UPDATE: My sincere apologies to those waiting until 11:00 central to tune in for this. It’s on at 8:00 p.m. AND 11:00 p.m. And I’m sure will be on again. Thanks.
We don’t mention enough the great programming on the Nashville-based Documentary Channel, which broadcasts locally from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on NPT2 (available to viewers with over-the-air digital receivers as well as cable subscribers on Comcast Cable channel 241 and Charter Cable channel 176). Tonight, there’s a great reason to tune in at 11 p.m. central.
“Saving the American Wild Horse” documents the struggle of an animal that has long symbolized freedom, individualism and unbridled passion; all traits that exemplify what humans strive for in their finest hours. Hosted by Viggo Mortensen, Peter Coyote and Nashville’s Sheryl Crow, and directed by Emmy Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, James Kleinert, the documentary examines the politics behind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) controversial policies regarding wild horses on public lands and questions the fate of America’s Wild Horses and Burros, whose very existence is in jeopardy.
The film features original music by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen, singer-songwriter Lauren Monroe, Craig Sutter, Keith Secola, Grammy Award Winner Robert Mirabal and Preston Pope.