KCET Takes Viewers to Exotic Locales and Wildlife Expeditions with Adventure-Themed Programming in September

Burbank, Calif.- August 28, 2013 - KCET viewers will take a walk on the wild side with a series of exciting adventure-themed programs in September.  The awe-inspiring programming will kick off with the return of the popular travel adventure series, Globetrekker beginning Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. on KCET.


Whether taking viewers across America on Route 66 or hiking through South America, adventure series and fan favorite, Globe Trekker returns to KCET with all-new episodes every Tuesday starting on Sept. 3. Show titles this season include:  Around The World: East To West: Istanbul To Vienna; Around The World: Across America: Route 66 and Beyond; Madrid City Guide; and Around The World: Panamerica: Conquistadors, Aztecs & Revolutions.


Following, philanthropist/filmmaker Charlie Annenberg Weingarten's nature and educational series, explore will debut on KCET on Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and multimedia division of the Annenberg Foundation. The organization is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world class photography from all over the globe. The series will chronicle a compilation of shorts showcasing wildlife and environmental and social issues, including: the behavior of brown bears in Katmai National Park, an archaeology discovery in China, puffins on Sea Island, Maine, the examination of spirituality in Darfur and more.


A special presentation of the riveting documentary, Shooting in the Wild will also premiere on KCET on Sept. 3 at 10:30 p.m. The film, hosted by Alexandra Cousteau, the granddaughter of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau, takes an insider's look at the business of wildlife filmmaking.  Illustrated with past and present film clips, the documentary explores the pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking and abuse in wildlife films. 


The following week, travel series, Journeys in Africa premieres for the first-time in Southern California on Sept. 10 at 10:30 p.m. The series highlights Africa's unique culture, history, architecture and wildlife. Host Bill Ball explores both small villages and metropolitan areas to showcase the diverse culture and fascinating traditions and people of this extraordinary continent. 


For more information on these series or to view bonus footage, visit www.kcet.org.




On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.




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