April 30, 1998


The quest to find the origins of Gamma Ray bursts takes us to the frontier of scientific inquiry.

April 29, 1998


They generate more energy than virtually any other known phenomena in the universe – but how?

April 28, 1998

GAMMA RAYS: Neutron Star Scenario

They generate more energy than virtually any other known phenomena in the universe – but how?

April 27, 1998

GAMMA RAYS: Breakthroughs

Orbiting telescopes have enabled astronomers to begin to trace the origins of Gamma Ray Bursts.

April 24, 1998

GAMMA RAYS: Baffling Phenomena

Gamma Ray Bursts have been mystifying astronomers since the 1960’s.

April 23, 1998


In Turkish cities, celebrations may begin in a courtyard, but they’ll soon spill out into the streets.

April 22, 1998

Zebras Breed

Zebra stallions must do battle to acquire a herd and their own “harem” of fillys.

April 21, 1998

Prairie Chickens: Spring Rite

Part of the ritual of witnessing the mating rites of prairie chickens is waking up before sunrise and finding the right location – in total darkness.

April 20, 1998


A society’s attitude towards nature is often linked to the traditions of its culture.

April 17, 1998

GREEK ORTHODOX EASTER: Touchstone to a Culture

For Greeks throughout the world, Easter Sunday is the most important holiday of the year.

April 16, 1998


In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this is Holy Week, culminating in Easter Sunday.

April 15, 1998

Prairie Chickens: Dangerous Display

Although prairie chicken males need to strut their stuff to attract mates, they run the risk of attracting some unwanted visitors.

April 14, 1998

Prairie Chickens

During mating season, male prairie chickens perform one of nature’s most striking displays.

April 13, 1998

SONGKRAN: Thai New Year

It’s the hottest time of the year in Thailand, and the traditional Thai New Year’s celebration offers a proven remedy for the heat.

April 10, 1998

EL NIO : Measuring

In order to predict El Nio, precise measurements of weather and water conditions are essential, but taking those measurements in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a challenge!

April 9, 1998

EL NIO : Predicting

Although scientists know what phenomena generate an El Nio event, they are still searching for ways to predict its occurrence.

April 8, 1998

El Nio

What is El Nio and what causes it?

April 7, 1998

Hajj: Sacred Gathering

Millions of Muslim pilgrims gather this week in Mecca, in a gathering which transcends the barriers of caste, color, race and gender.

April 6, 1998

Hajj: Pilgrimage to Mecca

At least once in their lives, all Muslims who are physically and financially able are enjoined to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. That pilgrimage – the Hajj, is taking place this week in Saudi Arabia.
ANA Television is affiliated with the Saudi Arabian embassy

April 3, 1998


Over the past fifty years, Wild Turkeys have been brought back from the verge of extinction.

April 2, 1998

THE BAYAKA: After the Hunt

At the end of the day, the Bayaka prepare for an evening’s meal and music.

April 1, 1998

The Bayaka: Glowing Spirits

Glowing spirits visit the Bayaka’s nighttime ceremonies.