Lost Bird Project
Lost Bird Project Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 6:00 AM
This captivating nature documentary charts sculptor Todd McGrain's efforts to memorialize five birds - the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen - driven to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It follows McGrain and his brother-in-law Andy as they embark on a road trip in search of the last-known locations of the birds and seek permission to install McGrain's six-foot-tall bronze sculptures on those sites. Travelling from the tropical swamps of Florida to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland to the shores of Martha's Vineyard, the men spend more than two years scouting locations, talking to park rangers, speaking at town meetings and battling bureaucracy in their effort to gather support for the project. An elegy to the five birds, the program is a thoughtful and sometimes humorous look at the artist and his mission.
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
- KQED Life: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 -- 12:00 PM
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