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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys since its 1974 debut.

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Fri., July 25, 2014
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes  

Part 2 of 4. A look at fossil evidence that recounts the move of life from ocean to land, which occurred more than 400 million years ago during the Silurian period. At the time, Australia was still part of the barren supercontinent known as Gondwana. Among those first to make the transition: arthropods and plants. The installment also examines the evolving underwater life of the era, with armor-plated fish developing teeth, jaws, sex and lungs.

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Fri., July 25, 2014
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes  

Part 2 of 4. A look at fossil evidence that recounts the move of life from ocean to land, which occurred more than 400 million years ago during the Silurian period. At the time, Australia was still part of the barren supercontinent known as Gondwana. Among those first to make the transition: arthropods and plants. The installment also examines the evolving underwater life of the era, with armor-plated fish developing teeth, jaws, sex and lungs.

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Fri., July 25, 2014
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes  

Part 2 of 4. A look at fossil evidence that recounts the move of life from ocean to land, which occurred more than 400 million years ago during the Silurian period. At the time, Australia was still part of the barren supercontinent known as Gondwana. Among those first to make the transition: arthropods and plants. The installment also examines the evolving underwater life of the era, with armor-plated fish developing teeth, jaws, sex and lungs.

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Wed., July 30, 2014
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Wed., July 30, 2014
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Thu., July 31, 2014
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Thu., July 31, 2014
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Thu., July 31, 2014
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Thu., July 31, 2014
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Fri., August 1, 2014
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Sat., August 2, 2014
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Sat., August 2, 2014
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters  

Part 3 of 4. The creatures of the Mesozoic Era are recalled. Many were large. Fossil evidence, for instance, shows long-necked plesiosaurs snacked on shelled cephalopods that were the size of truck tires. There was also the Kronosaurus, a mammoth crocodile-like reptile that possessed a head larger than that of the T. rex. But the reptiles weren't alone: The duck-billed platypus, among other mammals, lived beside them.

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Wed., August 6, 2014
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures  

Conclusion. The evolution of creatures unique to Australia, such as the kangaroo and cassowary, is chronicled alongside the change in the continent's landscape, which transformed from jungles to eucalyptus forests, grasslands and deserts.

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Wed., August 6, 2014
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures  

Conclusion. The evolution of creatures unique to Australia, such as the kangaroo and cassowary, is chronicled alongside the change in the continent's landscape, which transformed from jungles to eucalyptus forests, grasslands and deserts.