Celebrate Bridge Day on WV PBS.2
This Saturday, hordes of people will gather on the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County and watch people jump off of it. Bridge Day has been celebrated for over 30 years now with daredevils BASE jumping from the top of the bridge to the New River below.
As part of our mission of "Telling West Virginia's Story," we will broadcast special programming this week on WV PBS.2, celebrating the upcoming Bridge Day celebration.
Tonight, oct. 15, at 9 p.m., we will present the locally-produced documentary Thirty Years of Bridge Day Above the New River Gorge, first aired in 2009. The program will be rebroadcast on WV PBS.2 on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10 p.m.
Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Pat Sergent, Thirty Years of Bridge Day takes a retrospective look at the annual event in West Virginia and how it has impacted the local communities in Fayette County.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10 p.m., WV PBS.2 will bring you the documentary Extreme World of BASE, which presents a different view of the extreme sport.
Watch a preview of Thirty Years of Bridge Day:
For more information about this year's Bridge Day festivities, visit the official website.
WV PBS.2 is broadcast statewide and can be seen by viewers who watch WV PBS with an antenna. WV PBS.2 is also offered free of charge to all cable systems in the state and surrounding communities. If your cable system does not already carry WV PBS.2, please contact them and ask that it be added to your channel lineup.