National Geographic

  • 1975

A classic series of films exploring nature and man in various cultural and historical contexts. Beginning in the 1960s (when they aired on CBS), the specials set a standard for vivid documentary filmmaking and the many `Nat'l Geo' prizes include Emmys for `Mysteries of the Mind' and `The Invisible World.' With the advent of cable, the specials evolved into...

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The Incredible Human Body

First Aired: February 26, 2002

Case studies and 4-D imaging explore how life begins and is saved, and how hearts beat and brains think. Kate Burton narrates the hour, which follows a woman through a pregnancy that begins with an into-vitro fertilization, and a man through surgery for a brain tumor. Also: “the aerobic limits of the Charlotte Hornets [and the Chicago Bulls] are put to a severe test,” Burton says, in a triple-overtime game; and London cabbies' brains get an equally severe test---the cabbies must display an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's maze of streets to earn their licenses.

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