New Programs for 2015

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The Chesapeake Bay Summit: Charting a CourseThe Bay Summit: Charting Course Black Captains of the Chesapeake
Chesapeake Villages  

More Programs from the Library

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Blind Spots: Threats to the Chesapeake Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay Chesapeake Bay By Air
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!
ecoviews: Life on the Chesapeake Bay The Great Aquarium Treasure Hunt
Growing Up on Tilghman The Last Boat Out
Maryland Farm & Harvest The Maryland Harvest
Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay 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 your station to help foster public education about the environment by creating a week of programming featuring shows from the MPT Library of Chesapeake Bay Week® along with other programs in your library.

This is one of MPT's most successful and important initiatives each year, celebrating both the bounty of our waterways and highlighting their most critical issues. The special week of programming spans history, culture, science, cooking, arts, politics and environmental challenges. We know that you and your viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how our nation's waterways touch lives and connect all of us to each other.

New offerings for 2015 include: Potomac By Air: Our Nation’s River – shot from above in amazing High Definition, the program explores incredible natural and man-made history along with our nation’s remarkable collection of monuments and memorials, from the Washington Monument, to The U.S. Capitol, the White House, Jefferson Memorial, the National Cathedral, and more.  The Bay Summit: Charting a Course - is a LIVE Maryland Public Television special that brings together experts and decision-makers to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.   Chesapeake Villages - tells the stories of three villages on the bay, supported for centuries by the seafood industry, that are now facing an uncertain future as poor water quality has drastically reduced seafood catches.  Black Captains of the Chesapeake - explores the lives and work of a group of African American Head Boat Captains sailing out of Kent Narrows who, for over 50 years, have been carrying out fishing parties on the Chesapeake Bay.

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 Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the nation will also celebrate Earth Day, so it is the perfect time to have your viewers participate in this important event.

All of the programs offered have rights extended to the end of 2015, so MPT encourages your station to either participate during the same week (April 19 – 25, 2015) or create your own Environmental Week when your schedule permits.

To Acquire Programs: The full programs will be fed to stations by satellite in late March and early April 2015.

Downloads for Chesapeake Bay Week 2015



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