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Earth Day Programming On Public Television

By on April 1, 2011

Wednesday, April 20

Bag It – Premieres 9 pm WLRN Channel 17 & WPBT Channel 2

Try going a day without plastic. Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans, & even our own bodies. We see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

Monday, April 19

Beyond the Light Switch – 10pm & 11pm WLRN Channel 17 & WPBT Channel 2

This two-part, documentary series thoughtfully considers the trade offs of carbon capture & storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a nuclear renaissance, the costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid. Comprehensive and timely, Beyond the Light Switch will add a much needed balanced perspective to a national energy debate that will surely become more heated and more critical than anything since health care.

PBS Kids’ Share The Earth Day

April 18–22 (check WLRN Channel 17 & WPBT Channel 2 local listings for times in your area).

PBS KIDS Share the Earth Day, features themed episodes and web content on water conservation, planting and growing, nature and recycling. Join PBS Parents, PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! and Get Your Family to “Dig In” to Earth Day with… Visit, a kid-friendly games website about looking after the planet.

Sid the  Science Kid – Weekdays at 11am

The engaging & entertaining animated preschool series that encourages kids to explore & experience science celebrates Earth Day with four new episodes. The new episodes each explore a different science theme related to the environment. Sid, the show’s energetic and inquisitive preschool star, begins each episode with a new question and spends a fun-filled day finding answers with help from his friends & family.

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