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EXPLORE "Grand Canyon" Hosted by Filmmaker and Philanthropist Charlie Annenberg Weingarten Coming to KCETLink Sept. 28

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EXPLORE "Grand Canyon" Hosted by Filmmaker and Philanthropist Charlie Annenberg Weingarten Coming to KCETLink Sept. 28

Visually Stunning Journey Along the Colorado River

Features Conversations With Native American Leaders

Premieres Mon., Sept. 28 on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH 9410) at 9 p.m. ET/PT and on KCET (Southern California) at 7:30 p.m.

For more information please visit: https://www.linktv.org/series/explore or http://www.kcet.org/shows/explore_special/

BURBANK, Calif. - Sep. 21, 2015 - KCETLink Media Group a leading national independent, non-profit, public broadcast and digital network, will premiere a new episode of EXPLORE titled, "Grand Canyon," which combines visually stunning photography and educational discussions with Native American leaders. The series is created and produced by explore.org, a philanthropic media organization and a multi-media division of the Annenberg Foundation.

In EXPLORE "Grand Canyon," viewers travel down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon's wild splendor and explore the connections between man and nature. With beautiful photography and deep conversations among Native American leaders, this special takes viewers into the depths of what is called "the world's largest living cathedral." Host Charlie Annenberg Weingartenis joined by Oglala Lakota activist Russell Means, Ojibwe environmentalist Winona LaDukeLilian Hill of the Hopi tribe and others in rafts and canoes.

Explore.org documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Founded by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again, explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe.

Both educational and inspirational, explore features a wide range of topics--from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short and easily understandable segments, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them.

ABOUT KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP

KCETLink Media Group is a national independent, nonprofit, public broadcast and digital networkthat provides high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on Link TV - DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 - and on KCET in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. For additional information about KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.

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