Nature Attenborough’s Life Stories: Our Fragile Planet at 7 pm
On “Our Fragile Planet,” Sir David Attenborough reflects on the dramatic impact that human beings have had on the natural world during his lifetime. He tells surprising, entertaining and deeply personal stories of the changes he has seen, the pioneering conservationists in whose footsteps he has followed, and the revolution in attitudes towards nature that has taken place around the globe.
To Catch A Comet at 8 pm
Last November, the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander made history by landing on a comet after 10 years of traveling through space. Learn about this groundbreaking mission on To Catch A Comet at 8 pm.
Rise of the Black Pharaohs at 9 pm.
Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early archaeologists, who refused to believe that dark-skinned Africans could have risen so high. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and spiritually-driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians’.