Jan. 9, 2013
CHICAGO - BTN's new series, "BTN LiveBIG," continues Monday, Jan. 14, with stories highlighting how the Purdue community is making an impact in West Lafayette and around the world by developing electric vehicles to conserve resources, building basic utility vehicles for use in developing countries and by partnering with organizations that help give at-risk teens a better life.
The program will air at 10 p.m. Prior to the show, the Purdue women's basketball team plays host to Ohio State beginning at 7:30 p.m., live on the BTN.
The Purdue-focused episode will highlight a Purdue program that helps develop electric cars that will gain more widespread use. Also, professors and students from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department tackle the issue of effective transportation in the village of Cameroon, Africa, by helping the community develop affordable and practical transportation solutions using local materials.
In addition, Purdue men's basketball coach Matt Painter is featured, as he explains why he considers himself lucky to be a Boilermaker. Also in the episode is a feature about former Purdue offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light, who created Camp Vohokase, an outdoor camp that teaches at-risk teens powerful life lessons. Former Purdue tight end and current Chicago Bear Kyle Adams also is featured, as he impacts lives through his mission trips to Haiti.
"BTN LiveBIG" is the second BTN collaborative campus program series produced in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference and its 12 universities. The first was 2012's Impact the World. Since the network launched in 2007, BTN has aired programs produced from each Big Ten university under the University Showcase heading. BTN is co-producing the series with Chicago-based TeamWorks Media, a creative content company that specializes in producing inspirational stories that also produced Impact.