MPT's Friday Freeview - April
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Welcome to our virtual edition of Friday Freeview. As you may know, on the third Friday of each month, Maryland Public Television hosts a free screening of a program before it airs. This month we are going virtual.
If you've attended a Friday Freeview before, you know we offer some snacks to go along with your viewing experience. Even though we are not together, we encourage you to bring your own snacks!
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Chesapeake Bay Week 2020
After the Storm: Pollution in the Potomac
Whenever it rains in Washington, D.C., raw sewage spills into the Potomac River. These Combined Sewer Overflows release pollutants like fecal coliform bacteria and e. coli into the waterway sickening animals, fish, and humans, and depleting the oxygen levels causing harmful algal blooms. An outdated sewer system is to blame. “After the Storm: Pollution in the Potomac” investigates the all-too-common problem of wastewater overflows, and reveals a remarkable network of underground tunnels being constructed below the nation’s capital to try to stem the toxic tide that threatens the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Produced by: American University Center for Environmental Filmmaking Maryland Public Television Executive Producer: John Paulson
- Jessie Campbell
Director, Special Events & Community Engagement (MPT)
- John Paulson
Film Producer, Director, and Writer. Paulson Productions is the multi-Emmy Award-winning producer of programming for national television broadcast, foreign distribution and an array of corporate, museum & non-broadcast clients. Paulson has a breadth of experience presenting biography, documentary, music and performance specials on television. The company was founded on the commitment to inspiring subject matter, and has garnered a reputation for distinctive programs that forge emotional connections with viewers. Our emphasis is on engaging, entertaining storytelling whether in history, biography, the arts, or films that present the cultural traditions of the world. Our longstanding success comes from the ability to guide projects to maximum creative potential through strong vision, technical expertise, and an easygoing collaborative spirit.
- Frank Batavick
Chesapeake Beacons Executive Producer
- Sarah Sampson
Chesapeake Beacons Producer and Writer
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