Explore the voyager who discovered Hawaii and the eastern coast of Australia, navigated the uncharted shores of New Zealand and Tahiti, and mapped everything along the way.
Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, the new four-part special, airs on WXXI-TV June 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. The series follows Vanessa Collingridge, bestselling author and Cook expert, as she traces Cook’s three major voyages across the globe. Viewers come across the direct descendants of the native peoples of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, as well those of the men with which he sailed on four magnificent vessels. Collingridge meets with experts to convey the life of an 18th century English sailor to viewers, and dramatic recreations of major events help bring Cook’s story to life.