If you’re a Gen-X’er or older, this will likely dust off some old memories, unleashing one of those “Yes, I remember that” moments.
From 1963 through 1988, Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler hosted Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, a 30 minute program that aired Sunday nights on NBC. An early precursor to Animal Planet and The Discovery Channel, Wild Kingdom let American audiences travel (at least virtually) to exotic destinations and observe wild animals in their natural habitats. It all happened during prime time with millions watching. And the show, otherwise credited with raising ecological and environmental awareness, won 41 major awards, including four Emmys.