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“OpenRoad” to Showcase Natural Wonders of the Bay Area

openRoad-NBC-McConnell-feat “OpenRoad with Doug McConnell” airs Sunday evenings on NBC Bay Area. OpenRoad which is co-sponsored by a dozen Bay Area open-space agencies and non-profits, picks up where McConnell’s previous show, the long-running hit “Bay Area Backroads,” left off. OpenRoad celebrates the natural, historical and cultural wonders of the greater Bay Area, highlighting the people and places that make this such a special place to live. McConnell also interviews the people who work hard daily to protect these priceless resources. To  view past episodes and find out about upcoming shows, visit

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Media Coverage

San Francisco Chronicle Article: Doug McConnell of 'Bay Area Backroads’ back on TV

KQED interview with Doug McConnell: On the Road with Doug McConnell