On June 25, 1997, the great ocean explorer and advocate Jacques Costeau died at the age of 87. Jane Pauley reports on his life of adventure and innovation that inspired boundless fascination with the wonders of the sea. (For more information visit the Cousteau Society.)
On June 25, 1997, the great ocean explorer and environmental advocate died at the age of 87
French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was a trailblazer in exploring the oceans and bringing the wonders of the sea to audiences around the world through his documentaries and books. In this story originally broadcast onShow More Summary
How well do you know the man beneath the wetsuit?
One of the world's great adventurers—and a Resistance spy—Jacques Cousteau warned me 25 years ago that humans were reaching the point of no return on environmental destruction.
Pierre-Yves Cousteau, the youngest son of Jacques Cousteau, explores a sunken ship and artificial reef in the Bahamas. Join him in 360 degrees aboard a submersible craft.
You might think space is the final frontier, but there’s an entire alien world beneath the sea. Exploring the deepest abysses even looks a lot like exploring outer space. So, we set up some time with Fabien Cousteau, aquanaut, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, and arguably the ocean’s biggest fan, to chat about what it’s… Read more...
When Jacques Cousteau was a boy he dreamed always of the water. Often described as a “sickly” child, young Jacques longed for its buoyancy and freedom, even though he wasn’t the strongest of swimmers. At least not yet. That all started to change in the tiny village of West Barnet, Vermont. Show More Summary
The explorer and aquanaut from the famous Cousteau family and eldest grandson of Jacques Cousteau is embarking on his next adventure
He was more than just the storyteller of the sea—he was a revolutionary who changed the way we think about the entire planet.
"People protect what they love.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau When I was a kid, my family and I used to love watching “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.” Every week we’d set out the TV tables and share our dinner with the French marine...Show More Summary
Patrick Smith animates an inspiring conversation in the latest episode of PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank ‘The Experimenters’ series.
On a fascinating episode of the Blank on Blank animated series The Experimenters, the legendary Jacques Cousteau spoke about his ever-changing search for Atlantis, how the film Jaws was affecting endangered shark populations and the importance of protecting the environment. This conversation took place during a lost 1978 interview with Roy Leonard. The Cousteau society […]
Jacques Cousteau's grandson Fabien plans to use synthetic coral reefs in a new effort toward marine conservation.
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. The Silent World (1956) Among his...Show More Summary
Nitrogen narcosis is also known as raptures of the deep (“l’ivresse des grandes profondeurs,” as Jacques Cousteau put it), or the Martini effect. It is a consciousness-altering condition that affects divers at certain depths. While a diver is affected, she may feel euphoric and see things that are not really there. Show More Summary
Grandson of Jacques Cousteau has accepted that danger is part of his career spent in nature.