15-0507 Your Inner Fish (Episode 1)
Produced by Tangled Bank Studios, Windfall Films for PBS
Categories as a finalist: Hosted/Presenter-led, Writing
Presenter: Neil Shubin
How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is the story of life on Earth, and the legacy of our animal ancestors that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin. Episode One: our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our hands.