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‘Animal magnetism’ on display in two-part edition of ‘Nature’

Birds do it. Bees do it. And neither they nor the rest of the animal kingdom (besides humans) need a sex manual or Freudian analysis to get it right. “What Females Want and Males Will Do” is the provocatively titled two-part edition of “Nature” charting some of the techniques that make winners and losers in the animal dating game. Authentic animal magnetism is displayed in Africa, South America and Australia as well as New Orleans and the California desert.

Whether it”s drumming, dancing, turning colors or even more exotic techniques, creatures have instinctive courting rituals. This documentary puts them on view. It airs on consecutive Saturdays – April 12 and 19 at 4 p.m. – on KET.

CBS News collaborates with Loki Films, producers of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Jesus Camp,” for “The Lord”s Boot Camp,” a special edition of “48 Hours.” It looks at three teenage girls who, in the summer of 2007, were among hundreds of youngsters attending a no-frills training camp in Florida that prepared them to embark on evangelical missions in the U.S. and Africa. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady of Loki Films and Susan Zirinsky of CBS News are the executive producers of the program, which provides an unusual glimpse at the spiritual and social struggles of teenhood. It airs 8 p.m. EDT Saturday on CBS.

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