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What to Watch on Wednesday: Documentary follows one polar bear’s journey over four years

In “My Journey with a Polar Bear,” Norwegian filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad follows one single polar bear mother’s life over the course of four years, documenting her struggle to raise her cubs as their home melts away.
In “My Journey with a Polar Bear,” Norwegian filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad follows one single polar bear mother’s life over the course of four years, documenting her struggle to raise her cubs as their home melts away. Smithsonian Channel

My Journey with a Polar Bear (8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel) - Norwegian filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad follows one polar bear mother’s life over the course of four years, documenting her struggle to raise her cubs as their home melts away.

Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (8 p.m., Fox) - In the Season 2 finale, Ramsay and his team work at two Los Angeles restaurants: Social and M’Dears Bakery & Bistro.

Survivor (8 p.m., CBS) - We’ll find out more tonight on how our Duke pre-med student Keith Sowell is getting along the “Edge of Extinction” island after last week’s tribal council ouster.

American Idol (8 p.m., ABC) - More auditions in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Louisville, Ky., and Los Angeles. We’re hearing rumors that at least one North Carolina person shows up in auditions tonight.

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In “My Journey with a Polar Bear,” Norwegian filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad follows one single polar bear mother’s life over the course of four years, documenting her struggle to raise her cubs as their home melts away. Smithsonian Channel
Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.
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