Season 9, Episode 5 Spiders

First Aired: April 21, 1999

The world of spiders, including web-building, courting rituals, evolution and behavior, and colonies. Also: a compelling segment on arachnophobia, with host Alan Alda undergoing “virtual reality therapy” resulting in his friendly contact with a tarantula.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)

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