Science and Nature

Rivers of Life

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.

The Mississippi

54m 25s

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.

Episodes

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    The Mississippi

    S1 E3 - 54m 25s

    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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    The Amazon

    S1 E2 - 55m 10s

    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.

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    The Nile

    S1 E1 - 55m 12s

    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.

Extras + Features

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    Preview

    S2 - 31s

    Travel down three of Earth's great rivers: the Zambezi, the Danube and the Yukon. Discover epic scenery, meet the extraordinary people and animals that thrive along their banks and in their waters as they journey from source to sea.

Schedule

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    Rivers of Life

    The Nile

    Tuesday
    Aug 23

    1 Hour

    The Nile, the world's longest river, provides a lifeline for Africa's elephants and leopards, extreme kayakers and ancient wonders.
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    Rivers of Life

    The Amazon

    Tuesday
    Aug 23

    1 Hour

    Some of the Amazon's secrets include boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef.
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    Rivers of Life: TVSS: Iconic

    Rivers of Life

    The Mississippi

    Tuesday
    Aug 23

    1 Hour

    The Mississippi River stretches far beyond the Deep South, into nearly half of the United States.

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