Earth Day Programming

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By Chris Ariens Comment

Rip open your recycled paper-wrapped presents and hang the CFLs, its Earth Day. And the cable channels are programming just for you.

• CNN airs a special Planet in Peril and, in recognition of Earth Day, is recycling Anderson Cooper’s “60 Minutes” swim with great white sharks. Tonight at 11pmET on CNN. Update: Actually, it looks like “60 Minutes” recycled CNN’s idea. Cooper dove with great whites for a previous Planet in Peril in late-2008.

• CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla hosts “Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future” which will introduce viewers to more than a dozen potential game changing energy innovations. Tonight at 8pmET on CNBC.

• MSNBC’s Earth Day special will be hosted by Law & Order’s Sam Waterston. The fourth installment of the network’s environmental documentary series, “Future Earth: Addicted to Power,” airs tonight at 11pmET.

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