Vegas PBS is relaunching Outdoor Nevada on January 27, 2016, bringing to the air an updated version of the popular local production that originally aired from 1995 to 1999 (Pictured: John Burke).
The program will take viewers on a wide array of adventures—exploring the state’s varied and fascinating natural environment and going on location for hiking, rock climbing, biking, fishing, skiing, and numerous other activities and events. In addition, experts will share discoveries stemming from amazing scientific research about the state’s geography, wildlife and ecological systems. For the first run of the series, Vegas PBS will develop 26 half-hour episodes comprised of three to four segments each.
Highly regarded television host and actor John Burke will host the new Outdoor Nevada program. Burke previously served as a host for programs on the E!, Discovery and AMC networks. His work on AMC’s “Behind the Screen with John Burke” led to two Emmy Awards. As an actor, Burke has appeared in Scandal, True Blood, The Amazing Spiderman, RIPD and other productions.
As Burke crisscrosses Nevada, he will take viewers along for soaring in a hot air balloon, rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon, visiting a ghost town, hiking on the rim trails of the Grand Canyon, riding an ATV over sand dunes, fly fishing, rappelling down a rock face in the Valley of Fire, barreling down Bootleg Canyon on a mountain bike, horseback riding in scenic Eldorado
Canyon, taking to the skies in a jet pack, slaloming down Tahoe ski slopes, kayaking the Colorado River, and more.
Outdoor Nevada will delve into the Silver State’s natural history and present-day happenings as experts discuss awe-inspiring discoveries in one of the planet’s most unique and often extreme environments.
For the first run of the series, Vegas PBS will develop 26 half-hour episodes comprised of four segments each. The program is scheduled to broadcast Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. with repeat airings on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.
The show’s premiere date is January 27, 2016, at 7:30pm.
“Vegas PBS is pleased about the relaunch of Outdoor Nevada because we know how much viewers enjoyed it in the 1990s. They can still enjoy repeats of the series,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “Whether you know the state well or you’re a newcomer, this program will entice you to get outdoors and explore. You may discover that there’s a much broader range of activities available to you here than you previously thought. The scientific component is as captivating as the scenery and the adventures.”
- Southern Nevada Public Television plans its 27th annual Splendor in the Glass event from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road. The event is set to feature 60 wineries and breweries, a live wine auction, silent auction and jazz ensemble. Tickets cost $85 in advance or $100 at the door and will be available at Lee’s Discount Liquor, Whole Food Market, Total Wine & More and Vegas PBS starting in January. Attendees must be 21 or older. For more information, vegaspbs.org/winetasting or call 702.799.1010 x5344.
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