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Chantek describes himself as an “orangutan person.” The incredible story of the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university shows what extraordinary bonds can be formed between one animal and a whole community. Chantek was raised on the university during the 70s and 80s and is fluent in sign language. Even though he is now living among his own kind at the Zoo Atlanta, it is clear that he still remembers and cherishes his time on the university, still calling himself an “orangutan person.” My Wild Affair: The Ape Who Went to College premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
While the oceans were teeming, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland — until the Silurian period, when the conquest of the land began. Host Richard Smith introduces Earth’s forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies that invaded the shores and the waves of green revolutionaries whose battle for the light pushed plant life across the face of a barren continent. Join NOVA’s prehistoric adventure as four-legged animals walk onto dry land, with the planet poised for disaster. NOVA: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes airs Wednesday, July 23rd at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. Mating rituals include a power struggle between the male and females and an enormous time commitment to create a family- not unlike our own families. Sex in the Wild Orangutans premieres Wednesday, July 23rd at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
When the case of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison fall into Morse’s lap, he is drawn into a troubling chain reaction. As more horrors of the past are revealed, Morse and Thursday band together to confront corruption on the police force and misconduct extending to the upper echelons of Oxford society. The encore of Masterpiece Mystery: Endeavor, Season 2 - Neverland airs Thursday, July 24th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
An all-state linebacker at Richwoods High School in 1987, Eddie Sutter continued his success at Northwestern as a 6'3", 245 lbs. linebacker. Ed was named the Big 10's Freshman Player of the Year in 1988 and twice all Big 10 linebacker. He was Northwestern's most valuable player in both 1990 and 1991. During his 4-year career, he made 429 tackles and is the second leading tackler in Northwestern's history; he also played for the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons. Don’t miss the tale of this local success. Interesting People #701: “Eddie Sutter” airs Friday, July 25th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Learn More]