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The Sagebrush Sea - Preview

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Nature
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One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West. This spartan yet spectacular landscape supports more than 170 species of hardscrabble birds and mammals. And among those that have adapted to survive here are birds found no place else – Greater Sage-Grouse. Continue


Baby Snub-nosed Monkey Abandoned by Mother

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Nature
PBS


A juvenile Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is abandoned by his mother while his half-brother becomes the favorite. In order to survive he must depend on the generosity of his other family members. Continue


Invisible Universe Revealed

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NOVA
PBS


Follow the historic rescue of Hubble—the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos. Airing April 22, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Kangaroo Gas and Global Warming

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Gross Science
PBS


Can kangaroo farts teach us how to make cattle and other livestock more eco-friendly? Continue


Apples

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How Does It Grow
PBS


One of the world’s most ubiquitous fruits might seem like a simple thing to grow. But inside the common apple is a secret — and it's been challenging apple growers since Ancient Greece. Continue


Garlic

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How Does It Grow
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We peel back the layers of nature's most powerful superfood: from the quirks of garlic's modern cultivation to the weird ways it's been used throughout history. Continue


Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

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Independent Lens
PBS


Filmmaker Margaret Brown, a native of Mobile, returns to the Gulf Coast to tell human story of the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon explosion, on the fifth anniversary of spill. Continue


First Peoples Preview

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First Peoples
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See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant. FIRST PEOPLES premieres Wednesdays, June 24-July 1, 9:00-11:00 pm ET and July 8, 9:00-10 pm ET on PBS. Continue


The Cherry Blossoms

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The National Mall – America's Front Yard
PBS


Every spring, one and a half million people go to see the nearly 4,000 Japanese cherry trees that bloom on the National Mall and Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The caretakers of the trees, the National Park Service arborists, dedicate three months of work almost exclusively on the cherry blossoms. Premieres Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Animal Homes: Cities - Preview

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Nature
PBS


Some animal species congregate in huge groups. Icelandic puffins form colonies of more than a million, which provides shared information about food sources and reduces the odds of being attacked. Social spiders in Ecuador gather by the thousands to capture large prey. Leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica build enormous acre-wide cities to house multimillion-citizen colonies. Continue


Behind the Scenes of NATURE "Animal Homes" | Puffin Cam

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Nature
PBS


"Animal Homes: Cities" features a colony of over 40,000 puffins filmed from every angle imaginable. Cinematographer Mark Carroll explains how he got the close-ups using small GoPro cameras and the clever use of puppets. Continue


Animal Homes: Cities

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Nature
PBS


Some animal species congregate in huge groups. Icelandic puffins form colonies of more than a million, which provides shared information about food sources and reduces the odds of being attacked. Social spiders in Ecuador gather by the thousands to capture large prey. Leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica build enormous acre-wide cities to house multimillion-citizen colonies. Continue


Puffins Search for the Perfect Home

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Nature
PBS


The Hebrides islands in Northwest Scotland are home to the largest puffin population in the U.K. Every year, the seabirds congregate in huge colonies in order to find a mate and secure the perfect piece of real estate to raise their young. Continue


Survivors: Confronting Deepwater Horizon Trauma

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Independent Lens
PBS


Five years ago, artist Sara Lattis Stone's husband Stephen escaped the Deepwater Horizon disaster with his life, but not unscarred. In the intervening years, Sara has turned to her craft — painting — to confront the trauma she and her husband have faced in the wake of the catastrophe. Watch a profile of the Stones and view a gallery of Sara's portraits of Deepwater Horizon survivors. Continue


Cranberries

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How Does It Grow
PBS


Most of us have only ever eaten cranberries as juice or that jiggly sauce we extract from a can at holiday time. But long before they're processed into these foods, fresh cranberries take special work to grow and harvest. Go underwater and high overhead to learn all about this native American fruit. Continue


Mushrooms

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How Does It Grow
PBS


Mushrooms have suffered from a case of mistaken identity. Is it a plant, or even a vegetable? We find answers inside the underground houses where farmers grow this mysterious food. Continue


Hanna Ranch

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America Reframed
PBS


A documentary about visionary and charismatic cattleman, Kirk Hanna. Part eulogy, part love letter and part wake up call, learn about Hanna through the memories and anecdotes from family members, colleagues and friends. When Hanna's dream of harmony and sustainability ran up against the reality of family conflict and mounting threats to the land, he lost hope. Continue


The Mother of Hubble

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NOVA
PBS


Astronomer Nancy Roman worked on Hubble's design and development for more than 25 years. Continue


The Poop Cure

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Gross Science
PBS


Fecal transplants are surprisingly effective cures for a dangerous bacterial infection. Continue


Nazi Attack on America Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Orleans tells the story of Operation Drumbeat. Continue


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