Expedition with Steve Backshall

Airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m., beginning May 6

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World Firsts in Unexplored Corners of the Planet

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Join Steve Backshall in uncharted territory to uncover the world’s last unknown places.

PBS’s new 10-episode series EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL reveals there are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before. As the preeminent destination for engaging, enlightening and entertaining science and natural history programming, PBS continues to deliver with this series. EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALLpremiered on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. on Southern Oregon PBS and the final four episodes of the first season air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. in May.

“In EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL, PBS gives a glimpse into some of the incredible parts of the world that have yet to be explored,” said Bill Margol, Senior Director, General Audience Programming & Development for PBS. “The world is full of surprising discoveries and journeys to be made, and we hope to spark viewers’ curiosity and ignite their spirit of adventure.”

In this global series, adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall ventures into undiscovered territory, endures extreme physical challenges, encounters extraordinary wildlife and teams up with remarkable people along the way. From free-diving in underground river systems and descending deep into the caves of the Maya underworld, to kayaking Himalayan whitewater and scaling unclimbed Arctic peaks, these expeditions push Backshall and his expert crew to the limit.

“There are still countless expeditions to be conquered and world discoveries to be made, and I am honored to have had the ability to be among the first to set foot in these incredible places,” said Steve Backshall, host. “It is thrilling to not know what you will find next. That’s what exploration is all about.”

EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALLdebuted its first six episodes beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2020, followed by the final four premiering in the spring beginning May 6. A brief overview of EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALLis outlined below, and a detailed programming show guide is also available.

Episodes of EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL will be available to stream starting January 15, 2020 on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. PBS station members will be able to view the first six episodes on the night of premiere via Passport (contact your local PBS station for details).

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