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Tom Brokaw to narrate Discovery’s “Rancher” doc

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw has partnered with Discovery Channel to narrate Susan Froemke and John Hoffman‘s forthcoming documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman. Produced by McGee Media, in association with ...
January 5, 2017

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw has partnered with Discovery Channel to narrate Susan Froemke and John Hoffman‘s forthcoming documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.

Produced by McGee Media, in association with The Public Good Projects, the 92-minute film (pictured) chronicles the stories of four unconventional conservation heroes working to protect America’s heartland and coastline – from the Montana Rockies to the fields of Kansas and the Gulf of Mexico.

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman will debut in the third quarter 2017 across the Discovery ‘Impact’ banner, which is focused “on humankind’s impact on the environment” and the solutions available to societies. The doc is based on Miriam Horn’s recently released book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.

The film will enjoy its world premiere in the documentary category at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20 at the Prospector Square Theatre in Park City, Utah.

Emmy-winning filmmakers Froemke and Hoffman serve as directors on the documentary, alongside co-director Beth Aala, who also serves as producer.

Froemke and Horn are producers; Hoffman and Dyllan McGee are executive producers; and Alexandra Moss and Jon Bardin serve as co-producers.

“[Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman] highlights the journey of these unheralded heroes who feed America and the world and whom we literally can’t live without,” said Rich Ross, group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel, in a statement. “When John Hoffman came to Discovery to head up Docs and Specials for us, we talked about all he had been working on, and I knew Discovery was the perfect home for this film.”

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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