Vegas PBS’ Relaunch of Outdoor Nevada Premiers January 27

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Vegas PBS’ Relaunch of Outdoor Nevada Premiers January 27
John Burke Will Host Popular Local Production 

(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS’ Outdoor Nevada is set to premier at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, bringing back the popular local production that originally aired from 1995 to 1999.

Hosted by highly regarded television host and actor John Burke, Outdoor Nevada will delve into the Silver State’s natural history and present-day happenings as experts discuss awe-inspiring discoveries in one of the planet’s most unique and often extreme environments.

For the first run of the series, Vegas PBS will develop 26 half-hour episodes comprised of four segments each. The program is scheduled to broadcast Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. with repeat airings on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.

“Vegas PBS is pleased about the relaunch of Outdoor Nevada because we know how much viewers enjoyed it in the 1990s. They can still enjoy repeats of the series,” said Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell. “Whether you know the state well or you’re a newcomer, this program will entice you to get outdoors and explore. You may discover that there’s a much broader range of activities available to you here than you previously thought. The scientific component is as captivating as the scenery and the adventures.”

Outdoor Nevada is made possible with financial support from Land Rover Las Vegas and Jaguar Land Rover Reno. For more information, visit


Episode 1 – January 27
Soar over Las Vegas in a hot air balloon, race downhill in a Boulder City bike competition, fish at Pyramid Lake and hunt glowing scorpions at the Moapa Valley Refuge.

Episode 2 – February 3
Join Burke as he photographs Nevada’s wild horses, hunts for fossils in Tule Springs, flyboards over Lake Las Vegas and snowshoes through the picturesque Ruby Mountains.  

Episode 3 – February 10
Ride the rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, rappel down Lone Rock in the Valley of Fire, explore the beauty of the Lehman Caves and examine a bee habitat at the Galena Creek Visitors Center.  

Episode 4 – February 17
Travel with Burke as he visits the historic California Trail, kayaks on Lake Tahoe, meets a bird with a unique mating dance and rides a motorcycle through the Las Vegas Valley. 

Episode 5 – February 24
Experience skydiving over the Las Vegas Valley and off-roading in search of ghost towns and abandoned mines. Later, investigate ancient butterflies in the Spring Mountains while enjoying some food and camping tips from The Dutch Diva. 


About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.

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