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 livecam now.

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West Virginia - Hillbillies, Coal Miners, Treehuggers

Travel to the heart of Appalachia and experience the hidden gem that is West Virginia. Feel the pulse of coal mining running through the veins of locals as well as hear the environmental opposition to the practice in this moving Explore special.

  • 2018-03-17T01:00:00-07:00

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.

  • 2018-03-20T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-03-22T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-03-24T01:00:00-07:00

Grand Canyon

Travel down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon's wild splendor, and explore the connections between man and nature. With beautiful photography and deep conversations among Native American leaders, the film is a portal into the soul of the world’s largest living cathedral. "Explore" host Charlie Annenberg Weingarten was joined by Oglala Lakota activist Russell Means, Ojibwe environmentalist Winona LaDuke, Lilian Hill of the Hopi tribe, and others in rafts and canoes. Native Hawaiian Archie Kalepa navigated down most of the river gorge on a standup surfboard.

  • 2018-03-23T18:30:00-07:00

Religion in the Middle East

Accompany Charlie and the 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.


  • 2018-03-27T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-03-29T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-03-31T01:00:00-07:00

Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic

"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter.  Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.

  • 2018-03-30T18:30:00-07:00

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.

  • 2018-04-03T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-04-05T01:00:00-07:00
  • 2018-04-06T18:30:00-07:00
  • 2018-04-07T01:00:00-07:00

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 host Charlie Annenberg for a street-level look at Detroit's rebirth.

  • 2018-04-13T18:30:00-07:00