Archives for July, 2012

Woof of the Week Instagram Winner: Best Friends

To celebrate the dog days of summer and the new season of Dog Whisperer we want to see your pups in all their glory. Each week we’ll be announcing a new theme – share a pic of your pooch that fits the weekly theme on Instagram by following us at @NatGeoChannels and tagging your pic…

Finding ‘America’s Lost Treasures’ in Wilmington, Delaware

On this episode of America’s Lost Treasures, Curt and Kinga arrive at the Winterthur Museum in Wilmington Delaware. The oldest state does not disappoint as its savvy collectors present their historic and unique treasures. Out of these, Curt chooses: A classic Mack truck, a silver goblet owned by Isaac Leeser, and a discharge paper from…

American Gypsy Quotes: Nicky on Honoring Tradition

If you tuned in to American Gypsies: The Gloves Come Off last night, you saw firsthand how upset Nicky was with Bobby for considering letting his daughters get in to acting. Known to be hot-tempered and bull-headed, Nicky’s always ready for a fight, especially when anything or anyone threatens the good name of his family.…

Get the Real Story with National Geographic’s ‘Secret History of UFOs’

From military reports and radar readings to pilot accounts and eyewitness testimony, sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects have captured the public’s fascination for decades. Despite hundreds of photos and videos of purported UFOs, we still have no scientific proof we’re being visited by extraterrestrials—Do UFO sightings deserve scientific study? Or can the phenomenon be explained…

Meet the Hutterites: We Are Not A Cult

On a chilly, wintery day Wesley takes a small group of young adults on a tour of the colony. Tours of the colony are not common, but when people inquire about what goes on they are usually welcomed. When the visitors ask if Hutterites are a “cult” it’s obvious to Wesley the tours aren’t enough…

Narrowly Escaping Death Filming Freaks & Creeps

Borneo is a bit like Alice in Wonderland, a topsy-turvy land where animals have been drinking magic potions that make them grow into giants or shrink into midgets. The kind of place where forgone of the world’s smallest frogs, about the size of a pea, is dwarfed by the world’s longest bug—a stick insect that…

American Gypsies: The Gloves Come Off

On this episode of American Gypsies, Bobby clashes with his brother Nicky while finding a location for a new psychic shop for his son, Chris. Nicky doesn’t believe in expanding the family business with their father Bob, Sr. so sick, while Bobby thinks it’s necessary for his son to start taking on more responsibility. To…

Locked Up Abroad Where Are They Now?: Susan Haglof

If you tuned in to Susan Haglof’s nightmarish story on Locked Up Abroad: Not Without My Baby, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Susan to get answers and see what life is like for her today and here’s what she had to say: Were you aware of Egypt’s adoption laws before you…

Attempted Adoption Becomes Human Trafficking Nightmare on Locked Up Abroad

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in the Middle East with more than 81 million people living throughout Cairo, Alexandria, or along the Nile River. Of those 81 million, an estimated 1.7 million are orphans. In addition, the number of children that live in the streets of Egypt is thought to be far…

NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of July 9, 2012

It appears I’m a bit behind on the viewer favorites, so catching up this week.  On NGC, American Colony has been on ratings fire, leading our overall series almost every week.  Along with Taboo, although usually its our Sunday premieres that are strong – this time, Saturday repeats came in the top 5.  Down to…