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San Diego Above And Beyond

Aerial shot from the inside of a helicopter during the filming of "San Diego Above And Beyond."
HVS Productions
Aerial shot from the inside of a helicopter during the filming of "San Diego Above And Beyond."

Airs Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Buckle up and go on a virtual flight over America’s Finest City as KPBS presents “San Diego Above and Beyond.” This program features spectacular aerial footage from the oceans to the desert and downtown to the mountains.

Shot entirely in high definition by expert aerial videographers, viewers are sure to get a glimpse of San Diego like never before. Soar above San Diego’s most treasured destinations like Cabrillo National Monument, the Hotel del Coronado, La Jolla, Balboa Park, Del Mar, Palomar Observatory, Julian, and Mt. Helix, to name a few.


The program also details the history of some of our landmarks and neighborhoods while showcasing the sights of San Diego.

In addition to the iconic attractions of San Diego like the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World and Torrey Pines, the program takes viewers to hidden vistas throughout the backcountry. See abundant waterfalls and snowy peaks, stone cliffs and green valleys that most would not associate with San Diego.

Whether a San Diego native or newcomer, viewers will marvel at the sights of San Diego throughout this program.

Preview: San Diego Above And Beyond


A co-production with HVS Productions. Produced by Bob Shroder; director of photography, Marty Zimmerman; written by Stu Smith; senior producer for KPBS is Maura Daly Phinney and executive producer is Tom Karlo.