Adventure Travel Series
Since its first national airing in 2001, “Weekend Explorer” has been a ratings star!
When the series launched, it was the highest rated non-primetime series on KPBS in the broadcaster’s weakest ratings timeslot.
“Weekend Explorer” has received two Emmy Awards for “Performance as Host” by Jeffrey Lehmann and “Educational Program”, and over a dozen other awards.
Historical Documentary Series
The “Maritime Silk Road” challenged traditional historical teachings.
Many aspects of this series were considered controversial when first aired, but have been subsequently supported by archeological finds. It was the first series outside Asia to film the oldest intact shipwreck in the world, the Nanhai 1.
Awarded “Best Documentary Series of the Year” by the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. The series received Telly Awards in writing, education, and culture.
China's Big Bay - From "Made in" to "Invented By"
Exploring technologies more advanced in China than in the West
“China’s Big Bay” was the West’s first look at modern China’s inventive and entrepreneurial spirit.
This series dispells the myth that the Chinese system doesn’t produce innovators and entrepreneurs.
Awarded Second Place in the “30th Annual China Journalism Awards” (2020) and a Telly Award for its animated open.