This fall, NOVA celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his famous book the Origin of Species with three evolution-themed programs.
On November 3, 10 and 17, NOVA premieres Becoming Human //www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/becominghuman/ a three-part special on human evolution. The series combines interviews with world-renowned anthropologists and paleoanthropologists and the most recent, groundbreaking discoveries with vivid images of our earliest ancestors to present a comprehensive picture of our human past. We are also excited about are online activities surrounding evolution. On November 3rd NOVA will launch its new beta Evolution website - www.pbs.org/nova/evolution. Carl Zimmer, Sean Carroll, Sarah Hrdy, Rick Potts and many others will contribute to the new site.
Nothing is more fascinating to us than, well, us. NOVAs groundbreaking investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with renowned scientists, footage shot as fossils were unearthed, and stunning computer-generated animation, Becoming Human brings early hominids to life, examining how they lived and how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today.