July 20, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Issaquah, WA. Like a quiet giant awakening from slumber, a new video series for DVD and High Definition (HD) television, Discoveries…Amercia, has been gaining national attention as it grows into the largest and most versatile documentary series about American culture and travel produced in over 25 years.

The Discoveries…America series, with fifty-one 60-minute programs (one on each state including Washington DC) has been in production and growing in momentum with individual programs released in the series since 2003. The series takes a look at what is good about America. Interviews with local residents throughout the country reflect American lifestyles, activities, locations and history described in there own words, relating to their own experiences by those who live it every day.

Many government and tourist industry agencies today are working hard to promote US tourism to a world where America has a tarnished image. The glitz of Hollywood’s America seems to be a popular theme for promotions. When these Hollywood images are separated from the world’s view of American life, it is the people and cultures of America that symbolize what makes America unique and of interest to visitors. Discoveries…America presents an alternative to America’s Hollywood image by presenting a backroads experience of true American culture.

Show segments include everything from barn painting in Ohio, catfish farmers in Mississippi, kayaking the Snake River in Wyoming and exploring the Automobile Heritage Area in Michigan, to catching a performance of “Mark Twain Himself” stage play in Hannibal, Missouri, visiting Tulip farms in Washington state, fly fishing the Green River in Utah, Buffalo herding in South Dakota and meeting local musicians of mountain music at the Rex Theater in Virginia. Interviews with a variety of residents, tour guides, historians, business owners, park rangers, museum directors, and artists give insight on subjects unique to each region and encourage viewers to further explore the USA.

Production of the complete series throughout the USA, continues throughout 2006 and will ultimately include fifty-one 60-minute shows for HD broadcast and DVD. The programs are filmed in Widescreen Digital High Definition (HD) video and are broadcast nationally on HD Cable network INHD2 (see Each program is also available on DVD.

To discuss corporate commercial sponsorship for broadcast, order DVDs in bulk for wholesale and retail sales and promotions, or to order stock footage from the shows, contact Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc. 13021 244th Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027, call 800-327-2893 or visit Bennett-Watt website

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