– Nature: What Plants Talk About –
Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBStelevision service since its debut on October 10, 1982. Some episodes may appear in syndication on many PBS member stations around the U.S. and Canada and on the Discovery Channel. This series currently airs on Wednesday on PBS.
It is a weekly one-hour program that consists of documentaries about various animals and ecosystems. The on-camera host of the first season was Donald Johanson, with voice-over narration by George Page. Starting with the 1983 season George Page became both the on-camera host and the narrator until the series’ 19th season in 2000. Since then, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham has frequently narrated episodes, as has ecologist Chris Morgan.
Who should watch this documentary?
- – Nature fans looking to learn more about plant life
- – Anyone wondering what plants talk about
- – Those ready to discover even more about what an incredible world we live in
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave. Scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the secret world of plants, revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.
George Henson Page (31 March 1935 – 28 June 2006) was an American television host, known for his love for nature and his unique and mellifluous voice. He created the PBS series Nature, and hosted and narrated it from its beginning in 1982 until his retirement in 1998. He was also the director of Science and Natural History Programming at the PBS station Thirteen/WNET. In between seasons of Nature, he also hosted and narrated two series: The Brain (1983) and The Mind(1988). Before his time with PBS, Page had a long career in broadcast journalism, mostly at NBC.
Thomas E. Lovejoy, “the Godfather of Biodiversity, is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University. Lovejoy was the World Bank’s Chief Biodiversity Advisor and the Lead Specialist for Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Senior Advisor to the President of the United Nations Foundation.
Did you knows about plant life:
- – The average tree is made up of 99% dead cells. The only living parts are the leaves, root tips, and phloem, which is a thin layer of under bark that acts as a food delivery system.
- – The entire dandelion plant is edible. Its leaves provide your recommended daily intake of Vitamin K, its flowers can be used to make wine, its root can be used to make a brewed drink that tastes a bit like coffee, and its also used in several soft drinks.
- – 68 percent of plants are in danger of going extinct.