Alison Walsh is a digital producer for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. She's also a cat mother, history nerd, and fan of quiche.

“The best way I can honor him is to make him a man again.”  What does it mean to you to be playing John F. Kennedy? I have always been an admirer of the Kennedy family — and of JFK in particular. And I’ve always had a connection to him — maybe because I was…

“To me, he is not a monster. He is a man who did a monstrous thing.”   Every American, it seems, knows the name Lee Harvey Oswald, but very few know much about him as a man. What was it like to play a character like this? From the very first conversations I had with…

“She was just an innocent victim and a girl who loved a man, and the man did something terrible.”   Of the four main characters in Killing Kennedy, Marina is probably the least known. How did this affect your portrayal of her? It was always in the back of my mind that Marina is still…

“The story is so riveting and personal and intimate and relatable and devastating and ugly and idyllic, all at the same time.” What was it like to play such an iconic character? There was a bit of pressure going into playing Jackie Kennedy, as I’m sure there was with any of the roles in this…

The stars were out and shining bright at last night’s Killing Kennedy red carpet premiere party, hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Guests included Rob Lowe (John F. Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald), Jack Noseworthy (Bobby Kennedy), Antoinette Lavecchia (Lady Bird Johnson), Peter Rini (Agent Mooney), Director Nelson McCormick, Screenwriter Kelly…

Attention, History Nerds! And fans of detective stories! And love stories, and period dramas… And people who enjoy amazing stories with fascinating characters and compelling plot lines….. (And everyone else, too…) If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and visit our brand-new and insanely in-depth Killing Lincoln Conspiracy Interactive! It’s extremely…

To everyone’s major disappointment, Felix Baumgartner’s epic spacedive scheduled for today has been aborted due to gusty wind conditions in Roswell, New Mexico. According to mission control, the launch is the second-most dangerous part of this mission (second only to Baumgartner’s actual jump), and even slight winds could be disastrous. The team will try again…

In the wee hours of Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner is predicted to become the world-record holder for the highest free fall. Specifically, he’ll be climbing 23 miles up into the sky—to what is essentially the edge of space—and jumping. While he’s at it, Baumgartner will become the first person to free fall through the sound barrier.…

Just a year and a half after President Obama ordered the raid that ended the longest manhunt in American history and took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, Americans can now see for the first time in a full-length feature film how it all went down in SEAL TEAM SIX: THE RAID ON OSAMA BIN LADEN. When…

We are sad to have learned today that Henry Hill, the inspiration for Ray Liotta’s character in Martin Scorcese’s Goodfellas, and star of the Locked Up Abroad episode “The Real Goodfella,” has passed away, according to various news reports. In remembrance of Henry Hill, we are re-airing his episode of Locked Up Abroad: The Real…

From a grizzly bear hunting in the Rockies to a bat that has a tongue longer than its body; from a killer mouse that howls at the moon to the spectacle of thousands of rays “flying” through the air; from jaguars hunting caimans to dolphins swimming around trees—the Americas are full of amazing surprises. Many…

The following is written by Clair Farley, one of three people whose stories are featured in the new Nat Geo special American Transgender tonight at 8PM et/pt: It wasn’t until the findings from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey were released that my observations as a counselor and employment coach were confirmed by data. The levels…

The following is written by Eli Strong, one of three people whose stories are featured in the Nat Geo special American Transgender, premiering Tuesday, May 1 at 8PM et/pt. December 1, 1990. A lot of people talk about unforgettable days from their childhood. Their first day of school, the day they move into a new…

Male or female? Boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought, but for some people, the answer isn’t so simple.  American Transgender takes us firsthand into the daily lives of three individuals—Clair, Jim, and Eli—who each identify with a different gender from the one in which they were born…