Explore the ‘Magical Land of Oz’

Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life as unique species navigate extremes on land and sea on Wednesdays at 9 p.m., beginning August 28, on Arizona PBS. Blue chip cameras capture the continent’s diverse animal populations in its highest snow peaks, frigid southern seas and suburban backyards.

August 28: “Land”

Explore one of the most magical lands on the planet. Its unique wildlife includes a tree-dwelling kangaroo, a spider that survives underwater and a bird that spreads fire. Watch online.

September 4: “Ocean”

See why marine species are drawn to the coasts of Australia and how the country’s three surrounding oceans create a unique environment for ocean voyagers. Watch online.

September 11: “Human”

Explore Australia’s mesmerizing wildlife and how they’ve adapted to survive in the human environment, including a flamboyant dancing peacock spider in a suburban garden. Watch online.

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'Nature' explores the wild on Wednesday nights

From the remarkable octopus to a river of dreams, experience compelling stories of the natural world as "Nature" returns to Arizona PBS Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.

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Investigate one of the greatest moral dilemmas of the 21st century

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.