Starting June 15, add a dash of history and adventure to your Monday night viewing schedule. This month, join Rhode Island PBS for a series of hour-long films that feature thrilling and informative stories from the great outdoors. Tune in Mondays at 10 p.m. for these new arrivals:
Canyons and Ice: The Last Run of Dick Griffith – June 15 at 10 p.m.
Described as “Clint Eastwood with a backpack, a pack-raft, and running shoes,” life-long adventurer Dick Griffith has always attempted what others said couldn’t be done. From rafting down the Green and Colorado River to being the first non-native to drop into the treacherous Barranca Del Cobre in Mexico, Griffith has more than a few intrepid experiences under his belt. Follow the Alaskan legend as he faces his final adventure at 89 years old.
Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes – June 22 at 10 p.m.
In this documentary hosted by award-winning garden designer Lynden B. Miller, explore the remarkable life and career of Beatrix Farrand. Known as America’s first female landscape architect, Farrand cultivated some of the most celebrated public gardens in the United States. Learn more about the unexpected impact of this early 20th-century pioneer, and visit some of her most iconic work.
Wilder Than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future – June 29 at 10 p.m.
Join filmmaker Kevin White as he chronicles the immediate impact of climate change on the western United States. As wildfires rage and forests are leveled, the film exposes the man-made factors that contribute to environmental destruction. Throughout the documentary, White creates a four-year timeline charting the wildfires' destructive path while exploring strategies to mitigate the effects of climate change.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; on Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD, Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36. WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808, Verizon FiOS 478, Full Channel 989; Comcast 294 or 312.