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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Cumberland River Paddlefest
This annual paddling event makes it easy for anyone to experience the fun of a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard...especially when it's for the first time.

Kids & Family

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Reelfoot Deep Swamp Paddle
Take a canoe trip deep into a swampy forest at Reelfoot Lake filled with beautiful cypress, including some that are hundreds of years old.

Fishing & Hunting

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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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Neotropical Migratory Songbirds
There are nearly 400 different species of neotropical migratory songbirds...but many, like the cerulean warbler, are disappearing at an alarming rate.

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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Ragnarok Climbing Competition
Rock climbers test their endurance while challenging the sandstone bluffs at Foster Falls during this unique climbing competition.

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Richland Creek Whitewater
For kayakers living around Chattanooga, several days of rainy weather usually means Richland Creek gets filled with water and transformed into a paddler's paradise.

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Tims Ford Blueway
The Tims Ford Blueway, the first ever on a lake in Tennessee, is a series of trails on the water that makes it easier to explore one of our most scenic waterways.

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Preserving the Hill Forest
The Hill Forest State Natural Area is a hidden jewel ringed by urban development...225 acres of pristine forest untouched and unchanged for nearly 100 years.

TV Schedule