National Geographic commemorate 50 years of Earth Day, which was celebrated first time on April 22, 1970. Image courtesy of National Geographic. AFP Relaxnews.

The international television network National Geographic will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by premiering a 24-hour marathon of non-stop natural history programs focused on the environment on April 22, as a way to provide comparative insights at the condition of the planet today.

The marathon will include documentaries such as “Before the Flood” produced in 2016 presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and fervent environmental activist while discussing with Barack Obama, Elon Musk and even Pope Francis about the means available to mankind to take action before it is too late.

The much-anticipated documentary, “Jane Goodall: The Hope” will also be aired both on National Geographic and National Geographic WILD at the same time, in which the show offers an immersive exploration of the world of Dame Jane Goodall, a primatologist and activist who has devoted to promote the cause of environmental conservation across the world since the past decades.

“The need to protect our planet has never been more urgent, and we’re using Earth Day’s 50th as an opportunity to inspire viewers through the wonders of our planet and its incredible species for viewers around the world,” explained Courteney Monroe, president of National Geographic Global Television Networks in a statement.

“With the Earth Day takeover across all of our networks and platforms, we are able to reach the largest audience possible to celebrate this momentous day and ensure that viewers fall in love with our planet and act to protect it,” Monroe added.

The programming schedule also hopes to provide edutainment that is welcomed in the current pandemic crisis and everyone in a current period of lockdown.


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