PBS partners with UK producers for Nova special on Typhoon Haiyan

By Andrew Lapin

A man surveys the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In January, a Nova special will examine the storm and its aftermath. (Photo: World Food Program/ Praveen Agrawal)

A man surveys the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan. A Nova special in January will examine the storm and its aftermath. (Photo: World Food Program/Praveen Agrawal)

PBS and United Kingdom–based Sky Vision Productions are collaborating on a pair of documentaries about Typhoon Haiyan, to air in both countries, RealScreen reports.

Sky1 is collecting footage from the Philippines in the aftermath of one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, which the UK network will use for a documentary to air Dec. 11. PBS will repurpose the same footage for an episode of the science program Nova with the working title Monster Typhoon, to air Jan. 22, 2014. The program will feature interviews with survivors and storm scientists and will examine conditions in the Philippines in the storm’s aftermath, the government’s crippled relief efforts and the probability of more giant storms to come as Earth’s climate changes.

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