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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

Check out live streaming video from our partners' web cams.

Photo Galleries

Photo Galleries

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

From Chief Programming Officer Jim Wiener

Jim Q&A

I was highly anticipating your show on the USS Indianapolis. Unfortunately, it wasn't about the Indianapolis!! It was about space exploration. Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed. Is there any chance that this will be on your station?

Tim Macenko, Cincinnati

CET 48 did air USS INDIANAPOLIS LIVE- FROM THE DEEP, but  It was a last minute addition to the schedule by PBS, so did not appear in the Members Guide nor on some on-screen cable guides.

CET members can access it via Passport, so if you’re a member, or just want information on the service, call 844-285-9783.  

If you’re interested in membership in order to receive Passport, contact Dan Virzi at 513-345-6582.

In the meantime, USS INDIANAPOLIS  LIVE will air again 12/19 @ 10pm on ThinkTV 14.

-J.W.

I am a huge fan of Bob Ross (JOY OF PAINTING) and was wanting to know if there are any episodes that he did in which he showed how to create a scene in which it was raining. I noticed that at the end of the program it was copyrighted 2017 Bob Ross productions, but wasn't sure if I should contact them or go through CET and ThinkTV.org. Thank you for your help.

Lisa Dugan, Dayton

I’d suggest accessing JOY OF PAINTING information via the web.  There is the Bob Ross website (www.bobross.com), a Bob Ross YouTube channel, a Facebook page, and plenty more information.

His Wikki entry had an interesting statistic that he painted more than 30,000 paintings in his lifetime… But no paintings involving rain?  

I’m thinking this like my wife Pat and her baking. She can create all sorts of exceptional baked goods.  And I can say without fear of trepidation, and can get corroboration from station staffers,  that her carrot cake is unsurpassed. 

But by her admission, she can’t bake a cookie to save herself.

Maybe Bob just couldn’t paint rain.  Maybe rain for him was like oatmeal cookies for Pat:  just not in the cards for him.

Or maybe Bob Ross just didn’t care for the gloomy vibe it created.

Rain, I mean.  Not oatmeal cookies.

 

-J.W.