CROSSING SOUTH

NOLA Code:
CRXS 0200H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
10 / 30
Collections:
Rights End:
6/30/2024
Producer
Centurion 5
Presenter
KPBS
TV-G
CC
sIX
Stereo
Year Produced:
2014
Version:
Base
Crossing South is a travel show which takes us on a journey South of the border. Bilingual travel companion and host, Jorge Meraz, helps us get to know the people, vernacular, foods, customs and places frequented by the locals. This series helps us see there is so much more to Mexico than what we hear on national news. There’s a lot to learn and fun to have right next door by Crossing South.

#201 Cecut & Caesar Salad
Cecut is the main museum and cultural center of not only Tijuana, but of Baja California. Jorge shows us around and gets in touch with the artistic and historical side of things. Afterward, Jorge samples the famous Caesar salad at the restaurant it was first invented at, right in Tijuana.

#202 Horse Ride & Dine
Get ready to saddle up and head into some beautiful countryside just south of Rosarito. We join our friends from “All the Pretty Horses of Baja Rescue” to go on a horse-ride, just like in the old days. And after exerting ourselves, we stop by Tapanco, a famous little place that serves some unique plates of food.

#203 Bahia de los Angeles
We go to the “Natural Sea-World” at Bahia de Los Angeles, where we go fishing, snorkeling, and searching for the famed whale shark. Among colorful fish and playful sea lions, swimming with the whale shark is an unforgettable experience. Next we eat seafood from the region at a local restaurant.

#204 San Quintin Seafood Farming
San Quintin, a town 5 hours south of the border along Baja California, is well known for its seafood farming. We start off by checking out an Oyster farm. We learn all about the farming process, and watch as Jorge tries eating a raw oyster. Next we visit a new Abalone Farm helping to bring the wild population back in the area. We learn all about Abalones, and check out all the different tanks with different sized creatures from baby to adult. We see a separate algae food farm for feeding the Abalone, and even see a lobster and some clams that are a future farming project. Next we head North to La Bufadora in Ensenada. See the natural ocean geyser phenomenon, and chat with a visitor.

#205 Ensenada Fishing
Captain Sammy takes us out to go Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin watching, and a harbor tour of Ensenada Bay. Next we try some world class seafood at a humble food cart called “La Guerrerense”. This street vendor has been all over television and written about in magazines, so we just had to check it out!

#206 San Pedro Martir Observatory
Get ready to explore the national observatory of Mexico on the mountains of Baja. Jorge talks with a Mexican scientist doing research on galaxies. We also observe the deer and coyote wildlife as well as take a hike through the redwood forests surrounding the telescopes. Coming back, we visit Meling Ranch where Jorge learns about the history of the area and attempts to hunt soda cans.

#207 Guerrero Negro Whale Petting
There is something very special that happens in Baja every year. Thousands of whales migrate here each spring where it makes for some of the best whale watching on earth. Follow Jorge as we check out Guerrero Negro, where we not only see the whales, but pet them! We also get a chance to visit the largest salt mine on earth, which happens to be in the same town.

#208 Sandboarding and Hunting
Today on Crossing South we go to the Northeast corner of Baja California where we sand-board down the sand dunes in the small town of Algodones, discover a desert oasis called Cañon de Guadalupe, and finally go hunting in the farm country to the South of Mexicali.

#209 Mexicali & Tecate
Today, we try a zip-line at the city park, meet an off-road race organizer, try some beer at El Zume pub, discover the natural wonder of La Rumorosa, play in the snow, and eat sweet bread in Tecate.

#210 Race Cars, French Food, & Architecture
Host Jorge Meraz tests out race cars, tries some exquisite French Cuisine, and learns about an architectural wonder of a hotel in the Baja wine country called “Encuentro Guadalupe.”

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Unlimited
Rights Dates:
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2024
School Rights:
1 year
V.O.D. Rights:
Yes
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Linear Live Streaming:
Yes
Rights Notes:
Non-Commercial Cable Rights:
Yes