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PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga (more…)

Premiered: October 10, 1982

Rating: TV-G

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Season 25, Episode 11 Dogs That Changed the World: The Rise of the Dog

First Aired: April 22, 2007

Part 1 of 2. The history of the dog is traced from its genetic roots as a wolf. Included: Swedish geneticist Peter Savolainen, who used the dog's mitochondrial DNA to trace it to its ancestral home in East Asia. Also: Inuit sled dogs, which subsist on snow and blubber; the Doberman pinscher, which was bred by a German tax collector in the late 19th century; the border collie, which makes an excellent sheepherder.

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Season 25, Episode 10

April 15, 2007

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Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs by Design

Season 25, Episode 12

April 29, 2007

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