Baruch College Hosts Preview of New Episode for PBS Series “Journey to Planet Earth”

NEW YORK, NY- November 24, 2014 – Baruch College is hosting a sneak preview of “Extreme Realties,” a new episode in the award-winning PBS series Journey to Planet Earth on December 2. The screening is the second part of Baruch College’s film series and discussion on climate change.

The 52-minute documentary, which will air on PBS December 15, is narrated by award-winning actor Matt Damon and investigates the link between severe weather events, global warming, and threats to our national security. The film is produced by Emmy-Award winning Baruch alumnus, Hal Weiner (’60) and his wife, Marilyn, and features experts including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former CIA Director James Woolsey, environmental visionary Lester Brown, and Oxfam Vice President Paul O’Brien. The documentary’s locations include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States, and the Arctic.

A post-screening panel discussion and reception with The Weiners and Author/Journalist Christian Parenti, will follow. The film screening and discussion is presented by the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability, and the Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Screening of “Extreme Realties” episode in PBS Series “Journey to Planet Earth”

& Panel Discussion with producers Hal and Marilyn Weiner, Author/Journalist Christian Parenti

Online bios here

WHEN: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2

WHERE: Engelman Recital Hall, The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Building,

55 Lexington Avenue (between 24th & 25th St)

 

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required either online, or by calling 646-312-3231 or e-mailing matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu.

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Celene McDermott (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu