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Get to know The Real GoodFella tonight!
June 8th, 2011 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

GoodFellas is one of the most revered movies of all time and tonight at 10p on Nat Geo you can get to know the real man and story behind the 1990 film. In Locked Up Abroad Henry Hill tells his side of the story and what really happened, since not everything could or would be told in the movie. This is a must watch for anyone who loved the Oscar winning film and wants to know more about the man that was brave enough to become an informant against his Mafia family.
Next week on Locked Up Abroad the show tells the story of a separated woman pregnant with another man’s child, who was arrested for adultery in the Philippines. After both her lover and her are sent to jail and then released they do what they can to get out of the country with their new daughter because according to the law there her estranged husband has rights to the kid that is not his. Listening to the couple explain their story makes you really glad you live in a country where the laws against adultery are a lot more lenient.
Actually listening to everyone’s stories on this compelling returning series is enough to watch. As bad as we think the justice system is in The States, it is much more tolerable then it is other countries.

Area 51 is Declassified tonight!
May 22nd, 2011 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 7p on Nat Geo, Area 51 is Declassified by hearing stories from people who actually worked there.
We have all seen at least one movie about what went on in the place that never existed, but tonight you will find out some of what happened there. There is so much I never realized that happened there, that I am so happy I watched the special on Nat Geo. I am sure you will find it interesting about what really went down there. So tune in to Nat Geo at 7p to learn more about something we aren’t suppose to know about. I would like to tell you, but I don’t have government clearance to do so.
And make sure to stay tuned to Nat Geo at 8p when their premiere When Aliens Attack!

Sit, Fetch and watch Blue Collar Dogs tonight on Nat Geo Wild!
February 21st, 2011 under National Geographic. [ Comments: 1 ]

Tonight on Nat Geo Wild starting at 7p, they will be airing three hour long specials showing why dogs are more than man’s best friend. Blue Collar Dogs will show three types of scenarios where dogs make people’s lives better.
At 7p they show how the four-legged pooches help out the two-legged people in the New York Police force and risk their lives without thinking about their own danger. It is more than just helping to fight crime, it is also about saving lives.
Talking about saving lives at 8p, Canine MD debuts and we get to see what man’s best friend can do to save their owners. Not only can they help the disabled get around, but they can also detect cancer that would otherwise be undetectable. This hours really touched my heart because it is incredible how much these pups love their owners and will do anything they can to make their lives better.
Finally at 9p, we get to see how border hounds help to stop crime and not even think about what they are doing.
Dogs really are man’s best friends and tonight we learn why they are that and so much more. You will never look at a dog the same way, you will think they are so much better than you ever thought.

Alec Baldwin’s Great Migrations for Nat Geo!
November 7th, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight starting at 8p, the 12 part series Great Migrations begins on Nat Geo. The series follows four animals as they migrate for three years. They follow the Sperm Whales traveling over a million miles in a lifetime; Red Crabs overcoming horrific obstacles on a daily basis; Monarch Butterflies taking four generations to cross a continent; and Wildebeest, every year rising above the gaping jaws of ravenous crocodiles. It is so fascinating to watch these animals never settle down. In fact even though they are on the go all the time, you will find yourself stationary watching them.

Howie Mandel calls in the Dog Whisperer!
October 8th, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

The Dog Whisperer is back on Nat Geo at 8p and tonight he has a special guest star on the show. Howie Mandel who is known for his fear of his germs has another fear and he is hoping that Cesar Millan can cure him of this one! Lola is one of the toughest dogs you will ever meet and Howie and his wife desperately need help with this terror. Will Cesar be able to work his wonders on their little killer? Tune into Nat Geo at 8p to see if it will be a Deal or No Deal? I won’t tell you if he can work his magic on this one, but I will tell you I can totally understand why the America’s Got Talent judge is afraid of man’s best friend in this touching episode with a little humor added thanks to the funny Howie Mandel.
It really amazes me what Cesar can do with dogs in such a short time and you have to see the miracles he (tries to) accomplishes he each episode every Friday at 8p on Nat Geo!
BTW back to Howie for a second, I wonder if Piers Morgan gave him that dog because she seems to have his attitude…

Witness: Katrina like you have never seen it tonight on Nat Geo!
August 23rd, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

It was 5 years ago today that Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas and tonight at 9p National Geographic Channel is going to tell the story like you have never seen it. Witness: Katrina is told through personal videos of people who lived through the worst hurricane that ever made landfall in the United States. There is very little narration (just to announce dates) in this 2 hour special, the only voices you will hear will be from the survivors themselves. It begins with the warning that the hurricane is coming their ways and then follows their story after they were asked to evacuate, as the storm hits, what happens to them because they stayed and ends a few days after the hurricane dissipated and the flooding starts to go down.
There were several times during this two hour special that I had chills go down my arms and I never once lost interest what I was watching. I can’t imagine what they went through, but this gives us a little bit more of an understanding what happened before and after Katrina. You see their reactions before, during and after the storm and get to see what they went through during each stage of it. This is an amazing special that everyone should watch because it is told by the people themselves and not through news channels nor politicians. You can’t get anymore real than that, so make sure to watch it tonight on Nat Geo at 9p.
BTW for those of you wondering about the dog at the end of the clip, according to an update at the end of the special Hop survived the storm!

