PRESS RELEASE — Monday, March 4, 2013
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           or Bob Evancho at 373-7369

Two New OUTDOOR IDAHO Specials Air During FESTIVAL 2013 on Thursdays, Sundays

— “30th Anniversary Celebration” Airs Thursday, March 7, at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT and Sunday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT — “Idaho’s Scenic Byways” Airs Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT and Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT

Two new OUTDOOR IDAHO specials air during FESTIVAL 2013 — a salute to the series’ 30th anniversary season and a statewide journey on the Gem State’s scenic byways. The two specials each air on a Thursday and a Sunday during FESTIVAL.

See “30th Anniversary Celebration” on Thursday, March 7, at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT and Sunday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT.

“The Best OUTDOOR IDAHO shows tell Idaho’s story by using real people who can shine a light on our state and our experiences,” says host and executive producer Bruce Reichert. “And people seem to cherish it because it’s one of the few things that unites us as a state, north, south, east and west.”

The anniversary show is a retrospective of the 30 years of telling Idaho stories. The show begins with people who spend their recreational hours reliving historical times and activities. There is a bit of history of the show itself and a peek behind the scenes. And there is a look at people, issues and passions, and places throughout the Gem State that culminates in a musical moment.

Then tour the state on “Idaho’s Scenic Byways” on Sunday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT and Thursday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT.

“In Idaho, a drive can be an adventure, a journey to places of beauty, history and inspiration,” says producer John Crancer. “It can be a remote trek along a dusty desert pathway or a leisurely spin on pavement bordered by striking mountain vistas.”

IdahoPTV videographers capture views from the system of 31 byways that crisscross the state. Along the way, people who know these routes talk about the special character of individual byways. Representative travelers choose different types of transportation such as a classic 1938 Chevrolet on Pend Oreille Scenic Byway, bicycles near the Wyoming border along the Teton Scenic Byway, and an RV for the Sawtooth Scenic Byway.

The “Idaho’s Scenic Byways” special is a three-way partnership of the Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Department of Commerce and Idaho Public Television.