Season 18, Episode 13 Obsession With Orchids

First Aired: April 16, 2000

Orchids “have a genius all their own,” says narrator Stockard Channing. A manifestation of that is their “ability” to fascinate people, as this survey of the entrancing flower attests. The hour includes a visit to the 1999 World Orchid Show in Vancouver, where one man confesses to “orchidism.” Orchids are also seen in their natural habitats in Central America, Thailand and the Caribbean, where 60,000 species and hybrids attract insects---and sometimes humans---to assist their pollination.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: 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)

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