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Wednesday

Pictured: Cape gannet flying over gannet colony, Bird Island, South Africa Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation
“North America”

Take a breathtaking voyage with the world’s birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This miniseries employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird’s-eye view. In the first episode, fly over the Great Plains, Grand Canyon, and Alaska with snow geese, pelicans and bald eagles.
Wednesday, August 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/3 at Noon) ET

Pictured: Great White Shark NOVA
“Why Sharks Attack”

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people — and sharks.
Wednesday, August 27 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/28 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mark Evans with a Great White Shark jaw Operation Maneater
“Great White Shark”

In this new 3-part series, veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth. This week, Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years.
Wednesdays at 10 pm, August 27-Sept. 10
Repeats 8/28 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: closeup of cougar face Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators
Birds, butterflies, beaver and antelope, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators like the wolf and cougar? Narrated by Peter Coyote, this documentary goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity.
Thursday, August 28 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“Music's Emotional Impact”

This educational and entertaining series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top payers. Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer. This week: A view into Tchaikovsky's dramatic personal life, his brief marriage, and his intense correspondence with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never met and to whom he dedicated his Fourth Symphony. The dramatic brass fanfares that for Tchaikovsky symbolized Fate find a modern echo in David Stock's Blast!
Thursday, August 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/29 at Noon ET

Pictured: The crew of THIS OLD HOUSE tackles an 1872 Italianate Style home in the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts This Old House Hour
“Arlington Italianate Project, Part 12”

Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington’s Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed. In the second half of the hour, Roger helps a homeowner plant a low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen. Tommy demonstrates many uses for a speed square. Richard uses new technology to seal ductwork from the inside.
Thursday, August 28 at 10 pm ET

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