Skip to Main Content

Tune In to Chesapeake Bay Week on Maryland Public Television

Photo of crab on wet road

High Tide in Dorchester; by Dave Harp

Change is coming. The question is, will it be a change that moves the nation’s largest estuary closer to restoration, or further from it? This Chesapeake Bay Week, April 22-28, Maryland Public Television broadcasts several programs that expose issues important for everyone who lives in the watershed.


Featured programming
Healing Baltimore’s Harbor: A Pipe Dream? explores ongoing water pollution caused by the city’s chronically-leaking underground sewer infrastructure, and what citizens and communities are doing about it.

High Tide in Dorchester journeys across southern Dorchester County to document the unmistakable signs that sea level rise has arrived in Maryland.

Frank Sesno hosts The Chesapeake Bay Summit 2018—a conversation among world renowned Chesapeake Bay experts who gather to discuss climate change and sea level rise in the bay, and what it could mean for the watershed’s fragile chemistry, its wildlife and the people who live and work along its shoreline.

Yet despite the uncertainty that comes with change, there’s still a lot to celebrate about the bay. Namely, its tradition. Eatin’ the Chesapeake: The Five Feasts. Our producers canvassed the state in search of some of the finest culinary dishes—from colonial cookbooks, crab shacks, German home-kitchen cooks, to southern Maryland farms, Eastern Shore chicken-fry kitchens and Smith Island fresh-off-the-boat supper tables.

So, pull up a chair and sample the best dishes the region has to offer!

Read descriptions here

Sunday April 22
4 p.m. Distinctive Homes of the Chesapeake
5 p.m. Downee Ocean, Hon!
6 p.m. Another Dawn: Tilghman in Transition

Monday April 23
9 p.m. Eatin’ the Chesapeake: The Five Feasts
9:30 p.m. Eatin’ Oysters: Chesapeake Style!
10 p.m. Eatin’ Crabs: Chesapeake Style!
10:30 p.m. Eatin’ Crabcakes: Chesapeake Style!

Tuesday April 24
7:30 p.m. Healing Baltimore’s Harbor: A Pipe Dream?
9 p.m. High Tide in Dorchester
10 p.m. Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water
10:30 p.m. Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company

Wednesday April 25
8 p.m. Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna
9 p.m. Storyline: Bay Week Anthology

Thursday April 26
7:30 p.m. Search for the USS Scorpion
8 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Summit 2018
9 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Bridge: Spanning the Bay
10 p.m. Potomac by Air: Our Nation’s River

Friday April 27
10 p.m. Secrets of the Chesapeake

Saturday April 28
3, 3:30, 4 p.m. Good Catch
7:30 p.m. The Skipjacks
8 p.m. The Bugeye: A Chesapeake Legacy
10 p.m. Concert for the Chesapeake Bay: Fan Favorites


Image: Chesapeake Bay Week LogoImage: MPT

Article by Mike English—a senior executive producer with Maryland Public Television. Appears in Vol. 21, No. 2 of the Maryland Natural Resource magazine, spring 2018.