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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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    Probe

    Probe

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    Probe was a short-lived series created by Isaac Asimov and William Link (Columbo, Matlock). It revolved around the adventures of eccentric scientific genius Austin James and his quirky secretary, Micky. As owner of a scientific developing firm, Serendip, the two of them would often get drawn into scientifically-based mysteries ranging from locked-room mysteries in a nuclear reactor to murder with holograms to strange electrical aliens plaguing a science fiction author.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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    One Step Beyond

    One Step Beyond

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Outside the known is irreality, and one step beyond that is Surrealism. John Newland introduces reported cases of supernatural phenomena, whose poetry is revealed in magnificent and almost brutally compressed dramatizations. One Step Beyond was mainly filmed at M-G-M Studios, Hollywood, and partly at M-G-M British Studios, Borehamwood, Herts. It premiered nine months before The Twilight Zone, and was also known as Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. All episodes are directed by Newland himself, a dab hand whose trademark is subtle, balletic camera work. This series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional stories with supernatural twists and turns, this program sought out 'real' stories of the supernatural, including ghosts, disappearances, monsters, etc., and re-creating them for each episode. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, and viewers could only scratch their heads and wonder, "what if it's real?"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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    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 Jeff Corwin Experience

    The Jeff Corwin Experience

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    Animal Planet
    A charismatic and adventurous herpetologist by the name of Jeff Corwin takes us on a different journey each episode to show us the diverse and wonderful different species of wildlife sharing this planet with us. Venomous snakes, crocodilians, primates, and harpy eagles pose no threat to this naturalist! Join Jeff each week on his journeys and hang on tight. The Jeff Corwin Experience airs Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Animal Planet.moreless
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    Walking with Beasts

    Walking with Beasts

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    BBC (ended 2001)
    The follow-up series to the popular Walking with Dinosaurs series, this is the series the producers wanted to do! Follow the lives of several mammals in an ever changing world. This series is not only the story of how mammals took over the world after the extinction of the dinosaurs, but is also the story of humanity's own rise to dominance.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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    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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    The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

    The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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    ABC (ended 1984)
    The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries is the sixth of many short-lived and lesser-known Scooby-Doo shows. But this show is basically the same as Scooby And Scrappy, except that there is a new beginning song and before that Scrappy talks about what the episode is about. In this spinoff series, Daphne assumes Fred's position as leader (Fred and Velma only appear in a few episodes in this series), a tremendous departure from the days of "Dangerprone Daphne". Shaggy, Scooby, Scrappy, and Daphne solve mysteries under the pretense of being reporters for a teen magazine. The theme song is also new, sung in the same style as Michael Jackson's hit Thriller with a row of monsters doing the "Thriller" dance in the opening sequence.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Extreme Engineering

    Extreme Engineering

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    Discovery Channel
    Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under construction like the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Alps. Still other episodes showcase futuristic projects that may never be built, like the Transatlantic Tunnel. Most episodes examine possible disaster scenarios that could threaten the projects. Note: The series airs under the name Kings of Construction in some countries outside of the U.S.moreless
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    Monster House

    Monster House

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2006)
    Monster House revolves around foreman Steve Watson finding a crew of 5 builders to redesign a home. The homeowners get to choose the theme, but the building and design of the house has to be left up to Steve and his crew. If the building team completes the job by midnight Friday they win power tools. The theme and crew of each house vary from week to week.moreless
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    D'Myna Leagues

    D'Myna Leagues

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    YTV
    Picture this. You're a sports superstar. A hero. Soon your beak will be all over that Wheaties box, and your coinage'll be dragging down your cargos. You're on the road to fame, fortune, and freedom. But wait! The bus is full of wingnuts! Like those Mungo Brothers, baseball's answer to the Three Stooges. Or Mississippi Mud Flap Flammen and Horatio "Big Tree" Powell, who couldn't catch a cold from a wet Kleenex. And who's this know it all Nikki Tinker, and why does she know it all, including how to fix your swing? And what about that fat cat Radcliff, always sending those shifty losers Schlitzy and Paully to screw up your game? And those Weasels -- MAN, do they cheat! Sometimes you wonder how you got in with this bunch... the food fights, fungus pizza, and bus ride belch-o-ramas... But hey - that's what it's like to leave the nest and chase a dream - that's life in D'Myna Leagues!moreless
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    Planet's Best

    Planet's Best

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    Discovery Channel
    Planet's Best picks a topic and then takes you on a tour of the top locations within that theme.
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    Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

    Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

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    Animal Planet
    Journey to the far corner of the world and explore the natural habitats of wild animals. Animal Planet rediscovers what it takes for sharks, lions, bears and other animals to survive in extreme conditions in it's eighth season of "Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" premiered on Animal Planet on 2010.moreless
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