SALLY JEWELL, U.S. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR GUEST STARS IN LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE’S DAYTIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING SERIES ‘ROCK THE PARK’
Explores Mount Rainier National Park in Home State of Washington
Episode Premieres Saturday, January 30th. Check Your Local ABC Listings.
BURBANK, CA (January 27, 2016) – Litton Entertainment announced today that United States Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, will be featured in the Saturday, January 30th episode of Daytime Emmy® award-winning travel and adventure series Rock the Park. Taking place in her home state of Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park, Secretary Jewell continues her mission to raise awareness of and educate youth about the country’s beloved national parks. Airing during Litton’s Weekend Adventure block of programming on ABC Stations and produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, the series taps into America's love affair with national parks and follows hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith as they come face-to-face with some of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth.
In this Saturday’s episode, inspired by the beauty and majesty of Mount Rainier, Jack and Colton will learn about Secretary Jewell’s passion for the National Parks while experiencing a breathtaking and challenging hike on Mount Rainier.
Not only is this year a celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary but it also marks the launch of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. The goal of the initiative is to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to the country’s national treasures, rich history and vibrant culture, free of charge.
"As a child, some of my earliest memories were from hiking and camping at Mt. Rainier National Park. It's a great example, among many others, of the natural, cultural and historical wonders we share with the world in national park sites across the country,” said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. “As we celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, I encourage all Americans to introduce new generations to these treasures, so get up, get out there and find your park!"
Rock the Park was a recent recipient of a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor and was referred to as “a visual feast” by Emmy® award-winning television producer and writer, Gina Catanzarite, in the series’ review.
Clip One: https://vimeo.com/153148814
Clip Two: https://vimeo.com/153147831
Clip Three: https://vimeo.com/153147833
Clip Four: https://vimeo.com/153147832
About The United States Secretary Of The Interior
The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America's natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 567 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Sally Jewell is the 51st Secretary of the Interior. An avid outdoorswoman, Jewell finds time to explore her backyard in the Pacific Northwest where she enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking and other activities. She has scaled Mount Rainier on seven occasions, and recently climbed Vinson Massif, the highest mountain in Antarctica. Jewell has worked to ensure that public lands are accessible and relevant to all people from all backgrounds, and to build a connection between the great outdoors and a new generation of Americans.
About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming which entered its second season in October 2015. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
About Tremendous! Entertainment
Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission “where character matters,” which drives its approach both on and off screen. For 20 years, TEI, led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, has been committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company’s success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include Daytime Emmy Award and two-time Parents’ Choice Programming Award-winning travel series Rock the Park (ABC), reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel), Ghost Asylum (Destination America) as well as the upcoming docu-series For Peete’s Sake (OWN), among others. TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/.
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