Season 20, Episode 9 Polar Bears With Ewan McGregor

First Aired: May 19, 2002

Actor Ewan McGregor visits the remote Canadian port of Churchill for the annual invasion of polar bears---and tourists---as the animals migrate to the frozen Hudson Bay. McGregor talks with locals, who debate how the influx is handled, including capturing invading bears and holding them in a “jail” until they can be helicoptered to the ice to hunt for seals.

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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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