To hear host and producer Tom Ackerman tell it, his new ESPN show USA Brotherhood Outdoors is part Make a Wish, part Xtreme Makeover, part Punked, and all “Escape to the Outdoors.”
Tom, who has hosted the enormously popular New American Sportsman, was in Montana recently filming the first-ever hunting trip of bricklayer Bob Krien, who suffered a debilitating fall and is now on his road to recovery. The show’s premise is to simply do a good deed by turning tragedy into triumph through sport hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. As Tom told Distinctly Montana in a recent interview, “There is something just right about rewarding hardworking Americans with their dream of a hunting or fishing trip of a lifetime and to share our passion for the outdoors with ordinary “Joes,” blue-collar guys, union guys like Bob.”
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Airs Thursdays at 8:00 PM on Sportsman Channel.