My first thought on hearing this question was fiction or non-fiction?
I ask because I can remember a few TV shows from when I was younger that got me interested in the world of nature and led to my interest in science. Daktari immediately springs to mind as does Flipper.
Non-fiction wise I would have to go with Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom starring St. Louisan Marlin Perkins.
I used to spend hours glued to the TV watching these shows. All three, in different ways, instilled an appreciation for the wonder and variety of nature (I have a theory that part of the reason creationists are creationists is that they do not know how diverse the animal and plant world is – which instills a typological attitude towards nature).
A close, non-fiction, runner up is Bill Nye, the Science Guy…
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