Kratt Brothers Present “Wild Alaska Live” & “Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey”
Alaska can be a rough place to live for people and animals alike. But every summer, as the snow gives away to a warmer breeze, the animals of Alaska come together to feast on the bounty Alaska has to offer. This July, PBS and BBC Earth are joining forces to present Wild Alaska Live, a three-night, live show about the Alaskan wilderness and the creatures who call it home.
Wild Alaska Live will air on ThinkTV16 and CET at 8pm on Sunday, July 23, Wednesday, July 26, and Sunday, July 30. The show will also air online on PBS.org and on the PBS Video App as well as on the PBS 24/7 channel, available on 16.5, 14.3 and the PBS Kids Video App.
Emmy award winning zoologists and brothers Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt host the must-see natural spectacle unfolding across Alaska’s wilderness. During the three episodes, viewers will visit locations near Juneau and Tongass National Forest to see black bears and bald eagles, travel to Kenai Fjords National Park for the orcas and humpback whales, and then trek to Katmai National Park to view where the brown bears and elusive wolves hunt and live. Local experts will explore the relationship between Alaska’s First Peoples and discuss how the animals and people co-exist.
Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall, who presented Big Blue Live in 2015, will join the Kratts as on-air commentators. Wild Alaska Live will feature state-of-the-art filming technology and live reports from the air, by boat and from the rugged Alaskan terrain along with prerecorded segments about life in Alaska. The three-part series will stream live on PBS.org. Viewers can also follow PBS on social media to further explore the Alaskan wilderness as events take place all week both on-air and off-air. Video and interactive games released throughout the event will give the audience an opportunity to get a more in-depth look at the environmental challenges and conservative success stories of Alaska’s wilderness. Also, a behind-the-scenes look at the show’s production will be shared before the show each broadcast night.
Learn more about Wild Alaska Live at http://www.pbs.org/wild-alaska-live/coming-soon/.
In addition to Wild Alaska Live, CET and ThinkTV will be airing PBS Kids’ Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey. While creature adventuring in Alaska, one of Aviva’s breakthrough inventions falls overboard and attaches to a sockeye salmon – jumpstarting a wild chase upriver through the wilderness. The Wild Kratts track the incredible salmon run, a quest fraught with obstacles and amazing creature connections around every bend. Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey premieres Monday, July 24, at 7:30am and 3:30pm on CET and ThinkTV16 and will encore throughout the week. Watch a preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0tvSY4wUDE.