Science & History

The WNET Group science and historical programming motivated audiences to ask questions and be active and engaged citizens in the natural world around them.

During the holidays, The WNET Group presented All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, a docu-musical that relived the moment when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together during World War I.

“A very moving story from 100 years ago. Told with glorious Christmas music. I guarantee you will be uplifted.” — Tim O’Connell (@OConnellDenver)

Once again, Secrets of the Dead married science and historical examination to spotlight forgotten mysteries and challenge accepted wisdom. Since 2017, Peril and Promise has produced more than 310 reports across every platform of public media on-air and online, providing context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism about climate change, clean energy and more.

Nature continued to deliver the best in original natural history films as it looked to enter its 40th season in Fall 2021. In addition to broadcast, Nature populated its online presence with behind-the-scenes video exclusives, digital short-film series, and fun interactives. In the past season alone, Nature picked up a News & Documentary Emmy Award for The Serengeti Rules; four Jackson Wild Media Awards; an International Wildlife Film Festival Award; and three Telly Awards.

Created by Theater Latté Da’s Founding Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, All Is Calm weaved a capella period songs and firsthand quotes and letters from 30 World War I figures brought to life by 10 actors. Dan Norman