New Programs for 2016

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Beautiful Swimmers RevisitedBeautiful Swimmers Revisited The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2016The Chesapeake Bay Summit: Charting a Course
Chesapeake Foot Soldiers Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna
Tilghman Tales Who Owns Water?

More Programs from the Library

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Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy The Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay
Chesapeake Bay By Air Chesapeake Villages
Chesapeake Wine Country Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys
Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake Downee Ocean, Hon!
Eatin' Crabs: Chesapeake Style Eatin' Crabcakes: The Best I Ever Had!
The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt Growing Up on Tilghman
The Last Boat Out Maryland Farm & Harvest
The Maryland Harvest On the Trail of Captain John Smith
Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? Secrets of the Chesapeake
The Skipjacks Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition
Who Killed Crassostrea Virginica  

This April, Maryland Public Television invites you to help foster regional public awareness and education about the Chesapeake Bay by participating in Chesapeake Bay Week® 2016.  This special bay-themed week of programming, that spans the history, culture, science and current challenges of the bay — from cooking and arts, to environmental problems and politics — is the only such programming initiative in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We believe you and your viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how the bay touches our lives and connects all of us to each other.

Offerings for 2016 include: The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2016 - A live television event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm EST, that will bring together experts on the Bay to discuss timely and important issues facing our waterways.  Stations can either air the program live (by satellite) on both TV and radio, and/or record it for later airings.  Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna – A historical retrospective that explores the challenges and impact of the building of the Conowingo Dam that began construction in 1926 on the lower Susquehanna River.  Potomac By Air: Our Nation’s River (Pledge Only) – Coming on the heels of MPT’s critically-acclaimed Chesapeake Bay by Air, Potomac by Air: Our Nation’s River shows the amazing beauty of the river while regaling remarkable tales that bring alive the history of the Potomac and the story of our emerging nation. 

Committing airtime to sustain our environment offers public television a unique and exciting opportunity to exercise our educational muscle to spur public interest and activism.  On Friday, April 22, 2016, the nation will also celebrate Earth Day, so it is the perfect time to have your viewers participate in this important event.  All the programs offered have rights extended to the end of this year, so MPT encourages your station to either participate during the same week (April 24 – 30, 2016) or create your own Environmental Week when your schedule permits.

To Acquire Programs: The program bookelet (download below) highlights all the 2016 offers with a web address on the cover to direct you to more information and program clips.  The full programs will be fed to stations by satellite in late March/early April 2016.  A detailed schedule with the days and times of the program feeds will follow in the coming weeks.


Downloads for Chesapeake Bay Week 2016



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