Pan Am Historical Foundation Announces the PBS Documentary Series: "Across the Pacific" (2020) !

Thank you for all your support! It has has led us to the culmination of this amazing project with Moreno/Lyons Productions

 

Across the Pacific by Moreno-Lyons Productions in association with Pan Am Historical Foundation  image

by Moreno/Lyons Productions
in association with
The Pan Am Historical Foundation

 

 A New PBS Series about Pan American Airways

When Pan Am's M-130 flying boat "China Clipper" took off for the first scheduled flight to Manila on November 22, 1935, it riveted the attention of people around the world. At that moment Pan Am vaulted to a commanding position and the world changed forever as a result. That's the story brought to life in "Across the Pacific." Newly unearthed archival motion pictures, photographs, and original sound recordings as well as stunning graphics, help bring this history back to life. The film by Moreno/Lyons Productions tells the epic story of how Pan American Airways became the first to bridge the mighty Pacific - the first airline to cross any ocean. Focusing in particular on the contributions of Pan Am’s visionary leader Juan Trippe, aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky, and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz, the three-part program is currently broadcast on PBS.  "Across the Pacific" premiered on VPM PBS in Richmond Virginia May/June 2020.

 

Watch “Across the Pacific” through the PBS Video App on these platforms:
IOS • Android • Roku • Samsung Smart TV (Tizen) • Apple TV • Adroid TV • Amazon Fire TV • Chromecast
Learn more at: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/

 

Available For Purchase:

Amazon Prime Video

HD $2.99/episode or $6.99/season

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0888MFZR2/

 

Apple iTunes via PBS Digital:

SD $1.99/episode or $4.99/season

HD $2.99/episode or $6.99/season

 

FOR A LIMITED TIME, ALL 3 EPISODES ARE NOW STREAMING ON PBS.ORG!

Episode 1 Airborne

Episode 1 - "Airborne

https://www.pbs.org/video/across-the-pacific-airborne-8ms7qa/

 

Episode 2 Latin Laboratory

 Episode 2 - "Latin Laboratory"

https://www.pbs.org/video/across-the-pacific-latin-laboratory-zjiib7/

 

Across the Pacific Episode 3 Another Ocean

Episode 3 - "Another Ocean"

https://www.pbs.org/video/crossing-the-pacific-across-the-pacific-another-ocean-a456bz/

 

UPCOMING BROADCASTS OF "ACROSS THE PACIFIC" ON PBS

(ALSO ACCESSIBLE WITH PBS PASSPORT)

STATE CITY/MARKET STATION UPCOMING BROADCASTS DAY OF WEEK 1 Airborne 2 Latin Laboratory 3 Another Ocean NOTES
DC Washington DC WETA 2:00PM Wed, Thu, Fri 11/4/20 11/5/20 11/6/20 Check station for more broadcast times
TX Austin KLRU 9:59PM Sundays 10/11/20 10/18/20 10/25/20 Check station for more broadcast times
                 
                 
                 
