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Rivers of Life

Wednesdays, June 19 – July 3 at 8 p.m. — Experience the animals, landscapes, and people who live alongside three iconic rivers.

Rivers of Life

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Experience the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers - the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi in this landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC.

Episode 1 “The Nile”
Wednesday, June 19 at 8 p.m.

The Nile is the world’s longest river. From elephants and leopards to extreme kayakers and ancient wonders, its great length provides a lifeline for Africa’s wildest beasts and for some of the world’s most incredible cultures.

Episode 2 “The Amazon”
Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m.

The Amazon, the greatest river system on Earth, amasses one-fifth of Earth’s freshwater as it flows east from the Andes to the Atlantic. Boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef are some of its many secret and extreme worlds.

Episode 3 “The Mississippi”
Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m.

The Mississippi reaches far beyond the Deep South; its fingers stretch into nearly half of the USA. From the frozen north – where coyotes learn to fish in icy water – down through the nation’s agricultural heart and then to the mysterious, steamy southern swamps where alligators still rule. The many faces of the Mississippi unite a nation.

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