The impending environmental crisis and unique beauty of the Salton Sea was captured by Palomar College Television from 2012 - 2014 in their Emmy-winning documentary Breaking Point. Five years after releasing the film, the team revisited the Sea, only to discover that the predicted disaster is now happening at a rapid pace, destroying the ecosystem that fish, wildlife, and humans depend on. The follow up short film, Return to the Salton Sea, was released online in March 2019, revealing the stark reality the Salton Sea and the surrounding areas are faced with.
Palomar College Television has been fortunate to receive numerous awards and national accolades, including 27 Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. Their documentary films have been shown at over seventy film festivals throughout the country and aired on numerous PBS stations in the United States.