The Forgotten Coast: WUSF TV Broadcast Premiere

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Three friends embark on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle, and bike to traverse Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” – a wilderness that holds mysteries and lessons that have the potential to change the way we see the world.

Following in the footsteps of the Florida Black Bear, expedition leader Mallory Dimmitt, nature photographer Carlton Ward Jr., and black bear biologist Joe Guthrie, leave civilization behind and become immersed in a vast and unexplored wildlife corridor stretching all the way from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border.

WUSF TV's broadcast premiere was on Thursday, November 19.

Official Trailer

Expedition Map with Route



In this magical place, time truly stands still. Here, “mermaids,” the West Indian Manatee, find refuge in crystalline natural springs. Down in the murky backwaters, living dinosaurs like the Alligator Gar, ambush their prey. While far out on the Forgotten Coast, porpoises dance as the Oyster harvest continues in the same way it has for millennia. And hidden in one of the most rare forest habitats on Earth, a winged phoenix, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, is reclaiming its ancestral home.

But all is not as it seems. Time does not stand still. And with it may go the wild inhabitants of this place – unless the expedition team can translate their eternal message – on the wind, in the waves, in the trees, and under the stars. The return to wild Florida offers us a chance not just to look back in time but to look forward – to a future filled with new hope.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions

Back in 2012, four explorers spent 100 days walking and kayaking 1,000 miles up the length of Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The mission – to publicize the need to connect the state’s remaining wild areas. This year, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is back. Three of the members reunited. Beginning in January, they met up at the Creek Ranch in Polk County and began a 70-day, 925-mile journey once again through the wild heart of the state.

Learn more about the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions.

Listen to stories from the FWCE II (2015) by Steve Newborn, WUSF Sr. Reporter.

Additional Viewing Opportunities

November 19 at 8:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
November 20 at 1:00 AM & 4:00 AM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
November 21 at 6:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
November 22 at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4 Verizon FiOS: 471 Brighthouse: 619 Comcast: 207
 
November 23 at 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4 Verizon FiOS: 471 Brighthouse: 619 Comcast: 207
 
November 25 at 1:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
December 17 at 10:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
December 18 at 3:00 AM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204
 
December 20 at 10:00 PM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.4 Verizon FiOS: 471 Brighthouse: 619 Comcast: 207
 
December 21 at 2:00 AM Broadcast: WUSF TV 16.1 Verizon FiOS: 470 Brighthouse: 616 Comcast: 204

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