National Geographic plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 with two primetime global specials: Born Wild: Earth Day Live and Jane Goodall: The Hope.

Born Wild: Earth Day Live will be broadcast on April 22, at 8/7c on Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild featuring National Geographic explorers and hosted by ABC News’ Robin Roberts.

The next chapter of Dr. Jane Goodall’s life’s work will be shown with Jane Goodall: The Hope, premiering April 22, at 9/8c on Nat Geo, Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo.

“The need to protect our planet has never been more urgent and we’re using Earth Day 50th as an opportunity to showcase the wonder of our planet and its incredible species to viewers around the world,” said Courteney Monroe, president, National Geographic Global Television Networks. “With the Earth Day takeover across all of our networks and platforms, we will be able to reach the largest audience possible to celebrate this momentous day and ensure viewers fall in love with our planet and act to protect it.”

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