Archive for June 10th, 2016

TPW TV 30th Anniversary – Wyman’s Camera

Friday, June 10th, 2016

This is Passport to Texas

It’s been 30 years since the Texas Parks and Wildlife television series hit the airwaves.

My name is Richard Roberts, and I was executive producer of the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series from 1989 to 2013.

Producers past and present are returning to the series all year to talk about their favorite stories.

And one of my favorite stories I worked on was an early story I did with photographer Wyman Meinzer. And he just sort of invited me into his world and let me participate in that.

[Wyman]: In this part of Texas, I can sort of see what it used to be like. It’s my only touch. It’s my only connection with Texas 100 years ago. It’s almost like, in another life—I was there.

[Narrator]: As a young man, Wyman Meinzer began a search for that other life. In the early 1970s, he lived alone hunting and trapping. Making his living on the land. What he learned during that time, would serve him well in the years to come. [camera clicks] Today, Wyman Meinzer, makes his living with a camera. Specializing in the wildlife and landscapes of north Texas. [camera click]

View this vintage segment from the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series on PBS the week of June 12. Check your local listings.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti