(March 21, 2016 – Toronto, ON) – Although not wholly accurate, anyone who knows anything about David Suzuki will probably assume he’s been around since long before the environmental movement. Not quite, but he has been around for a good number of years. Eighty in fact, and this Thursday The Nature of Things, the series that is synonymous with his name will air a special titled Suzuki@80.
Suzuki is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. His television appearances, explaining the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way, have consistently received high acclaim for over 30 years. He is the only network television science host who was actually a practising scientist.
His work on The Nature of Things has won him three Gemini Awards and an ACTRA Award as Best Host. He was also host of the eight-part Planet For The Taking, also on CBC-TV. His TV series for BBC and PBS, The Secret of Life, was internationally praised, as was his five-part series The Brain, on the U.S. Discovery Channel.
He originated the popular CBC Radio series Quirks and Quarks in 1974 and hosted it until 1979. In 1989, he hosted the five-part radio series It’s A Matter of Survival. His most recent radio endeavour was the eight-part series, From Naked Ape to Superspecies, broadcast on CBC Radio, and released in book form.
This Thursday Canadians will meet a David Suzuki we’ve never seen before. It’s a close look at a man who has become a national icon, but on this special we’ll get to meet a man who is also a husband, father and grandfather; a man filled with joy and love, and who laughs easily — especially at himself.
The Nature of Things, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. NT on CBC TV.