National Geographic expeditions expert Casey Anderson leads viewers on a trek from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and to many places in between, on a search for rare and endangered species such as wolverines, mountain lions, black bears and polar bears. In the episode "Wolverine King," for example, Anderson manages to forge a unique face-to-face bond with Jasper, a captivity-raised wolverine, to separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about these notorious carnivores. And in "Grand Canyon Safari," Anderson observes condors, rare Kaibab squirrels, tree frogs, rattlesnakes and chuckwalla lizards in their natural habitats.
Jason Silva hosts this series that explores the components of the human brain and how they shape people's everyday lives. Each episode begins with Silva presenting a mind exercise intended to leave viewers thinking while serving as jumping-off points to explore the ways the brain functions. Visual perception, memory, skill-learning and decision-making are among the topics covered on the half-hour series geared toward teenagers. Silva educates and inspires the audience through a series of experiments and activities designed to help people use their brains in a better way.
Dog Town, USA is the country's preeminent facility for abandoned and homeless dogs from all over the world, located in Utah on 33,000 acres of pristine land. The highly skilled staff members include internationally renowned experts and trusted medical professionals who all work to provide sanctuary, rehabilitation and personal care for each dog in preparation for their move to a "forever" home. Each stage of the detailed process is documented as the dogs hopefully end up being placed in loving homes with new owners.
Jeff Corwin explores the underwater world and talks about the importance of conservation.
The wilderness of Yellowstone Park.
"Recipe Rehab" finds a fun way to participate in the effort to curb the rise of obesity in America with a competition that promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates the positive effects of healthy food choices. Each week two chefs face off in a competition to give one family's high-calorie recipe a new low-calorie twist. After the family members try out each recipe in their own kitchen, they decide their new favorite. Evette Rios hosts.
True-crime series are a staple of the TV landscape. "Corrupt Crimes" analyzes recent criminal cases through a combination of expert testimony and dramatic storytelling. From crimes like doping in sports to more serious offenses like murder, the series exposes what is really going on in each case. Exposing corruption across the United States is the goal of the series. Cases featured in the half-hour episodes include an ATM heist that resulted in nearly $45 million being stolen worldwide and the former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Former NBC News fixture Chris Hansen leads a team of correspondents on this series that explores the world of crime, mystery and drama through real-life criminal cases. Hansen brings to the show a modified version of a long-running segment he did at NBC. In "Hansen vs. Predator," he helps bring down predators who use social media to target children. Dirty politicians, financial scammers and celebrities are also targeted by Hansen's investigations. Hansen anchors the show from the streets of New York City, while most of the correspondents are based at the Los Angeles newsroom.
There are plenty of primetime newsmagazines on broadcast and cable TV that bring viewers stories of unsolved murders and other crimes, but the crime genre is underrepresented on daytime TV, which is dominated by talk and court shows. "Crime Watch Daily," hosted by veteran crime journalist Matt Doran, fills that void. The daily, hourlong show -- centered around the key pillars of mystery, crime and drama -- explores unsolved murders, undercover investigations and shocking crimes that have been caught on video. In addition to a team of national correspondents, the show's lineup of affiliates serves as an "extended newsroom," offering their local reporters to cover crime-related stories in their markets.