George Page (television presenter)

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George Page
Born George Henson Page
(1935-03-31)March 31, 1935
Hartwell, Georgia, United States
Died June 28, 2006(2006-06-28) (aged 71)
Equinunk, Pennsylvania, United States
Cause of death Cancer
Education Emory University (1957)
Occupation Television host, narrator, producer, editor, journalist
Years active 1959–1998
Employer WSB-TV; NBC News (1959–1972)
WNET (1972–1998)
Known for Nature (creator)
Parent(s) William and Maude Page
Awards Emmys: Won (1980)
Nominated (1980, 1981, 1986)

George Henson Page (31 March 1935 – 28 June 2006) was an American television host, known for his love for nature and his unique and mellifluous voice. He created the PBS series Nature, and hosted and narrated it from its beginning in 1982 until his retirement in 1998. He was also the director of Science and Natural History Programming at the PBS station Thirteen/WNET. Before his time with PBS, Page had a long career in broadcast journalism, mostly at NBC. In 1990, Emory University, the school Page had graduated from in 1957, awarded him with the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters, citing his "contributions to science education in the United States".[1]

In May 1995, Page was awarded another honorary degree from Pace University, for helping television viewers "understand and celebrate in all its diversity the world in which we live."[2][3] George Page died June 28, 2006 in Equinunk, Pennsylvania.[1]

Page also wrote the book Inside the Animal Mind, published in 1999.[4]

List of Nature Films Narrated by George Page[edit]

Lost World of the Medusa

Hawaii: Island of the Fire Goddess

Selva Verde: The Green Jungle

Secrets of an African Jungle

Yellowstone in Winter


  1. ^ a b Hevesi, Dennis (July 2, 2006). "George Page Dies at 71; Creator and Host of PBS's 'Nature'". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients 1981–2004". Pace University. November 5, 2008. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "George Page, Creator and Host of Nature on PBS". Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). June 29, 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Page, George (1999). Inside the Animal Mind: A Groundbreaking Exploration of Animal Intelligence. Doubleday. 

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