Get your VCRs ready. Here is just a sampling of some upcoming programs that may be of interest. All descriptions are lifted from the original programs’ websites.
National Geographic Channel
Thursday, December 20, 2007, at 9 PM/ Death of the Sun: Scientists who monitor the sun daily, explore just how and when the sun will die and want to understand how the Earth will fare during this hellish process?
Friday, December 21, 2007, at 10 PM/ Human Babies: Science of babies sheds light on the amazing developments in the first 12 months of life and how new research shows that these growing abilities are much more flexible than previously realized.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 1PM/ Planet Earth: Ice Worlds: It is not the cold so much as the lack of accessible fresh water which makes life hard in the frozen regions of the world-from the mountain tops and the poles.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at 8PM/ Rise of the Video Game: Can a computer game make you cry? Games gain an emotional dimension, interpersonal connection, and Hollywood worthy story lines as they evolve and move onto the Web. What do these virtual world games tell us about the way we live in the 21st century?
The Learning Channel
Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at 10PM/ Incredibly Small: Kenadie’s Story: A look inside the life of Kenadie Jourdin, a two-year-old girl who weighs 8lbs and is 24-inches long, due to the fact that she is a primordial dwarf – one of only 30 in the world.
The History Channel
Monday, December 17, 2007, at 10PM/ History Rocks – the Eighties: The 1980s was a decade of extremes. Segments include the perestroika between Reagan and Gorbachev, the crack epidemic that ravaged America’s inner cities, and Mount St. Helens’ eruption.
Monday, December 17, 2007, at 11PM/ History Rocks – the Seventies, Pt I: Take a whirlwind look at the 1970s through the music, footage and personalities from the time. Unforgettable news stories are paired with blockbuster songs from the same era.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 10PM/ Krakatoa’s Revenge: In 1883, Krakatoa, the most famous and feared volcano on Earth, erupted. Gigantic explosions blew the volcano to bits, which triggered massive lava flows that generated huge tsunamis. Nearly 37,000 died, and it could happen again. Would the resulting colossal ash cloud cause a worldwide catastrophe?
© 2007 henry toromoreno