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Archives for February, 2013

Dangerous Driving With Dr. Pol

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.…

Training Pentagon Dogs

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…

Real-Life “Argo” Hero to Be Featured on Locked Up Abroad

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…

Inside Combat Rescue: Whatever it Takes

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…

Wicked Tuna Round Up and Shark Attack Tips

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…

Homeless Dogs: An International Problem

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…

Incredible Dr. Pol: Hog Days of Summer

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…

Space Dive: Making History and Setting Records

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…

Donating Canines for Cops

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…

Mountain Movers: Designing Extreme Winter Sports Courses

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…