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[10/30/18 - 08:31 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Captures the Majesty of an Iconic River and Its Diverse Wildlife in "America's Mississippi"
The three-part series launches Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.







AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI (SMITH)
Premieres Wednesday, December 5
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/5/18 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (3 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, October 2018) Smithsonian Channel turns its lens on the mighty Mississippi, a leviathan that carves through the American landscape and shapes the nation like no other river, in a new, visually stunning three-part series, AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI. Connecting the east to the west, the country to the city and America to the world, this iconic river supports and challenges both humans and animals - beginning as a mere trickle, beating through the heartland and becoming a wild force as it drives south toward the Gulf of Mexico. Filmed in ultra-high definition to reveal the true beauty of the river, the series captures the extraordinary abundance and diversity of wildlife that lives along North America's greatest waterway. AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI premieres Wednesday, December 5 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. Across three episodes of AMERICA'S MISSISSIPPI, viewers journey from the headwaters to the mouth of the river as it forges along 2,300 miles, drawing water from 31 states along the way. Each episode captures the constantly changing nature of the river as it twists and turns through northern forests, hilly plateaus and southern swamps, and highlights the diverse wildlife that lives in sync with this legendary force. In the North, giant bull moose battle in their fall rut while black bears forage along the forested banks. In the Midwest, spirits run high as locals gather for the annual round-up of invasive Asian carp. In the South, swimming armadillos dodge hungry snapping turtles, and swarms of jellyfish mingle by the millions. The series explores America's relationship with the river as we attempt to harness its power and grapple with the ebb and flow of its banks.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Armstrong as EP
· David Royle as EP (Smithsonian)
· Tria Thalman as EP (Smithsonian)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Red Rock Films