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Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

Scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts come together in a live TV broadcast to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California. Some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures convene in a once-a-year confluence of fins, fur and fangs.

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Big Blue Live Aired Aug 31- Sept 2, 2015 

Big Blue Live was a live television and online event celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging off California’s coast. Once a year, humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and much more convene in Monterey Bay. The live series celebrated a marine animal phenomenom and the rebirth of Monterey Bay. 

Big Blue Live aired live on television and online over three nights, August 31-September 2, at 8-9pm ET, with another live feed to the West Coast at 8-9pm PT.

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Hosts

Hosts

Find out more about the hosts and contributors who will be working on Big Blue Live.

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a spectacular marine protected area.

Animals

Animals

Explore the animals featured in the show and the Spirit Animal Quiz.

Animal Live Cams

Animal Live Cams

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Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

See more photos of animals and what's been going on behind the scenes.

From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

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This story on Jesus tonight, should not be on government tv. Unless you use a disclaimer. It's nothing more than myth. - Ron J., Hamilton

ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE is a six-part series hosted by author and history professor Jonathan Phillips.  He recounts some of Christianity’s pivotal moments at locations in which they have been described, and how Christianity evolved from a small movement into the largest religion in the world.  

The distinction should be made between religious history and theological dogma.  ThinkTV has aired a number of documentaries on the historical roots of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.  But we pass on any documentary that teaches religious dogma or attempts to proselytize viewers.

 So in a nutshell, ANCIENT ROADS may chronicle that Jesus was in various locations when certain events occurred, but it is not attempting to sell us on his divinity or performance of miracles, or that Christianity is the one true religion, etc. 

 By the way, public media gets some funding from state and government funding, but a far larger source of its funding comes from individual members and foundations… hence the name public media (public television and public radio) and not “government tv.

-Jim Wiener, Program Director

Why do you always have to be biased against the Republican party in your commentator's your host whether it be Tavis Smiley or the PBS NEWSHOUR.  Why should we support something like you guys are doing please send me an answer as to why you do this you're supposed to be a neutral party not bought  with Hillary's illegal gains. - GaryE., Cincinnati

Complaints about content within PBS programs can be addressed on a national scale by contacting the PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler.   You can reach him at www.pbs.org/ombudsman/home.

But whether you contact Mr. Getler or deal with your local station, it helps to cite specific instances of what you see as biased content.  For example, “On the 10/3 broadcast of PBS NEWSHOUR, Judy Woodruff was deifying Hillary Clinton… “   Generalizations leave us with nowhere to start in responding to a complaint. 

-J.W.