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    The Life of Mammals

    The Life of Mammals

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    This is the fourth of David Attenborough's nature series exploring the complexities of various mammal species in the animal kingdom. The series features 10 episodes exploring in depth the day to day habits of mammals in the wild.moreless
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    Creature Comforts

    Creature Comforts

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    CBS (ended 2007)
    The makers of Wallace & Gromit bring you this collection of animated film shorts, which takes audio interviews of people on the street and uses them as voice tracks for stop-motion animals. Based on the hit British series of the same name, Creature Comforts will be the first animated series on CBS in thirteen years.

    The British series began airing on cable network BBC America in December of 2005, introducing U.S. audiences to the Annecy Award-winning plasticine comedy.

    CBS will initially air seven half-hour episodes for Creature Comforts.moreless
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    Monster Bug Wars

    Monster Bug Wars

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    Monster Bug Wars is the Science Channel documentary series which takes viewers into the worlds of nature's deadliest bugs. In these dangerous fights, losers often end up eaten instead of knocked out. Join the Science Channel as they venture into the world of these insects, where killer ants, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and more do battle, fighting to the death. Like tiny gladiators, these bugs use their deadly weapons to protect themselves and defeat enemies, employing stingers, venom, spikes and more. Head to the rainforest to see the battle between Spiny Leaf Insects and the Giant Rainforest Mantis, see if the silk of the Redback Spidder is a match for the sting of a Bull Ant, and if the speed of a Water Strider can outrun the stealth Water Spider and more. Monster Bug Wars shows amazing fighters like Tree Scorpions, Ant Lions, Desert Centipedes and more, up close and personal. Tune in if you dare, as Science Channel shows deadly encounters of the insect world in Monster Bug Wars.moreless
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    The Awful Truth

    The Awful Truth

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    Bravo (ended 2000)
    The Awful Truth, hosted by Michael Moore, featured short documentaries making political points in a humorous way. When an HMO refused to pay for a man's life-saving kidney replacement, Moore had the man invite them to his mock-funeral. When Ken Starr began investigating all of Clinton's past, Moore hired shrieking pilgrims with pitchforks and torches to follow him, claiming he had a cheaper way to conduct a witchhunt. Noting that some states still criminalized sodomy, Moore drove a Sodomobile to all of them. And so on.moreless
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    Get Out Alive

    Get Out Alive

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    Discovery Channel
    Get Out Alive is a six-part series from the Discovery Channel that looks at some of the most intense survival situations of the modern era and evaluates the events from every possible angle. Each episode tracks the happenings of a different high-risk situation, explaining the events that lead up to the event, the events that transpired during the event, and the aftermath of the entire ordeal. Some of the gut-wrenching situations covered include the tale of Michael Thexton, a passenger on the infamous hijacked Pan Am Flight 103, the struggle of John Phillippi and Blaine Mayhugh, two men trapped underground in a mine for days, and Jerel Shafffer, an ordinary man kidnapped on an exotic fishing trip in Columbia. Get Out Alive combines interviews, stock footage, and dramatic reenactments in order to paint the entire picture and do so in a thrilling fashion. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or just looking for a few modern survival tricks, Get Out Alive is certainly a good viewing choice.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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    Weapon Masters

    Weapon Masters

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    Discovery Channel
    Weapon Masters takes a look at world-changing weapons from the past and how they were made. Each episode will try to recreate the weapon using modern materials and techniques and see if the ancient craftsmen’s work stands the test of time.moreless
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    The Planets

    The Planets

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Welcome to The Planets guide at TV.com.

    Screening over eight episodes, The Planets presents the incredible story of the discovery and exploration of our solar system, revealing the deepest secrets of our neighbors in space.

    From the first faltering attempts to magnify the sky with crude telescopic lenses to the sophisticated probes revealing even the most distant planets today, this amazing footage relive the gripping stories of adventure and discovery.