STATE CITY/MARKET STATION PAST BROADCASTS DAY OF WEEK 1 Airborne 2 Latin Laboratory 3 Another Ocean NOTES
CA Los Angeles KLCS 8:00 PM Tuesday 5/19/20 5/26/20 6/2/20  
CA San Bernadino KVCR 7:00 PM Tuesday 5/19/20 5/26/20 6/2/20  
SC South Carolina SCETV Network 2:00 PM Sunday 5/24/20 5/31/20 6/7/20  
FL Cocoa/Central FL WEFS 8:00 PM Thursday 5/21/20 5/28/20 6/4/20  
VA Richmond WCVE VPM Network 9:00 PM Thursday 5/21/20 5/28/20 6/4/20  
FL Tampa WEDQ 1:30 PM Tuesday 5/26/20 TBD TBD  
IL Chicago WTTW 6:00 PM Sunday 5/31/20 6/7/20 6/14/20  
TX Houston KUHT 10:00 PM Wednesday 6/3/20 6/10/20 6/17/20  
NC Raleigh-Durham WUNC Network 8:00-11:00 PM Sunday 6/7/20 6/7/20 6/7/20 Plus 11 Affiliates. All 3 episodes
VA Richmond WCVE VPM Network 8:00-11:00 PM Sunday 6/14/20 6/14/20 6/14/20  
NV Reno KNPB 11:00 AM Sunday 6/14/20 6/21/20 6/28/20  
WA Washington State University KWSU 9:00 PM Tuesday 6/16/20 6/23/20 6/30/20  
FL South Florida PBS WXEL 10:00 PM Thursday 7/9/20 7/16/20 7/23/20  
CT Hartford CPTV Spirit 8:00-11:00 PM Wednesday 7/22/20 7/22/20 7/22/20  
UT University of Utah PBS Utah 7:00 PM Thursday     7/23/20 Episode 3, "Another Ocean"
CT Hartford CPTV Spirit 3:00-6:00 PM Thursday 7/23/20 7/23/20 7/23/20  
HI Hawaii PBS Hawai’i 8:00-11:00 PM Saturday 7/25/20 7/25/20 7/25/20  
UT University of Utah PBS Utah 11:00 PM Monday     7/27/20 Episode 3, "Another Ocean"
CT Hartford CPTV Spirit 11:30AM-2:30 PM Wednesday 7/29/20 7/29/20 7/29/20  
CA San Francisco KQED 10:00 PM Wednesday 7/22/20 7/29/20 8/5/20  
CT Hartford CPTV 10:00PM Monday 7/27/20 8/3/20 8/10/20  
MN Milwaukee WMVT 10:00 PM Saturdays 8/1/20 8/8/20 8/15/20  
PA Harrisburg, PA WITF Noon Sundays 8/2/20 8/9/20 8/16/20  
OH Ohio WVIZ/PBS 4:00 PM Sundays 8/2/20 8/9/20 8/16/20  
SC Columbia, SC SCETV 5:00 PM Sundays 8/2/20 8/9/20 8/16/20  
IL Central Illinois WTVP 6:00 PM Sundays 8/2/20 8/9/20 8/16/20  
MD MD, DC, parts of DE, PA, VA, WV MPT PBS 9:00 PM Sundays 8/2/20 8/9/20 8/16/20  
CA Sacramento, CA WKVIE 10:00 PM Thursdays 8/6/20 8/13/20 8/20/20  
CA Eureka KEET 11:30AM Fridays 8/7/20 8/14/20 8/21/20  
PA Penn State WPSU 3:00 PM Saturdays 8/8/20 8/15/20 8/22/20  
NM New Mexico KNME 6:00 PM Sundays 8/9/20 8/16/20 8/23/20  
FL South Florida WPBT & WPBT HDTV 3:00-6:00 PM Sunday 8/16/20 8/16/20 8/16/20 All 3 episodes. Check for more broadcast times.
PA Lehigh Valley PA PBS39 1:00-4:00 PM Monday 8/17/20 8/17/20 8/17/20 All 3 episodes
CA San Diego KPBS 8:00 PM Tuesdays 8/18/20 8/18/20 8/25/20 Episodes 1 & 2: Aug 18   8-10 PM. Episode 3: August 25 8:00 PM
KS Wichita KPTS & KPTS Explore 6:00 PM Fridays 8/14/20 8/21/20 8/28/20  
OH Dayton ThinkTV|14HD or 14Prime 8:00-11:00 PM Saturdays 8/15/20 8/22/20 8/29/20 Check for more broadcast times.
KS Wichita KPTS & KPTS Explore 10:00 AM Saturdays 8/15/20 8/22/20 8/29/20  
TX San Antonio KLRN 9.1HD 10:00 PM Tuesdays 8/18/20 8/25/20 9/1/20 Fri 09/04/20 Check broadcast times
OH Ohio, WV, PA & KY WOUB OHIO 44.5 9:00 PM Wednesdays 8/19/20 8/26/20 9/2/20  
OH Ohio, WV, PA & KY WOUB CLASSIC 44.2 8:00 PM Sundays 8/30/20 9/6/20 9/13/20 Check for more broadcast times
TN Nashville NPT2 11:00 PM Tues/Wed/Thurs 9/1/20 9/2/20 9/3/20 11:00 PM, three consecutive nights
CO Denver, CO PBS 12 Colorado PBS 9:00 PM Tuesdays 9/1/20 9/8/20 9/15/20 Check station for more broadcast times
MA Boston WGBH 9:00 PM-Midnight Thursday 9/10/20 9/10/20 9/10/20 All 3 episodes
NH New Hampshire NHPBS 9:00 PM-Midnight Thursday 9/10/20 9/10/20 9/10/20 All 3 episodes
MA New England Public Media WGBY 9:00 PM-Midnight Thursday 9/10/20 9/10/20 9/10/20 All 3 episodes
OH Dayton ThinkTV|16Again 8:00-11:00 PM Sunday 9/13/20 9/13/20 9/13/20 All 3 episodes. Check for more broadcast times.
NH New Hampshire NHPBS 12:00-3:00 PM Monday 9/14/20 9/14/20 9/14/20 All 3 episodes
MA Boston WGBX 12:00-3:00 PM Monday 9/14/20 9/14/20 9/14/20 All 3 episodes
CO Denver, CO PBS 12 Colorado PBS 9:00 PM Tuesdays 9/1/20 9/8/20 9/15/20 Check station for more broadcast times
FL Jacksonville FL WJCT 11:00 PM Wednesdays 9/16/20 9/23/20 9/30/20  
TX Dallas & North Texas KERA 10:00 PM Wednesdays 9/16/20 9/23/20 9/30/20 Check station for more broadcast times
MO Kansas City KCPT 2:00-5:00PM Sunday 9/20/20 9/20/20 9/20/20  
ME Maine Public Broadcasting MPBN-HD 11:00 AM Sundays 10/4/20 10/11/20 10/18/20 Check station for more broadcast times

