Featuring Academy Award winner Matt Damon as on-camera host/narrator, Journey To Planet Earth’s next episode will air at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. The Emmy Award-winning Journey To Planet Earth series examines the most pressing environmental and sustainable development issues in the 21st century, as reported by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Hal and Marilyn Weiner.
With a focus on climate change and issues affecting marine preserves, fisheries, and coastal ecosystems, “The State of the Planet’s Oceans” examines the health and sustainability of world oceans, from Portugal to New England, Greenland to Peru, and Bangladesh to the Florida Keys. The State of the Planet’s Oceans is both an examination of the threats to the oceans and a story of hope, courage, and redemption.
It has been broadcast in most major overseas television markets, including Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Brazil and Canada, making Journey To Planet Earth one of the most popular environmental series in the world. Over 75 million viewers watch the series every year worldwide. In addition to the series being available in over 5,000 educational media libraries, approximately 1.2 million students watch the series each year. Contact [email protected] or visit the series’ Web site at www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth/ for information regarding corporate underwriting opportunities or purchasing Journey To Planet Earth episodes for educational use.
Here’s What’s Been Said About Journey To Planet Earth:
“Take notice unless you’ve already booked passage to another galaxy. The scope is broad, the photography compelling, and the presentation is crisp. Take notice unless you’ve already booked passage to another galaxy.” LA Times
“Deeply serious stuff, crucial information for us, our children, and their children. This series, which gives us a fresh perspective on the orb, is indisputable a wake-up call.” Newsday
“Make sure you don’t miss Journey to Planet Earth.” People Magazine.
“TV’s Best – Journey To Planet Earth. We’re happy to have Matt Damon back.
“An extraordinary production — a must-buy for media libraries.” — School Library Journal “Excellently illustrates the urgent need for a balance between the needs of people and those of the environment.
“Stunningly shot, this series introduces global environmental concerns to viewers.” — Booklist
National Science Foundation, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, Munson Foundation, and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation grants make it possible to conduct the State of the Planet’s Oceans.
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