Sir David Attenborough is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished Naturalists of his time and beginning Wednesday night PBS will air a three-part series covering his 60th anniversary on television. It will air over three consecutive Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
Sir David Attenborough was eight years old in 1934 when he saw his first natural history film. It featured the popular naturalist Cherry Kearton, one of the earliest pioneers of wildlife photography and filmmaking. "Kearton's films captured my childish imagination," says Attenborough. "It made me dream of traveling to far off places to film wild animals."
Years later, those dreams became an illustrious reality. For over half a century, Attenborough has been at the forefront of natural history filmmaking, witnessing an unparalleled period of change in our planet's history. His first-hand accounts offer a unique perspective on the natural world.
This new mini-series focuses on three areas that he believes have been transformed most profoundly during his time: filmmaking, science, and the environment. After the broadcast, each episode will stream at pbs.org/nature.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.