From Sea to Shining Sea
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV / Stream now with KPBS Passport!
“From Sea to Shining Sea” is an uplifting musical travelogue to some of the most breathtaking places across the country. Combining aerial and scenic 4K footage shot at national parks, historic sites and hometown locales, the program is a stunning visual portrait set to stirring music and a diverse collection of poetry meant to inspire viewers of all ages.
The program features a variety of music from critically acclaimed audience favorites, including the Vitamin String Quartet (one of the world’s most popular contemporary string ensembles), award-winning composer, recording artist and pianist Emily Bear, and the internationally renowned LA Philharmonic.
Poetry and quotes from modern writers and classic authors are woven throughout, including selections from internationally acclaimed poet Dana Gioia and current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Additional lines are taken from Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams and others. Dwane Brown from NPR narrates the program.
Featuring spectacular video from across the country, “From Sea to Shining Sea” incorporates footage from PBS member stations Alaska Public Media, Arkansas PBS, Detroit Public Television, Idaho Public Television, PBS Wisconsin and South Carolina ETV.
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A production of PBS SoCal/KCET. Written and executive produced by Maura Daly Phinney. The producer and editor is Andy Trimlett. Associate producer is Johnnya Burruss. Funding is provided by public television viewers.