Premieres Wednesdays, Sept 28 – Oct 12, 2022 at 8pm and Sundays, Oct 2 – 16 at 3pm on KPBS TV + Sundays, Oct 2 – 16 at 8pm on KPBS 2/PBS video app
With stunning photography, the second season of this groundbreaking series explores Africa’s wildest river, the Zambezi; Europe’s Danube, which flows through more countries than any other river; and North America’s great frozen river, the Yukon. Journey from source to estuary, traveling through awe-inspiring landscapes to discover the spectacular wildlife and fascinating people that thrive on three of the world’s greatest rivers.
RIVERS OF LIFE: Season 2: Preview
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African elephants drink. (Zambezi, Zambia)
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Common hippo fighting in the Luangwa River, Zambezi.
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Victoria Falls at sunset, Zambia.
Courtesy of Tom Varley/Wild Visions Gallery
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African elephants in the Lower Zambezi National Park. (Zambezi National Park, Zambia)
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Rat fisherman catching a meal, Zambia.
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Scientist Dominique Goncalves and her team study an African elephant in the Zambezi Delta, Mozambique.
Courtesy of Carla Rebai/Gorongosa Media
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Danube Delta and kayakers Romania
Courtesy of Bogdan Mustatea
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Una River Waterfalls – Bosnia (Strbacki Buk)
Courtesy of Stuart Dunn
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Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) Danube Delta Romania.
Courtesy BBC Studios/Louis Labrom/One Planet
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Barbel fish (Barbus barbus))Danube basin.
Courtesy of Benedikt Reisner
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River Sava Slovenia
Courtesy of Rozle Bregar
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Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) looking for fish at sunrise in Niiinlii. (Yukon, Canada)
Courtesy of Pond5/Robert Postma
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The frosty and freezing Yukon River (Yukon).
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Sled Dog Expedition
Courtesy of Jan Ziegler/Shutterstock
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The Yukon River is full of chunks of ice as it drifts past Eagle Rock near Carmacks. (Yukon, Canada)
Courtesy of All Canada Photos/Pond5
Episode 1: “Zambezi” Wednesday 28 Sept at 8pm & Sunday 2 Oct at 3pm on KPBS TV + 2 Oct at 8pm on KPBS 2 – From surfers riding mysterious waves down deep gorges to elephants battling rapids over Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of water on earth. This is the story of the wildlife and people of the Zambezi, Africa’s extraordinary shape-changing river.
RIVERS OF LIFE: Extended Preview: Season 2 Episode 1
Episode 2: “Danube” premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + October 9 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 – Europe’s mighty and majestic Danube, full of glorious riches and magical surprises, is the most international river in the world. See how his epic journey is one of a kind – featuring breathtaking secret tributaries, baby turtles and a kayaker on a waterfall.
RIVERS OF LIFE: Extended Preview: Season 2 Episode 2
Episode 3: “Yukon” premieres Wednesday, October 12 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV + October 16 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 – Remote and wild, the Yukon is a river of extremes. A restless giant in summer and a river of ice in winter. Home to bear, moose and salmon, the Yukon’s wealth has sustained North American people for centuries.
RIVERS OF LIFE: Extended Preview: Season 2 Episode 3
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