Archives for January, 2010

Life at Camp Leatherneck

Explorer: Camp Leatherneck Premieres Sunday January 31 10P et/ptVideos & Photos >>Leatherneck, end of Week 1 Sent September 1, 2009 Hello Everyone,It’s been a week at Leatherneck – and we have also been in the surrounding settlements.  Here are a few pictures. Director of Photography Thierry Humeau films in a poppy field near Camp Leatherneck.…

Fight Like an Animal

If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? Or, if you were a follower of animal-style Kung-Fu, the better question might be what animal would you fight like? Just watching a practitioner of the animal-style of Kung-Fu can leave no doubt as to its effectiveness, but how accurately animal-like are these martial…

Camp Leatherneck: Day 1

Leatherneck, Day 1 Sent August 28, 2009 Greetings friends, Last night we came in from Kabul in our body armor to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan.   We are traveling with 4 people and 16 cases of equipment.  We got to sleep around 4:30 and our first meeting was at 8:30!  But much of today…

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

The Science of GhostsPeople have been reporting encounters with ghosts since there have been, well, people. Going back to time immemorial, our ancestors have reported spectral encounters with their ancestors. Clearly something is going on – one need only look at the thousands of years of anecdotal evidence – countless ghost stories from the distant…

Fatal Instinct

Name: Tucker Breed: Border Collie Mix Age: 2 years old ABOUT THE DOG:  Tucker was rescued in July 2006 by the Oregon Humane Society after they confiscated more than 40 puppies and dogs from a puppy mill in Oregon. Owners Kelly Perry and Rob Oberdorfer adopted Tucker when he was 10 weeks old – at the time, they…

Family Feud

Name: Chico & Peanut Breed: Chihuahuas Age: 1.5 and 2 years old ABOUT THE DOGS: Owners Pauline Mercado and her daughter Christine Kenney purchased Peanut, a Chihuahua, from a private party when he was about six weeks old. A short while later they got Chico, another Chihuahua, when he was seven weeks old. The two dogs were the…

The Dominator

Name: Leroy Brown Breed: Pit Mix Age: 1.5 years old ABOUT THE DOG:   Leroy Brown, a pit mix, came to Brooke Wilson as a foster when he was about three months old. Everything seemed to be fine until Brooke and her boyfriend, Marc Osborn, went to Mexico for a week without the dogs. When they came…

Border Wars Diary: Week 1 (April 7 thru April 11)

Border WarsPremieres Mondays 9P et/ptTuesday April 7: Day OneTeam A Summary/Point of Entry The first day of shooting started with a bang — only five minutes into our tour of the DiConcini Point of Entry station we found ourselves in the interrogation room, filming a nervous imposter trying to use a fake ID to get…

Cocaine Submarines Producer’s Diary Pt. 3 – Flying With No Oxygen

Inside Cocaine SubmarinesPremieres Sunday January 10 10P et/pt Producer’s DiarySomewhere over Colombia’s Mountain Rain Forest. Night of June 13, 2009. By Steven HoggardProducer There are 12 of us crammed into a tiny Colombian Anti-Narcotics Police prop plane. The thing is bucking like a bronco as lightning flashes off our left wing. It didn’t help when…

Cocaine Submarines Producer’s Diary Pt. 2 – Embedded in Mangroves

Inside Cocaine SubmarinesPremieres Sunday January 10 10P et/pt Producer’s DiarySouthwest Colombia. On a river tributary in remote mangroves near the Equadoran border. Saturday June 12, 2009. By Steven HoggardProducer This region is larger than the state of Connecticut and only has one paved road. It’s endless mangroves are part of some 10,000 miles of tributary and coastline…