KWSU public television brings national parks to viewers

PULLMAN — Local public television station KWSU premiers “Tales and Trails: National Parks in the Northwest,” two 30-minute episodes that feature the natural beauty of four of our national parks.  The programs air at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, on KWSU Public Television in the Quad cities, Spokane and Northern Idaho.
 “Tales and Trails: National Parks in the Northwest” features Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Nez Perce National Historical Park, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and Hanford Reach National Monument.
KWSU Production Manager Kari Watkins said, “The goal was to show viewers the places in our region that have been set aside by the federal government because people felt they were special or unique enough that they should be protected as they are for all time.”
“We discovered that the more time you spend at the parks, the more you come to appreciate their amazing features,” she Watkins said.  “From jet skiing to quiet solitude, from high-tech to prehistoric sites, these areas have something for everyone.”
These local productions accompany the long-awaited film from Ken Burns, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” The 12-hour serial documentary airs at 8 p.m. on KWSU beginning Sunday, Oct. 25 and concluding Friday, Oct. 30.
Tales and Trails is a production of KWSU Media.  KWSU/KTNW-TV is a service of the WSU Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

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