Narrated by award-winning NPR newscaster Dwane Brown, the PBS SoCal Original production intertwines aerial and scenic 4K footage of American wilderness and public lands featuring a variety of music from critically acclaimed audience favorites, including internationally regarded contemporary artists like string ensemble the Vitamin String Quartet, award-winning composer, recording artist and pianist Emily Bear and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Poetry and quotes from modern writers and classic authors are woven throughout and include selections from internationally acclaimed poet Dana Gioia and current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Additional lines are taken from notable American writers Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams and others.
Featuring spectacular video from across the country, FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA incorporates footage from PBS member stations Alaska Public Media, Arkansas PBS, Detroit Public Television, Idaho Public Television, PBS Wisconsin and South Carolina ETV.