BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION — The season premiere of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp debuts Oct. 5, with a 30-minute episode that includes segments on Texas barbecue and artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s work from the time she was teaching at what is now West Texas A&M University.
The Emmy Award-winning show — which is beginning its fourth season — highlights incredible people, places and programs from across The Texas A&M University System. To check your local listing, or view an episode, visit SharpAroundTexas.com.
Watch the debut episode of Season Four here.
John Sharp, Chancellor of the Texas A&M System and host of the show, says he is not surprised by the show’s growth over the past four years.
“We created this show because a lot of people didn’t know how much the A&M System does,” Sharp said. “Most folks don’t know that we’re the No. 1 university system in the country doing hypersonics research, or that we’re in charge of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, or that Texas A&M is the No. 1 ranked public university in Texas, according to the Wall Street Journal.”
Most people also don’t know that in addition to the 11 universities within the A&M System there are eight state agencies that touch the lives of Texans every day, Sharp said.
“Whenever there is a hurricane, we have Texas A&M System professionals coordinating the response,” Sharp said. “And if you have wildfires that are out of control, it’s the A&M System putting them out.”
This season’s episodes include:
- A story of Reveille’s return home to the ranch in Kansas where she was born;
- An effort at Prairie View A&M University to digitize the photo archives of Texas’ oldest HBCU;
- And the story of Trayveon Williams, a former A&M athlete and NFL running back who now teaches about NIL and athlete advocacy at the Texas A&M University School of Law.
Each episode in the 12-show season includes two segments and two in-studio interviews with the chancellor and a guest.
To watch this season’s shows or to see previous seasons of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp, visit SharpAroundTexas.com.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $7.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 23 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state’s economy.
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