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PBS SoCaL

August 31, 2015 13:58 ET

Mark L. Walberg to Host New History Show on PBS SoCaL

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2015) - PBS SoCaL and Dick Clark Company have partnered to produce Buried History with Mark Walberg premiering October 26 at 7:30 p.m. on PBS SoCaL. The program will also be distributed to PBS stations nationally and will air on public broadcasting's WORLD channel Sunday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT (check local listings).

Buried History follows host Mark L. Walberg as he travels to small-town America in a vintage hearse to unearth the past. Starting with the tombstones of those integral to the birth of a city to their present-day descendants, he will piece together the clues about each town's genealogy. Generations of stories are packed into the half-hour episode filled with historical facts, folklore, legends, and scandal.

In the inaugural episode, Walberg visits Catalina Island and the city of Avalon, off the Southern California coast. There, he uncovers important residents and families of the past, the history of development of the island into a popular tourist destination, celebrity sightings, and a few mysteries.

Host and Executive Producer Mark L. Walberg is the two-time Emmy® nominated host of the PBS hit series Antiques Roadshow. Walberg also serves as Vice President of Development for the Dick Clark Company.

"PBS is a national network that connects with its audience at the local station level. I'm proud to be the host of Antiques Roadshow, but I'm also an avid PBS viewer," said Walberg. "I watch PBS SoCaL, regularly. It made perfect sense for me to partner with my hometown team on this exciting new project."

"We are thrilled to be working with Mark and the Dick Clark Company on this new and exciting venture to bring even more quality programs to PBS viewers," said Andy Russell, PBS SoCaL President and CEO. "And, it is a privilege that the inaugural episode will uncover the history of one of Southern California's most fascinating cities."

PBS SoCaL is the presenting station for Buried History with Mark Walberg. The show is produced by Dick Clark Company, Ace's Choice Entertainment, Perch 13, and PBS SoCaL. Executive Producers include Kari Clark, George Saadi, and Mark L. Walberg; with Co-Executive Producers Kevin Krupitzer, Jeff Myers, and Producer Brenda Brkusic. More information about the program can be found at www.pbssocal.org/buriedhistory.

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