WUSF Public Media Partners with WEDU and Bay News 9 to bring "Gulf Watch: One Year Later"

WHAT: WUSF Public Media and WEDU will air “GulfWatch: One Year Later,” on Thursday, July 14 at 8 p.m. This one-hour primetime special will examine the after effects the gulf oil spill had on our community and throughout the Gulf Coast, and what progress has been made in the restoration effort.

During the program, Florida’s leading scientists will discuss their continuing role in measuring the effects of the spill. You’ll learn how two Governors responded to the spill – both Governor Crist who was on the ground during the event, and now Governor Scott. Featured guests on the program include Dr. Seth McKee, Associate Professor of Governmental and Internal Affairs at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, Darden Rice, Florida Program Director for the Gulf Restoration Network, David R. Mica, executive director of the Florida Petroleum Council and Dr. Steven A. Murawski, professor of Biological Oceanography and Downtown Progress-Peter Betzer Endowed Chair at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg.

“GulfWatch: One Year Later” is brought to you through a jointly awarded grant to WUSF Public Media and WEDU from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This WUSF production, in partnership with WEDU and BayNews9, has been produced as part of Gulf Watch, a consortium of public media companies creating and sharing broadcast and digital content across various platforms to engage and educate audiences about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.

WHEN: Thursday, July 14
8:00 PM

BrightHouse will offer the program on demand following the premiere this Thursday.

WHERE: WUSF TV
WEDU

About WUSF Public Media
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.

About Gulf Watch
This special program has been produced as a part of Gulf Watch, a consortium of public media companies creating and sharing broadcast and digital content across various platforms to engage and educate audiences about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, and environmental issues that surround it. The public media stations include: WUSF-TV/FM and WEDU-TV in Tampa; Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Alabama Public Television; Mississippi Public Broadcasting; WWNO-FM, New Orleans; WBHM-FM, Birmingham, AL; WSRE-TV/FM, Pensacola, Fla.; WVAS-FM, Montgomery, Ala.; and KRVS-FM in Lafayette, La. The Gulf Watch project was funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

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