Generally Speaking...

We’ve often said that public television takes you places...and this month’s schedule on OPT is certainly no exception.  June marks the beginning of the PBS Summer of Adventure – a schedule of several new limited series that take us to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures. 

The schedule includes The Story of China, with host and historian Michael Wood; Big Pacific, examining the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures; Great Yellowstone Thaw, exploring the dramatic seasonal changes that affect the park’s wildlife; Nature’s Great Race, following teams of scientists using new technology to track animals in the Arctic wilderness and African bush; Weekend in Havana, featuring a glimpse of the beautiful landscape only recently made accessible to American travelers; Rare – Creatures of the Photo Ark, joining photographer Joel Sartore on a mission to document and save animals at risk of extinction; and Ireland’s Wild Coast, touring the country’s rugged Atlantic coastline with Emmy-winning videographer Colin Stafford-Johnson.  I hope you’ll tune in and travel around the world with public television this summer.

And if you find yourself enjoying these national series focused on travel and culture, be sure to check out our locally-produced Passport series.  Installments include Passport to China, Passport to Latin America, and Passport to Brazil.  Learn more online at

Thanks, as always, for tuning in...and especially for supporting your public television station.  It is support from community members like you that helps transform viewers across the Ozarks into explorers of the world.  Thank you!

Tammy Wiley - General Manager
Tammy Wiley

General Manager