 

 

Blog Posts on All Three 1-Hour Episodes by VPM PBS

1. “Airborne”.  
Airline executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane builder Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz join forces to build an airline to Latin America as Pan Am takes flight. https://vpm.org/watch/articles/13582/across-the-pacific-episode-1-airborne

2. “Latin Laboratory”.
Pan Am builds larger flying boats and harnesses radio for navigation as it dominates service to Latin America. Juan Trippe’s plans to cross the Atlantic are dashed when Britain bars his planes from landing. So he sets his sights on the Pacific instead. https://vpm.org/watch/articles/13825/across-the-pacific-episode-2-latin-laboratory

3. “Another Ocean”.
Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing the China Clipper to hopscotch across the world’s widest ocean by landing at five stepping stone islands: Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. https://vpm.org/watch/articles/14032/across-the-pacific-episode-3-another-ocean

 

ATP original production images

 

 

Where to Watch “Across the Pacific”

Get In Touch With Your Local PBS Station (PDF)

 

Check your local PBS stations & broadcast information: https://aptonline.org/catalog/ACROSS-THE-PACIFIC

Outside the US:“Across the Pacific” is distributed through TVF International. Go to https://tvfinternational.com/programme/19794/pan-am-crossing-the-pacific?trailer=1

Watch Online:

The series is streaming on PBS.org for a limited time. https://www.pbs.org/video/across-the-pacific-airborne-8ms7qa/

Purchase "Across the Pacific" in HD by Moreno/Lyons Productions via Amazon Prime Video at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0888MFZR2/.

Available on Apple iTunes: SD $1.99/episode or $4.99/season and HD $2.99/episode or $6.99/season. 

November 18th 2020 "Across the Pacific" will be available to stream, free for members of Amazon Prime.

 

VISIT THESE PAGES FOR MORE INFO ON THE SERIES BY MORENO/LYONS PRODUCTIONS:

Website: "Across the Pacific". https://www.acrossthepacific.net 

Facebook: "Across the Pacific". https://business.facebook.com/Across-the-Pacific-114041460290713/

 

Trouble Viewing?   Link to the Across the Pacific Trailer on Vimeo

 

 

4Pan Am Poster Fly to the South Sea Isles