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Subj: Re: New banner! Thanks Happy! Who watched science or nature shows in the 80s or 90s?
Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 at 05:52:34 am EDT (Viewed 82 times)
Reply Subj: Re: New banner! Thanks Happy! Who watched science or nature shows in the 80s or 90s?
Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 at 05:10:43 pm EDT (Viewed 76 times)



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    Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom started in ancient times (ie, before I was a thing) but ran in syndication until the late-80s. Perkins retired from the show in, like, 85.


I didn't know that show ran so long! I watched it as a kid in the 70s! I watched it with my father and my sister, on Sunday evenings if I'm not mistaken. I'm glad it survived into the 80s. A show about survival survived. There's poetry there.


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    There was a PBS series called, simply, Nature. I think it may still come on.


I vaguely remember that one.


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    And of course, there's the David Attenborough Life series.


Don't remember that one.


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    For general science: Nova (but it started in the 70s).


Nova, yes, I certainly remember that one, though I didn't watch it with any of the regularity I applied to Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.


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    A favourite of mine was Connections (with James Burke), which was a 70s thing, but it came back twice in the 90s (Connections2 & 3). Burke also did The Day the Universe Changed in the mid-80s.


Those I never heard of.






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