The two bottom-ranked soccer teams in the world, Bhutan and Montserrat, play on the day of the World Cup Soccer Final. Cultural and political figures share their thoughts on their countries, their culture and the match.
Yellowstone National Park is recalled, from its rocky start in 1996 to the present, where one pack--dubbed the Druids---reigns supreme among its fellow wolves. The species has also been downgraded from endangered to threatened status.
Paleontologist Paul Sereno and herpetologist Brady Barr search for remains of a prehistoric crocodile, a creature 40-ft. long weighing 10 tons. Included: comparing a modern crocodile to the extinct beast; computer-animated re-creation of the creature. Narrated by Sam Neill.
An undersea expedition searches for a Japanese submarine that played a role in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also: a remote-controlled submersible is used to view the sunken USS Arizona; and historian Stephen Ambrose reflects on the surprise attack and how it changed the course of history.
Dr. Robert Ballard charts the course of “The Battle for Midway,” combining modern research technology and archival footage as he searches for the sunken aircraft carriers Yorktown and Kaga. Veterans of the battle are interviewed. Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Examining the world's largest snake, the anaconda, and the world's largest poisonous snake, the king cobra. Included: researchers catch anacondas in Venezuela; the king cobra of Southeast Asia is observed eating other snakes.
A tour of the White House spotlights the past and present of the Presidential mansion. Included: a look at the national symbol as seen through the eyes of its distinguished inhabitants and the “ordinary” people who work there.