Locked Up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express is more captivating than the film
June 30th, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: 1 ]

Back in 1978 Bill Hayes’ story about his time in a Turkish prison that was adapted from his book into the Oscar winning movie Midnight Express starring the late great Brad David. Now almost 40 years later he is telling the real story of what happened to the National Geographic channel tonight at 10p in Locked Up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express. Something he was not able to do until now and what an captivating story it is. I can still remember seeing Midnight Express for the first time and sitting there being held hostage by how engrossing the story was. Recently when I sat down to watch Hayes tell his story in this documentary I was even more engrossed. I couldn’t tear myself away from the screen. What he went through and how he survived his time in the Turkish prison just kept my interest from the beginning of the hour until the end. Even 4 decades later his unfortunate journey brought tears to his eyes and to mine. What he went through should have left a bitter shriveled up man, but he has a strength that just left me in awe of him. He was just 23 years old and made the stupid mistake of smuggling hashish from Turkey to the US, but was is it worth all he went through in those 4 years in prison. His story opened to the world what was going on in Turkish prisons back in the late 1970’s and now in the new millennium telling it again will give a new generation a story of strength during and after an unimaginable experience and how to survive it.
Locked Up Abroad: The Real Midnight Express is something that I think should be watched because not only can the real story be better than the fictionalized one, but it can also beone of the best hours of television you will watch in a really long time. Then after you watch it, re-watch the 1978 movie again because you will have a completely new appreciation for it. I know I did.
Bill Hayes’ story of being Locked Up Abroad is the first in the series of documentaries that will be airing on the National Geographic Channel on Tuesday for the next few weeks and they will be showing the stories of people who were locked up in Barbados, Cuzco, Saddam’s Iraq, Tokyo and Bangkok.

Catch a shark on Expedition Great White tonight!
June 6th, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Dr. Michael Domeier says, “…what I really want … is to understand the entire life cycle of white sharks.… Once we learn that, we could help put together a comprehensive management plan to protect white sharks year round.” So what he is doing is capturing great whites, tagging them, setting them free and letting you watch his journey on National Geographic Channel’s Expedition Great White. You will get a never-before-seen view of what they go through, and the risks they put themselves in to help the apex predator of the sea. You will feel the thrill and danger with them, but you are protected by watching from the comfort of you own home. Even though you are comfortable your heart will be racing in the excitement of it all. So tune in for two episodes tonight on NGC at starting at 9p and every Sunday from now on at 10p.

Sizing Up Sperm like you have never seen before!
March 14th, 2010 under National Geographic. [ Comments: 1 ]

Ever wondered what sperm goes through in order to fertilize an egg? Well whether you have or haven’t, Sizing Up Sperm on the National Geographic Channel at 9p will keep your interest on the topic and will educate you on something in a way you have never learned about it before. The one hour show, sizes up sperm to human size so you understand the difficult journey that it has to go through to reach the egg. I sincerely never realized what man’s little swimmers have to go through until this special and it really taught me a lot. I know it doesn’t sound like it would be something you would want to watch on television, but you will seriously find yourself enthralled with this special. I actually learned something from strippers thanks to this special, that’s right they actually studied strippers for this show and now I know when is the best time to meet a man! Tune into find out what that means and so much more about what sperm goes through to reach the egg that you never knew about before tonight at 9p on the National Geographic Channel!

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination are found on Nat Geo tonight
November 23rd, 2009 under National Geographic. [ Comments: 1 ]

For 46 years news footage, radio reports, audio recordings and home movies of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy have been kept under wraps by the stations that owned them and then by museums. That is until tonight at 9p when National Geographic will air a two special showing a glimpse of what was uncovered in the over 100 hours of footage. The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination documents all the major events that went on during the four days that changed America. It starts out with JFK’s arrival in Dallas on November 22 and ends with the burial of Lee Harvey Oswald on November 26th. There is no new audio commentary added, it is just all of the news coverage edited together to tell one of the biggest stories in our nation’s history as it unfolded.
This is an absolutely amazing documentary that makes you feel as though you are watching news coverage of that event as it happened in a way I never seen done before. While we have see the parade route, the announcement of his death, Lee Harvey Oswald being shot before, this documentary shows what the city of Dallas was going through for those 4 days. You feel their pain and sorrow as they learn the President has been shot and you feel their anger when Lee Harvey was arrested to their shock that he was shot by Jack Ruby. It is just riveting piece of work that keeps your attention glued to the TV screen for the whole two hours. Whether you are familiar with those four days back in November of 1963 or this is the first time you have really seen anything about it, you will find yourself enthralled by The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination on National Geographic at 9p so make sure to watch this brilliant masterpiece as it plays out. Sincerely the documentary left me in awe and it is the best thing I have ever seen on JFK’s assassination and I have seen several movies and specials about it!

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