Time Team America: The Secrets of America's Most Intriguing Historic Sites Revealed

Release Date: 07/06/2009

(Hartford, CT – July 6, 2009) – The curiosity that a team of archeologists and historians have about those who lived before us drives them to get their hands dirty by digging into places where history began. Finding evidence buried for centuries is the only way to satisfy their hunger for knowledge.
Time Team America, an all-new PBS summer series, brings viewers into the trenches of working archeological digs for three intense days – showing them what it takes to uncover the story of America. Part extreme adventure, part science and part reality show, the five-part series will be airing on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CPTV starting Wednesday, July 8.

The first episode in the series, premiering Wednesday, July 8 at 8 p.m., will take the team to Fort Raleigh, North Carolina in search of our nation’s mysterious roots at Roanoke Island. In 1586 the English sent the first group of hardy, hopeful colonists to make a go of it in the New World. But when English ships returned with supplies just three years later, they found the settlement empty and colonists gone. The colonists had left behind only one clue: the word Croatoan carved in the gatepost of their fort. Time Team America will spend three days at Fort Raleigh in hot pursuit of archaeological evidence that will put the ghost of Roanoke to rest and establish where the first colony in America was actually located.

Tune in for all five episodes in the series Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CPTV throughout July.

Time Team America is produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Videotext Communications Limited in association with C4i Distributed Limited.

Executive in Charge of Production: Steven M. Bass

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing a historical role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programming each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily.

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