Dinosaur tales: Museum of Natural History curator helps with PBS film

Tom Williamson enjoys the time he gets to be in the field – though many of his days are spent in the office.

Williamson is curator of paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

It’s a job he enjoys greatly.

And the knowledge he is willing to share with the world.

This is the reason he jumped at the chance to work with Nova on the documentary “The Day the Dinosaurs Died.” It airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, on New Mexico PBS.

Crews came out for a few days to film the New Mexico segment.

“It was challenging,” he says. “I was really nervous because November wasn’t the best time to go out into the field. It turned out the weather was fantastic. I wasn’t sure how well-prepared they were going to be. It worked out great.”

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