TPW TV: Water Documentary

This is Passport to Texas

Lee smith is a Parks and Wildlife television producer. He’s currently working on the fourth in a series of water documentaries for the agency—this one is about the Gulf of Mexico.

But it doesn’t stop at the surf. It extends into coastal issues. So, we’ll be dealing with a lot of things going on in the bays.

Like red tide…the decline in flounder populations…and damage to oyster beds from Hurricanes Ike and Rita. It takes two years to complete one of these documentaries.

And that’s one of the great things about this job and about this show. We have the time to get the right footage, to find the right people, and to consider the topics and the issues.

The documentary on the Gulf will be ready for broadcast in 2011. Until then, view segments of previous documentaries on the PBS television series.

The issues are current. And each segment will have something that pertains to what’s going on right now and in the future.

One of the segments this month comes from the most recent documentary Texas—The State of Flowing Water, and discusses the value of rivers to all living things.

Rivers really are our connection to the natural world and if we don’t protect them we lose something that cannot be replicated by humankind.

We have a list of stations that broadcast the PBS series at

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.
Where to view the PBS series from Texas Parks and Wildlife:

  • Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
  • Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m.
  • Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Sunday, 5 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday, 12 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, Beginning December 26, Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
  • El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
  • Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
  • Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday, 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
  • Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving Temple.
  • Lubbock, KTXT-TV, Channel 5, Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
  • San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday, 1 p.m.
  • Waco, KWBU-TV, Channel 34, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.


Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene, Allen, Atlanta, Baytown, Boerne, Cedar Park, Collin County Community College, Coppell, Dallas, Deer Park, Del Mar College, Denton, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Houston, Irving, Keller, Killeen, Lubbock, Lufkin, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Plano, Round Rock, Rogers State University, Seabrook, Temple, Texarkana College, The Colony, Trophy Club, Tyler, Victoria, Waco and Wichita Falls. Check your local listings for days and times.

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