David Attenborough Research Paper

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~ Hook: What question or scene grabs the reader’s attention? David Attenborough has had an interest in wildlife ever since he was a small child, looking at slugs and other insects and wondering how they work. He has had a very successful career in the animal planet channel, bringing all the animals into everybody's living rooms. ~ What early events in life prepared the hero to make such a discovery or gave him or her a critical character trait or skill? As a child, David Attenborough was always interested in how bugs worked. This sparked the lifelong interest for wildlife. ~ What was life like for the average person before the discovery David Attenborough didn’t really have a big discovery that made him famous. His fame came gradually…show more content…
His mother was Mary Attenborough and his father was Frederick Attenborough. They got married in 1922. Frederick Attenborough was the principal of the University of Leicester and was also a the author of ”The Laws of the Earliest English Kings” and ”Laws of the Earliest English Kings - Scholar's Choice Edition”. David’s siblings were Richard Attenborough, John Attenborough, Irene Bejach, and Helga Bejach. His older brother, Richard Attenborough, was always very interested in acting. Richard pursued his dream and ended up staring in the Jurassic Park movies along with many others. David was never interested in acting like his older brother was, he was more interested in wildlife and nature. Some years later in 1947, David graduated from Clare College, Cambridge leaving with a degree in Natural Science. In 1952, he entered BBC T.V. at Alexandra Palace. Soon after this he started a new series called ”Zoo Quest” witch became really popular fairly quickly. Britain started a third TV channel in 1964 called BBC2 with Michel Peacock. A year went by and Michael Peacock got promoted to BBC1 leaving David controller of BBC2. In 1969 David was promoted to Director of Programmes, with the responsibility for both of the BBC's television networks. This job had him sit behind a desk for 8 years, he had had enough of it so he resigned in 1973 to go back to programme making. The shows he put out between them and now were "Eastwards with Attenborough", "The Tribal Eye", ”Life on Earth” (1979), ”The Living Planet” (1984), and ”The Trials of Life” (1990) "The Life of Birds" (1999), ”The Blue Planet” (TV Mini-Series 2001), ”Life in the Undergrowth” (TV Mini-Series 2005), ”Life (TV Mini-Series” 2009), ”60 Years in the Wild” (TV Series 2012), Micro Monsters (2013), Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013), Natural Curiosities (2013), ”Galapagos 3D” (TV Series 2013), ”Life Story” (TV Series

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