The Programs: Journey to Planet Earth Series

Journey to Planet Earth is a PBS documentary series that dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. The series is designed to help viewers understand and cope with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history. A common thread runs throughout — the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment. It provides a powerful mosaic of how the Earth works as an interrelated system.

  • Dispatches from the Gulf 2:  Research * Innovation * Discovery
  • Dispatches from the Gulf 1:  Science * Community * Recovery
  • Extreme Realities
  • Plan B:  Mobilizing to Save Civilization
  • State of the Planet’s Oceans
  • State of the Ocean’s Animals
  • State of the Planet’s Wildlife
  • State of the Planet
  • Future Conditional
  • Hot Zones
  • Seas of Grass
  • On the Brink
  • Land of Plenty, Land of Want
  • Urban Explosion
  • Rivers of Destiny

The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner (Screenscope Films) in association with South Carolina ETV.

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