The Emmy Award winning show produced through the generosity of the Jackson
Foundation, Tennessee State Parks, and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Outdoor Adventure

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Going the Distance
Chattanooga's Ben Friberg started out kayaking...then he tried standup paddling whitewater and got hooked. Now Ben has added endurance paddleboarding to his list of loves, setting world records along the way.

Kids & Family

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Caz’s First Fishing Trip
For a little boy is so sick that exposure to places or people outside his home or a hospital room puts his little life at risk, the chance to go fishing for the first time is an an amazing adventure.

Fishing & Hunting

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Cumberland River Striped Bass
Travel to the Cumberland River with fishing guide Bob Angello in search of striped bass, a muscular fish that puts up quite a fight when hooked.

Environment

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Sandhill Cranes
Once numbering fewer than 100, today more than 75 thousand eastern sandhills can be found. It's an amazing success story written by the hard work of people and the resiliency of these remarkable birds.

More of our latest episodes

Thanks for visiting the Wild Side! Our Emmy award-winning outdoors show is produced through the support of the Jackson Foundation. Wild Side is a vibrant voice for the environment, helping you experience and explore outdoor adventures just outside your door. Recognized as the “Best Outdoor Show in North America,” Wild Side is hosted by Bill Cody and Janet Ivey and airs on PBS stations across Tennessee and Kentucky. Check the schedule below for more.

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Panther Creek Junior Rangers
Fun adventures outdoors help young people form lasting connections with nature through the Tennessee State Parks' Junior Ranger program.

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Trout in Trouble?
Trout stocking in Tennessee, started to replace native fish displaced by dams, is now in jeopardy, putting the state's trout populations in danger.

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Rock Climbing
All along Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau you'll find lots of hard rock, long cracks and overhangs, and an incredible variety of climbing routes offering something for climbers of any skill level.

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First Time in the Forest
Take kids who have never seen big oak trees or been in the woods before into a beautiful hardwood forest and you have and experience worth sharing.

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