NATURE is a voice for the natural world.
As one of the most watched documentary film series on public television, NATURE delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. Celebrating its 39th Season in Fall 2020, NATURE is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET New York Public Media, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations and operator of NJTV. For more than 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local documentaries and other programs for the New York community.
Over the years, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on American television. The series has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations – including 19 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.
NATURE Online is the award-winning Web companion to the broadcast series and is spearheading NATURE’s distribution to new media platforms. Visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes video exclusives with filmmakers and producers, enjoy our digital short-film series, view program excerpts (also available on PBS YouTube), and find fun interactives and online features. NATURE viewers can follow the series on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter to keep up with the latest videos, photos, program alerts and more. Major support for NATURE’s digital series and initiatives is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Anderson Family Fund.
Fred Kaufman is the executive producer of NATURE. Bill Murphy is series producer and Janet Hess is series editor.
Major support for NATURE is provided by The Arnhold Family in memory of Henry and Clarisse Arnhold, The Fairweather Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Kathy Chiao and Ken Hao, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, Charles Rosenblum, the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Sandra Atlas Bass, Doris R. and Robert J. Thomas, The Hite Foundation, The Arlene and Milton D. Berkman Philanthropic Fund, the Bradley L. Goldberg Family Foundation, The Sun Hill Family Foundation in memory of Susan and Edwin Malloy, Colin S. Edwards, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, by PBS, and by Viewers Like You.
NATURE is broadcast closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and distributed with Descriptive Video Service (DVS) for the sight-impaired.
For media inquiries about NATURE, please refer to the pressroom.
The NATURE team