Series Description: OPENROAD WITH DOUG MCCONNELL explores the beauty and folklore of the American West - from Alaska to Mexico and the Rockies to Hawaii. Journalist, environmentalist and fourth-generation Westerner Doug McConnell embarks on a host of exciting adventures, including cohabiting with wild Alaskan brown bears at the McNeil River Preserve and sightseeing in the iconic Monument Valley. Through McConnell's journeys of discovery, viewers come to know and appreciate the West's grand landscapes, fascinating cities and poignant historic sites like true insiders. Each episode begins with an extended survey of a travel destination before delving into "The Best of the West" segment, which highlights the most intriguing road trips, beaches, roadside attractions, small towns and more. After presenting fun facts about the West and dropping clues for the geography quiz segment, McConnell visits an artist, scientist or actor considered a "Legend of the West. "
All Upcoming Episodes
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These episodes of OpenRoad aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- California Coast (#110)
- Dalton Highway (#108)
- Southwest (#106)
- Alcatraz and Chinatown (#104)
- Hawaii Volcanoes and Midway (#102)
- Surprising California (#111)
- Manta Ray Drive (#109)
- Northwest (#107)
- Catalina (#105)
- Half Dome and Evergreen Lodge (#103)
- Exploring The West (#101)