Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Trains Around North America

Join Rhode Island PBS on Saturday, March 2 beginning at 5 p.m. for a ride along North America’s most historic and scenic railways in the newest chapter of the Emmy Award-winning public television series, Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Trains Around North America. 

Robert Van Camp, executive producer and director of this program, hosts a special presentation live from Rhode Island PBS studios as part of the station's March fund raising campaign. Viewers who pledge $75 or more during the program will be entered into a drawing for round trip sleeping accommodations for two between Chicago and New Orleans, courtesy of Pullman Rail Journeys. The trip, valued at $3,900, includes meals and beverages aboard. For details, tune in Saturday evening.

Great Scenic Railway Journeys: Trains Around North America is hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. The program transports viewers to a variety of railways — from quiet and relaxing trains featuring spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz and glamour.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 7776.

About WSBE 
WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1987 as a public charity to raise funds and provide support services for Rhode Island’s public television station. WSBE is a viewer-supported member of the PBS system of independent public broadcasting stations. WSBE programs and operates Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1) and Learn (digital 36.2), and broadcasts the Spanish-language Vme network on digital 36.3. Committed to lifelong learning since 1967, WSBE uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut. For more information about WSBE, visit www.ripbs.org.