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By Heather Theunissen Dr. Michelle Oakley is the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles across the rugged Yukon Territory.  In the season premiere of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Fly Like an Eagle, viewers follow Dr. Oakley as she hits the road for some house calls. With over 300 miles to cover, Dr. Oakley has…

The following was written by Jarrod Clowery, who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers.  Jarrod is a Boston marathon bombings survivor and founder of the Heroes Hearts Foundation. By Jarrod Clowery On April 15, 2013, I survived Marathon Monday and within one second, I became…

The following was written by Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D., who spoke at National Geographic Channel’s special advanced screening in Boston of the documentary Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers. Dr. Marcus is founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School…

Dodge City was once called “The Wickedest Little Town in the West” – and for a good reason.  During the second half of the 19th century, it was brimming with brothels, saloons, gambling rooms, and folks who preferred settling disputes at the point of a Colt pistol. Ringy and KG came to town hunting for…

As the Diggers crew caravan traveled through the flat country side of South Dakota, KG and Ringy imagined the iconic western cowboys meandering through the fields on horseback, and the covered wagons wheeling along the Oregon Trail. As we passed by Sturgis, motorcycle memorabilia decorated the sparse countryside, while billboards slathered with ads for scantly-clad women,…

Unless you have an identical twin, there’s no one else in the universe with the exact same DNA as you. If life has a sanctuary, it’s within the nucleus, which contains our DNA… the ancient scripture of our genetic code. And it’s written in a language that all life can read. DNA is a molecule…

When the Freeman Field Recovery Team first contacted Diggers for some help on a special project in Seymour, Indiana, KG and Ringy had no idea what to expect. The request stated that they needed help locating Nazi plane parts buried somewhere in a large field. It sounded a little far-fetched, so KG and Ringy were hesitant…

When most people think of Newport, RI, they think of the decadent “summer” mansions sprinkled along the coast, and the yacht parties with the nation’s wealthiest families; for example, the Vanderbilts, Astors or the Wideners, to name a few. However, as the production crew drove over the Claiborne Pell Bridge, KG and Ringy were excited…

To protect yourself and your home from intruders, sometimes you have to think like a thief. Hacking The System hosts Brian and Jason take you inside the mind of a hacker, teaching you tricks to beat thieves at their own game.  Hey guys: Brian Brushwood and Jason Murphy here, from Hacking the System, premiering on Nat…

National Geographic joins his family, friends and community in mourning the loss of Pastor Jamie Coots. In following Pastor Coots for our series Snake Salvation, we were constantly struck by his devout religious convictions despite the health and legal peril he often faced. Those risks were always worth it to him and his congregants as…

By: Paul Tiao, Partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and former Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the FBI Director American Blackout is not a movie about cybersecurity. It is about disaster preparedness. The 90-minute docudrama devotes less than five minutes to the cyber attack, saying only that it involves some sort of “malicious code” that…

By Scott Aaronson, Senior Director for National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute The National Geographic Channel’s docudrama, American Blackout, depicts a 10-day nationwide blackout caused by a cyber attack. The film’s fictional cyber attack causes significant physical damage to the U.S. electric utility infrastructure that within a day brings down the entire grid.…

What would happen if a cyberattack shut down the entire American power grid, causing a catastrophic 10-day blackout? No electricity. No cell phone service. No gasoline. No fresh food or clean water. And no way out. In American Blackout, Nat Geo imagines just this scenario where the power grid goes down nationwide and doesn’t come…

Chasing Rhinos tracks entertainment reporter Billy Bush’s journey with WWF in an awe-inspiring adventure as he takes time off from his day job to fight illegal poaching of greater one-horned rhinos in the jungles of Nepal. The special documents Bush as he accompanies poaching patrols, flies an unmanned aerial drone, and participates in a race-against-time…

With winter fast approaching the heart of Appalachia, Pastor Andrew Hamblin and Pastor Jamie Coots are in a desperate race against time: if the pastors can’t find and capture venomous snakes before the serpents go into hibernation, they won’t be able to practice a key sign of what they believe are the true believers of…

Imagine if your path into heaven was contingent on holding deadly snakes above your head while speaking and singing in tongues. Based on a Bible passage that suggests a poisonous snakebite will do no harm as long as its handler is anointed by God’s power, some devotees of this unconventional ritual practiced in 100 churches…

For the first time, on America vs. Iraq, the big players from Washington, London and Baghdad tell the inside story of the Iraq War. Those who describe their part in the events include Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the three prime ministers who have ruled Iraq…

Bad@$$ Animals

Bad@$$ Animals reveals animal underdogs with surprisingly ninja skills. These critters have attitude and will have a go at whoever gets in their way. From cute little Fulmar chicks who spew orange vomit on any intruder, to the mantis shrimp with a punch that can shatter glass and the most advanced eyes in the world,…

KG and Ringy head out to the Wild West to locate physical evidence of America’s most notorious outlaw, William Bonney, better known as “Billy the Kid.” Before he became known as a legendary outlaw, Billy was a central character in the Lincoln County War, a battle between two opposing cattle companies – “The House”  and…

New York City is not just the setting for our story — it’s a major character. Whether it be a quick archival shot of some nocturnal Midtown busyness or profiling former Colombo captain, Michael Franzese, in front of the iconic visage of the Brooklyn Bridge, we made a conscious decision to always be reminding the…

Barge Matal was a very pro-coalition village. In November of 2008, we went up there as a provincial reconstruction team, and did a huge mission. We treated over 200 people in the village, along with the village doctor. We brought three big boxes of medicine, and we just funneled people through and saw anything from…

When I started working on this show about guns, Inside: Secret America: Armed & Undercover, I didn’t know much about them. In fact, I had never shot a gun before.  I come from a country, Portugal, where firearms are not as available or as popular as they are here. The civilian firearm possession rate in…

The practice of body modification has pervaded religion, science, and art in cultures across the world since ancient times. Though in a country driven by image, there is an importance placed on appearances, which some Americans defy by pushing the limits of what is acceptable, and what many might consider, taboo.  In San Diego, California…

By Collin Herr, Producer, Mountain Movers Sparks are flying through the air, a saw is tearing through steel beams, sawdust blankets the floor and the radio is blaring anything from old school rap to a jam band, it’s just another day in the Snow Park Technologies Jib Factory. After spending three months with the crew…

“Caught up in the craze and unaware of the imminent danger, our producer was unable to get out of the way in time as the 1000 lbs. wall ride crashed down around him.” By Liz Hyde, Associate Producer, Mountain Movers The US Open shoot went extremely well for the first couple of days. SPT was…