Project Description

“The Human Spark” with Alan Alda – PBS

After countless years on this planet – a new human burst upon the scene, apparently unannounced.

It was us. What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where did the Human Spark ignite, and when? And perhaps most tantalizingly, why?

In a three-part PBS series, Alan Alda takes these questions personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain.

Opening Tease

“Ancient Skulls”

“Forest Primeval”

“Wandering”