Archives for August, 2012

Spring fever has hit for Dr. Pol and his staff at the veterinary clinic. A packed room of clients and animals wait patiently as Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda make their way through their day of triple-booked appointments. Dr. Pol enjoys a busy work schedule and begins his day with an owner who has brought…

It was a British ship, sunk by a German submarine, in Irish waters. More than 95 years later, the death toll of the great passenger liner, RMS Lusitania, still staggers—1,198 men, women, children … all civilians, all innocent.  And even though fewer than 10% of the victims were U.S. citizens, this was a seminal moment…

By Ricki Chaikin, Co-Owner of Reclaimed Relics Featured on Abandoned  Upcycled? We’re not sure.  If you saw this episode, you know that Mark loves PBR and he thought this would be a great time to do a refurbishment of his own. A little redneck? Maybe. But let’s face it… every man wants a man cave,…

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…

Dr. Jan Pol recently took time out to answer fan questions on National Geographic Channel’s Facebook page. The questions ranged from details about Dr. Pol’s history and experiences through to his family and the new season of The Incredible Dr. Pol. Read a transcript of the questions and answers below, and be sure to tune…

By Ricki Chaikin, Co-Owner Reclaimed Relics as featured on new-series Abandoned Tonight on Abandoned: Maryland Silk Mill, Jay and his buddies take a ride to rural Lonaconing, Md., where they dig through a shuttered silk mill that’s been abandoned since 1957. When the guys get in, they discover that the entire mill is totally preserved.…

A night of re-discovering hidden treasures continues on National Geographic Channel with America’s Lost Treasures. This week, hosts Curt Doussett and Kinga Philipps head to beautiful and historic Savannah, Georgia. At the Savannah History Museum they uncover much evidence of the city’s rich past, including Civil War relics and remnants of the coastline’s maritime significance.…

Tonight on National Geographic Channel, catch back-to-back episodes of the new series Abandoned where hosts Jay, Mark and Dan take you inside the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Factory in Milwaukee and a silk mill in Maryland. After searching through each of the sites and negotiating selling prices, Jay selects items for refurbishment, creating some truly…

This episode of Hard Time takes you out West to Sin City. Las Vegas is known by the slogan “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.”  But ask anyone at the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC); Vegas’ main jail, and they’ll tell you it’s really “Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation.” In a city where…

On this episode of American Gypsies, the family drama continues as the Johns brothers head to the racetrack. Nicky explains that he is there to win money to buy a luxurious car for his son Justin’s 16th birthday and Bobby lets slip that he is also planning on buying an expensive car for Christopher, which…

If you tuned in to Angela Carnegie’s incredible story on Locked Up Abroad: Busted in Bangkok, I’m sure you have questions. We checked in with Angela to get answers and see what life is like for her today and here’s what she had to say: After Andrew discovered you were in Bangkok and called you…

The popularity of  heroin has fluctuated throughout decades depending on its price, availability, and even how fashionable it is at the time. Derived from the opium poppy plant, heroin, when snorted or injected creates a euphoric high that can last hours. Classified as a Schedule I drug, heroin has become a threat to the health…

Meet Dr. Jan Pol, a veterinarian with over 40 years of experience treating family pets and livestock across rural Michigan.  Dr. Pol and his wife, Diane, run the business, and with the help from their staff of trained professionals, they care for over 19,000 clients, some driving a hundred miles away for Dr. Pol’s expertise…

Cesar Millan is wrapping up the final season of The Dog Whisperer and shared with Parade magazine some of surprises and insights that training dogs, or rather, training dog owners has taught him. Dogs share the same desires for food, comfort and companionship. In fact, dogs aren’t necessarily impressed when they meet a celebrity like…

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…

Hobbyist metal detectorists “King George” Wyant and his buddy Tim “The Ringmaster” Saylor travel the country looking for lost relics of history on ‘Diggers.’ They understand that every item has a story to tell, and are on a quest to unearth history that would otherwise be forgotten. A Word From the Diggers, KG and Ringy:…

Dr. Brady Barr’s dangerous encounters have taken him around the globe to get up close and hands-on with every imaginable creature. Tonight’s premiere of Dangerous Encounters takes you up close and personal on Brady’s journey find America’s very own backyard beasts. Raging Bulls Join Dangerous Encounters host Brady Barr as he dives headfirst into the…

Tonight’s premiere of the new series Abandoned is a doubleheader, with the team visiting two historic sites filled with potential lost treasures. After searching through each of the sites and negotiating selling prices, Jay selects items for refurbishment, creating some truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Maryland Grist Mill The Abandoned team, Jay, Dan, and Mark, search for…

Flush with money- and more than a hint of ego- from the success of his newly opened psychic shop, Chris sees a new and unconventional route to even greater success when he finds a broken down food truck in his brother-in-law’s scrap yard. He quickly recruits Val and Sean into his scheme despite the decrepit…

A dirt gravel road slices ninety miles into Denali National Park and Preserve then dead-ends. For most visitors, this lone byway is all they see. But off the beaten path, over two million acres of primordial wilderness awaits, in an expanse larger than the state of Massachusetts. During the park’s busiest five month season, the…

No area in the country is busier than the 250-mile swath of border known as Arizona’s Tucson Sector. Tightened security in Nogales is driving smugglers and illegal immigrants to cross through the rugged Baboquivari mountains and the desert near Douglas, AZ. Others are trying to overwhelm agents at the points of entry using new crossing…

Journalists have been risking their lives for years in order to expose their audience to war, rebellion, and various political upheavals. These daring adventures are often seen by journalists as a way to boost their careers and reach more people. Unfortunately, the danger of these assignments can end in assault, kidnapping, and even death for…

  “UFOs” and Natural Phenomena Mexican culture, like what we encountered in Brazil during last week’s episode, seems to me to harbor a significantly different view on the possibility of life beyond Earth and sojourns of such life to our world than is commonly held in the United States.  In fact, UFOs are frequently associated…

Unexplained UFO phenomena are caught on video every day, but it is rare for two strangers to record the same object at the same time from two separate angles. For that reason, the team is captivated by “the mothership videos” – a pair of recordings that appear to show a large, flying craft dispensing dozens…

This week’s Chasing UFOs Sighting of the Week comes to us from Kelly King who spotted a strange, fast-moving craft in  Rockledge, FL near Cape Canaveral. I was driving in Rockledge, Florida towards I-95 as I looked out of the window I saw a silver round metallic object go over the top of us. It…