PBS films “Outdoor Nevada” at Elko | Local
ELKO – In recent months, life has really changed in Elko. People move in and out, unlike COVID lockdown days. Cultural and entertainment opportunities are starting to return. Recently, a team of filmmakers visited the area for a PBS TV show in Las Vegas.
“Filming at Elko was an incredible experience,” said Chris DeFranco, producer and director of Quiet Film in Las Vegas. “We knew the area was rich in history and culture, but when we met the locals it all took to a whole new level. The amount of pride in the traditions and the region is incredible. We were overwhelmed with all that Elko had to offer and the hospitality. We look forward to our next trip to Elko. ”
“I helped him plan his route,” said Tom Lester, director of tourism and conventions.
According to DeFranco, season 5 of “Outdoor Nevada”, in which the Elko episode will appear, will begin in September. A precise date has not yet been set. The show has been on the air for six years and DeFranco has been touring with PBS for about a year.
The show features host John Burke who was filmed exploring many outdoor opportunities in Nevada. These include episodes on the Laughlin Heritage Trails, the Hoover Dam, the Boulder City Art Walk, and the Southern Nevada Railroad Museum. The series has been playing for six years. From now on, Elko will be in the spotlight.