The cowboy is the quintessential American — fiercely independent, brave and laconic. The episode examines the myths and realities of this archetype, which remains as powerful as ever in the 21st century.

The Golden Gate Bridge                      Tuesday, August 1st at 10:00 p.m

The Golden Gate Bridge is an engineering marvel that symbolizes America’s can-do spirit. This episode explores if America can continue to execute bold and ambitious infrastructure projects in the 21st century.