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October 29, 2004
Get Into New Hampshire's Great
Outdoors on WILDLIFE JOURNAL TV
Third Season of NHPTV/Fish and Game Series Premieres Thurs., Nov. 4 @ 9 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. -- Get ready to experience the wildlife, people and places of wild New Hampshire when the third season of Wildlife Journal premieres Thursday, November 4 at 9 p.m. on New Hampshire Public Television. The award-winning series is co-produced by NHPTV and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
Wildlife Journal's cameras capture wildlife that most of us never see; introduce people whose lives are deeply connected to the natural world through wildlife research, hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits; and transport viewers to remote destinations in the Granite State. Each half-hour program includes two features and a Wild Ways and a Wild Places segment. Wild Ways has a "how-to" focus, with tips on many outdoor activities. Wild Places features areas of scenic or recreational interest in the Granite State.
"We have incredible wildlife resources in New Hampshire," said Jon Charpentier, videographer for Fish and Game and executive producer of the program. "Wildlife Journal brings it all together, helping viewers across New England to explore and understand this wildlife heritage and what it means to our quality of life."
"We're delighted to offer a third season of Wildlife Journal to our viewers," said Peter Frid, general manager and CEO of NHPTV. "We frequently hear from folks about how much they enjoy the program and learning about the variety of wildlife and activities in the state. And we're pleased that professional and peer organizations have honored our work consistently in the past two years, including a recent first place award from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters for best feature story."
In the past year, Wildlife Journal won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and was selected by the Association for Conservation Information as first place winner in the television series category. Co-host Lisa Densmore received two "Excellence in Craft Awards" from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and an Emmy Award from NATAS Boston/New England for her work on the series.
The Wildlife Journal program schedule, with airdates and episode descriptions, is available at www.wildlifejournal.tv.
Host Willem Lange is a long-time resident of New England and an experienced outdoorsman and teacher. He lives in Etna and works as a journalist and building contractor. Host Lisa Densmore is a Hanover resident and an award-winning broadcast journalist specializing in sports, adventure and outdoor programming.
Production funding for Wildlife Journal is provided by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program; New Hampshire Coastal Program; New Hampshire Public Television; N.H. Fish and Game Department; The Fuller Foundation; Alice J. Reen Charitable Trust; Roy A. Hunt Foundation; and the Mary Alice Arakelian Foundation
Underwriting for the series is provided by The Grappone Companies; Kittery Trading Post; RAM Printing; and WOKQ.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department protects and manages wildlife and habitat, informs and educates people of all ages and provides opportunities for people to use and appreciate the state's natural resources.
Beyond its award-winning local and national television programs, NHPTV is a leader in education and community outreach. NHPTV provides instructional services for 206,000 students from kindergarten through high school; offers Ready To Learn programs and services for children preschool to age 8, parents, and early education professionals; and provides professional development programs and advanced technology training for educators in New Hampshire and neighboring states. For more information about NHPTV programs that entertain, educate and enrich, visit www.nhptv.org/pressroom. NHPTV serves Northern New England on Channels 11 Durham, 15 Hanover, 18 Pittsburg, 49 Littleton, 52 Keene, and on Digital Channels 57 Durham, 48 Littleton and 49 Keene.
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