The Emmy Award winning television show produced by TRC Media
through the generosity of the Jackson Foundation and Tennessee State Parks.

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.


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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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TNSCTP State Championships
Young sharpshooters compete at the state championships, where the parents are often the ones trying keep their nerves steady.

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Green Cabins
It’s a greener way to go and relax...see how Tennessee is staying on the cutting edge of technology by building energy efficient vacation villas at some state parks.

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Nature at Home: Rain Catchers
In this Nature @ Home segment, we take a look at some simple things you can do in your own back yard to help maintain our water supply.

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Junior B.A.S.S. Tournament
Share the excitement of young anglers competing for the title of “champion” at the state Junior Bass tournament on Kentucky Lake.

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