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Explore Your World | October 2021
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Take time on Wednesdays in October to explore an incredible skyscraper, invisible particles, the secrets of the universe, edible bugs, amazing bees, magnificent osprey and much, much more.

Impossible Builds

Episode 4 Preview | Skinny Skyscraper

Follow the construction of the skinniest skyscraper in the world.

IMPOSSIBLE BUILDS
SKINNY SKYSCRAPER
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7 PM

This documentary offers an access-all-areas pass to witness construction of the skinniest skyscraper ever to make it off the drawing board. Located in New York and rising from within a landmarked building, the team will attempt to build the world’s thinnest skyscraper on the construction equivalent of a postage stamp.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/06/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/10/2021 @ 1 AM

IMPOSSIBLE BUILDS
ICE WORLD
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7 PM

Over the top, ambitious and nature-defying, China’s incredible Ice World will transform 37 acres of sub-tropical quarry into a sub-zero ski resort. The construction team will have to battle the worst nature can throw at them. If they can pull it off, they’ll make science fiction a reality.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/13/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/17/2021 @ 1 AM
Impossible Builds

Episode 5 Preview | Ice World

Watch the nature-defying plan to turn a sub-tropical wasteland into a sub-zero ski resort.

NOVA
PARTICLES UNKNOWN
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 8 PM

What’s the commonest — yet most elusive and least understood—particle in the universe? The neutrino. Starting with the invention of the nuclear bomb, billions of dollars have been spent in pursuit of this so-called ghost particle. NOVA joins an international team of neutrino hunters. The results of their investigation may force scientists to redraw their well-established blueprint of the subatomic world, the Standard Model of physics, and change our understanding of how the universe works.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/06/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/10/2021 @ 12 AM
NOVA

Particles Unknown Preview

Join the hunt for the universe’s most common—yet most elusive and baffling—particle.

WTVP - Public Television

NOVA
ARCTIC DRIFT
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8 PM

Join scientists on the biggest Arctic research expedition of all time. Facing hungry polar bears, perilous sea ice cracks, and brutal cold, the team strives to understand the forces that are changing the region — and the world — forever.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/13/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/17/2021 @ 12 AM

NOVA
EDIBLE INSECTS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8 PM

From crunchy cricket chips to nutty black soldier fly grubs, leap across cultural and culinary boundaries to explore the insect food industry and how it could benefit our health and our warming planet.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/20/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/24/2021 @ 12 AM

NOVA
THE UNIVERSE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8 PM

Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes more massive than a billion Suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary, and each one has its own incredible story to tell. In this five-part series, with the help of breathtaking graphics, we will delve into the vastness of space to uncover the moments of sheer drama when the universe as we know it changed forever.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/27/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/28/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/29/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/29/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 12 AM
Life from Above

Episode 2 Preview | Colorful Planet

Cameras in space reveal the kaleidoscopic colors of earth.

LIFE FROM ABOVE
COLORFUL PLANET
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 9 PM

From space, earth is not just a blue planet but a kaleidoscope of color. Swirls of turquoise phytoplankton trigger an oceanic feeding frenzy, China turns yellow as millions of flowers bloom and at night the waters off the coast of Argentina are spotted with mysterious green lights.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/06/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/07/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/08/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/10/2021 @ 2 AM

LIFE FROM ABOVE
PATTERNED PLANET
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 9 PM

From space, earth’s surface is covered in weird and wonderful shapes. Wombats design their own landscape in Australia and hundreds of forest elephants create a tear in the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/13/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/14/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/15/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/17/2021 @ 2 AM
Life from Above

Episode 3 Preview | Patterned Planet

Cameras in space reveal the weird and wonderful patterns of Earth.

Nature

My Garden of a Thousand Bees - About

Discover the diverse species and personalities of bees who live in a British urban garden.

NATURE
MY GARDEN OF A THOUSAND BEES
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 7 PM

Martin Dohrn, a veteran wildlife cameraman and a bee enthusiast, decided to embark on a special challenge during the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020: to film all the bees he could find in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England. By the end of the summer, Dohrn will have seen over 60 species of bees that come in all shapes and sizes, from Britain’s largest bumblebees to scissor bees, the size of a mosquito. Most people think of bees as honeybees, but the majority of bees are “wild” bees who make their homes in tunnels underground or holes carved from wood, and most are single mothers with their tiny broods hidden in a nest. This documentary will enlighten viewers about the incredible diversity of these creatures and mini-dramas in our own backyards

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/20/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/24/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 10/24/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 10/24/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 10/25/2021 @ 7 AM

NATURE
SEASON OF THE OSPREY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7 PM

Birds of prey exist in myriad shapes and sizes. Scores of eagles, hundreds of hawks, countless kites and falcons, have all adapted form and behavior to fit diverse habitats. In all the world, there is only one osprey. Following a single evolutionary path, it has conquered every continent save Antarctica — one bird, one design, unchanged. It is the only truly aquatic raptor, the sole member of its own taxonomic family. This one-hour blue-chip special brings viewers into the life of this incredible raptor with a depth and intimacy never attempted. Shot in and around Great Island Marsh, where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound, cameraman Jacob Steinberg has achieved unlimited access to an osprey nest and captured the struggles, failures and triumphs of a single osprey family over five years.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/27/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/29/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 10/31/2021 @ 11 PM
Nature

Season of the Osprey - About

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Follow the struggles, failures and triumphs of a single osprey family.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
MAGELLAN’S CROSSING
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9 PM

Five hundred years ago, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 12 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/24/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 10/20/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 10/22/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 10/21/2021 @ 7 PM