Maryland Public Television (MPT) will broadcast Keeping the
Potomac: The Politics of Water on Tuesday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. on MPT-HD.
We are proud to announce that our hard work is paying off with every filmmakers dream; broadcast. Be sure to tune in at 7:30pm on Tuesday for the premier of our film!
Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water tells the stories of Mark Frondorf, Brent Walls and Dean Naujoks, members of the Potomac River Keepers Network. It is the mission of the three river keepers to patrol sections of the Potomac basin and do what they believe is necessary to help protect it.
The film looks at efforts to stem agricultural nutrient pollution along the Shenandoah River in Virginia and West Virginia, a major tributary to the Potomac; a pipeline in Allegany County, Maryland that pumps effluent from a Westernport wastewater treatment plant into the upper Potomac River; and coal ash disposal ponds at Possum Point Power Plant in Dumfries, Virginia and their impact on the lower Potomac.
Mike English, MPT senior executive producer, served as executive producer on the project.
Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows. Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is delivered through year-round instructional events and the super-website Thinkport, which garners in excess of 14 million page views annually. MPT’s community engagement connects viewers with local resources on significant health, education, and public interest topics through year-round outreach events, viewer forums, program screenings, and phone bank call-in opportunities.