Celebrate Sir David Attenborough's Life with PBS
USA- New York, NY | Jul 22 2012 | (23:07:17 - EDT)
This fall, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning "Nature" presents 13 new hours of programming featuring the wonders and fragility of our natural world.
In honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this "Nature" special will focus on three fields that Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences he has spent six decades capturing (re-mastered in HD), new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes of the BBC's most accomplished raconteur, this series will be a singular synopsis of a unique half-century.
"Nature" is a production of THIRTEEN for PBS in association with WNET, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations and operator of NJTV. Fred Kaufman is the series executive producer.
For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.
"Nature" pioneered a television genre that is now widely emulated in the broadcast industry. Throughout its history, "Nature" has brought the natural world to millions of viewers. The series has been consistently among the most-watched primetime series on public television.
"Nature" has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film communities, and environmental organizations including 10 Emmys, three Peabodys and the first award given to a television program by the Sierra Club. The series received two of wildlife film industry's highest honors: the Christopher Parsons Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Wildscreen Festival and the Grand Teton Award given by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Recently, Fred Kaufman was named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Media by the 2012 International Wildlife Film Festival.
PBS.org/nature is the award-winning web companion to Nature featuring streaming episodes, filmmaker interviews, teacher's guides, and more. Major corporate support for "Nature" is provided by Canon U.S.A., Inc. Additional support is provided by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the nation's public television stations.
New York's WNET is America's flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as "Nature," "Great Performances," "American Masters," "Need to Know," "Charlie Rose" and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online.
Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as "Get the Math, Oh Noah!" and "Cyberchase" and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online news magazine MetroFocus.
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