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Connections: A behind-the-scenes look at the PBS show, "Nature"

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We're joined by the team behind the PBS show, "Nature." Executive producer Fred Kaufman and filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum are in Rochester for a (sold out) screening at The Little Theatre.

We get a behind-the-scenes look at how the episodes are produced, including how Kaufman and Johnson Prum coordinated shoots at national parks during the government shutdown. We also discuss "Nature's" upcoming special series, "American Spring LIVE," and how local community members can team up with WXXI to become citizen scientists. In studio:

  • Fred Kaufman, executive producer of "Nature"
  • Ann Johnson Prum, filmmaker for "Nature"
  • Betsy Ukeritis, inter-regional environmental educator for the Western Adirondacks, Central New York, and the Finger Lakes regions with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.