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‘Texas A&M Today’ Season 2 Premieres Sept. 25 On KAMU-TV And PBS Online

The second season of the university’s original production kicks off with an episode dedicated to conservation efforts across campus.
By Lesley Henton, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing and Communications September 19, 2023

a photo of Dr. Christopher Dostal, Conservation Research Lab, with Texas A&M Today crew members
Dr. Christopher Dostal, director of Texas A&M University’s Conservation Research Lab, stands next to a Revolutionary War-era cannon at the lab’s RELLIS workshop.

Christian Hamilton/KAMU


Texas A&M University’s original production “Texas A&M Today” returns for Season 2 beginning on Monday, Sept. 25, on KAMU-TV with an episode all about Aggie conservation.

Watch the Season 2 preview.

“When we started Texas A&M Today on KAMU, we wanted to bring forward stories that would surprise viewers and make them think, and the first season really delivered,” said Dr. Susan Ballabina, chief external affairs officer and senior vice president of academic and strategic collaborations. “This second season digs even deeper highlighting the best and brightest at Texas A&M to give the world a peek inside some of the life-changing work happening at our great university.”

“Texas A&M Today” is hosted by Chelsea Reber, a 2010 A&M graduate who co-hosts “The Infomaniacs” morning show on Bryan Broadcasting’s WTAW 1620 AM.

In the debut episode of Season 2, Reber visits two notable campus destinations: the Maps of Imaginary Places Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, and the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, which houses more than two million animal specimens. Expert curators guide her through both collections, uncovering what rarities lie within.

Cannons from the Revolutionary War and remnants of shipwrecks pulled from the sea floor are among the treasures housed at Texas A&M’s Conservation Research Lab. We’ll visit the lab’s facility at the RELLIS campus in Bryan, where staff and students explain how these historical treasures are being restored.

For every three bites of food you eat, you should thank a bee; about a third of the food we eat wouldn’t be here without pollination. Learn more from the experts at the Honey Bee Research Program, where researchers are trying to save this critical species from pests, humans, malnutrition and other challenges threatening their survival.

The premiere episode will also feature an Aggie Fact that many (including some of us!) didn’t know: there was once a real-life Egyptian mummy who “lived” somewhere on campus and was well-known among cadets.

And finally, Reber talks with Texas A&M Professor John Nielsen-Gammon, who serves as the state climatologist, about the effects of our changing climate.

Air Dates on KAMU TV

Season 2, Episode 1
Monday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m

Watch Season 1 and 2 on demand from

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