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NATURE
Snow Bears

 

Set against the magical backdrop of the Arctic, NATURE “Snow Bears” is a dramatized story based on the extraordinary adventures and life-changing journey of newborn polar bear cubs as they leave the safety of their den for the first time. Bravely led by their mother, the cubs must make the perilous 400-mile voyage to the sea to feed. Encountering many dangers along the way – Arctic foxes, roaming bears ready to kill, extreme weather, snowdrifts and ice cracks – they undertake an epic survival challenge. These cubs are rarely seen in their natural habitat, and “Snow Bears” is a unique glimpse into their world. Kate Winslet narrates.

 

 

 

GREAT HOUSES WITH JULIAN FELLOWES
Goodwood House

Great Houses with Julian Fellowes

 

Follow “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes on his quest to discover the real stories of Britain’s great houses. As he uncovers personal stories hidden behind the walls, he realizes these aren’t just homes for posh people – they hold history.

 

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Goodwood House
Join Fellowes at Goodwood, for 300 years the home of the Dukes of Richmond. He learns how the house and family owe their existence to an affair between King Charles and a French spy, and about the House Party, where illicit affairs were conducted.

 

 

 

GREAT HOUSES WITH JULIAN FELLOWES
Burghley House

Great Houses with Julian Fellowes

 

Follow “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes on his quest to discover the real stories of Britain’s great houses. As he uncovers personal stories hidden behind the walls, he realizes these aren’t just homes for posh people – they hold history.

 

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Burghley House
Julian Fellowes visits Burghley House, for 500 years the home of heirs of William Cecil, the political brain and iron fist behind the throne of Elizabeth I. Fellowes hears tales of royals and commoners, including a farmer’s daughter who married the tenth earl.

 

 

 

NOVA
Making North America: Life

 

Mighty, elemental forces molded North America – fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets and massive impacts from space all shaped our homeland. The epic three-part series unfolds in a forgotten world that existed long before our own, crossed by lost mountain ranges, giant deserts and vast inland seas.

 

Making North America: Life
Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and landscape in North America – from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.

 

 

ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS:
A Nature Miniseries, Part 2 of 3

 

The cameras capture young cheetahs learning to hunt in Namibia, reveal how fur seals of an Australian island evade the great white sharks offshore, and help solve a conflict between South African farmers and chacma baboons.

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Climate Change

 

The University of Hawai‘i’s Sea Grant Program predicts Hawai‘i will become increasingly warmer and stormier, and will be at risk of more vector-borne and water-borne diseases, over the next few decades. The most drastic change may be the rise in sea levels, which scientists predict will be one to three feet higher by the time today’s infants reach retirement. What does all of this mean for Hawai‘i’s ecosystem and economy?

 

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NATURE
Animal Homes: Animal Cities

 

For some animals, living in the midst of huge colonies of their own kind is the most secure and rewarding housing arrangement. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, providing shared information about food sources and reducing the odds of attacks on individual birds. But colonies are useful for predators, too. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides multi-generational care-giving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities like the acre-wide multi-million-citizen colonies built by leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica, or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, built entirely by tiny corals.

 

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