Produced and directed by S. Torriano Berry, this documentary highlights African Americans who have captained on the Chesapeake and their life on the Bay throughout the past century.
Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake
Monday, April 22 at 9pm
The lure of waterfront living still remains irresistible to many, with some enjoying a home of their dreams on the Chesapeake Bay year 'round. Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake opens the door to Maryland's unique, historic and magnificent homes surrounding the Chesapeake Bay for intimate tours. Explore a colonial-era manor hand-crafted in the 1700s, an unusual houseboat with different waterfront views each day, and modern architectural marvels that blend the best of Bay living with gorgeous settings.
The dominant model for producing meat, milk and eggs in the U.S. is large-scale confinement operations that often pollute the local environment and can severely degrade the quality of life for their neighbors. But, Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? profiles farmers who have bucked this trend. The film discusses how alternative production methods can improve quality of life for farmers, their neighbors, and the local environment. Some think these alternative farming models are part of a larger vision for a more sustainable food system.
Potomac: The River Runs Through Us
Tuesday, April 23 at 10pm
A look at the ways the Potomac River connects everyone in their everyday lives. Despite improvements, our nation's river still faces a number of new and emerging threats including chemicals that we can't see, urban development and population growth and new risks from climate change. As we follow the flow of the river, we learn about the need to protect this resource for ourselves and future generations.
The Real Pinball Wizard
A special short film - watch here
Tom Hintenach is THE REAL PINBALL WIZARD. He's kept over 100 vintage arcade video games and pinball machines in working order for many years, at CrabTowne USA in Glen Burnie, MD. Produced from footage originally shot for the Emmy Award winning MPT original production Eatin' Crabs, Chesapeake Style, this short takes you back when video arcade games and pinball machines ruled the world! And at CrabTowne USA they still do.
Complete Lineup for 2013
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
11pm Black Captains of the Chesapeake African Americans who have captained on the Chesapeake and their life on the Bay throughout the past century.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
9pm Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake Taking a look inside Maryland's unique, historic and magnificent homes surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.
10pm Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay Exploration of how the harvesting of Menhaden from Chesapeake Bay is affecting its water quality.
10::30pm Who Killed Crossastrea Virginica? An hour-long look at the demise the of the native Chesapeake oyster.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
8pm The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt Join Dewey, Trevor and Sloan for the coolest class field trip of the year - a wild exploration of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, home to thousands of species of marine life! The team that completes the treasure hunt the fastest wins the grand prize. Who can figure out all the clues first?
8:30pm Growing Up on Tilghman What it was like to grow up in the quiet waterman's community of Tilghman Island, Maryland?
9pm The Last Boat Out Watermen in Virginia ponder staying the business of seafood harvesting.
9:30pm Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? Exploring alternative farming models to improve the quality of farm life for a more sustainable food system.
10pm Potomac: The River Runs Through Us Looking at the ways the Potomac River connects everyone in their everday lives and learning ways to protect it for future generations.
10:30pm The Maryland Harvest The food-to-table movement in Maryland and its impact on restaurants, chefs, farmers and consumers.
11:30pm The Bugeye A St. Michael's man gives his all to finish his labor of love: a Bugeye boat.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
8pm Secrets of the Chesapeake Legend and lore, plus little-known stories from around the Chesapeake Bay.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
6pm-8pm Concert for the Chesapeake Bay MPT teams up with WTMD radio to bring viewers and listeners sounds from some of the area's best bands with one goal in mind – to encourage fans to volunteer their time to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Simulcast on MPT and WTMD, 89.7 FM