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Eric Avila Featured in PBS Documentary: The Great Thirst
June 6, 2022

Eric Avila is featured in the PBS documentary special  The Great Thirst: William Mulholland, which details the fascinating and complex history of California’s relationship with water, highlighting the story of William Mulholland and the creation of modern Los Angeles. The documentary is inspired by the work of the late Norris Hundley Jr., an acclaimed author who was an emeritus professor of history at UCLA. His book, The Great Thirst: Californians and Water 1770s-1990s, on which the documentary is based, is an enduring classic on the events that shaped and were shaped by California’s dramatic water development.