*Earth Day Programming
BORN WILD: THE NEXT GENERATION
One-Hour Simulcast Premieres Wednesday, April 22, at 8/7c on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic presents BORN WILD: THE NEXT GENERATION hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. The one-hour television event presents stories of hope and gives viewers a revealing look at our planet’s next generation of baby animals and their ecosystems, which face daunting environmental changes. Featuring National Geographic Explorers and photographers, global superstar Chris Hemsworth and ABC News correspondents, the special take viewers on a journey to stunning, breathtaking environments around the globe such as Australia, California, Canada, Hawaii, Minnesota, Sri Lanka and Kenya to witness and celebrate the diversity and splendor of charismatic baby animals, their families and habitats. BORN WILD: THE NEXT GENERATION is a worldwide tribute to our vibrant planet and the animals that inhabit it!
JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE
Two-Hour Special Premieres Wednesday, April 22, at 9/8c on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD
JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE is a story of one remarkable woman who became a global icon in animal welfare and conservation who not only hoped for a better world, she achieved it! The sweeping documentary celebrates the vast legacy of Dr. Goodall’s four decades of advocacy work for chimpanzees and depicts the next chapter for generations to come. Picking up where National Geographic Documentary Films’ 2017 award-winning JANE left off, the two-hour special follows Dr. Goodall throughout her robust travels, capturing her relentless commitment and determination to spread a message of hope. The film offers an intimate perspective of Dr. Goodall’s pivotal transformation from scientist to inspirational activist and shows the harrowing obstacles she has faced throughout her remarkable career. Featuring an extensive collection of photographs and footage that spans over seven decades, the documentary illustrates how Dr. Goodall’s passion for wildlife and unshakable drive have persevered, making her one of the most important figures in wildlife conservation and galvanizing a future generation to create lasting change.