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16

Apr

Watching grass grow? Norway embraces slow TV8 hours of knitting? 18 hours of salmon swimming upstream? Norway takes reality television to its most basic level — and viewers can’t get enough.

Watching grass grow? Norway embraces slow TV
8 hours of knitting? 18 hours of salmon swimming upstream? Norway takes reality television to its most basic level — and viewers can’t get enough.

08

Apr

Prosthetics aren’t just for people: ‘My Bionic Pet’ highlights disabled animals that got a second chanceA new show from PBS Nature documents the lives of robo-dogs, an alligator with an artificial tail and even a pig on wheels.

Prosthetics aren’t just for people: ‘My Bionic Pet’ highlights disabled animals that got a second chance
A new show from PBS Nature documents the lives of robo-dogs, an alligator with an artificial tail and even a pig on wheels.

04

Apr

The science of ‘Game of Thrones’From chemical warfare to incest, how much of the hit fantasy drama is also grounded in reality?

The science of ‘Game of Thrones’
From chemical warfare to incest, how much of the hit fantasy drama is also grounded in reality?

06

Mar

Neil deGrasse Tyson is optimistic about Earth’s future (and his new TV series)'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' revives the classic Carl Sagan show, with an animated-assist from the creator of 'Family Guy.'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is optimistic about Earth’s future (and his new TV series)
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' revives the classic Carl Sagan show, with an animated-assist from the creator of 'Family Guy.'

06

Feb

'Biggest Loser' trainer responds to shocking weight loss controversy
Dolvett Quince, who coached ‘The Biggest Loser’ winner Rachel Frederickson, says her health has always been his main concern.

06

Jan

He lives in a tree, doesn’t wear shoes, and brushes his teeth with a pineconeMeet the oddball star of National Geographic’s ‘The Legend of Mick Dodge.’

He lives in a tree, doesn’t wear shoes, and brushes his teeth with a pinecone
Meet the oddball star of National Geographic’s ‘The Legend of Mick Dodge.’

11

Oct

Weather Channel series takes journey to Earth’s tipping pointsFrom Siberia to Greenland to the Amazon, the host of the new show tells MNN what she learned and what she hopes viewers will take away from the series.

Weather Channel series takes journey to Earth’s tipping points
From Siberia to Greenland to the Amazon, the host of the new show tells MNN what she learned and what she hopes viewers will take away from the series.

10

Oct

Nat Geo special ‘Chasing Rhinos’ puts poachers in the crosshairsHost Billy Bush tells MNN that the experience ‘put my whole life in perspective.’

Nat Geo special ‘Chasing Rhinos’ puts poachers in the crosshairs
Host Billy Bush tells MNN that the experience ‘put my whole life in perspective.’

30

Sep

NBC cancels trophy hunting show after NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in face and compares critics to HitlerIt was a series of bad decisions.
First, someone at NBC Sports thought it was a good idea to partner with the National Rifle Association on a sponsorship for a big game trophy hunting show called Under Wild Skies. Then they decided it’d be good to show Tony Makris, an NRA lobbyist, shoot an elephant in the face three times. And to make it worse, they showed the hunter and guide drink celebratory champagne while talking about the “specialness” of bringing the ivory back to camp.
Read more.

NBC cancels trophy hunting show after NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in face and compares critics to Hitler
It was a series of bad decisions.

First, someone at NBC Sports thought it was a good idea to partner with the National Rifle Association on a sponsorship for a big game trophy hunting show called Under Wild Skies. Then they decided it’d be good to show Tony Makris, an NRA lobbyist, shoot an elephant in the face three times. And to make it worse, they showed the hunter and guide drink celebratory champagne while talking about the “specialness” of bringing the ivory back to camp.

Read more.

27

Sep

Put a dog on it.
'Portlandia' wants unique dogs for upcoming seasonYour canine pal has an opportunity to score a walk-on role during Season 4 of the popular comedy series.

Put a dog on it.

'Portlandia' wants unique dogs for upcoming season
Your canine pal has an opportunity to score a walk-on role during Season 4 of the popular comedy series.