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Yellowstone climate change topic of PBS series

June 20, 2017

Montana resident and Nat Geo WILD executive producer Casey Anderson is featured in PBS’ new series “Great Yellowstone Thaw,” which unveils the climate changes enveloping the nation’s iconic natural park and how its unusual temperature swings have created a new stage for survival.

The series premieres this Wednesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. (check local listings).

The series is hosted by Kirk Johnson, of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Filmed over the course of several months, Johnson and a myriad of experts intercut the stories of several different animal families — including wolves, bison, grizzlies, beavers and great gray owls — as an early thaw affects their survival. Anderson joins Kirk in the series to uncover the fascinating survival story of Yellowstone’s grizzly bears as they adjust to their transforming home.