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Bill Rogers and the ‘American Outdoors’ TV show

american-outdoors“American Outdoors” was first broadcast in 1968 with host Archie Rogers. Archie worked at the Denver Federal Center where he became fascinated with the U.S. Geological Survey. When a crew from KOA-TV in Denver wanted to shoot a series on the national forests, Archie knew more about the subject than anyone else, and so he ended up in front of the camera. That began this great adventure.

archieIn 1983 the show moved to KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas, now with Archie’s son Bill having taken over as host. In 1997 “American Outdoors” made the jump to cable and satellite, and the show debuted to a national and international audience on Aurora Cable and Dish Network. In 2002 Time Warner picked up the show, and in 2012 over 14 million viewers in Canada started enjoying American Outdoors on Wild-TV. It has been growing ever since. In 2018 “American Outdoors” will celebrate 50 years on air, making it by far America’s oldest outdoor TV show.

In 2017 American Outdoors partnered with Resource Marketing, leaders in e-commerce, to bring you a new shopping experience, AOTV.shop.


Products found on AOTV.shop are the same products found on the “American Outdoors” television show and promoted heavily via the AO family of broadcast properties, which includes:

  • “American Outdoors”: Since 1968, America’s longest running outdoor TV show. 84 million viewers, 38 million broadcast TV households. Found on the Hunt Channel, TUFF-TV, and Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), as well as digital channels of Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast.  Click here for a channel guide. www.AOTVShow.com.
  • “History of the Gun”: Each week we follow an iconic firearm of the past and look at how it has advanced and progressed to its present form. This means fun on the range shooting these guns and factory tours understanding how they are manufactured. Airs on: The Hunt Channel, TUFF-TV, Spectrum and 19 independent stations to approximately 125 million viewers in 48 million households in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its network of 45 broadcast affiliates in 42 television markets is available in 11 of the top 25 U.S. designated market areas, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Denver, Orlando, and Cleveland. www.HistoryOfTheGunTV.com
  • “Welcome Home”: Next to our family, our home is the biggest investment we’ll ever make. Welcome Home covers DIY and everything to do with the home, family, pets, projects, outdoor living, and more. Jason and I started producing Welcome Home in 1998 for HGTV. After a couple of years, HGTV wanted a younger face and demographic, so we started producing and airing it for ourselves. Airs on: Spectrum to approximately 10 million viewers in the eastern United States. We produce and air 13 weeks of original programming each year. www.WelcomeHomeTV.net
  • “Technology Today”: Covers the future of technology as it’s developing today. We cover consumer electronics, automotive products, alternative energy, and social trends in technology. Each year we cover CES show in Las Vegas, the largest trade show in the world. Airs on: Spectrum to approximately 10 million viewers in the eastern United States. We produce and air six weeks of original programming each year. www.TechTV.today