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Extreme Realities Preview

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Journey to Planet Earth
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In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Dr. M. Sanjayan Discusses the Wild

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EARTH A New Wild
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This five-part series takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. EARTH A New Wild premieres Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue


Series Overview

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EARTH A New Wild
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This five-part series takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. EARTH A New Wild premieres Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue


First Man on the Moon Preview

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NOVA
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He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Polar Bears Try to Catch Salmon

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Nature
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Polar bears need the ice to hunt and as it vanishes they can no longer reach their traditional prey. With each Arctic summer providing more water and less ice, some polar bears are forced to try their luck with seaweed, birds, and Arctic char, a type of salmon, as they migrate upstream to spawn. Their ability to find food and develop new hunting skills may prove crucial to their survival. Continue


Full Episode

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To Catch A Comet
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On November 11, billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft orbiter and lander will do what no other has dared to attempt: land on the volatile surface of a comet as it zooms around the sun at 67,000 km/hr. If successful, it could help peer into our past and unlock secrets of our origins. Continue


The World's Largest Salamander

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Songs for Unusual Creatures
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For more Unusual Creatures, visit www.youtube.com/unusualcreatures Continue


Emperor's Ghost Army

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NOVA
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Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor. Continue


Butterflies & the Cold War

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American Experience
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In this silent film clip, Sergei Khrushchev collects butterflies during his 1959 trip to the US with his father Nikita. Sergei explained, “The secret service came to me and told, ‘We will accompany you.’ And they brought me to the outskirts of DC... So I run around. I came there with my butterfly net and all other equipment trying to find some place and time to catch American butterflies." Continue


A Sloth Named Velcro

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Nature
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In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

Journey to Planet Earth
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Host/narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Continue


A Closer Look at the Series

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EARTH A New Wild
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This five-part series takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. Premieres Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues November 19th

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PBS Presents
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Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday November 19th at 8/7c. Continue


Invasion of the Killer Whales

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Nature
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A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. Continue


Killer Landslides

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NOVA
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Explore the forces behind deadly landslides—and the danger zones for the next big one. Continue


The Easter Bilby

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Songs for Unusual Creatures
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For more Unusual Creatures, visit www.youtube.com/unusualcreatures Continue


Hunting for Tardigrades!

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Songs for Unusual Creatures
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Invasion of the Killer Whales

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Nature
PBS


A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. As Arctic ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales. Continue


Killer Whales Attack Pod of Narwhal

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Nature
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A group of 20 tagged killer whales traveling at fairly rapid speed is followed as they head straight toward the summer nursery grounds of a pod of narwhal and their young. The science team and film crew are stunned as they arrive to see the killer whales lunging at the beach, pinning the entire pod of narwhal in shallow water before devouring them all. Continue


Bigger Than T. rex

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NOVA
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Meet Spinosaurus—the lost killer of the Cretaceous and the world's largest carnivorous dinosaur ever. Continue


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