Written by: Stacia Hentz
Date: April 25, 2017

Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary as a part of Rare: Creatures of the Photo Arc. Photo: Courtesy of © 2016 Joel Sartore Photography Inc.

Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary as a part of Rare: Creatures of the Photo Arc. Photo: Courtesy of © 2016 Joel Sartore Photography Inc.

I know it’s still spring but the recent warm temperatures have brought thoughts of summer to mind.  PBS must be in the same frame of mind, because they just announced the program line-up for a Summer of Adventure and it all begins on WOSU TV June 20 at 8pm with The Story of China.

Summer time is vacation time and we’re all looking for a little fun and adventure. Unfortunately, even if we wanted to, we can’t all travel the globe to find that adventure.  But that’s what’s great about WOSU TV.  You can journey the globe this summer, without leaving the comforts of home, with the great line-up of special programs all summer long.

We kick it off with The Story of China. In this new three-part series, one of our favorite travel historians, Michael Wood travels from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea. Encountering beautiful landscapes and letting us in on great stories from the people of China.

One of my favorite series of the summer Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark makes it’s debut on July 18. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore set out, on what is now an 11-year quest, to photograph all the species on the plant at risk of extinction.

He travels to some pretty remote places to get that one rare shot. As you can imagine some species aren’t too keen to cooperate. This great three-part series shows us why preserving Earth’s species matters to us all.

 
What would a summer be without a trip across the pond. In August we’ll travel to Ireland and spend some time on Ireland’s Wild Coast. Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson wants us to experience his homeland, and takes us on a journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast. You never know what you’ll run into along the way.

Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming at PBS says, “It will be a true summer of adventure that promises to give our viewers access to some of the most creative, inspiring and educational programming of the season.”  We’ll hope you’ll spend the summer with WOSU TV for these and other special programs during our “Summer of Adventure”.


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  • Klaus VonNudelman

    At least you guys are treating him with respect. The rest of PBS is disgusting.

    • GGW1970

      You are obviously not watching the same PBS as I am. Every series is fantastic and most well done!

  • grandmasitter

    When does Season 4 start?

    • GGW1970

      June 18, 2017

  • Josephine White

    Miss Fisher’s mysteries are the most well written and beautifully costumed show on television any country, any genre. I am from New Mexico, (not New and Not Mexico,). I watch this show with my grand daughters and we all love Miss Fisher. To end it at season 3 is totally unreasonable. Let’s get the gang back together and protest, write, blog, twitter or what ever to make them do more. I am a month from being 70, so I will write real letters. Jo White, USA.