Science

Animals in Love
Airs: February 14 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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Animal PlanetThe series premiere of Animals in Love, a look at the emotional connections that animals make, is on Animal Planet at 9:00.

 

Antarctic Edge:  70 Degrees South
Airs: August 07 at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET
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PivotPivot has the doc,  Antarctic Edge:  70 Degrees South, about a renowned team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world, Antartica, at 6:30 PT/9:30 ET.

 

Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave
Airs: December 21 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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Smithsonian ChannelThe Smithsonian Channel looks at the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in the special, Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave, at 8:00.

Airs: June 04 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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BBC AmericaBBC America has the second season premiere of British import, Bang Goes the Theory, the show that employs a hands-on approach to test scientific theory and demonstrate how science shapes our world, at 9:00.

 

Big Blue Live
Airs: August 31 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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PBSPBS has the premiere of the three night event celebrating marine creatures, Big Blue Live, at 8:00. Humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks and more all convene in Monterey Bay, California.

 

Big Blue Live
Airs: September 02 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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PBSThe conclusion of PBS’ Big Blue Live, about whales and other large marine life in California, airs at 8:00, check local listings.

 

Biggest and Baddest
Airs: June 05 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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National GeographicThe series premiere of Biggest and Baddest is on National Geographic Wild at 8:00.  Explorer/wildlife biologist Niall McCann seeks out the largest, fiercest animals in the world and follows up on legends or encounters with animals in conflict with humans.

 

Airs: June 24 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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National GeographicThe season finale of one of the most interesting shows on TV, Brain Games, is on the National Geographic Channel at 9:00.  The show explores how the human brain works and how certain people (like magicians, pickpockets, etc.) use that to manipulate others.  Fascinating.

Jerry Kolber, the executive producer of the show, gave us an exclusive interview where he discusses Brain Games and other shows that he has worked including Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Only for God: Inside Hasidism as well as his thoughts on creating TV shows that provoke conversation around issues like religion, gay rights, the human brain and prison systems.

Here’s a list of the TV shows (other than Brain Games) that Jerry’s currently watching.