Four Corners c.1985
The Four Corners Monument is a point in the southwestern United States where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet. It is called "Four Corners" because the borders meet at a right angle at 109° 02' west, 36° 59' north and is the only point in the country shared by four states. The point at which the states meet is in the middle of the Navajo Nation, the largest Navajo indian reservation in the United States. The Navajo Nation spans across the Colorado Plateau into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. A Ute indian reservation abuts the point in Colorado. The landmark is run by local Navajos and is a popular (and isolated) tourist attraction.
External linkManitoba, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut in Canada, is not graced with a similar tourist attraction because it is located in extremely remote northern wilderness.
Four Corners is also a long-running investigative journalis/current affairs television program produced by the ABC in Australia. Based on the Panorama concept, the program addresses a single issue indepth each week, showing either a locally-produced program or a relevant documentary from overseas. The program has won many awards for investigative journalism.