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On the Edge of Extinction
Joel Sartore is a National Geographic contributing photographer and fellow. His latest project is to photograph the world's animals that are on the point of extinction. His goal is to document them before they disappear. He takes beautiful studio portraits of animals at zoos, rescue centers, and aquariums. His new book is The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals. His work is the subject of an upcoming PBS documentary Rare, Creatures of the Photo Ark.
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A young white woman brings her black boyfriend home to meet her parents in director Jordan Peele's first feature film. Critic David Edelstein says Get Out is a comic thriller worth seeing.
The director has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay about a woman figuring out how to raise her teenage son on her own. Originally broadcast Dec. 19, 2016.
Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their childhood experiences in making Moonlight, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. Originally broadcast Oct. 19, 2016.
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