Archives for February, 2013

By: Michael Stankevich, Production Crew I am a bad driver. It’s taken me a long time to come to this realization. Hopefully I’m still alive when you are reading this entry for The Incredible Dr. Pol. One of the most pressing challenges of the production is to simply keep up with the man that is Dr.…

The Pentagon is the largest office building in the world. It is home to the Department of Defense, which oversees all branches of the Unites States Armed Forces. Many high-profile military and political figures are frequently in and out of this building, including the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and even the…

Actor-director Ben Affleck’s Argo, which won the Best Picture statuette at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, is such an evocative spy thriller that from now on, it’ll be difficult to resist picturing  Affleck as the CIA agent who ingeniously rescued six U.S. diplomats from Tehran in 1980 by staging a fake movie production. But if you want to…

At just 22, Senior Airman Barry is deploying as an Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) in one of the busiest and most dangerous regions of Afghanistan. After saying goodbye to his parents and flying into Kandahar Airfield, he’s ready for the challenge. But a slew of fast-paced and tough missions test Barry’s skills and ability to…

It’s week five for the fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts and a new challenge has presented itself: the great white shark! On this season of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a single Bluefin can be worth up to $20,000…making it hard for any of the captains to stay out of the water. Let’s check to see how…

In Cesar Millan’s show Leader of the Pack, Cesar works to find homeless dogs with behavioral problems the best family to help individual dogs. Adoption is a wonderful way to give homeless dogs a second chance and a great way for individuals to help solve an international problem at a local level. The problem of…

The Michigan heat is taking its toll on Dr. Pol and his team this week.  But unfortunately for these vets, the animals are suffering from the rising temperature. Dr. Pol and his son, Charles, treat a calf with pneumonia that is not faring well with a thick blanket of humidity covering the area. They hope…

It was on Oct 14, 2012 that Austrian pilot and base jumper, Felix Baumgartner, went to the edge of space and made it back alive. His mission was to embark on a historic journey and complete the highest and fastest free fall ever by man. Felix also became the first person to skydive the sound…

By: Colin Blankenship, Story Department When local law enforcement funding decreases, agencies have to make cuts all across the board. This includes K9-Units across the country with experienced handlers who can’t afford their K9 partners. Harris County Deputy Ted Dahlin from Texas is one such example. His K9 partner Blek was killed in the line of…

When Shaun White, Louie Vito, and Danny Davis perform freestyle tricks in the halfpipe, all eyes are on them. But have you ever looked beyond the athlete and wondered who sets the stage for these awe-inspiring events? New series Mountain Movers follows Chris “Gunny” Gunnarson and the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) team as they design…

Tonight on Lords of War, Sean and his weapons experts are in Galveston, Texas, where they evaluate a deringer pistol, discover a surprising feature of a Chinese AK-47, determine the value of a WWI Damascus steel sword, and take a look at a first edition captain America comic book. Shooter meets a collector who traded $25,000 worth…

Moody Air Force Base hosted the world-premiere screening of Inside Combat Rescue earlier this month. We took our cameras along to capture the crowd’s reactions to watching the airmen of Moody’s very own 23d Wing featured in the first-of-its-kind series. What did you think of the premiere of Inside Combat Rescue? If you missed it this…

By: Jessica Van Garsse, Doomsday Preppers Field Producer Things I Miss About Alaska: I have been fortunate enough to travel to some of the world’s most beautiful places. And still, Alaska took my breath away and put me at a loss for words – the latter, truly a rarity. It was hard to put the camera down,…

KG and Ringy are back again this week in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It’s the site of the bloodiest battle in American History and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. The boys are digging for “civ” – bullets, buttons and bombs from the Civil War. Their mission: to find artifacts from 1863, the year that put Gettsyburg on the…

War is full of hard truths, and one, according to veteran Brett, is that it changes you. Now on his sixth deployment, the mental and emotional toll from experiencing the carnage of war first hand is a consequence he reluctantly accepts. But his best friend Eric, a new father, refuses to let that happen, hoping…

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, but some have said that his spirit has lingered on—and not just figuratively, either. Over the years, there have been multiple purported sightings of his ghost—at the White House and Ford’s Theatre where he was assassinated, at Fort Monroe in Virginia, and at his tomb in Springfield, Ill. The…

On this week’s episode of the Incredible Dr. Pol, the hectic life of Dr. Pol gets ramped up a notch with the visit of his Dutch family and his son Charles’ L.A. lady. Although the company makes the clinic feel jam-packed, having a few extra hands on farm calls provide a little relief for Doc…

In the Ural Mountains of Russia at 9:20 a.m. local time this morning, a fiery ball with a long tail streaked across the sky and then over Chelyabinsk, a city of 1.1 million people. Just before what appeared to be a meteor hit the earth, there was a bright flash of light and then the…

Of all the legendary figures in American history, George Washington is in a class by himself. Founding father, Commander of the Continental Army, and America’s first president – his face is as familiar as the dollar bill. Most everyone knows this great man, or thinks they do. But we’re starting to learn that much of…

On Friday February 15, 2013 an asteroid designated as 2012 DA14, a space rock that is approximately 150 feet (45 meters) across will pass by earth just close enough to make astronomers cringe. While scientists are confident that 2012 DA14 will not strike the planet, the asteroid will pass within the orbits of several communications…

Sean and the guys head to Colorado on tonight’s episode of Lords of Wars where they fire everything from a 4-barrel swivel breech pistol from the mid 1700s to a rare piece of World War II memorabilia known as a Cushman Scooter. Only 300 Cushman scooters survived the war and Shooter thinks they can fetch…

If you’re still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day card to let your sweetheart know how much you care, look no further than these special Doomsday Prepper edition valentines! Because what could be more romantic than surviving doomsday with that special someone? Well, maybe surviving doomsday with a cocktail in hand and your favorite celeb.…

Search’n fer Pirates Booty

Ahoy there, mate! Tonight we have a special episode o’ Diggers, where the boys be on th’ hunt for actual pirate treasure! Out in the swamps off Louisiana, KG and Ringy be at it again with the hopes o’ find’n legendary caches o’ doubloon, treasure pieces of eight that pirate Jean Lafitte may have buried…

Becoming Booth

Before the tragic event that took place on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was famous for one thing only — his acting. After the assassination of President Lincoln at Fords Theater, his name is still associated with the stage, but for obviously different reasons. However dark his actions undoubtedly were, there is much more complexity to the…

It’s week four of the Okie Invitational and the five teams face spies, poachers, curses, razor-sharp rusted metal and nocturnal beasts. Coming in from a big win week three, Scooter Bivins and his new partner, Nate, head to one of Scooter’s most secret honey holes. But they are not alone. Someone is following them to…