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Wild Alaska Live

Wild Alaska Live

  • Premiered: 
    July 23, 2017
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  • Network: PBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Animal
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Plot Synopsis

Broadcasting live over three nights with hosts Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt, WILD ALASKA LIVE turns the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world's wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska's amazing summer feast. Over the course of its three nights -- 8pm ET on July 23, 26 & 30 -- the series visits several locations, including points near Juneau and the Tongass National Forest, where the team looks for black bears and bald eagles; the vast Kenai Fjords National Park, in search of orcas and humpback whales; and the wilderness of Katmai National Park, where brown bears and elusive wolves live and hunt. WILD ALASKA LIVE also introduces viewers to local experts who explore the relationship between Alaska Natives and the animals among whom they co-exist. All three of these broadcast episodes live-stream simultaneously on

Episode 1 focuses on the vast and majestic landscape of America's largest and most rugged state. Chris and Martin Kratt anchor the night from the Tongass National Forest. Correspondent Liz Bonnin reports from Katmai National Park, one of the most remote locations in the United States, surrounded by bears gathering to feast upon the converging schools of salmon. Steve Backshall checks in from Glacier Lake where he tracks the progress of the salmon migration.

Episode 2 continues the adventure with hosts stationed outside the capital city of Juneau on the Mendenhall Glacier. The Kratt Brothers track bald eagles in Tongass National Forest and get experts' views on how the overall 2017 feast season is progressing. Steve Backshall helicopters onto the mammoth Juneau Icefield where he tracks the wildlife that lives in, under and around it, and reports on its impressive summer melting patterns that set the entire feast into motion each year. Liz Bonnin continues to explore bear behavior and looks for wolves.

Things wrap up in Episode 3, when the team documents changes happening across the state in just one week and find answers to the questions raised in earlier episodes. The salmon are expected to be in full-run mode, working hard to overcome large beaver dams as bears and wolves make rivers across the state into their own personal cafeterias. Mission wolf migration and health is featured. Liz Bonnin checks in for the last time with bears, tracing how they go from salmon fishing along the river banks to salmon feasting in the woods.



  • - Alaska USA