Specials: Of Bears & Bygones

Television on tape or film often suffers from loss of spontaneity, but it frequently makes up the loss with a quality of intimacy and awe. CBS last week ran off two such engaging programs:

Grizzly!, the first special in the National Geographic Society series, focused mostly on 51-year-old twin brothers, Frank and John Craighead, a pair of wildlife biologists who track, drug, tag, and record the habits of grizzlies in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Best shot: a bear wakes with a roar from his drug-induced slumber and charges head-on into the side of the Craigheads' car. The...

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