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In answer to the last question, not that I'm aware of.
Channel 4 are currently running a series called 'Extinct' using computer
animation to show extinct species (beginning with the dodo), and
paleontology and other stuff to talk about their lifestyles, why they became
extinct and so on. It the sabre-toothed tiger next week.
The BBC meanwhile are running one of their epic series with David
Attenborough narration. Called 'The Blue Planet', it's all about life in
the water, and after only two episodes is a must buy. The photography is
absolutely stunning. It's picture postcard stuff, about the variety of
lifestyles, rather than anything about how knowledge of lifestyles is
acquired (so no shots of marine biologists in boats for example).
I don't know if that'll make it's way to PBS, BBC America, or Discovery.
> From: Derek Gatherer
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 1:27 pm
> Subject: Evolution on PBS
> Did anybody see the end of "Evolution" on PBS last night?
> I'm not sure if it was nationally broadcast, but I believe local
> PBS stations are reasonably synchronised (???)
> It started at 8pm Eastern time, but I had to go at 9.30pm, so I
> only got as far as Darwin getting ready to publish O of S. It was
> amusing to see Dan Dennett and Steve Gould agreeing with each other -
> although not of course on screen together - and I was wondering:
> a) if it got more controversial towards the end?
> b) if memes were mentioned
> c) when exactly did it end? (I'm used to getting my BBC2 and Channel 4
> science programmes in hour-long episodes, so I'm still finding the PBS
> marathons hard to survive - I watched the life of Abraham Lincoln a few
> months ago and managed to get to the middle of the fifth hour; the civil
> war still hadn't been won, and I was beginning tp feel like I had lived
> Lincoln's life, not just seen a documentary about it on television)
> d) Also, has this series made it to Channel 4 in the UK yet?
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