Primetime Highlights | LPB June 12, 2013

Nature

»»» Tonight at 7:00 on LPB

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air – Hummingbirds represent one of nature’s most interesting paradoxes — they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world.

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NOVA

»»» Tonight at 8:00 on LPB

Ape Genius – The great apes – which include chimps, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos – seem to have rich emotional lives similar to our own. But just how smart are these animals? A new generation of investigators is revealing the secret mental lives of great apes; our evolutionary next-of-kin are turning out to be far smarter than most experts ever imagined.

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Battle for the Elephants

»»» Tonight at 9:00 on LPB

National Geographic follows five people, each of whom is waging a battle for the elephant. Their stories reveal that this is an epic tale of supply and demand, of passion and profit, of love and loss, themes borne out in the quests of our five main characters and the many others whose paths they cross.

Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh

»»» Tonight at 7:30 on LPB3

Italian Inspired Recipes – Laura travels to the big easy to catch up with two hot chefs, John Besh and Alon Shaya. She encourages viewers to know your farmer and know your food.

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