The Wonder List with Bill Weir

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This cultural, historical and nature documentary TV show premiered in 2015 on CNN. In this TV show host Bill Weir travels to the far corners of the world to explore fascinating but threatened places due to the effects of modern life such as industrialization. Weir explores places as remote as the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Island nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific where modern life may bring an end to paradise and unique species of animals. Weir also travels to more populated areas such as the Dead Sea in Israel, the Alps in Europe and the Everglades in Florida where a changing climate and increased stress on natural resources poses problems for people, animals and the environment.

Sundays 10:00 PM et/pt on CNN
1 Season, 20 Episodes
March 1, 2015
Cast: Bill Weir

The Wonder List with Bill Weir Full Episode Guide

  • The Incan ruins of Machu Picchu; protecting a fragile beauty in the modern world.

  • Conservationists turn killers in this battle to turn back time by eradicating mammal invaders threatening the islands' unique ecosystem.

  • Miners want to drill for billions of dollars worth of copper and gold beneath the wilderness of America's last wild frontier; fishermen say the world's last great salmon run could be jeopardized.

  • As sea levels rise, the sunken city of Heracleion sounds a warning of the growing threat faced by the planet's teeming coastal cities.

  • A visit to Madagascar where deforestation rages and unique species vanish, and where a fight is brewing to save one of the planet's most special places before it is ruined forever.

  • A report on an American conservationist who has purchased vast tracts of land in Patagonia, much to the dismay of local developers.

  • Bill Weir visits Amsterdam, known as one of the world's most liberal cities, to learn weather the "bastion of tolerance'' can remain that way amid a rising tide of intolerance.

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