In Celebration of Earth Day: Free BBC Planet Earth Episode
In the lovely free media category, BBC Earth is offering Planet Earth’s first episode for free instant download on iTunes starting today and ending 04/26/10 (U.S. residents only). Planet Earth is a the beloved and award-winning series that celebrates the richness and diversity of our home. And this free episode is here to help us gear up for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! According to a BBC press release:
"This jaw-dropping, 11-part series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit presents the epic story of life on Earth. Series producer Alastair Fothergill and his team spent four years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 71 cameramen filming across 204 locations in 62 countries to capture the ultimate portrait of our planet. It has garnered legions of fans and universal critical acclaim with Oprah Magazine saying “It is the most beautiful, wondrous and truly majestic series - the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV.” Using a budget of unprecedented proportions and captured on HD cameras,Planet Earth is among the highest rated and best selling HD programs ever made. It offers stunning visuals perfect for any HD television or HD handheld device like the Apple iPad which launched on April 3rd."
Sounds great-- truly inspiring. And after reading about environmental problems day after day, I could use the inspiration! I'll be downloading this and marveling in the beauty and diversity of our natural world.