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Matt Damon Hosts "Plan B: Mobilizing To Save Civilization"

A New Episode Of The PBS Series Journey To Planet Earth Premieres March 30th At 10 PM


Journey to Planet Earth WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2011 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- “Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization,” a documentary based on the book by environmental visionary Lester Brown, will be broadcast on PBS on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 10 p.m.  Academy Award winner Matt Damon returns as on-camera host/narrator.  Produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner, “Plan B” is the 12th episode of the award-winning series Journey to Planet Earth, which reports on the most important environmental and sustainable development issues of the 21st century.

Matt Damon
Matt Damon narrates Journey to Planet Earth
Appearing with Lester Brown are Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman, former Governor and Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, along with other scholars and scientists.  Locations include: China, Japan, Korea, India, Italy, Turkey, Bangladesh, Zambia, Haiti, and the United States.

What makes “Plan B” significant and timely is that it provides audiences with hopeful solutions — a road map into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable sources plus realistic strategies to avoid the growing threat of global warming.  View a clip at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLUEEGxlvlY



Journey to Planet Earth is one of the most successful environmental series in the world, with episodes broadcast in most major overseas television markets.  The series currently yields a worldwide television audience of more than 75 million viewers per year.  There are also more than 15,000 videos of the series in educational media libraries yielding an annual audience of approximately 1.2 million students.  For information about corporate underwriting opportunities or the purchase of Journey to Planet Earth episodes for educational use please send an e-mail to screenscope@screenscope.com or visit the series web site located at www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth/.

Here’s What’s Been Said About Journey To Planet Earth:

“The scope is wide, the photography compelling, the presentation is crisp.  Take notice unless you’ve already booked passage to another galaxy.”  LA Times

“Profoundly serious stuff, crucial information for us and our children and theirs.  A continuing series that looks at the orb with fresh eyes, is unmistakably a wake-up call.”  Newsday

“Don’t miss Journey to Planet Earth.”  People Magazine

“Tonight’s Best TV – Journey To Planet Earth.  Welcome back, Matt Damon! We’re glad to have you home again.”  Entertainment Weekly

“Superbly illustrates the desperate need for a balance between the needs of people and the environment.  An extraordinary production – a must buy for media libraries.”  School Library Journal

“Lavishly shot, this series introduces worldwide environmental concerns to students and other interested viewers.”  Booklist

“Plan B” is made possible by major grants from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Turner Foundation, and the Wallace Genetic Foundation, with additional funding from Park Foundation, Weeden Foundation, and the Campbell Foundation.

Web: http://www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JourneytoPlanetEarth
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/journeytoplanetearth
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/j2planetearth

Downloadable photos at: www.pbs.org/pressroom

Contact:
Cara White
843.881.1480
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