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    Biography

    Biography

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    A&E
    This show provides an in-depth profile of the lives of people throughout history who have captured our imagination.
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    Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

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    The History Channel
    According to the History Channel, this show first aired in January of 1995, but it was released on VHS in 1994. It was probably on another network before the History Channel was formed in January of 1995.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    PBS
    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    Shark Week

    Shark Week

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    Discovery Channel
    Discovery Channel's Shark Week is an annual series of investigations into the characteristics and habits of the dangerous and often misunderstood marine predator. It is also cable television's longest-running programming event (it premiered in 1988). In Shark Week 2006, host Mike Rowe takes a closer look at one of the ocean's most feared creatures as well as the lives of the researchers, scientists and documentarians who work to find out more about them.moreless
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    Nature

    Nature

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    PBS
    Nature is a wildlife documentary program that has been airing on PBS since 1982. Its longevity is explained partly by its quality; Nature has won numerous Emmy awards. Documentaries have explored a multitude of different animals, plants, and other aspects of the natural world. Subjects vary from "Africa" to "Yellowstone Otters." Some documentaries have featured celebrities, such as "Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts" and "John Denver: Let This Be a Voice." While the documentaries vary in creator, style and narrator, they are all educational and suitable for the entire family.moreless
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    Super Structures of the World

    Super Structures of the World

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    Content Film (ended 2004)
    This documentary goes inside the construction of some of the most interesting and challenging structures to ever be built.
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    Big Cat Diary

    Big Cat Diary

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    Filmed in Masai Mara, Africa, big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs are shown in their natural habitat. The presenters offer commentary and focus on big cats with cubs and lion prides.moreless
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    Really Wild Animals

    Really Wild Animals

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    National Geographic
    Really Wild Animals is a nature TV series developed by the National Geographic Society that set out to educate children on the variety of wild, creepy, crawly, and winged animals in the animal kingdom. Hosted by Spin, the life-like National Geographic logo voiced by the late actor Dudley Moore, Really Wild Animals centers on specific areas around the world in order to show what type of creatures call it home. From the elephants, zebras, and lions roaming the far-stretching safaris of Africa to the weird inhabitants, such as the emu, platypus, and the koala, of the Australian outback to the tough creatures, like the penguins, caribou, and walruses, in the Arctic and Antarctic, no creature is left out in the cold as Spin shares the unique variety of creatures out there in the world. Each episode often highlights a specific issue affecting that particular region, such as deforestation of the rain forests, the harsh reality of the Arctic, and the pollution factor of the oceans. Really Wild Animals is an informative and creative children's series geared to share, explore, and teach about what the world of wildlife has to offer.moreless
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    Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

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    BBC
    Good Neighbours is the BBC comedy television series about the relationship between two couples who are polar opposites. On his 40th birthday, Tom Good (Richard Briers) and his wife Barbara (Felicity Kendal) tire of the rat race and decide to adopt a simple, back to nature lifestyle that includes pigs, chickens and animal waste induced electricity. The Good's newfound lifestyle doesn't go over well with their more conventional, social-climbing neighbors Jerry (Paul Eddington) and Margo Leadbetter (Penelope Keith).moreless
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    The Crocodile Hunter

    The Crocodile Hunter

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    Discovery Channel
    Steve the star was born after a chance encounter with his friend, a television producer who was filming in the Park for TV. In true Steve style they took a punt and the first documentary, "The Crocodile Hunter" was produced in 1992. The tremendous success of this one program quickly encouraged the making of more and so over the next 3 years, 10 one hour episodes were made and on television screens all over the world. Steve has now filmed 50 episodes of "Crocodile Hunter", 52 episodes of "Croc Files", and his next project will be an animated series. WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE CROCODILE HUNTER SERIES? Steve: "Our aim is to continue producing more wildlife programmes to entertain and enlighten. We'll take the audience to some of the wildest and remotest territories in the world. The time has come when all of us must be accountable. We don't own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. It's obvious that every man, woman and child can contribute to the well being of our native wildlife and the planet through simple day-to-day stuff such as recycling, chemical and pollution awareness, and not wasting water. Terri and I eat, sleep and live for wildlife. Our love, passion, and devotion is to educate and share with the world our magnificent - often threatened or sometimes threatening - wildlife. Our job in this world is to bring misunderstood and feared animals (as well as the cute and cuddlies) right into your house, so that we can share and learn about the world's wildlife.

    Terri: "Steve and I are very lucky to live and work with what we love best. Zoo life definitely has its ups and downs but there is nothing else we'd rather be doing. It's our goal and our passion to open everyone's hearts to love and care for wildlife for generations to come."

