This image released by PBS shows host Samantha Brown in a cranberry bog in Wareham, Mass. to promote the three-night public TV series, "AutumnWatch New England," The series will showcase the season's glories, including the great outdoors, food and fall traditions. (PBS via AP)

Fall foliage, tradition, wildlife star in PBS' 'AutumnWatch'

October 16, 2018 - 5:28 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered.

A three-night public TV series, "AutumnWatch New England," promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories.

Among the live and pre-taped segments: time-lapse video of foliage changes and filmmaker Bob Poole's look at the nighttime routines of wildlife including bobcats and bears.

Other highlights include visits to a New Hampshire pumpkin festival and Maine's Fryeburg Fair, held annually since 1851.

Travel authority Samantha Brown and BBC presenter Chris Packham will host from a lakeside campfire in New Hampshire.

Contributors include chef Vivian Howard, biologists and other experts.

"AutumnWatch New England" is a PBS and BBC Studios co-production. It's airing Wednesday through Friday (check local listings for times).