National Geographic

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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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First Aired: November 13, 2002

A look at skin, “this thing that keeps our insides in,” as narrator Alex Chadwick puts it, from dermatological, cultural and sociological angles. The hour visits Santa Fe, where photographer Spencer Tunick is seen on a shoot (his subjects: hundreds of naked people) and Nairobi, Kenya, where cosmetologist Irene Njoroge campaigns against skin-lightening products. Also in Africa, anthropologist Nina Jablonski explores why some people have darker skin than others. Her explanation: the hotter the climate, the darker the skin. It is, she says, “a biological adaptation to the environment.”

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