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[03/24/21 - 11:50 AM]
PBS and Twin Cities PBS Announce New Series, "America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston" (w.t.), Premiering Spring 2022
The series will follow Thurston on an adventure-filled journey to explore the diverse array of regions across the U.S. and how those landscapes shape the way Americans work, play and interact with the outdoors.







AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON (PBS)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/24/21
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
six-part series
DESCRIPTION:
(from PBS's press release, March 2021) PBS and Twin Cities PBS (TPT) today announced AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON (w.t.), a new six-part primetime series that will begin production in April for broadcast in Spring 2022. Hosted by New York Times bestselling author (How to Be Black), podcast creator and host (How to Citizen with Baratunde) and outdoor enthusiast Baratunde Thurston, the series will follow him on an adventure-filled journey to explore the diverse array of regions across the U.S. and how those landscapes shape the way Americans work, play and interact with the outdoors. From modern homesteaders living alongside grizzlies in Idaho, to coal miners turned conservationists in Appalachia, to Black surfers catching waves on Long Island, Baratunde will introduce viewers to a vivid cast of characters whose outdoor lives are shaped by where they live. As a warming climate changes where outdoor enthusiasts can go and Americans debate how wild spaces can be made more accessible, AMERICA OUTDOORS will reveal a deeper understanding of our passionate yet complicated relationship with the outdoors.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Baratunde Thurston as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Michael Rosenfeld as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Part2 Pictures
· Twin Cities PBS