Flying to the Ends of the Earth

(Rochester, NY) – Flying to the Ends of the Earth brings host Arthur Williams to remote locations across the globe to engage with the fascinating individuals who live there. In this three-part series, airing Tuesdays, January 2, 9, and 16, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Williams, a former Royal Marine, travels by plane to three secluded areas of the globe. Stunning natural views combine with remarkable human connections in this eye-opening travel series. The entire series repeats Sunday, January 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

In Episode 1, he flies to the Siberian tundra and faces brutal chills and a dangerous journey over long stretches of ice. Episode 2 takes him to a much warmer climate, the islands of the South Pacific, but he learns that locals are as much at the mercy of the elements as ever, from an active volcano to devastating cyclones. Finally, in Episode 3, Williams crosses the deserts, jungles, and mountains of Peru to meet people living remotely at some of the world’s highest altitudes.

This series is part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. During the week-long initiative, which runs January 8 through January 14, 2018, WXXI presents special programming on TV, radio, and at the Little Theatre.

Dialogue on Disability is made possible through support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies is supported by the Golisano Foundation and Move to Include, a project designed to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

Pictured: Arthur Williams
Credit: APT

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