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PBS Summer of Adventure

The Expedition Begins June 20

With a variety of science, nature, culture and history programs, the PBS Summer of Adventure will transport you around the globe. Discover the people and cultures of China and Havana. Visit Yellowstone and explore the Pacific. Follow mass animal migrations across Africa and tour the world to photograph some of the wildest and most threatened species.


The Story of China

The Story of China | Series  Preview

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Michael Wood introduces his new series for PBS.

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Q & A Michael Wood
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Q & A Michael Wood
Ancestors | Full Program 
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Ancestors | Full Program 
Silk Roads and China Ships | Full Episode 
Story of China
Silk Roads and China Ships | Full Episode 
Preview: Golden Age (Episode 3)
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Preview: Golden Age (Episode 3)
Preview: The Ming (Episode 4)
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Preview: The Ming (Episode 4)
Preview: The Last Empire (Episode 5)
Story of China
Preview: The Last Empire (Episode 5)
Preview: The Age of Revolution (Episode 6)
Story of China
Preview: The Age of Revolution (Episode 6)

The Story of China

Tuesdays at 8pm
Beginning June 20
The Story of China with Michael Wood
Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world’s oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today’s China.

Big Pacific

Big Pacific |Official Trailer

Plunge into the Pacific to see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures. Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The show examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.

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Big Pacific |Official Trailer
Episode 2 | Official Extended Trailer
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Episode 2 | Official Extended Trailer
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Episode 3 | Official Extended Trailer
Episode 4 | Official Extended Trailer
Big Pacific
Episode 4 | Official Extended Trailer

Big Pacific

Wednesdays at 8pm
Beginning June 21
Nomura Jellyfish at Jiaozhou Gulf, China
Nomura Jellyfish at Jiaozhou Gulf, China
Over four cinematic episodes and a “Making Of” special, BIG PACIFIC breaks boundaries between land and sea to survey the array of rare and dazzling creatures found in and around the Pacific Ocean.
 
Traveling coast to coast and examining the micro to the mega, BIG PACIFIC moves throughout the world’s largest ocean to present a broad range of locations, species, natural phenomena and behaviors. Each episode focuses on an iconic characteristic of the Pacific—  voracious, mysterious, violent and passionate — to weave stories from across the sea that illustrate the multi-faceted character of this ocean.

Great Yellowstone Thaw

Great Yellowstone Thaw

Great Yellowstone Thaw|Official Trailer

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Rating: TV-G

Journey with Kirk Johnson to Yellowstone, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and Great Gray owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope.

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Great Yellowstone Thaw|Official Trailer
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Great Yellowstone Thaw|Official Trailer
Episode 1 | Full Program
Great Yellowstone Thaw
Episode 1 | Full Program
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Next on Episode 2
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Great Yellowstone Thaw
Next on Episode 3

Great Yellowstone Thaw

Wednesdays at 9pm
Beginning June 21
An elk walking along hillside on foggy morning.
An elk walking along hillside on foggy morning.
Starting June 21, WNED-TV viewers have the chance to witness one of the greatest seasonal changes on planet Earth in the stunning new three-part series GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW, co-produced with BBC and airing Wednesdays, June 21-July 5, 9:00-10:00pm.

Filmed over the course of several intense months, from deep winter to early summer, the series intercuts the stories of several different animal families—including wolves, bison, grizzlies, beavers and great gray owls. The series follows the animals in the Yellowstone ecosystem as they emerge from winter’s cold and adapt to an early spring thaw, before encountering the soaring summer temperatures. 
 

Nature's Great Race

Nature's Great Race

Nature's Great Race |Official Trailer

Follow three iconic animals on some of the world’s most breath-taking wildlife adventures.

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Nature's Great Race
Nature's Great Race |Official Trailer
Encounter with a Musth Bull Elephant
Nature's Great Race
Encounter with a Musth Bull Elephant
Caribou Face a Gauntlet of Bears
Nature's Great Race
Caribou Face a Gauntlet of Bears
Clues to the Zebra Odyssey
Nature's Great Race
Clues to the Zebra Odyssey

Nature's Great Race

Wednesdays at 8pm
Beginning June 20
Young elephants interacting in Samburu National Park, Kenya
Young elephants interacting in Samburu National Park, Kenya

Nature's Great Race follows three groups of animals – caribou, zebra, and elephants – as they face the immense challenges of migration in places around the world. Captured in real-time, using the latest satellite-tracking and filming technology, the program gives unparalleled access to the great obstacles facing each individual herd, from treacherous terrain to merciless predators, as they risk danger and death in a race for their lives. In breathtaking spectacles spanning Canada, Alaska, and southern and eastern Africa, the documentary gives a front-row seat to the ultimate test of survival for each of these animal groups, showcasing their journeys more intimately than they’ve ever been seen before – each fraught step captured in unprecedented depth and detail.

With rare access to one of the world’s most extraordinary events, Nature's Great Race doesn’t just tell, but shows nature’s breathtaking spectacles, astonishing challenges, and triumphs against all odds.


Weekend In Havana

Weekend In Havana | Official Trailer

Travel to Cuba’s vibrant, alluring and rapidly changing capital in "Weekend in Havana." Airing Tuesday, July 18 at 8pm.

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Weekend In Havana | Official Trailer
Weekend in Havana
Weekend In Havana | Official Trailer
Old Havana Nightlife
Weekend in Havana
Old Havana Nightlife
The Final Evening
Weekend in Havana
The Final Evening

Weekend in Havana

Tuesday, July 18 at 8pm
 
Geoffrey Baer at Plaza de la Catedral
Geoffrey Baer at Plaza de la Catedral
Join Geoffrey Baer on a trip to Havana, where a young local architect, dancer and musician share with him the vibrant color, culture and history of a beautiful and sensuous city only recently re-opened to Americans.

Rare - Creatures of the Photo Ark

Rare: Creatures of the Proto Ark | Preview

Journey around the world with Joel Sartore to photograph the world's rarest species.

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Episode 3 Preview

Rare - Creatures of the Photo Ark

Tuesdays at 9pm
Beginning July 18
Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary.
Joel Sartore takes a selfie with Monarch butterflies in the Sierra Chincua monarch sanctuary.
Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them.  

Wild Alaska Live

Brown bear catching salmon in Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bear catching salmon in Brooks Falls Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
In this live three night event, hosts Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt will explore a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Presented in partnership with the BBC.

Wild Alaska Live

Sunday, July 23 at 8pm
Wednesday, July 26 at 8pm
Sunday, July 30 at 8pm
 

Ireland's Wild Coast

Ireland's Wild Coast

Official Extended Trailer

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Rating: TV-PG

Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on a journey along Ireland's rugged Atlantic coast. Airing Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm.

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Official Extended Trailer
Ireland's Wild Coast
Official Extended Trailer
Paradise Beach
Ireland's Wild Coast
Paradise Beach
Mythical Swans Arrive in Ireland
Ireland's Wild Coast
Mythical Swans Arrive in Ireland
Kestrels in the Church
Ireland's Wild Coast
Kestrels in the Church
Humpback Whales off Southwest Ireland
Ireland's Wild Coast
Humpback Whales off Southwest Ireland
Basking Sharks
Ireland's Wild Coast
Basking Sharks
Ireland
Ireland's Wild Coast
Ireland's Ancient Deer

Ireland's Wild Coast

Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm
Ireland's Wild Coast
Take a unique personal journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. Emmy award winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson brings viewers on this odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast.