Archives for April, 2012

The Challenger Deep’s First Explorer

In March, as filmmaker and undersea explorer James Cameron recently descended nearly seven miles into the Challenger Deep section of the south Pacific’s Mariana Trench in a submersible of his own design, a retired Navy officer named Don Walsh waited on the surface in Cameron’s support ship. Of all the people who were part of…

Amish Out of Order Recap with Mose: Amish 101

The following is written by ex-Amish community leader Mose Gingerich who’s featured on the new series Amish: Out of Order: So in this blog I wanted to review a little bit of 101, and then talk about the upcoming 102 episode. In 101 there were no real surprises. I was quite nervous as to how…

Locked Up Abroad First Episode Available Now

I’m pretty excited about the new season of Locked Up Abroad.  We’ve made the first episode available now, a week before the premiere on VOD (Check cable or Satellite Operator), Hulu and iTunes.  Also don’t forget we’ve recently updated our Locked Up Abroad iOS app – with new episodes and social features.  Hope you can…

Fishermen Fashion: The Must-Haves

Tuna fishing can be an exciting and rewarding activity, but it can also be a physically demanding one. If you are planning to cast your fishing rod into the ocean you have probably considered which boat you are going to use, as well as your reels.  A component that is sometimes overlooked is what you…

NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of April 9, 2012

Spring is in the air and viewers are giving NGC and Nat Geo Wild record viewership levels.  Continuing the remembrance of the Titanic disaster, Save the Titanic was the #1 show on NGC this week, with 2 repeats of the James Cameron special, Titanic: The Final Word also finding top spots on the network.  The…

Statement Regarding Recent Surfer Death

National Geographic Channel shares our sincere condolences to the family of the surfer killed today off the coast of South Africa. While it is true we do have a series currently airing on the channel called Shark Men with Chris Fischer, we have not renewed the series for another season, have no plans to renew,…

Kenny and Zoltan’s Venom Quest: Welcome to the Snake Pit

According to Snake Hunter and Herpetologist Zoltan Takacs, “There isn’t another country in the world where snakes and humans get so close as in Vietnam” and he and Environmental Anthropologist and Cave Diver  Kenny Broad are out to prove it. Venturing through the seas off Song Doc in search of sea snakes, in the markets…

#AmishOutofOrder Twitter Round-Up

Last night our very own Mose Gingrich (@AmishNCity) live-tweeted the premiere of Amish: Out of Order, sharing his experience leaving the Amish community while answering questions from viewers on Twitter. Here’s a collection of tweets from Mose, and what other people on Twitter, had to say about the show: @AmishNCity – It was a difficult…

Doomsday Preppers Casting

Calling all preppers! National Geographic Channel is prepping for season two of Doomsday Preppers! If you are actively preparing to survive any cataclysmic event, email us at prepperscasting@sharpentertainment.com. In the spirit of OPSEC, all names and information will be kept confidential.

Spotted: Space Shuttle Discovery on Final Flight

For those who never made it to Kennedy Space Center to watch a shuttle launch, the chance to witness one of the now-retired space shuttles in flight was an opportunity not to be missed. Lucky for me, Nat Geo headquarters is conveniently located in Downtown D.C., close to the area where the space shuttle Discovery…