Maine Public TV Air Time: Sun., July 30 at 9:30 am
Some lighthouses warn us away. Others usher us in. All, selflessly, serve. What was life like at the lighthouses of old? What, today? And how do these ageless towers continue to cast such magical, mystical spells?
In this video — by land, by sea and air — you will visit each of the sixty-plus lighthouses that grace the coast of Maine. Towers from which, two hundred years later, still shines a certain Light Spirit. With Jack Perkins - host of A&E's Biography.
Maine Public TV Air Times: Thur., October 26, 2017 at 10:00 pm Sat., October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am
A brand new look at one of America’s favorite national parks. Jack Perkins, former NBC News correspondent and host of A&E’s Biography series, lends his powerful narrative to this hour long tribute to the people who created Acadia National Park and to those who keep and preserve it. The photography of Jeff Dobbs and Bing Miller, who call Acadia home, and the music of John Cooper, will lift your spirits and keep Acadia alive in your heart always.
MPBN TV Air Times: Thur., July 13 at 10:00 pm Sat., July 15 at 11:00 am
The Maine Coast — so distant from most of America — is in fact where America began. Rugged and raw, it has inspired a nation's creative genius — poets, painters, and ponderers. And still today it is the coast to which millions of Americans turn for recreation or re-creation. It borders the state of Maine, but this is America's coast. In this exquisite video, explore its length (3,500 miles), see its sights (simply beautiful), share its lives (beautifully simple). Through seasons and centuries, exult on America's coast. Narrated by Jack Perkins, with a musical score by John Cooper, Maine — America's Coast is a stunning video and a beautiful.
Maine Public TV Air Time: Sun., June 19 at 5:00 pm
In 1761 Abraham Somes sailed to Mt. Desert Island and settled in a sheltered harbor at the head of Somes Sound. This film celebrates the generations who have followed. Using the island's rich troves of historical photographs as well as early film footage, the film paints a picture of two centuries of daily life on the island. The film was written by Gunnar Hansen with a music scored and performed by Bob Habib and narration by Jack Perkins. It was filmed, edited and produced by Dobbs Productions, with support from the Mt. Desert Island Historical Society and Savage family.
Dancing at the Mill: Two Centuries of Life on Mount Desert Island is produced by Jeff Dobbs of Dobbs Productions.
Maine Public TV Air Time: Wed., June 15 at 8:00 pm
Experience the glory of Mount Katahdin, Maine's most beloved and highest mountain. The beginning or the end of the Appalachian Trail. This video highlights the dedication of Percival Baxter as he strove to preserve the mountain and its surrounds. Narrated by Jack Perkins with original music by John Cooper.
Maine Public TV Air Time: Thur., September 6 at 10:00 pm
A full length documentary about the life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith hosted by Jack Perkins looks at the long and wholly remarkable life of Maine’s own "Grand Lady", as Smith was known to many. Hers was a life of firsts, and her career carried her far from her Skowhegan home, but it was to Maine that she always returned, and it was for Maine that Senator Margaret Chase Smith worked so hard all her life.
The Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith is produced by Jeff Dobbs of Dobbs Productions.