In episode 1, Walberg visits Catalina Island, off the Southern California coast, and the city of Avalon. There, he uncovers important residents and families of the past, the history of development of the island into a popular tourist destination, celebrity sightings, and even a few mysteries.
Buried History features host Mark Walberg, who travels to small-town America in a vintage hearse to unearth the past. Starting with the tombstones of those integral to the birth of a city to their present-day descendants, he'll piece together the clues about each town's genealogy. Generations of history are packed into this half hour filled with facts, folklore, legend, and scandal. Revealed will be the intimate story of how luck, misfortune or bizarre circumstance played an important role in shaping that city. Every town has a story... you just have to know where to dig.
Buried History with Mark Walberg was nominated for a 2016 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Culture/History Programming, and won a 2017 Silver Telly Award for History Programming.
Buried History with Mark Walberg is co-produced by PBS SoCal and dick clark company, Ace’s Choice Entertainment and Perch 13 Executive Producers Kari Clark, George Saadi, Mark L. Walberg; Co-Executive Producers Kevin Krupitzer, Jeff Myers; Producer Brenda Brkusic.
For PBS SoCal
- President & CEO: Andrew Russell
- Station Manager: Ed Miskevich
- Executive Producer of Program Development & National Productions: Brenda Brkusic
- Program Development Coordinator: Michelle Merker