In Pursuit Of A Noble Cause, Educational Shows Entertain

“There was a time when nonfiction programming meant slow camera movement, a droll narrator and maybe even the occasional nap — or, on the other extreme, the crass sideshow appeal of specials like ‘When Animals Attack.'” Back then, the object was either ratings or awards. “But today, the lines have been blurred, with networks … recognizing that education and entertainment needn’t be mutually exclusive.”