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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.…

Last night on Southern Justice “All in the Family,” Deputy Josh “Hoppy” Hopkins allows an up-close and personal look into his family’s own personal battles with prescription drugs. Growing up in an area that suffers from extreme economic and emotional depression with one of the highest suicide rates in the state, Deputy Hopkins rose above the same temptations…

Last night on Live Free or Die, life in the wild continues as the primitives face unexpected personal challenges while trying to stay equipped with the essentials to survive as winter comes to a close. In the swamps of Georgia, frontiersman Colbert’s hunting season is winding down, but since he relies on his catches for…

The ginseng hunters on Smoky Mountain Money are on a tight schedule – ‘senging season is short – and probably aren’t always sensitive to the environment around them (save threats and signs of ginseng). But even with that nose-to-the-ground work ethic, it can be difficult to ignore the sheer volume of wildlife crowded onto the…

Here’s the good thing about ginseng – it’s worth a ton of money and it’s in the ground, fresh for the taking in 19 states. You know what I’m going to say next, right? Yeah, harvesting wild ginseng is really difficult. Forget about the whole scaling a mountain through the rain looking for a few…

Americans today constantly have their eyes locked to screens — their phones, tablets, and televisions. Workweeks are getting longer and the retirement age is getting older. There’s an obsession with money and material goods. But there are a handful of people who are rejecting these ways of life. They’re moving away from the cities, living…

The man. The Mick. The legend. After entertaining audiences with his quirky lifestyle last winter, Mick Dodge returns to National Geographic Channel tonight at 9P for an all-new season of The Legend of Mick Dodge. We’re heading back into the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful and serene Hoh Rainforest to follow the everyday life of an eccentric…

As breakdowns and bad luck plague various boats in the Outer Banks’ Bluefin tuna fleet, it remains to be seen if a Northern boat will rise to the top of the leaderboard for the first time. On southern boat Wahoo, brothers Reed and Banks Meredith are currently the top-earning tuna boat in the fleet. But…

The Kakadu National Park is home to several billabongs. A Billabong is lake or pond left behind by a river that has changed it’s course. Rivers, which are usually compiled of networks of branches, often change their course, leaving behind branches with dead ends. Billabongs are dry for the greater part of the year, but…

Tonight on Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, only half the bluefin quota remains before the Outer Banks season must come to a close, so every boat is fighting for their share before time runs out. After a successful start to the season, captain Reed Meredith of local boat Wahoo, and his first mate, brother Banks…

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…

It’s in energy drinks and dietary supplements. People take it to stimulate their immune system, lose weight and even cure erectile dysfunction. And while it is cultivated en masse on large, specialized farms, most harvesters would rather scour a mountaintop to find increasingly scarce quantities of it. Ginseng is a strange crop. Widely sought-after for…

For centuries dating back to native Cherokee tribes, people have lived off the fertile land of the Smoky Mountains. As time rolled on and American society became technology based, local mountain men continued to follow the call of the wild carrying on the traditions of their ancestors. The mountains are teeming with valuable goods ranging…

Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. It’s their vision, their words, their war. We’ll see them ready to face whatever hell awaits around every corner — screeching bullets from enemy fire, drug dealers’ knives and…

Hawaii can make a person feel small in the best way possible. Whether standing on the edge of a massive cliff overlooking a blue ocean or staring into the belly of a volcano, Hawaii is a place like no other and it would be difficult to think of it as anything but paradise. There’s a…

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…

With more than a third of the Carolina bluefin tuna quota already filled, everyone in the fleet feels the pressure to fish at every opportunity. So when an Atlantic Ocean winter storm system whips up rough seas and ice in the local harbor, it forces northern and southern captains to take huge risks to fish…

When the Outer Banks winds take a turn for the worse, it’s man against sea as the turbulent Atlantic Ocean threatens the fishermen’s quest for bluefin tuna. Plagued by a short quota and an even shorter weather window, the pressure is on for the northern and southern boats to act fast or risk financial—or nautical—…

Few images in history are as seared in America’s consciousness as that of American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001. In the days, months, and even years following the attack, the horrific events of that day and the aftermath have been relived through the media —…

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…

Love at first sight. A “sixth sense.” That feeling in the pit of your stomach that something’s not quite right. Our brains guide our actions, but as it turns out, you make a lot of decisions that you’re not even aware of making. That split-second feeling in your gut that overrules your logical thinking skills…

When another Northern boat comes steaming into the Outer Banks, the Southerners fear a full-scale invasion of the fishery. While some take drastic action to send a warning to their new rivals, others double down on their efforts to start bringing in Bluefin and guarantee their own fair share of the quota. For Tyler McLaughlin…

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…