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TV Coverage about WRI Research

  • 2003 "Wildlife On One" - this high-tech BBC film includes high-tech innovations that revealed the secret life of 3-year-old Dot and her newborn cubs in their den.
  • 2002. Steve Leonard's Extreme Animals. Filmed by the BBC with Steve Leonard, Lynn Rogers, Blackheart and her cubs in spring 2002, it runs periodically on Animal Planet Channel.
  • 2001. Animal Planet Channel. "The man who walks with bears." Subject: Rogers' bear research. 1 hour. This program continues to re-run periodically on Animal Planet and occasionally on Discovery Channel.
  • 2000. NBC Nightly News. September 21, 2000. Subject: Bear problems in Colorado and Arizona with Rogers speaking as NBC's bear expert and with bear video taken by Rogers.
  • 1999. Studio 2. TV Ontario. Spring 1999 plus re-runs in spring and summer 1999. Host/interviewer: Steve Pakin. Guest: Lynn Rogers. Subject: Bear research and bear behavior. 9 minutes.
  • 1997. "The Bearman." German TV. December 6, 1997. Reran 6 times plus airings of an edited shorter version. Subject: bear research and bear folklore with researcher Lynn Rogers, Ojibway Elder Earl Day, and Conservation Officer Doug Erickson. Claus Schenk Productions. In German. 30 minutes.
  • 1997. The Ultimate Guide to Bears. Discovery Channel. October 17, 1997. Reruns in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Subject: bears of the world, featuring research findings by Rogers during 1980-1997. 1 hour.
  • 1997. Wild About Animals. Animal Planet Channel. Steve Rotfield Productions. February 1997 plus reruns. Host: Mariette Hartley. Subject: Rogers' bear research near Ely. 12 minutes.
  • 1996. Great Bears of the World: North American Black Bear. Discovery Channel. Host: Keely Shay Smith. Produced by Image TV Co., Inc, Washington, DC. Subject: The life of black bears, featuring Rogers' bear research near Ely, Minnesota, and bears that visit a wildlife sanctuary near Orr, Minnesota. 30 minutes.
  • 1994. Discovery Channel. The footage originally used in PBS' Nature in 1991 (see above) and in Discovery Showcase in 1993 (see above) was re-edited after 1993 to create additional 1-hour programs that I have heard about but have not seen. People tell me about seeing various programs re-running through the present.
  • 1993. Discovery Showcase. "Living with the bears of the Great Lakes Area." Discovery Channel. Subject: Rogers' and assistants walking and sleeping with wild, researcher-habituated bears in the Superior National Forest in summer and observing them in their dens in winter. This is a re-edit of "PBS' Nature" which aired in 1991 (see above).
  • 1992. Bob McGuires Outdoor Journal. "Minnesota Black Bear." Subject: studying habituated bears near Ely in summer and winter. 8 minutes.
  • 1991. Newton's Apple. PBS. Show #912. Fall 1991. Reran in 1992. Hosts: Ira Flatow and Nancy Gibson. Subject: Rogers and Gibson observe wild, researcher-habituated bears to learn how mothers care for cubs in the Superior National Forest near Ely, MN. 8 minutes.
  • 1991. Network Earth. WTBS. November 24, 1991. One rerun. Subject: Rogers and Earthwatch volunteers study researcher-habituated bears in the Superior National Forest in summer. 7 minutes.
  • 1991. CBS Evening News. CBS Network. June 29, 1991. Subject: Rogers and Earthwatch volunteers study researcher-habituated bears near Ely in summer. 3 minutes.
  • 1991. Nature. "Black bear of the North." PBS Network. March 24, 1991. Host: GeorgePage. Subject: Rogers' and assistants walking and sleeping with wild, researcher-habituated bears in the Superior National Forest in summer and observing them in their dens in winter. 1 hour.
  • 1990. Nova. "World of the Black Bear." PBS Network. Fall 1990, plus reruns. Scientific Advisors: Lynn Rogers and Charles Jonkel. Subject: the life of black bears. 1 hour.
  • 1988. National Geographic Explorer. "Bear talk." WTBS. April 10, 1988, plus several reruns per year through 1991 and less frequent reruns through at least October 1999. Also used by the U.S. Forest Service as a wilderness orientation film for recreationists at Visitor Centers and for Forest Service workers at District Ranger Stations across the country. Host: Tom Chapin. Subject: Rogers' new research methods of walking and sleeping with bears for 24 hours at a time to learn details of behavior, communication, and habitat use. 15 minutes.
  • 1988. Newton's Apple. PBS. Hosts: Ira Flatow and Nancy Gibson. Subject: studying habituated bears with cubs near Ely in spring. Aired October 30, 1988 with reruns through 1990. 7 minutes.
  • 1985. Newton's Apple. PBS. Spring 1985 plus reruns in 1986 and 1987. Hosts: Ira Flatow and Nancy Gibson. Subject: Rogers and Gibson snowshoe to a den and tranquilize, weigh, and radio-collar a mother bear and weigh her cubs near Ely, Minnesota. 6 minutes.
  • 1985. 3-2-1 Contact. PBS. 1985 plus reruns approximately annually through November 1999. Subject: Medical values of bear hibernation research by Dr. Rogers and Dr Ralph Nelson. 12 minutes.
  • 1984. Jacques Cousteau's Mississippi River Special. WTBS. Host: Jacques Cousteau. Subject: Rogers and Jean Michelle Cousteau snowmobile to a den in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota to tranquilize, weigh, and radio-collar a mother bear and weigh her cubs. 5 minutes.
  • 1983. Real People. CBS Network. January 19, 1983. Hosts: Sarah Purcell and Fran Tarkenton. Subject: Rogers and Purcell snowmobile to a den to tranquilize, weigh, and radio-collar a mother bear and weigh her cubs. 8 minutes.
  • 1982. CBS Sunday Morning. CBS Network. Host: Charles Kuralt. Subject: medical value of bear hibernation research. Rogers with Dr Robert Wolfe of Harvard Medical School and Dr Ralph Nelson of Carle Foundation Hospital, University of Illinois. 6 minutes.
  • 1981. PM Magazine. Host: Steve Doyle. Subject: Bear research. 8 minutes.
  • 1981. Nature Watch. May 23, 1981, Anglia TV, United Kingdom. Reruns on Discovery Channel, USA. Host: Julian Pettifer. Subject: bear and deer research near Ely in summer and winter. 30 minutes.
  • 1980. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. "The sleeping bears of Kawishiwi." ABC Network. December 1980 plus 7 or more reruns. Host: Marlin Perkins. Narration: Marlin Perkins and Lynn Rogers. Subject: Rogers' bear and deer research near Ely in winter. 30 minutes.
  • 1976. American Sportsman. ABC Network. 1976 plus reruns for several years. Host: Curt Gowdy. Subject: Rogers capturing and radio-tracking black bears near Ely, MN. 20 minutes.
  • 1972. To Tell the Truth. NBC Network. Host: Gary Moore. Subject: Kitty Carlisle and 3 other panelists guess which of three guests is the real Lynn Rogers. 15 minutes.