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Tonight’s the night! The three-night miniseries event kicks off at 9/8c with Food Revolutionaries. Christopher Columbus. Julia Child. Clarence Birdseye. These are some of the revolutionary men and women who have changed what and how we eat, remaking not just food history but human history.  Some of these food revolutionaries are well known, others obscure.…

Halloween is coming and Dr. Pol is in his element dealing with jumping, flailing, and barking clientele. The Pol Vet staff have some tricks and treats up their sleeves, but that’s nothing compared to the surprises his patients bring as Dr. Pol is hit with blood, pee, and a kick in the knee. Dr. Pol…

This Sunday, October 26, NGC joins world-champion freediver Stig Severinsen as he attempts to set chilling and unthinkable records. On April 1, 2010, Severinsen became the first person in the world to hold his breath over 20 minutes, when he set an official Guinness World Record of 20 minutes and 10 seconds in a shark…

It’s zero hour in the North Carolina Outer Banks Bluefin Tuna season with the quota about to close. Southern boat Wahoo leads the fleet but local rival Fishin’ Frenzy and Northern invader Pin Wheel are serious threats for the top spot and bragging rights. Gloucester veteran Hard Merchandise needs one more tuna to make the…

Food. It’s driven nearly everything we’ve done as a species, and yet it’s one of the most overlooked aspects of human history. In the beginning, our hunger drove us to hunt. Then, it led us to plant and settle, resulting in civilization. We conquered the land, and we went out into the ocean and then the larger…

Tonight on Live Free or Die, familiar challenges and new ventures test the primitives’ survival skills. Despite one of the most brutal winters on record finally coming to an end, new obstacles always have a way of cropping up. The primitives will face both small and life-changing situations that test their resolve to stay wild.…

Meet the million dollar babies. China’s most treasured trophy and today’s most iconic species – the giant panda. Join us in 3D as we travel with unprecedented access to the remote Wolong Valley and the Bifengxia panda breeding center in Western China where we witness the extraordinary steps being taken to return pandas to the…

Dr. Pol may be from the Netherlands, but there’s no question his home is Michigan. Dr. Pol is just your average racehorse helpin’, outbreak stoppin’, bull-castrating, good old mid-western farm vet. First stop of the day – Finnerty Farms where a pink eye outbreak is threatening to spread to the entire herd. Doc Pol takes…

Sullivan County, TN is known as the birthplace of country music and the home of NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway races. 70 miles east, Ashe County, NC is best known for its Christmas trees, where tens of thousands of trees grow on hillsides and make their way to living rooms across the nation every winter. Both…

Vietnam. The Cold War. Desert Storm. The Iraq War. The Afghan War. This weekend, National Geographic Channel gathers 11 active and retired U.S. Army generals for American War Generals, a first-of-its-kind look back at a half century of America’s military battles told by the men that led them. The film, premiering Sunday, September 14 at…

The Pols Go Dutch

This week, the Pols go Dutch when a special visitor comes to town – Charles’ uncle Jan is visiting from the Netherlands! Uncle Jan doesn’t speak English and Charles promised to be fluent in Dutch when he arrives. With only a few days to spare, Charles is cramming in his lessons, but it may already…

In today’s fast-paced, electronically-dependent world, it’s harder than ever to connect with nature on a daily basis. That’s where the Pond Stars step in; redecorating yards one home at a time to create an escape from everyday life and to connect with wildlife right outside the door. Pond Stars follows Chicago-based water feature specialists at…

This fall, love is in the air at Pol Clinic as Charles plans a surprise anniversary getaway for his parents. But there are sick animals across central Michigan that need Dr. Pol before he can get out of town and celebrate 46 years of marriage with Diane. First up is a bellowing, bloated calf with…

Dr. Brenda has been a staple at Pol Veterinary services for over 21 years. Starting fresh out of college, she’s been a part of the family ever since. Tonight on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the clinic staff and even some of the long-time clients reminisce about their fondest memories with the also incredible Dr. Brenda. The…

It’s early in the Outer Banks Bluefin tuna season, but it’s already obvious that even an experienced fisherman might not have what it takes to survive in this hyper-competitive fishery. The animosity between southern and northern boats reaches a fever pitch, while the longstanding rivalry between two southern boats raises the stakes for the whole…

Tonight on Doomsday Preppers, meet three preppers who plan to utilize natural resources to survive the disasters they fear. Rick and his wife Jane moved from their suburban Florida home to the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. Rick is preparing for the destruction of America’s power grid by an EMP. He hosts a popular radio…

Tonight on Survive the Tribe: Desert Hunters, Hazen joins the San bushmen of the Kalahari Desert for an extreme lesson in persistence hunting by some of the world’s best animal trackers. Venturing into the sweltering bush in 113 degrees weather, Hazen must find water fast. Making it through a scorpion-infested nightfall, Hazen undertakes his first…

The long, cold winter has just hit New England, and while the bluefin tuna season has come to an end in Gloucester, Mass., it’s just getting started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After a disappointing season, several of Gloucester’s top fishermen head south to try to salvage their finances by fishing for the…

Tonight on Going Deep With David Rees: How To Throw A Paper Airplane, learn how to build a record-breaking paper airplane with John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy. Here are a few insider tips to get you started on this episode’s four featured models, The Boomerang, The Tube, The Suzanne, and The Tumble Wing, from the…

Battling dense jungles, sub-zero temperatures and shifting sea ice isn’t epic adventure — it’s everyday life if you want to “Survive the Tribe.” The new series tracks wilderness guide Hazen Audel as he joins the world’s most remote tribes on their quest for survival. When it comes to enduring dense Amazonian jungle or the unrelenting…

The new summer season of Brain Games is just days away, and viewers will be amazed as host Jason Silva reveals the surprising truths of our mind via interactive experiments supported by the latest research and technology. In honor of the new season, National Geographic Channel is partnering with one of the oldest centers of…

By Senior Airman Sandra Welch More than 100 troops at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan gathered June 14, 2014 to watch Inside Combat Rescue: The Last Stand. The two-hour documentary filmed at Bagram last year highlights Air Force Security Forces, pararescuemen, and their duties at the Airfield. The pre-screening came on the same day as the Afghanistan…

By Senior Airman Charles V. Rivezzo Nearly 10,000 miles away from Afghanistan, the war’s realities are sometimes hard to imagine. Businesses prosper and grocery stores remain stocked. Other than maybe a spike at the pump, many carry on with life with little regard of the turmoil that takes place on the other side of the…

Brown hyena expert Ingrid Wiesel wants to find her favorite study animal, named Tosca, who has disappeared from her home range on Namibia’s wild west coast. Ingrid has spent the last 17 years studying brown hyenas–now she must journey deep into Tosca’s world to discover what exactly has forced her to leave her traditional hunting…

Each year thousands of schools across the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through…