Brown Bear

Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears

Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Captured on live high-definition webcams over a year, the majestic bears catch salmon, mate, and rear their young. The occasional moose, wolves and owls appear, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, explore's “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the far North. Watch the bears on the explore.org livecam now.

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  • 2018-01-05T17:30:00-08:00
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Detroit: The Renaissance of America

In a city where a dying auto industry has lead to poverty and, in many areas, desertion, can grassroots art and culture lead to renaissance? Join explore.org host Charlie Annenberg for a street-level look at Detroit's rebirth.

  • 2017-12-15T17:30:00-08:00
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Witchcraft

This documentary about the Salem Witch Trials gives a stark portrayal of how prejudice and fear can destroy a deeply religious community.

  • 2017-12-15T23:00:00-08:00
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Special: Healing The Human Heart

explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and a multi-media division of the Annenberg Foundation. Created by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again, explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe.

  • 2017-12-17T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-18T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-19T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-20T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-21T23:00:00-08:00
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Rehab for the Soul

In this episode of "Explore," Charlie and his team are on a fact-finding mission to learn about the obstacles and opportunities faced by those with disabilities. Meet the former mayor of Vancouver, Sam Sullivan, who survived a near fatal ski accident at the age of 19 leaving him almost completely paralyzed from the shoulders down. Overcoming his physical impairments, Sullivan has dedicated his life to working with the disabled and people struggling with addiction.

  • 2017-12-18T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-19T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-21T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-22T23:00:00-08:00
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The Arctic

On a philanthropic, fact finding mission to the Arctic, Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org team dive into the unique culture of the Inuit people of Greenland and learn about their traditional cuisine, which includes raw seal meat, whale, caribou, walrus, and fish. Charles also visits the Qimaavik Women's Shelter for abused women and children, and learns about the high crime rate of Nunavut territory being tackled by extraordinary individuals in the area.

  • 2017-12-22T17:30:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-26T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-27T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-28T23:00:00-08:00
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Special: Nature Collection

Take a journey around the world with Charlie and the Explore team on their quest to capture the essence of mother nature. Hike through Rwanda's rainforests to explore the lives of wild mountain gorillas; sail through the Bahamas and witness dolphins at play; and watch endangered pandas melt hearts at the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve in China.

  • 2017-12-25T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-26T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-27T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-28T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2017-12-29T23:00:00-08:00
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No Child Is Born A Terrorist

What happens when Palestinian youth must choose between the art of theater and a life of violence or even martyrdom? Philanthropist and filmmaker Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org team enter the most radicalized refugee camp in the Palestinian Occupied Territories and discover that perhaps the greatest tool of liberation is not the gun, but the stage.

  • 2017-12-29T17:30:00-08:00
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Southwest Borderlands

The American Southwest is a complex region where cultures transcend political borders. Join Charlie and the Explore team as they meet people pursuing a life in the United States while struggling to maintain their cultural heritage and longstanding traditions.

  • 2017-12-31T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-01T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-02T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-03T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-04T23:00:00-08:00
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Youthful Expressions

explore.org is a philanthropic media organization and a multi-media division of the Annenberg Foundation. Created by filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten to champion the selfless acts of others, inspire lifelong learning and help people fall in love with the world again, explore.org is home to more than 300 original films and a massive library of world-class photography from all over the globe.

  • 2018-01-01T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-02T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-03T23:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-04T03:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-05T23:00:00-08:00
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Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears

Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park. Captured on live high-definition webcams over a year, the majestic bears catch salmon, mate, and rear their young. The occasional moose, wolves and owls appear, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, explore's “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the far North. Watch the bears on the explore.org livecam now.

  • 2018-01-05T17:30:00-08:00
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Traveling with Jihad

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide differing perspectives on similar themes. Join Jihad Turk as he leads Charlie through the common threads.

  • 2018-01-09T00:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-11T00:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-01-13T00:00:00-08:00
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Religion in the Middle East

Accompany Charlie and the explore.org team on their journey through the Middle East to learn about the rich cultural and religious attributes of countries like Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Jordan. While every religion holds unique differences, the connective tissue between them all, as Charlie learns, is love.

 

  • 2018-01-12T17:30:00-08:00
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