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Brown Bear

Explore

Explore

Travel the world with Charlie Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org team as they embark on a philanthropic mission to experience different cultures.

The series is produced by explore.org, 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.

Pearls of the Planet by explore.org is a growing collection of live HD cameras that provide people with an unprecedented view into the lives of amazing animals and beautiful places around the world. Check out this live Tundra Buggy Cam to get a front row view of nearly 1,000 polar bears as they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over near the small Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba.

This project aims to turn non-stop live coverage of the migration season into a global event people use to measure the health of the planet and mark the true coming of winter in one of earth’s most precious bellwether ecosystems. Take action by participating in explore.org's Polar Bear Story Contest!

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Brown Bear
Episode
26:58
Explore

Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears

Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.
Pearls of the Planet
Episode
25:06
Explore

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.
Grand Canyon
Episode
26:06
Explore

Eight Tribes Experience the Soul of the Grand Canyon

Travel down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon's wild splendor, and explore the connections between man and nature. This film is full of beautiful photography and deep conversations among Native American leaders.
Dome of the Rock & Temple Mount
Episode
27:15
Explore

Traveling with Jihad

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide differing perspectives on similar themes. Join Jihad Turk as he leads Charlie through the common threads.
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23:08
Explore

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.
Explore: Witchcraft
Episode
29:56
Explore

Witchcraft

This documentary about the Salem Witch Trials gives a stark portrayal of how prejudice and fear can destroy a deeply religious community.
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22:15
Explore

Darfur - Quest for the Human Spirit

Join philanthropist and filmmaker Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org Team on their journey into Darfur with the health care organization, Merlin. Strangers to this place, they are welcomed by the Darfuri people who illuminate the ability of the human spirit to persevere despite unimaginable adversity.
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22:30
Explore

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.
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21:44
Explore

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.
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20:23
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India's Song

Meet John Singh, Rajisthani Maverick, who is single handedly trying to save traditional Indian music from going extinct.
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56:46
I Danced for the Angel of Death - The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story

I Danced for the Angel of Death: The Dr. Edith Eva Eger Story

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

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Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Direct Air Capture

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4:23
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

COVID-19's Impact on Climate

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3:55
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Reindeer Face Starvation

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4:25
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Athabasca Glacier

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Episode
56:49
Connected: A Search for Unity

The River

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Episode
56:49
Connected: A Search for Unity

The Goodlands

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57:11
Connected: A Search for Unity

We Are Blood