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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jeanie's Public TV Pick of the Week

In light of the winter weather that seems to control my life, despite my efforts to buck up, I thought I'd highlight an upcoming PBS program on Arctic Bears on "Nature." (Most areas it will Sunday, March 17, at 8 p.m.)

Polar bears are living on borrowed time. Did you know they are descended from grizzlies? I didn't. They evolved to live and hunt on the frozen Arctic ice, eating a specialized diet of seal meat.

But the winters are increasingly warmer, the ice is disappearing and raising a family has become a more difficult proposition.

Grizzlies, on the other hand, are masters at living off the land. As the two worlds meet, are the polar bears fated to become grizzlies once again?

As always, Nature offers astounding production values, and frankly when it comes to the "cute" factor, you can't beat baby polar bears!

For a video preview visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/arcticbears/index.html

On another note, thanks to all who have entered my One World, One Heart drawing! I'll be picking tomorrow and in touch with the winner!

8 comments:

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Jeanie,

Thought I would track you down and thank you for leaving this comment on my blog

"I admire your diligence in participating "on cue" with Think Monday and more! And it's so pretty when it's done. I think these challenges would do me a world of good!"

Thank you for taking the time to comment and saying such nice things! I appreciate it more than you know!

Rosa said...

I always find it so hard hearing about such things. We better straighten up on this earth! xo

CattyCat said...

No I did not know they came from Grizzlies. Isn't that amazing. And sorry I'll take a kitten over a polar bear baby any time. They fit on my bed full grown, much better. LOL

Remember to draw my name.

Pam Aries said...

THanks for the tip! I love PBS and since my cable is gone it has been my lifline! ha! I miss Discovery channel and Animal Planet. Boy..I have been blogging too much with all this OWOH.. After the announcement of winners , i am gonna have to take a bloggie vacation , ha! My eyes are blogged over!

Beth said...

oh how I love my polar bears !!!

hope you are staying warm....
can a person overdose on too much tea ?
because that's the only thing getting me through this winter right now !

Beth said...

I Love Polar Bears!!!! What a wonderful program, I will have to watch for it!!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!
XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXXO

Artsy Etc. said...

Good pick. I sure enjoyed Pride and Prejudice last week. Part 2 is Sunday. Excellent! As we say here, PBS is the best television on television!

paris parfait said...

Last night I saw a BBC documentary about Bolivia, which is experiencing similar problems with the ice and snowcaps melting - okay no polar bears to worry about, but they have a serious issue with water/lack of it. It's incredible that all these environmental problems are only recently starting to get the attention they deserve.

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