NOVA: Becoming Human
by Ed Hagen
This fall, NOVA celebrates the 200th anniversary year of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his famous book the Origin of Species with three evolution-themed programs.
On November 3, 10 and 17, NOVA premieres Becoming Human http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/becominghuman/ a three-part special on human evolution. The series combines interviews with world-renowned anthropologists and paleoanthropologists and the most recent, groundbreaking discoveries with vivid images of our earliest ancestors to present a comprehensive picture of our human past. We are also excited about are online activities surrounding evolution. On November 3rd NOVA will launch its new beta Evolution website - www.pbs.org/nova/evolution. Carl Zimmer, Sean Carroll, Sarah Hrdy, Rick Potts and many others will contribute to the new site.