Starring Brown Bears

(Pictured above: Brown bear catching salmon in Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve; from PBS, courtesy of Gareth Wildman)

Cameras are bearing down on Alaskan brown bears this month via a barrage of free live feeds and one filmed show.

We’ll start with the filmed show, a half-hour visual and aural treat without narration or music. Titled Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears of Katmai Alaska, you can stream it free at Link TV, or watch it right here:

The show’s producer Explore.org captured the footage over an entire year via high-def webcams. And yes, you can access the Explore.org live webcam live right now:

Six of Explore.org’s webcam feeds of brown bears and other Alaskan wildlife can also be accessed through PBS, which this Sunday starts airing the three-part Wild Alaska Live both on-air and online.

“Some of the world’s most remarkable animals – bears, wolves, beavers, moose, orcas and eagles – gather by the thousands to take part in Alaska’s summer feast, an event never before captured live on television,” according to PBS.

The event, co-produced by the BBC and featuring live reports from multiple locales, will be co-hosted by PBS Kids stars Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt (Wild Kratts).

Separate hour-long live episodes will air at 8 pm ET/PT the next two Sundays, and on Wednesday, July 23. Tune in to PBS, PBS Kids, or the live stream at www.pbs.org/wild-alaska-live.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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