Although exact numbers are still being tallied, all indications are a large audience saw TPWD’s TV documentary “The State of the Gulf: America’s Sea” on PBS last week. For those who missed it, the entire program can now be viewed online at www.texasthestateofwater.org, where anyone can see the show’s various segments posted as separate short videos, or download an order form to buy it on DVD. Among those who saw the PBS broadcast was House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Pitts, who asked Executive Director Carter Smith to tell committee members about the documentary at last week’s budget markup meeting. Smith told legislators the show is part of a 10-year TPWD water communication initiative that culminates this year. One of the largest PBS stations in Texas, Houston’s KUHT (Channel 8) has added three more air dates for the documentary: Friday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 27, 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30 p.m.
Posted by Donna Hoffman