NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

NGC special looks at the hunt for Boston bombers

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, National Geographic Channel (NGC) will air a two-hour “factual drama” that relives the hunt for those behind it. Called Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, the special, debuting April 13, includes unprecedented access to authorities, including Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; William B. Evans, former superintendent and current commissioner of the Boston Police Department; Edward F. Davis, former commissioner of the BPD; and Richard C. DesLauriers, former special agent in charge of the FBI, Boston Division. NGC says that Inside … Continue reading

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Live From Space: Nat Geo takes you aboard the ISS

Live From Space Nat Geo

National Geographic Channel’s Live From Space two-hour event takes viewers 250 miles above Earth for a live broadcast from the International Space Station on Friday, March 14, at 8pm ET. National Geographic Channel’s groundbreaking Live From Space two-hour event takes viewers 250 miles above Earth for a live broadcast from the International Space Station on Friday, March 14, at 8pm ET. Traveling 4.9 miles per second, the ISS orbits Earth every 90 minutes, so viewers will see sunrise and sunset, and spectacular views of Earth in both day and night. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata give viewers a guided … Continue reading

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NGC re-airing Vladimir Putin documentary

NGC re-airing Vladimir Putin documentary

In light of current events in Russia, National Geographic Channel (NGC) has decided to re-air a two-hour documentary special called Russia and The West: Putin Takes Control on March 12. The program originally aired in 2012, just prior to Vladimir Putin reclaiming control of the Russian presidency for his second tenure. NGC says that Russia and the West is, “a look back at the story of Vladimir Putin. Putin’s top colleagues – and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him – tell the inside story. Putin began his career as a KGB spy, but when he became President of … Continue reading

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NGC to air Carl Sagan’s original “Cosmos” series

NGC to air Carl Sagan's original "Cosmos" series

In advance of the premiere of the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (which will debut March 9 at 9pm ET/PT, in a global simulcast on FOX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Life), NGC says it will rebroadcast all 13 episodes of the original series that inspired it: Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. NGC’s airing of the original Cosmos will take place in a two-day event, March 8 from 12-6pm ET, and March 9 from 12-7pm ET. The classic series first premiered in September … Continue reading

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“Snake Salvation” special to remember Pastor Jamie Coots

"Snake Salvation" special to remember Pastor Jamie Coots

This Thursday, Feb. 20, National Geographic Channel (NGC) will air a one-hour special retrospective compilation from its series Snake Salvation, which it says will remember the life of Pastor Jamie Coots. NGC also told me that this will likely be the last episode of Snake Salvation, as they currently do not have plans for any additional episodes. Coots (pictured) was the star of Snake Salvation, a reality series that followed Coots and his Pentecostal congregation who believe that a passage in the Bible suggests that poisonous snakebites will not harm believers who are anointed by God. They incorporate snake-handling into … Continue reading

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Season 3 of Wicked Tuna finds Tyler McLaughlin battling his mentor TJ Ott

National Geographic Channel’s highest-rated series Wicked Tuna returns for its third season tonight (Sunday, Feb 16) at 9pm ET. The competition is fierce in Gloucester as seven captains battle it out for a big payday using their traditional rod and reel to yield Bluefin tuna. Last season’s winner Tyler McLaughlin returns for Season 3 of Wicked Tuna with two new and inexperienced mates for Pin Wheel, as well as, new competition from his mentor Captain TJ Ott. McLaughlin worked for Ott exclusively for four years before parting ways to make a go at it on his own. Although initially they … Continue reading

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NGC special looks at the real-life Monuments Men

NGC special looks at the real-life Monuments Men

In advance of George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men, hitting theaters this Friday, Feb. 7, National Geographic Channel is airing a one-hour special looking at the real-life escapades of the people actually involved in saving cultural treasures in Nazi-occupied Europe near the end of World War II. The program, called Hunting Hitler’s Stolen Treasures: The Monuments Men, is billed as a documentary companion to the feature film, and premieres Feb. 5 at 8pm ET/PT on NGC. “Art is the soul of a society; it represents the very best things that we have achieved, and to go after that art and … Continue reading

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TCA: FOX and NGC team up for Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey

cosmos a spacetime odyssey

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — the first joint venture from Fox Broadcasting Company and National Geographic Channel (NGC) — will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, March 9 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX and encore the following night at 10pm ET/PT with bonus footage on NGC. The 13-parter from executive producer/writer Ann Druyan and executive producer Seth MacFarlane — yes, the Family Guy guy — will also makes its worldwide premiere on March 10 on  NGC and Nat Geo Mundo. More than 30 years after Carl Sagan’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Cosmos: A Personal Voyage made its debut, MacFarlane teamed … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies

Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies

Fall seasons don’t only include the premieres of new series. New original movies usually abound, and Fall 2013 is no exception. Here are some of the Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies to check out over the next few months, from dramas to family films and more. All times are ET; check back for updates and additions. Fall 2013 New Shows: Movies An Adventure in Space and Time BBC America Premieres: November Who’s In It? David Bradley, Jessica Raine, Brian Cox, Sacha Dhawan
 What’s It All About? Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this entertaining, and at times touching, … Continue reading

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SEX! National Geographic Channel’s special “Sex: How It Works”

Sex: How It Works

National Geographic Channel’s two-hour special Sex: How It Works explores sex like never before through gripping real-life stories, new technology and cutting-edge computer graphics, journeying from first times to playing the field, all the way to humankind’s ultimate goal — procreation. Now that we’ve got your attention … National Geographic Channel gives viewers a crash course in the science of the birds and bees with a two-hour special Sex: How It Works, premiering Tuesday, June 18, at 8pm ET/PT. Sex: How It Works explores the science behind arousal, orgasms, partner preference and sexual dysfunctions, weaving together real-life case studies, the latest … Continue reading

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