Archive for May, 2004

Lions of Darkness

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Male Lion
Accompany Derek Joubert on an expedition in the Savuti region of Botswana. Joubert spends three years documenting the lives of three male lions, from their domination of new territory, the birth of cubs, to their struggles in the harsh African wild.

The Battle for Midway

Sunday, May 30th, 2004
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USS Yorktown
Titanic discoverer, Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of experts, with the help from four WWII veterans, set out in search for at least one of the five sunken aircraft carriers, including the U.S.S Yorktown.

Killer Crocs of Uganda

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Uganda
Crocodile expert Brady Barr is enlisted by the African government to aid the village of Lubango, Uganda in finding a solution to reduce attacks by Nile crocodiles living in Lake Victoria.

Africa’s Deadly Dozen

Sunday, May 30th, 2004
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Snake
Twelve of Africa’s deadliest snakes are observed, including the continent’s most lethal snake.

Wings Over Serengeti

Sunday, May 30th, 2004
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Serengeti
The vulture, one of nature’s misunderstood creatures is revealed as a vital part of Africa’s eco-system.

Plane Crashes

Thursday, May 27th, 2004


When the most sophisticated machines fail, they do so horrifically, plunging to earth with a terrifying loss of life. From the beginning of manned flight, plane crashes have plagued the aviation industry and terrorized the public. But the truth is, passengers have never been safer because of the brightest minds, best technology, and billions of dollars focused on preventing air disasters. Using famous crashes like TWA Flight 800, we examine safety improvement and what still needs to be done.

The Ultimate Crocodile

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
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Nile Crocodile
Considered to be one of the world’s most feared predator, the mighty Nile crocodile is observed to be making a comeback.

Feast of the Giant Sharks

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
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Sharks
“Feast of the Giant Sharks” profiles the life of the world’s largest fish, the titanic whale shark that live off the coast of Southern Belize.

Burma’s Forbidden Islands

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

idyllic islands
A remarkable group of nomads known as the Moken are profiled by filmmakers Frederique Lengaigne and Klaus Reisinger. The way of live of these “sea gypsies” who live on the idyllic islands in the Megui Archipelago are now threatened.

Bioblitz

Sunday, May 16th, 2004
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Central Park
Over 350 biologists and volunteers set out on a 24-hr marathon to identify as many species of plants and animal in a 654-acre New York’s central park.