CONTACT:
Grace Lessner, New Hampshire Public Television, (603) 868-4328, glessner@nhptv.org
Liza Poinier, N.H. Fish and Game Department, (603) 271-3211, lpoinier@wildlife.state.nh.us
www.wildlifejournal.tv or www.nhptv.org/pressroom
October 5, 2005

Get Into New Hampshire's Great Outdoors on WILDLIFE JOURNAL TV Series
Fourth Season Premieres Thursday, October 6 @ 9 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. -- Come face-to-face with wild things; meet fascinating outdoor experts; and explore New Hampshire's most remote and pristine places when the award-winning Wildlife Journal television series kicks off its fourth season Thursday, October 6, 2005 @ 9 p.m. The popular series, co-produced by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV), is part of NHPTV's new Thursday night local programming line-up.

In this season's Wildlife Journal episodes, viewers will visit New Hampshire's great trout streams, follow the Connecticut River through the heart of the Granite State and learn about loons, black bears, woodcocks, and more! Cameras capture animals in the wild and transport viewers to remote and ruggedly beautiful places across the state. Hosts Willem Lange and Lisa Densmore introduce viewers to fascinating people and local experts -- all deeply connected to the natural world through wildlife research, fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. Each half-hour program includes two top features and a Wild Ways and a Wild Places segment. Wild Ways offers "how-to" tips on a variety of outdoor activities. Wild Places features areas of scenic or recreational interest in the Granite State.

"We have spectacular natural resources in New Hampshire," said Jon Charpentier, educational and broadcast media manager for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and executive producer of the program. "Wildlife Journal brings it all together, helping viewers across New England explore and understand our wildlife heritage and what it means to our quality of life."

"We're delighted to offer a fourth season of Wildlife Journal," said Peter Frid, NHPTV's General Manager and CEO. "The program's spotlight on the state's wildlife and beautiful outdoor spaces is a favorite with our viewers. And we're pleased that professional and peer organizations continue to honor our work, including four regional Emmy Awards."

The Wildlife Journal program schedule, with airdates and episode descriptions, is available at www.wildlifejournal.tv.

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. 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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NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: Preview tapes of Wildlife Journal episodes are available. Contact Grace Lessner at (603) 868-4328 or Liza Poinier at (603) 271-3211.


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