Join PBS39 for the last night of  three live viewing parties for the live television event, BIG BLUE LIVE from PBS and the BBC at C2G Music Hall in downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday, September 3 at 8:00pm. The first night's viewing party occured Monday, August 31; and the second Tuesday, September 1.

Seating for this all-ages event is first-come, first served in C2G’s performance area at 323 W. Baker Street, just south of Parkview Field. Doors will open at 7:00pm and the screening of Big Blue Live begins at 8:00pm with a post-show discussion led by IPFW professor Dr. Frank Paladino immediately after.

About Big Blue Live:

BIG BLUE LIVE is an unprecedented live television event. Scientists, filmmakers, photographers and other experts will come together for two weeks in late August to film some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures — humpback whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, brown pelicans, blue whales and more — gathering at this time of year in Monterey Bay to feed on the abundance of food in these waters. Monterey Bay’s unique underwater geography, with a deep ocean canyon close to shore, brings species by the thousands into the once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California.  

Viewers can watch one of nature’s great reality shows, delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, by boat and below the waves. The multi-platform event will be anchored by two anchors, with several on-air correspondents and additional leading scientists and experts providing insights during the program. BIG BLUE LIVE will be broadcast from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from aboard Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary vessels, as well as from Monterey shoreline locations. In addition to the live portions of the programs, BBC and PBS crews have been filming video and B-roll footage over the course of the summer, which will be rolled into each broadcast to expand upon what is being seen live.

On-air anchors for the U.S. shows include Dr. M Sanjayan, host of EARTH A New Wild — recently broadcast on PBS — who is senior scientist at Conservation International, and UK-based science broadcast journalist Liz Bonnin, known for BBC science programs BANG GOES THE THEORY and STARGAZING LIVE. Dr. Joy Reidenberg, a comparative anatomist and marine mammal expert, featured in PBS’s INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS and SEX IN THE WILD, will provide scientific insight into the anatomy of Monterey Bay marine life. On-air correspondents include Steve Backshall, best known for his work in the U.K. on BBC’s DEADLY 60.

BIG BLUE LIVE airs live over three nights; some of what audiences can expect to see include: 

August 31: Episode 1 – Follow migrating whales, sharks and various birds as they join sea otters, sea lions and other species that live full-time in Monterey Bay. Watch reports from Monterey Aquarium and NOAA research vessels and get facts about humpback whale anatomy. Watch Part 1 online here.

September 1: Episode 2 – Dive into the hidden world of Monterey’s sea lions and hear about the bay’s rejuvenation through sea otters’ return. Join a scientist who’s trying to help solve the mystery of shark migration and study the anatomy of white sharks and elephant seals. Watch Part 2 online here.

September 3: Episode 3 – Follow the team on the water and in the sky as they search for the giant of the sea: the blue whale. Venture inside the whale with Dr. Reidenberg and join Sanjayan on an incredible journey to get up close and personal with these giants of the deep.

This live viewing event has been made possible with PBS39 in partnership with C2G and also by the event sponsors,

 

 

 

 

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