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[01/17/23 - 03:36 PM]
New Six-Part Documentary Series "Human Footprint" Examines How Humans Have Transformed the Planet
Hosted by biologist Shane Campbell-Staton and produced by Day's Edge Productions, the series airs on PBS Wednesdays, July 5 - August 9.

[via press release from PBS]

New Six-Part Documentary Series HUMAN FOOTPRINT Examines How Humans Have Transformed the Planet

Hosted by Biologist Shane Campbell-Staton and Produced by Day's Edge Productions, the Series Airs on PBS Wednesdays, July 5 - August 9

PASADENA, CA; January 17, 2023 - PBS today announced HUMAN FOOTPRINT, a new six-part science documentary, which will air this summer across all PBS platforms. Hosted by biologist and Princeton University professor Shane Campbell-Staton, Ph.D., the series dissects all the ways humans have transformed the planet. In 4.5 billion years, the planet has never experienced anything like humans. Even our most basic needs - food, water and shelter - place a staggering burden on the planet's resources, and these biological needs are just the beginning because humans are no ordinary organisms.

"HUMAN FOOTPRINT is a modern and exciting addition to our growing slate of climate and environmental programming that will energize all audiences to engage in exploring the science that's all around us," said Bill Gardner, Vice President, Multiplatform Programming & Head of Development at PBS. "We're proud to welcome Shane and HUMAN FOOTPRINT to our legacy of best-in-class, provocative science content that's also relatable, relevant and a joy to watch."

Part science series and part travel show, Shane journeys from farms to restaurants, from high-tech labs to sweltering street markets, and from primeval forests to the back alleys of New York City. On his quest, Shane discovers, through the characters he meets, the impact of humans and how our actions give us a clearer vision of who we really are as a species.

"Hosting HUMAN FOOTPRINT has been one of the greatest adventures of my life. I study how animals adapt to the changes we are making to planet, but this journey really helped me to better understand the depth and breadth of our impact," Shane said. "We are so intricately connected to the world around us in so many ways. I hope this series helps others to see and think about those connections in new ways."

Each episode of HUMAN FOOTPRINT is built on a foundation of science, but the biggest lessons are about human nature. The series is not a "doom and gloom" tale of human villainy. Instead, it's an honest reckoning with our vast footprint and our species' singular history of transforming the planet.

"We're thrilled to share HUMAN FOOTPRINT and Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton with audiences around the world," said Neil Losin, owner and senior producer at Day's Edge. "Now is the time to ask the big questions about humanity's past, present and future, and Shane's knowledge, curiosity and humility make him the perfect guide for this unforgettable journey."

HUMAN FOOTPRINT is produced by Day's Edge Productions with Nate Dappen, Ph.D., and Neil Losin, Ph.D., as series producers and directors. Bill Gardner is executive in charge for PBS. HUMAN FOOTPRINT has been made possible in part through funding secured from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

This programming is part of a multiyear, multiplatform initiative from PBS that explores every aspect of how climate change impacts communities, countries and the entire planet. The comprehensive focus represents PBS's biggest-ever commitment to the topic, providing a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding climate change and exploring its intersections with conservation, biodiversity and the ecosystem. PBS and its member stations will create a rich destination of storytelling that details the challenges of a changing climate while highlighting examples of hope and positive impact.

About Day's Edge Productions

We are a full-featured broadcast-ready production company based in San Diego, CA. We specialize in telling stories about science, nature, conservation and adventure. Our team of Ph.D.-trained scientists and award-winning filmmakers is passionate about bringing cutting-edge science, inspiring stories, and important messages to broad audiences. Our projects range from broadcast series and specials, to webseries, to classroom and advocacy films. For more information, visit http://www.daysedge.com/.

About PBS

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS's broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS's premier children's media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV - including a 24/7 channel - online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Communications on Twitter. 





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[01/27/23 - 01:06 PM]
FOX's All-New Critically Acclaimed Drama "Accused" Delivers More Than 11 Million Viewers in Series Premiere
Additionally, it is FOX's highest-rated, most-watched and most-streamed drama debut in three years and FOX's second most-streamed drama launch ever, with 1.2 million viewers on Hulu and FOX NOW.

