"Man, Woman, Wild" Episode Produced by EKU Faculty Member Airs on Discovery Jan. 5

photo of Emerson St. John

An episode of the Discovery Channel program “Man, Woman, Wild” produced by an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member and filmed in the nearby Red River Gorge will air on the cable network Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m.

Emerson St. John, media supervisor in EKU’s Department of Communication, was asked by the Kentucky Film Commission if he would serve as location producer. St. John had previously directed an episode of “Pawn Stars” and acted in various projects.

Working behind the scenes as production assistants were EKU students Rebecca Combs and Taylor Taulbee, both broadcasting and electronic media majors. The trio spent a week in the rugged gorge.

“Man, Woman, Wild” is a reality series featuring former U.S. Army Special Forces survival expert Mykel Hawke and his television journalist wife, Ruth England, who must survive with limited supplies in demanding locations worldwide. The first season debuted in July 2010, and episodes for the second season began airing in September 2011.

The Jan. 5 episode is entitled “Newts and Roots.”

Published on January 04, 2012