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 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…

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…

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…

Inside Cocaine SubmarinesPremieres Sunday January 10 10P et/pt Producer’s DiaryBogota. June 10, 2009. By Steven HoggardProducer Upon arrival in Bogota we’re confronted with the nuance and dangers of covering this story. It’s dark and 1am. We’ve just arrived into Bogota from Houston, Texas. It’s really not a long flight — just 5 hours or so……

Have you heard? National Geographic Channel had three shows nominated this year for a People’s Choice Award. DogTown, Dog Whisperer, and Rescue Ink Unleashed were all announced back in November as nominees for Favorite Animal Show, a new category this year. And as of last night, the winner is… Dog Whisperer! Now in its sixth season, Dog Whisperer follows…

The Seven Year Bark

Name: Astro Breed: Australian Red Cattle Dog Age: 7 years old ABOUT THE DOG: Astro’s father was in a famous Australian beer commercial where the dog stole beer out of a cooler.  Astro was only about 7 weeks old when he came to owner Alison Clark, but she hoped he would have the same star…

Vindictive Vincent

Name: Vincent Breed: Shar-Pei Age: 4 years old ABOUT THE DOG: Vincent came to owner David Cowley after a long line of Shar-Peis.  None of David’s dogs had been aggressive until Vincent.  Vincent’s dog aggression has been around almost since the beginning. David enrolled the dog in obedience classes and boot camps to help tire…

Name: Sydney Breed: Weimaraner Age: 9 years old ABOUT THE DOG:  Sydney aided owner Morgan Roche in controlling the deer population at the forestry plantation where he worked in Ireland.  Sydney would track the deer during hunting. But when the Brown family moved to Australia, Sydney became extremely aggressive toward the posties, Australia postal carriers,…

For all you people out there just looking for a place to “live curious,” this is the new and improved National Geographic Channel community where you can take what you’ve seen on our Channel and comment, share, discuss, dissect, suggest, and more!You’ll notice we have a new “Curious?” hub for the community, where you can…

For all you people out there just looking for a place to “live curious,” this is the new and improved National Geographic Channel community where you can take what you’ve seen on our Channel and comment, share, discuss, dissect, suggest, and more!You’ll notice we have a new “Curious?” hub for the community, where you can…

For all you people out there just looking for a place to “live curious,” this is the new and improved National Geographic Channel community where you can take what you’ve seen on our Channel and comment, share, discuss, dissect, suggest, and more!You’ll notice we have a new “Curious?” hub for the community, where you can…