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Season 29 Episode 8

Methuselah Tree

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 11, 2001 on PBS
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Methuselah Tree
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Methuselah Tree is a 2001 poetic profile of a 4600-year-old bristlecone pine tree growing in the White Mountains not far from Las Vegas. Discovered by scientist Edward Shulman in 1957, this ancient tree was already 77 years old at the death of Egyptian pyramid builder Cheops. According to Leroy Johnson of the U.S. Forest Service, Methuselah could live forever.moreless

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough

Original Poetry and Narrator

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William Hootkins

William Hootkins

Voice of Methuselah

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Joe Morton

Joe Morton

Additional Narration

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