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    The Planet's Funniest Animals

    The Planet's Funniest Animals

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    Animal Planet
    The show is a comedy show were they show animals doing funny tricks and stories and it is now hosted by Keegan-Michael Key after Matt Gallant who was the original host left the show.moreless
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    Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures

    Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures

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    (ended 2008)
    Each week, Jack Hanna takes millions of family viewers on exciting journeys to learn about animals and the places they live.
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    The Nature of Things

    The Nature of Things

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    CBC
    This multi-award-winning show has been broadcast in more than 80 countries, including the United States, on The Discovery Channel and PBS. On the air since 6 November 1960, it is one of the longest-running television shows in Canada. Biologist and geneticist David Suzuki has hosted the show since 1979.moreless
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    Breed All About It

    Breed All About It

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    Animal Planet (ended 2001)
    This series is currently re-running on Animal Planet. Here you can learn about all of your favorite dog breeds in a 30 minute time period.
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    Explorer

    Explorer

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    National Geographic
    Explorer is an American documentary television series that premiered on Nickelodeon, produced by National Geographic, which moved to The National Geographic Channel on July 8, 2004. In the show, the host, which has so far been Bingo O'Malley, Tom Chapin, Robert Urich, Boyd Matson, and Lisa Ling, takes viewers on a journey to explore marvels around the world. From spider sex to the world's most dangerous gang to the secret mummies of China, Explorer's features vary across a wide range of interests. Some shows even feature topics that are out of this world-literally! In 2010, Explorer aired an episode about Jupiter's moon, Europa. With such a wide range of topics, and the engaging, in-depth view into each subject, as viewers have come to know and love from National Geographic, Explorer has something for everyone. The series has received much critical acclaim since its inception in 1985 and has also attracted and steadily large audience. Explorer is the longest-running documentary television series on cable television won over 400 awards, including 52 Emmy Awards, as well as being nominated for 2 Academy Awards.moreless
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    Kratts' Creatures

    Kratts' Creatures

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    PBS (ended 1996)
    This show is a nature show thats aimed at kids and explains the type of things young children would want to know. The hosts are two brothers, Chris and Martin. This show was canceled and turned into Zaboomafoo.moreless
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    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs

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    BBC (ended 2004)
    This six-part series, developed by Framestore Ltd. and the BBC, follows the life of Earth's greatest life forms through their reign over the Mesozoic world, from their humble beginning in the late Triassic, to their fall in the Cretaceous. Along the way, we are also witnessed to their reptilian cousins that ruled the seas and air during this fantastic time in Earth's history. Though one must keep in mind that the stories are mere speculation, the filmmakers enlisted the aide of scientists to provide them with as many facts as possible for this series. Walking with Dinosaurs scored the highest ratings for a cable series ever when it aired on the Discovery Channel. The series won an Annie, two BAFTAs, a Broadcasting Press Guild award, three Emmys Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour), Outstanding Sound Editing in Non-Fiction Program & Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (out of six nominations), the Peabody Award, three Royal Television Society awards, a TV Quick Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a Young Artist Award. Since this series aired, it has spawned several follow-up series, including The Ballad of Big Al, Walking with Beasts, Walking with Cavemen, and at least three specials hosted by naturalist Nigel Marven.moreless
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    Scientific American Frontiers

    Scientific American Frontiers

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    PBS (ended 2005)
    Welcome to the Scientific American Frontiers guide at TV.com.

    This show was a TV version of the venerable popular science magazineScientific American. Host Alan Alda interviewed those who were exploring the cutting edge of research in all areas of science.moreless
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    Escape to River Cottage

    Escape to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Hugh has decided to quit the bustle of London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage, a former gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.moreless
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    Ancient Civilizations

    Ancient Civilizations

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    TVO
    Ancient Civilizations is a National Geographic documentary/biography series that explores mysteries ranging from the lost Kingdom of the Maya to Noah's Flood. Each of the 12 episodes examines a mysterious civilization or historical event with the goal of understanding how our modern world has been shaped by ancient historical, cultural and political structures. What are the original roots of a civilization? What sustains a civilization, and what causes it to fall? In seeking answers, the camera follows modern-day scientists as they use state-of-the art technology to discover the underlying truth. A specially-designed robot travels inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt to probe previously inaccessible and unexplored shafts, sonar scans scour the ocean floor for clues to Noah's flood, CT scans investigate the secrets behind King Tut's golden mask, and modern genetics trace the origins of the Phoenicians. Architectural wonders and cultural curiosities that have fascinated people for decades are revealed through the lens of modern technology as this documentary series tries to shed light on the origins of mankind.moreless
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