Wild Alaska Adventures Coming July 23

News Release Date: 
July 12, 2017

For Immediate Release
‘Wild Alaska LIVE’ a Must-See Spectacle

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 12, 2017) – Thousands of animals gather in Alaska every summer for a natural spectacle that occurs nowhere else. This summer, cameras will capture the adventure live beginning at 7 p.m. CT, Sunday, July 23, on NET.

Some of the world’s most magnificent animals including bears, wolves, orcas and eagles are gathering now in beautiful locations throughout Alaska for an annual summer feast. “Wild Alaska LIVE” will transport viewers to see these wild animals in wild places, many of which are reachable only by boat or airplane. 

Chris and Martin Kratt, zoologists and brothers from the PBS KIDS series “Wild Kratts,” will host this three-day event to provide a once-in-a-lifetime trip to America’s frontier. The series will continue at 7 p.m. CT, both Wednesday, July 26 and Sunday, July 30 on NET and include live coverage from the Tongass National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park and Hallo Bay.

In addition, a new one-hour PBS KIDS special “Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey,” will air at 7:30 a.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. CT, Monday, July 24, on NET as part of “Wild Kratts” week. In this new special, an invention falls overboard and attaches to a sockeye salmon which jumpstarts a wild chase upriver through the wilderness.

Wild Alaska Live: Alaska Heroes Journey Combo Sun 07/23

NET operates the statewide public service network which includes NET Television, NET Radio, NET Learning Services and NET Technology Services. For more information about NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, visit netNebraska.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary J. Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

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