Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

Scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts come together in a live TV broadcast to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California. Some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures convene in a once-a-year confluence of fins, fur and fangs.

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Big Blue Live Aired Aug 31- Sept 2, 2015 

Big Blue Live was a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Once a year, humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more convene in Monterey Bay. The live series celebrated a marine animal phenomenom and the rebirth of Monterey Bay. 

Big Blue Live aired live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9pm ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9pm PT.

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Hosts

Hosts

Find out more about the hosts and contributors who will be working on Big Blue Live.

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a spectacular marine protected area.

Animals

Animals

Explore the animals featured in the show and the Spirit Animal Quiz.

Animal Live Cams

Animal Live Cams

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Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

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From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

O'Donnell

I like Daniel O’Donnell shows.  Where are they?
Linda P., Kettering

The Irish crooner whose style could be described as “Easy Listening” to the 10th power has a new special.  DANIEL O’DONNELL:  BACK HOME AGAIN airs 3/5 @ 6:30pm on ThinkTV 14, and 3/7 @ 8pm on ThinkTV 16.
-J.W.

You're having a show on THE ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE tonight (1/17/16). Don't you feel it's inappropriate to show it - right before Trump's inauguration?  You have certainly lost our respect - there will be no more money donated to your station.
Deanne F., Dayton

The Lincoln documentary was on the national PBS schedule and preceded the first of a two-part FRONTLINE on "The Divided States of America."   To me, the connection between the two programs was that today's political polarization has been described as extreme as it has been dating back to the Civil War.

Now FRONTLINE’s "Divided States" WAS intentionally scheduled to air days before the Inauguration because it chronicled the increasing polarization through the Obama Administration and heading into the Trump Administration.

Keep in mind that the Lincoln documentary originally aired in February of 2009.  It has aired a few times over the years with no one voicing complaints about it being inappropriate.   It will also air again on Lincoln’s Birthday (2/12) on ThinkTV 14.

With all this said, let me serve some notice.  There’s one movie we’ve aired several times dating back to 2004.  Two years ago, it was again made available to us to air in February 2016  and again this March. 

So it’s purely a coincidence that MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is slated to air 3/25 at 8pm on ThinkTV 16.1.
-J.W.   

No more DOC MARTIN reruns.  We need new episodes please!
Mrs. William S., Dayton

Here’s the deal with DOC MARTIN. 

The 8th season won’t arrive until January of 2018.  Even then, their idea of a “season” usually consists of only 8 episodes (you’d think they were assembling Porsches by hand rather than using an assembly line).  And they recently announced that the 9th season will be their last, and that won’t arrive to the states until January 2020!

So the question for DOC MARTIN fans is whether we continue keeping a weekly presence with repeats (the renewals do cost us), or simply discontinue the repeats and wait to air the new seasons?  Let me know at jwiener@thinktv.org.
-J.W.