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Press Release

January 28, 2015

Coasties Return to The Weather Channel with the Season 4 of “Coast Guard Alaska”

Popular Original Series Produced by Al Roker Entertainment Returns Monday, February 23 at 9pm ET

Atlanta, GA – January 28, 2015 – When you’re stranded for days on a small island or lost at sea during a storm, who will come to your aid? Who will you contact when you are trapped in treacherous weather on open water? Watch harrowing tales of survival and rescue unfold with the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard in season four of “Coast Guard Alaska,” which premieres Monday, February 23, at 9 p.m. ET on The Weather Channel.

This season on “Coast Guard Alaska,” the team of highly trained swimmers and rescue pilots race the clock and battle fierce winds, dense forests and huge waves to execute critical assignments. There will be perilous search and rescue missions and obstacles like wild turbulence and freezing temperatures facing the Coasties in Kodiak, Alaska, and other AK bases. Whether it’s by air, by land, or by water – the Coast Guard crew will brave the unforgiving elements and come to the rescue.

But it’s not all life and death. When they are not saving lives, “Coast Guard Alaska” will also offer a peek into life on the base and the beauty of Alaska.

“‘Coast Guard Alaska’ has been a signature series for The Weather Channel and we're excited to bring this fourth season to our loyal fans,” said Lauren Frasca, senior director of original programming. “The show provides an action-packed, close-up look at the heroic men and women who go beyond the call of duty to keep Americans safe 24/7, no matter how extreme the weather.”

“Coast Guard Alaska” features 8 x 1-hour episodes and is produced by Al Roker Entertainment.


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About Al Roker Entertainment 
Formed in 1994, Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE) is a thriving television and digital production company based in NYC involved in the development and production of network and cable television projects.  Al Roker is CEO.  ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele.  Recent productions include: “Coast Guard Alaska” and “Coast Guard Florida” (The Weather Channel), “Kimberly’s Simply Southern” (Great American Country), “Annie’s Search for Sandy” (NBC Station Group), “Bordertown: Laredo” (A&E), “Stuffed: Food Hoarders” (The Cooking Channel), “Iced with Sylvia Weinstock” (WEtv), “Child Hunger Ends Here: A Special Report (NBC), “DEA” Seasons 1 and 2 (Spike TV), “Last Chance Highway” (Animal Planet), Celebrity Holiday Homes 2010 & 2011 (HGTV) “Together For Care” Telethon benefitting the Alzheimer's Foundation of America 2010 (NBC), “Al Roker Reporting” (MSNBC), “Profiles in Courage: A Kennedy Legacy” (NBC Station Group), “An Honor Deferred” (History Channel), “Inside Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (NBC), “Recipe for Success” (Food Network), “Renovate My Place” (TV One), “Roker on the Road” (Food Network), “Heavyweights” (Food Network), “The 2007 Quill Book Awards” 2005, 2006 & 2007 (NBC), “Diabetes: The Quiet Killer” (NBC), “Brain Attack: A Stroke Survival Guide” (NBC), “Uncovered: The Hidden Lives of Miss USA” (E! Entertainment Network), “Tribeca Film Festival: Live from The Red Carpet” (NBC) and “Going Places” (PBS). Additionally, The Humane Society of the United States honored Al Roker Entertainment’s Animal Planet series, “Last Chance Highway” in the category of “Outstanding Reality Series” at the 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards (2011). For more information, visit www.alrokerentertainment.com.