    Using a unique blend of state of the art computer graphics, unseen space race archive and first hand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is the most comprehensive account of space explorations ever compiled for television.moreless
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    THIRTEEN Specials

    THIRTEEN Specials

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    Thirteen/WNET New York
    Watch THIRTEEN Specials for the best short series and specials made here at THIRTEEN, New York's flagship PBS station.
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    Tougher in Alaska

    Tougher in Alaska

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    The History Channel
    Severe weather shapes life in this northern state in ways that non-residents can hardly imagine. This History Channel series spotlights the past and present of Alaska's people and how they have learned to survive and thrive in this area of vast distances, rugged terrain, and extreme weather.moreless
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    Out of Egypt

    Out of Egypt

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    Discovery Channel
    This show works to connect ancient cultures and civilizations to current time and human instinct through careful examination and new intellect from Dr. Kara Cooney.
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    Living with the Tribes: The Adventures of Mark and Olly

    Living with the Tribes: The Adventures of Mark and Olly

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    Travel Channel
    Living with the Tribes: The Adventures of Mark and Olly is the documentary series from the Travel Channel that joins British explorers Mark Anstice and Oliver Steeds as they journey to underdeveloped nations to live with indigenous people. The duo of extreme travelers head to the worlds hidden lands to visit with endangered and unknown tribes. They travel to West Papua to live with the Kombai tribe, a forest tribe that uses skills and tools unfamiliar to the Europeans. Mark and Olly go along with everything the tribe does, learning to live off the jungle around them. They try to make their own treehouse, learn about the harsh Kombai justice system, and experience the festivals of the tribe. The adventurers later joined the Mek tribe of the inaccessible and mysterious highlands, and went on to the small village of Koran Korata in Peru to experience life with the Machigenga tribe. Join in with Mark and Oliver as they travel to distant lands to live with ancient tribes on Travel Channel's Living with the Tribes: The Adventures of Mark and Olly.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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    Black Ops Brothers: Howe & Howe Tech

    Black Ops Brothers: Howe & Howe Tech

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    Discovery Channel
    Mike and Geoff Howe, twin brothers who run their family business, work with their team of mechanical experts to design and build some of the most innovative machines you've ever seen!moreless
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    Combat Zone

    Combat Zone

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    This show brings the watcher to all different levels of battles in various different locations and time periods. You can watch how we fought some great battles in Vietnam or even see the recent battles in the Desert Storm operation in Iraq in 1991. This show gives you a behind the scene look at battles and it makes you feel like you, in a way, are in the battle yourself.moreless
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    National Geographic Specials

    National Geographic Specials

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    National Geographic
    National Geographic Specials are a collection of documentary features produced by National Geographic that explore a wide variety of pertinent issues and historic events, using high definition video, world-class cinematography, and in-depth research to reveal the compelling truths about each subject. Each documentary in this series presents a comprehensive portrait of a complex subject, whether it's a phenomenon from the natural world or a well-known but often misunderstood man-made construct. Some episodes dissect complicated foreign institutions, like "Inside al Qaeda," in which the infamous Islamic terrorist network is closely examined. Other episodes approach topics that are much closer to us, like "Skin," in which the ultra-thin shield that covers all our bodies is scientifically explained, revealing the incredible complexity of the organ we often take for granted. National Geographic Specials are riveting films that are guaranteed to both educate and entertain as they explore these fascinating subjects.moreless
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    Yellowstone

    Yellowstone

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    BBC
    Against ts vast and majestic landscapes, full of lush meadows, deep forests, and violent hot springs, this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellowstone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf, the grizzly bear, and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril, the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional, epic, and engaging, "Yellowstone" reaveals the grandeur of this unique place as its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.moreless
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    Swamp Brothers

    Swamp Brothers

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    Discovery Channel
    Robbie Keszey is an exotic animal expert and Stephen Keszey is a former city slicker learning the ropes. Together they run Glades Herp Farms, Florida's largest reptile sanctuary and exotic reptile dealership. They breed and care for hundreds of creatures at any given time and must be on call 24 hours a day to respond to animal emergencies across Florida.moreless
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    Prehistoric Park

    Prehistoric Park

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    ITV (ended 2006)
    Nigel Marven stars in this six-part series mixing science and computer-graphic-aided speculation in order to show what it would be like to bring prehistoric animals out of the past and into the present day. In a blend of science and theory, the show reveals new data and updates our visaual notions of animals that once roamed the earth.moreless
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    Motor City Motors

    Motor City Motors

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    Discovery Channel
    James and Dave Kaye are the founders of Detroit Bros. Custom, where they push the limits to create one of a kind custom vehicles. Discovery follows theses creators as they take on the challenge of automotive engineering.moreless
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