In “The Real Death Valley,” The Weather Channel reveals the little-known story of hundreds of migrants who have died in the sweltering Texas brush over the past five years while attempting to evade a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that’s not even on the border – in fact it’s 70 miles inside the United States.

“‘The Real Death Valley’ is an important story that needs to be told,” said Emmy-winning correspondent John Carlos Frey. “We take viewers on the same four-day, 40-mile trek, through tough terrain and sweltering heat that’s taken by the migrants themselves. And we ride with law enforcement as they discover migrant corpses, up to four a week during the hot summer months. I think it soon becomes clear why so many people are losing their lives.”

“The Real Death Valley” was produced by the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning team of Solly Granatstein and Shawn Efran for Weather Films, the award-winning digital documentary unit of