– Featuring POV‘s “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” Premiering Wednesday, April 18 on CPTV –

HARTFORD, Conn.; March 14, 2018 – In conjunction with Earth Day on April 22, PBS stations, including CPTV and CPTV Spirit, will offer a selection of themed programming with topics ranging from agriculture to meteorology to climate change.

Programs will premiere Wednesdays, April 18 and 25 on CPTV and CPTV Spirit, and will feature new episodes of Independent Lens, NOVA, and POV, as well as special offerings on CPTV Kids throughout the week of April 23.

The Earth Day programming schedule includes:

Independent Lens – “What Lies Upstream”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10-11:30 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
Travel to West Virginia with investigative filmmaker Cullen Hoback in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months.

NOVA – “Decoding the Weather Machine”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 8-10 p.m. on CPTV
Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change?

POV – “Bill Nye: Science Guy”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10-11:30 p.m. on CPTV
Follow Bill Nye, once the host of the popular kids show, as he seeks to change the world through science. He’s shedding the “Science Guy” costume with the goal of creating a more scientifically literate world.

Independent Lens – “Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky”
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10-11 p.m. on CPTV Spirit
Experience the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors
Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27, 2018 on CPTV
PBS Kids celebrates Earth Month with a week featuring new episodes from Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat, and Wild KrattsNew Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat, and Wild Kratts episodes will also be available to stream for free starting April 23 on pbskids.org and the PBS Kids Video App, which is accessible on a variety of mobile devices and platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Chromecast.

Full episodes of PBS primetime programming will stream for free following their original PBS broadcast dates, and will be available for a limited time on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Following that period, PBS station members can view episodes via Passport, a benefit for station donors, offering extended access to a rich library of public television programming. For more on CPTV Passport, click here.

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