First Flower
Web site credits

Web Site Credits

Lauren Aguirre, Executive Editor
Amanda Clarke, Illustrator
Rima Chaddha, Assistant Editor
Nicole Duarte, Web Intern
Brenden Kootsey, Senior Web Developer
David Levin, Assistant Editor
Susan K. Lewis, Editor
Anna Malsberger, Designer
Melissa Salpietra, Editorial Assistant
Peter Tyson, Editor in Chief
Anya Vinokour, Senior Designer

Special Thanks
Scott Lohn, The Uncommon Rose
Don Waller, University of Wisconsin
Andrea Gargas, Symbiology Inc.

Image Credits 
First Flower homepage
Image composite: (fossil flower) Courtesy of Doug Hamilton; (lotus) © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation; (lily) Doug Hamilton © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation

21st-Century Plant Hunter
Images: (Hinkley in tree, hydrangea, Yin with wild rose, Hinkley and Yin with lily, river) © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation; (Dan Hinkley) Courtesy Mark Knobil © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation

Mother of Gardens
Images: (Rock's peony) © Rizaniño Reyes; (redwood) Courtesy of Spartanburg Community College Horticulture Department; (Fortune's rhododendron) © Bjarne Dinesen/; (dove tree) Courtesy of the Magnolias/; (Primula wilsonii) © Wallner; (regal lily) Doug Hamilton © WGBH Educational Foundation; (paperback maple) © Erv Evans; (peach) Courtesy of Puckett Photography; (China rose) Courtesy of The Uncommon Rose/; (hardy impatiens) Courtesy of

Flowers Modern & Ancient
Images: (modern lily) Doug Hamilton © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation; (Archaefructus liaoningensis) Courtesy of Doug Hamilton; (Archaefructus sinensis) Courtesy David Dilcher and Sun Ge; (reconstruction of A. sinensis) Courtesy K. Simons and D. Dilcher; (fossil of A. liaoningensis) Courtesy Doug Hamilton

Pick the Pollinator
Images: (all illustrations) © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation; (fuchsia); (goldenrod) © Steve Matson; (comet orchid) Courtesy Larsen Twins Orchid; (violet flower) © David G. Smith/; (violet bud) © Don Wiss; (wild celery) © Seth McGee/University of Wisconsin-Biocore; (corpse flower) Courtesy U.S. Botanical Garden; (baobab) Courtesy USGS

TV Program Description
Image: (Hinkley and Yin at tree) © NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation

Program credits

TV Program Credits

Written and produced by
Doug Hamilton

Narrated by
Liev Schreiber

Associate Producers
Joey David
Tracey Izatt
Tina Nguyen

Edited by
Rob Tinworth, 10:1 Pte. Ltd.

Mark Knobil
Erich Roland
Mike Coles
Rob Fortunato
Jon Shenk
Dan Krauss

Sound Recordists
Mark Roberts
Robert "Sully" Sullivan
Rick Albright
Doug Dunderdale

Music Composition
Tay Chee Wei, Declaffer Music Studios Singapore

Production Advisor, China
Diane Xiaoai Zhang

Animation Consultant
Mitch Butler Explain-o-Graphics

HD Designer and Animator
Elena Ho

Animation Coordinator
Freddie Coles

Blackmagic Design Singapore

Online supervisor
Dixie Wu-Lim

Online Editor
Leon Chua

Color Correction
Charles Ellis

Audio Mixing Facility
YellowBox2 Broadcast & Media (Singapore)

Sound design and mix
Jerry Teo
Joey Lam
Doug Brady

Production Assistants
Lan Zhang
Qian Wang
Sara Sundquist
Amy Fritz

Assistant Editors
Cheryl Koh
Spencer Boey

Archival Material
K. Simons and David Dilcher
Papadakis Publisher in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London
Archives of the Arnold Arboretum
Daniel J. Hinkley
Syndics of Cambridge University Library
The New York Times
Sangtae Kim
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
The WPA Film Library
timeframe hd
Image Bank Film by Getty Images

Special Thanks
Daniel Peppe
Steve McCabe, Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
Anna Quenby
Michael Pollan
Hangming Wang
Bo Liu
Yaping Zhu
Paul Shi
Chengdu Institute of Biology
Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture
Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Chin Yen Chong


For Bang Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Executive Producer
Keiko Hagihara Bang

Executive in Charge of Production
Susan Jane Beers

Production Manager
Joseph Sim Boon Siang

For Arte France Discovery and Knowledge Unit

Commissioning Editor
Helene Coldefy

NOVA Series Graphics
yU + co.

NOVA Theme Music
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.

Additional NOVA Theme Music
Ray Loring

Post Production Online Editor
Mark Steele

Closed Captioning
The Caption Center

NOVA Administrator
Ashley King

Eileen Campion
Anna Lowi
Yumi Huh
Lindsay de la Rigaudiere

Gaia Remerowski

Production Coordinator
Linda Callahan

Unit Manager
Carla Raimer

Raphael Nemes

Legal Counsel
Susan Rosen Shishko

Assistant Editor
Alex Kreuter

Associate Producer, Post Production
Patrick Carey

Post Production Supervisor
Regina O'Toole

Post Production Editor
Rebecca Nieto

Post Production Manager
Nathan Gunner

Supervising Producer
Stephen Sweigart

Business Manager
Joseph P. Tracy

Producers, Special Projects
Susanne Simpson
Lisa Mirowitz

Coordinating Producer
Laurie Cahalane

Senior Science Editor
Evan Hadingham

Senior Series Producer
Melanie Wallace

Managing Director
Alan Ritsko

Senior Executive Producer
Paula S. Apsell


A NOVA Production by Hamilton Land & Cattle, Inc. for WGBH in association with the Media Development Authority of Singapore, Bang Singapore Pte. Ltd. and ARTE France.

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