A new outdoor TV show we look forward to watching

PBS will soon launch a new 6-part series, which we look forward to seeing. It’s called “America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston.” Thurston is a writer, podcaster and comedian – he helped launch Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” and has covered politics extensively. For him, experiencing America is experiencing the country’s outdoor spaces and the people who love them. His show will clearly be an attempt to cut through the difference in the country to find the common humanity, but also a deep dive into what it means to enjoy the outdoors. For example, you do not have to climb El Cap to be a passionate outdoor enthusiast.

“Making an outdoor show was really the right step in terms of ways to experience this country,” said Mr. said Thurston. “I got to hang out with real outdoor enthusiasts and was reminded that you do not have to be compulsive or particularly well-equipped to enjoy the outdoors …

“We spent time with people with disabilities, and I was guided down a river, rafting and guided by a paralyzed man. In Idaho, I hung out with refugee children, mostly from Africa and Southeast Asia – part of “Welcome to America” ​​in Boise is hiking and walking in nature and getting to know all the Americans, all our neighbors, including the trees and the butterflies.I also met people just in their backyard who may not have the equipment, the car rack or a subscription to an outdoor magazine, but they know the value of getting their hands dirty and growing food. ”

The above quotes come from a recent Q / A with Thurston at the New York Times. Below is a clip from the show. It debuts Jan. 5 on your local PBS affiliate.

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