EIGHT'S NEW PBS SERIES 'AMERICA REVEALED' WHISKS VIEWERS
HIGH ABOVE THE NETWORKS THAT MAKE OUR NATION TICK
Chandler's Intel Plant and Kingman's School Buses Are Featured
In Four-Part Series Beginning April 11 on Eight, Arizona PBS
PHOENIX…April 5, 2012…Taking viewers on an aerial journey cross-country to see what makes America run, Eight’s mini-series America Revealed includes stories about two Arizona communities – Chandler and Kingman. The new PBS program offers an unusual perspective on how Americans manufacture goods, transport people and materials, grow tons of food and power our progressive, tech-savvy nation. Starting April 11, it airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.
“Arizonans especially will want to tune in for the segments featuring Chandler and Kingman,” said Eight’s General Manager Kelly McCullough. “Few of us can grasp the enormity of powering America, and looking inside Chandler’s Intel plant illustrates that perfectly. In Kingman, we come to appreciate the vital role of rural school buses in delivering our children’s education.”
Presenting America Revealed is host Yul Kwon, a technology expert best known for starring in the popular TV show, Survivor. Throughout the series, he keeps it action-packed, jumping out of airplanes, helping a farmer harvest his crops, riding with a Las Vegas cabby and more to give viewers a first-hand look at how our vast, complex country actually works.
In ‘Nation on the Move’ airing April 18, the Kingman segment reveals the complexities behind the nation’s school bus system. For many rural areas, the school bus is the only mode of transportation for shuttling students to and from school. Nationally, America enlists an army of school bus drivers a half-million strong. As Kwon explains, minus these buses and their drivers, many children would miss out on an education. Watch a preview: http://ow.ly/a6WEf
America Revealed highlights Chandler on May 2 in ‘Made in the USA.’ Home to what may be the most innovative manufacturing site on Earth, Chandler houses an enormous Intel microchip factory. Kwon takes viewers inside the factory, and the microchips, which are kept 1,000 times cleaner than a hospital operating room, with masks and clean suits required for anyone who enters. Watch a clip: http://ow.ly/a6WAK
“The program’s aerial photography and cutting-edge visual techniques provide a glimpse of the nation never seen before,” McCullough said. “And showcasing two Arizona communities will make the program all the more meaningful to Eight viewers.”
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.