Grace Lessner, New Hampshire Public Television, (603) 868-4328, email@example.com
Liza Poinier, N.H. Fish and Game Department, (603) 271-3211, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 11, 2006
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WILDLIFE JOURNAL Kicks Off Fifth Season -- Wednesday, Sept. 13
CONCORD, NH -- Get ready to explore New Hampshire's great outdoors when the award-winning Wildlife Journal series kicks off its fifth season in its new time slot, Wednesday, September 13th @ 7:30 p.m. The popular series, co-produced by New Hampshire Public Television and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, showcases the Granite State's natural resources and outdoor traditions.
In this season's Wildlife Journal episodes, viewers will visit New Hampshire's great waterways, relive the history of early muzzleloaders, explore hidden spots along the Baker River, and follow biologists as they track brook trout in the Magalloway River. Viewers will learn how to build a snow shelter and cook a scrumptious wild duck dinner, and get ideas for where to head on their next outdoor adventure. And, a new episode unveils New Hampshire's comprehensive Wildlife Action Plan.
"These new episodes of our locally produced Wildlife Journal promise to be a great source of entertainment, information and inspiration for those looking to explore New Hampshire's rich natural resources," said Peter Frid, NHPTV General Manager and CEO. "Wildlife Journal remains a favorite with our viewers, transporting them to beautiful places across the state and introducing them to fascinating people and local experts."
"Wildlife Journal is an outdoor guide to the Granite State, and the new fall shows offers some exciting adventures!" said Jon Charpentier of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and co-executive producer of the series.
This season, Wildlife Journal airs at a new time, Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. on NHPTV. Each half-hour program includes two in-depth 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.
Popular hosts Willem Lange and Lisa Densmore return for the fifth season. Lange is a long-time resident of New England and an avid and experienced outdoor enthusiast and teacher. He lives in Etna and works as a journalist and building contractor. Densmore is a Hanover resident and an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist specializing in sports, adventure and outdoor programming.
The Wildlife Journal program schedule, with airdates and episode descriptions, is available at www.wildlifejournal.tv.
Production funding for WILDLIFE JOURNAL is provided by NH Audubon, 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.
Beyond its award-winning local and national television programs, New Hampshire Public Television is a leader in education and community outreach. For more information about NHPTV programs that entertain, educate and enrich, visit www.nhptv.org. 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.
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.