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.



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

, 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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