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ISLANDS OF WONDER

Airs Wednesdays, Sept. 16 - 30, 2020 at 8 p.m. & Sundays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sept. 20 - Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 + PBS Video App

Boheydulang Island, just off the North East coast of Borneo. Borneo was once ...

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Above: Boheydulang Island, just off the North East coast of Borneo. Borneo was once connected to mainland Asia, but at the end of the last ice age sea levels rose cutting the island off. Today it is the world’s third largest island – surrounded by shallow coral-rich seas.

The 3-part ISLANDS OF WONDER series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii.

These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth. The fragile islands also serve as a vital gauge for the planet’s health.

ISLANDS OF WONDER: Preview

Journey to three of the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on the planet: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. Isolated from the rest of the world, they harbor remarkable wildlife and pioneering human communities found nowhere else on Earth. Airing: 09/16/20

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1 "Madagascar" airs Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Journey across ancient Madagascar, the strangest and oldest island on Earth. Over millennia it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island.

The History Hidden in Madagascar’s Underwater Caves

In Madagascar’s remote western desert, divers explore a hidden pool of water. Over 160 feet below the surface, this incredible underworld opens to over seven miles of connected tunnels and some of the largest underwater chambers in the world. Within these caves lies a graveyard carrying remains of now-extinct animals in Madagascar, including a lemur that once grew to the size of a gorilla. Airing: 09/16/20

Episode 2: "Borneo" airs Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - A journey from Borneo's rich coral reefs, through lush jungles, to its mountainous heart, reveals it is no paradise, and the struggles to survive are the secret to a greater variety of life than found on than almost any other island.

Episode 2 Preview | Borneo

Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, may seem like a paradise but its harsh landscape proves a struggle to survive. These challenges allow the island to host a greater diversity of life than almost any other island. Airing: 09/23/20

Episode 3: "Hawaii" airs Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it's home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.

Episode 3 Preview | Hawaii

Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it’s home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife. Airing: 09/30/20

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