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December 9, 2011
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3:00 pm 
The Desert Speaks  "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle"  Beginning in the Sonoran Desert and finishing in Ecuador's mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta, this episode examines the life of the hummingbird. Southern Arizona is the perfect place to start, as it lays along the migratory route for these "winged jewels" and makes for an ideal place to study birds that come from as far away as British Columbia and Alaska. Then host David Yetman climbs to the mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta to join scientists as they research "hummers" found in the fog forest. D
3:30 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Writers at Harriman"  Thirty-five teens from throughout Idaho gather at Harriman State Park in eastern Idaho for the six-day Writers at Harriman camp experience. In the tranquil setting surrounded by wildlife the students attend class with expert teachers and write.G
4:00 pm 
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5:00 pm 
Nature  "Echo: An Elephant to Remember"  The matriarch of a much-studied herd of elephants in Africa has died of natural causes at age 65. This retrospective of her life also looks to the herd's future as it grieves her loss while facing Africa's worst recorded drought. Archival footage of watershed moments in Echo's life are combined with interviews, including elephant expert Cynthia Moss, who studied Echo and her herd for nearly 40 years.G
6:00 pm 
Wild!  "Tigers Fighting Back"  Across Asia, the fight to save tigers is being waged on many fronts. Leading the charge are three men whose mission is to understand tigers using science. The challenge these biological detectives face is enormous: over the last century tiger numbers have plummeted by 95%. D
7:00 pm 
Changing Seas  "After The Spill"  Last year's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may no longer make headline news, but the story is far from over. Oceanographers continue to study the long term effects this disaster might have on marine ecosystems. D
7:30 pm 
Changing Seas  "Sinking The Vandenberg"  In the turquoise blue waters of the Florida Keys, a new attraction is drawing scuba divers from around the world: The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Laid to rest in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Vandenberg is the world's second largest intentionally sunk shipwreck. In her last mission as an artificial reef, this massive ship is already attracting a variety of fish and other marine life. D
8:00 pm 
Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2   Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30-year adventure in the Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS. He documents his daily life with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own craftsmanship, Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother.G
9:00 pm 
Mystery of Chaco Canyon (Pbs)   Robert Redford narrates this film about the New Mexico site designed by ancient people to mirror the yearly cycle of the sun and the 19-year-cycle of the moon.G
10:00 pm 
Nature  "Echo: An Elephant to Remember"  The matriarch of a much-studied herd of elephants in Africa has died of natural causes at age 65. This retrospective of her life also looks to the herd's future as it grieves her loss while facing Africa's worst recorded drought. Archival footage of watershed moments in Echo's life are combined with interviews, including elephant expert Cynthia Moss, who studied Echo and her herd for nearly 40 years.G
11:00 pm 
Wild!  "Tigers Fighting Back"  Across Asia, the fight to save tigers is being waged on many fronts. Leading the charge are three men whose mission is to understand tigers using science. The challenge these biological detectives face is enormous: over the last century tiger numbers have plummeted by 95%. D

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