[01/27/23 - 12:01 PM]
From Hyped to Humbled: An All-New Season of "Naked and Afraid" Premieres Sunday, February 19 on Discovery Channel
With unprecedented obstacles and the stakes higher than ever, these diverse, history-making duos must find a way to work together with no water, no food and no clothes to endure the Everest of survival challenges.

[01/27/23 - 12:00 PM]
Netflix Renews "Somebody Feed Phil" with Phil Rosenthal for Season 7
The series, which premiered its sixth season in October 2022, will once again follow Phil on his culinary adventures as he takes in the local cuisine and cultures of cities around the world.

[01/27/23 - 11:22 AM]
"Bloodlands," Acorn TV's Gritty Irish Crime Thriller Starring James Nesbitt, Returns February 6
Starring award-winning Irish actor James Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick, this gripping six-episode season follows Brannick as he's pulled into a desperate hunt for a treasure that's been hidden since the dark days of Goliath.

[01/27/23 - 10:01 AM]
Vertical's "Sam & Kate" to Stream Exclusively on Peacock February 1
When Sam returns to his small town to care for his ailing father, he soon finds himself falling for a local woman, Kate.

[01/27/23 - 09:03 AM]
AMC Networks February Highlights Include Season Finale of "Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches" and Debuts of "Black Snow" and "Skinamarink"
Shudder's box office hit "Skinamarink" debuts on Thursday, February 2, joining an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, beloved franchises, highly anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder and Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.

[01/27/23 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Paramount+ Releases "Rabbit Hole" Teaser Trailer
In the series, John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland), a master of deception in the world of corporate espionage, is framed for murder by powerful forces who have the ability to influence and control populations.

[01/27/23 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Renews "The Last of Us" for a Second Season
Episode 1 has now surpassed 22 million viewers domestically, up nearly 5x from its premiere night audience.

[01/27/23 - 08:00 AM]
BET and CBS News Announce New Original Primetime Newsmagazine Series "America in Black," Premiering Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10 PM, ET/PT on BET and VH1, and Available on BET Her, BET+, VH1 and the CBS News Streaming Network
All new one-hour episodes will premiere monthly, featuring a mix of original longform investigative reports, one-on-one newsmaker interviews, human interest stories and exclusive in-depth celebrity profiles.

[01/27/23 - 06:01 AM]
Video: Official Teaser - "Pokemon Ultimate Journeys: The Series" Part 2 - Netflix After School
Ash & Goh can't wait to embark on more amazing adventures!

[01/26/23 - 03:02 PM]
ABC News Announces Special Month-Long Programming Dedicated to Black History Month
Highlights include the return of Emmy Award-winning "Soul of a Nation" with a one-hour special, "Black in Vegas," exploring the history of Black entertainers in Las Vegas and celebrating those who are now ruling the historic strip.

[01/26/23 - 12:41 PM]
"Be My Guest with Ina Garten" Is Back with New Episodes and Special Guests Misty Copeland, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney and Norah Jones
The series returns Sunday, March 5 at 11:30am ET/PT on Food Network, with one-hour extended episodes streaming on discovery+ and a companion podcast.

[01/26/23 - 12:35 PM]
Tan France Takes Aim at Shocking Beauty Trend of Skin Lightening in the Fuse Doc "Beauty and the Bleach" Premiering on "Zero Discrimination Day," March 1 at 9PM ET on Fuse and Fuse+
The premiere coincides with the United Nations' Zero Discrimination Day, which celebrates the right of everyone to live a full and productive life-and to live it with dignity.

[01/26/23 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Celebrates Comedy Icon's Landmark 90th Birthday with Career Retrospective Special "Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love"
The two-hour special will air Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00/7:00c and will also stream next day on Peacock.

[01/26/23 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Entertainment Renews FOX Animation Domination Stalwarts "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "Bob's Burgers"
The renewals guarantee Seasons 14 and 15 for "Bob's Burgers," the 22nd and 23rd Seasons of "Family Guy" and the record-setting 35th and 36th Seasons for "The Simpsons," extending its standing as the longest-running scripted series in television history.