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PBS Reno, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to Host
Hope in the Water Reception and Premiere
New three-part PBS docuseries highlights the stories of innovators, water farmer
and fishers who are working toward a sustainable future for the planet


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RENO, NV (June 18, 2024)PBS Reno, along with Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Fed by Blue, will host the Hope in the Water docuseries premiere and reception on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in the Ballroom.

  • 5pm – Wine Reception
  • 5:30pm – Screening and Panel
  • Celebration to follow with Blue Food Fare & Wine

“Our property has been proactive in utilizing award-winning, eco-friendly solutions designed to reduce our environmental impact,” said Cheraz Ecker, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa General Manager. “By partnering with PBS Reno for this event, we hope to continue bringing awareness to the idea that our actions today can make a meaningful difference for future generations.”

This sold-out premiere and reception celebrates Hope in the Water, a three-part PBS docuseries premiering Wednesday, June 19th on PBS Reno channel 5.1. The Hope in the Water docuseries travels the globe spotlighting trailblazing fishers, water farmers, and environmental activists who are discovering new and ancient practices that can not only feed us, but also restore our threatened oceans and fresh waterways. Hope in the Water leaves viewers hopeful and inspired about a plentiful and sustainable future for our planet. 

“PBS Reno is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the series producers to air this important program,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “PBS Reno is all about education; and that means life-long learning is at the core of what we do. This series touches virtually everyone which heightens its importance and relevance.”

Hope in the Water comes from multi-award-winning producer and storytelling visionary David E. Kelley in collaboration with four-time James Beard Award and Emmy Award winner Chef Andrew Zimmern and his production company, Intuitive Content. Celebrated environmental enthusiasts Shailene Woodley, Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Baratunde Thurston reveal hidden underworlds jeopardized by climate change, irresponsible fishing and exploitation, and habitat destruction. They are each authentically tied to a particular story, seeking smart solutions to a planet in peril. 

Hope in the Water is part of a larger multi-year impact campaign led by the non-profit, Fed by Blue. The mission of Fed by Blue is to provide and inspire visionaries, thought leaders, ocean lovers, activists, early adopters, foodies, and consumers. 

“In bringing this series and our other impact efforts to the PBS audience, Fed by Blue does so with the hope to drive awareness and action in support of a responsible blue food system,” said Jennifer Bushman, Fed by Blue Executive Director and Co-founder. “Blue food is the nutritious and diverse food that come from our planet’s bodies of water: streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, seas, and oceans. From these abundant waters, we catch and cultivate many different aquatic animals, plants, and algae. Considered some of the most nourishing and sustainable foods on Earth, blue food is a vital food source that we rely on today, and will continue to rely on as our population grows. The goal of the series is to show that there are new pathways, new dialogues, new perceptions, and new hope; hope that in the face of what can seem like an insurmountable crisis, we continue striving to restore a bountiful resource that can nourish us in unimaginable ways.”

Watch the three-part Hope in the Water docuseries on PBS Reno:

  • Wednesday, June 19 at 9pm | The Fish in the Sea
  • Wednesday, June 26 at 9pm | Farming in Water
  • Wednesday, July 3 at 9pm | Changing the Menu


About PBS Reno

As of February 2024, PBS Reno is enjoyed by more than 288,000 monthly viewers in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California across several platforms including three broadcast channels (PBS Reno 5.1, Reno Create 5.2, and PBS KIDS on PBS Reno 5.3), a YouTube channel, YouTube TV, online, livestreams, and digital platforms. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-earning, locally-produced content, with many local segments posted weekly to PBS Reno’s YouTube Channel. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since September 29, 1983.


About Fed by Blue

Fed by Blue aims to reimagine and transform our blue food system - which include foods from our waterways like fish, shellfish, and sea vegetables (like seaweed) - through better transparency, empowering people to make responsible choices, improving education, and supporting better policies and practices. We see the imperative to protect and restore our ocean and water resources, responsibly produce seafood, and do so in an equitable way for all. Fed by Blue is working to amplify efforts that are bringing new pathways, new dialogue, new perceptions, and new HOPE. In the face of what can seem like an insurmountable crisis, we have the power to restore a bountiful resource that can nourish us in unimaginable ways.


About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Owned and operated by Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, is a recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by Forbes Travel Guide. Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Atlantis is conveniently close to Lake Tahoe, breathtaking hiking trails, world-class skiing, and a host of premier golf courses. The Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, award-winning outlets including Reno’s only Forbes Four-Star restaurant and Forbes Four-Star spa, captivating bars and lounges and casino-wide action. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has also implemented eco-friendly processes and solutions in its operations. To learn more about its green initiatives, visit

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