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Pictured: Mother and 2 cubs walking - Kaktovic Bay, after an early snowfall The Great Polar Bear Feast
Investigate the problems facing a unique population of polar bears due to climate change. At the heart is an extraordinary event — the annual gathering of up to 80 polar bears on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean each September.
Wednesday, June 29 at Noon ET

Pictured: Hummingbird wings beat at up to 80 times a second, giving them the ultimate control in the air. SuperNature - Wild Flyers
“Defying Gravity”

Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations — the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work. Part 1 of 3 explores the basic principles of flight to see how animals become airborne in the first place. From leapers to gliders and those that effortlessly fly for hours, each creature has special techniques. But all must overcome a powerful force — gravity.
Wednesdays at 8 pm, June 29-July 13

Pictured: Roxborough State Park NOVA
“Making North America: Origins”

Watch NOVA’s unprecedented three-part series, a bold and sweeping biography of our homeland. How was it built? How did life evolve? How did the landscape shape us? Host Kirk Johnson embarks on an epic road trip to uncover the clues just beneath our feet. In part 1, see the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.
Wednesday, June 29 at 9 pm ET
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Pictured: program title graphic with simulated fetus in womb 9 Months That Made You
“The First 8 Weeks”

Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature. Part 1 of 3 follows how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
Wednesdays at 10 pm, June 29-July 13
Repeats 6/30 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: Noah Schneider Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts
This special takes a close look at creative therapies and art programs which young people on the autism spectrum are utilizing to reach their highest potential. The film provides a platform for youths with autism to speak frankly about their challenges and their dreams; and to showcase their talents which include dancing, singing, painting and animated filmmaking. Interwoven are interviews with experts in the field, some of whom are also on the spectrum such as autism role models, Dr. Temple Grandin and Dr. Stephen Shore, who offer their frank and moving insight.
Thursday, June 30 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Jeff Wilson Real Rail Adventures: Swiss Grand Tour
Lifelong traveler and train buff Jeff Wilson journeys through several cities and towns in Switzerland by train, including Zurich, St. Gallen, Gstaad and Montreux, to take in the sights and learn about the local history and traditions of each destination. He also shares up-to-date travel advice to help viewers create authentic, memorable rail adventures of their own. This special showcases the construction marvels and visual splendors of the Swiss rail system, where majesty and machine meet. From world-class mainlines and stunning scenic routes to pioneering steam locomotives and historic cog trains, REAL RAIL ADVENTURES celebrates the triumphs of Swiss engineering and ingenuity.
Thursday, June 30 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Posey as Elise and Stephen Dillane as Karl The Tunnel
“Part 2”

Follow a British-French investigation into the Channel Tunnel murder of a French politician. In part 2, the killer claims to highlight the ills of contemporary European society as his second “truth” unfolds. An enigmatic hosteler crosses the paths of Karl and Elise once more. Are they any closer to an answer?
Thursday, June 30 at 10 pm ET

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Join host Jim Koski for our 38th High School Bowl quiz tournament. U.P. and northern Wisconsin teams compete in a battle of speed and knowledge. Exercise your brain, play along and cheer on your local team.
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