Science & History

There is only one species of domestic horse, but 400 different breeds that range dramatically in shape and size. Above, an Arab horse, featured on Nature ‘Equus: Story of the Horse‘. Lara Brynildssen / © Handful of Films
WNET’s range of science and history programs works to expand the minds of viewers young and old.

One of the most-watched documentary film series on public television, Nature brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into homes across the country. The series is the first to tackle emerging conservation concerns; its breathtaking television and informative content helps us better understand how we are connected to the world in which we live.

Some of the most iconic moments in history can use a deeper look to correct the record or clarify the facts. Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead sheds new light on past events using forensic science and historical examination to spotlight forgotten mysteries.

At the nexus of new ideas, SciTech Now tackles hot topics in technology, scientific discovery and innovation. The program, distributed by WNET, can be adapted by local PBS stations  to meet their communities’ needs and interests.

Special documentaries and miniseries tell the untold, human stories of America and beyond. Boss: The Black Experience in Business shed light on African American entrepreneurship and innovation; God Knows Where I Am delivered an intimate look at severe bipolar disorder and homelessness; and miniseries Women, War & Peace II uncovered the transformative power of women in political moments.

Bill Nye joins SciTech Now to discuss his documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” about who is he, and what drives him now.