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'Changing Planet' Premieres on PBS

Kenyan teachers and children with Sanjayan
Kenyan teachers and children with Dr. M. Sanjayan, (Image credit: Courtesy of Hannah Pollock/BBC Studios)

Changing Planet, which looks at climate change while examining seven locations around the globe, premieres on PBS April 20. Conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan is behind the project, which will air around Earth Day for the next seven years. 

“An explanation of the biggest challenge facing humanity … starts now,” the trailer begins.

Locations include the U.S. West Coast, the Great Barrier Reef, the East African Plains, the Arctic, the Sundarbans and Ganges, the Amazon Basin and coastal Southeast Asia. Cambodia, Kenya and Iceland, along with California, are some of the locations that get a visit. 

“Featuring the latest science and emphasizing local voices, each location represents a unique biome and a litmus test for change happening across the planet,“ according to PBS. “Some locations are heavily protected, some will experience pioneering schemes to rebuild the habitats, and some could be lost forever.” ■

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.