If you don’t support, and more importantly watch PBS, you are missing out. A couple of shows that I never miss on PBS are NOVA and Frontline. NOVA had a particularly interesting program tonight “Lord of the Ants.”


This is the story of naturalist E.O. Wilson’s lifelong study of ants. Sound boring? Only if you don’t see the big picture. More than just a kooky old man looking at ants, this is a study of sociobiology involving every species on the planet.

Wilson first came to my attention after his appearance at the TED conference. Since seeing his presentation and his call for creating the Encyclopedia of Life, I have been a big fan.

I think PBS used to use the slogan “TV that changes you.” That certainly appears to be true, and I would add that the change is for the better.