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Bradley Cooper and Troy Kostur are Running Wild with Bear Grylls
June 7th, 2023 under Benedict Cumberbatch, Bradley Cooper, National Geographic, Rita Ora, Russell Brand. [ Comments: none ]

Bear Grylls is getting ready to run wild again with some celebrities, and today National Geographic announced who is going along with him on the crazy ride starting on July 9th. So who are they? They are Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Troy Kostur, Tatiana Maslany, and Rita Ora.

To read where each of them are going with him on Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge, then click here!


Who has the bigger brain: Anthony Anderson or his TV daughter Marsai Martin
February 3rd, 2020 under Anthony Anderson, National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 9p, Anthony Anderson and his black-ish daughter Marsai Martin go head to head, I mean brain to brain, on Nat Geo’s Brain Games. Did you know there are things our brains are better at when we are kids than when we are adults and vice versa? Anderson, who does not like to lose, and Martin, find that out first hand. Only one of them will be victorious. However, it is not their ability that will help them to win. It is their age.

Above, you can watch the first challenge. Children have a faster response time than adults, as you will see when Anderson loses more than just the round. After each challenge, the show’s host Keegan-Michael Key will explain why that is.

There are other challenges on tonight’s episode. We have all heard that kids can learn languages faster than adults, so the show puts that to the test. Both stars learn new words for things they already know, and then are tested to see who soaked up the new information better.

That is a learning thing, but who is better at balancing, hearing, and not being tricked by what you read as compared to what you see? What does that mean? You will have to tune in for Anderson’s craziest moments during the episode.

There is one final round for the two. Who is a bigger risk-takers, the teenager or the man with a Peter Pan complex? Could this be the round that defies science?

On the science note, I enjoy watching the chemistry between Anderson and Martin. She seemed more like the adult of the two, which made me laugh. I am certain it will do the same for you.

Even though, it sounds like I might be knocking Anderson, I adore his youthful personality. It is why he has always stood out to me since Hang Time. Talk about taking it back old school.

Now, that I know some of the things I am better at than a child. I cannot wait to test it out on my 10-year-old niece.

When it comes to the show in general, even though it is in its 8th season, it is new to me. I plan on watching it again. I like learning new things like this. However, since I am older, I might have to watch each episode a few times to really absorb all of that information. You know, since they say the older you get, the harder it is to learn.


Nat Geo Wild feeds Ryan Lochte to the sharks
July 6th, 2017 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

While that other network is doing Shark Week with Michael Phelps, Nat Geo Wild has Ryan Lochte promoting SharkFest. They also will have a week of programming dedicated to sharks starting on July 23rd and if we are lucky they can convince the Olympic swimmer to swim with them just like the man who is the gold medalist. It is a win/win situation for Nat Geo Wild, Not only will they have a ratings hit, they also do not have to worry about paying him.

Joking, we do not want to lose the new dad. After all he is always gives us something to talk about during the Summer Olympics.


Nat Geo looks back at LA 92 tonight
April 30th, 2017 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1992, LA was changed forever. The year beforehand four White cops were filmed beating an African American man up. They stood trial and on April 29th they were acquitted for his beating. Racial tensions were already at their peak and this verdict was the last straw. For the next six days and nights there would be riots, looting, fires, injuries and deaths in Los Angeles and the World watched it all go down on live television.

Tonight at 9p on Nat Geo’s LA 92, they look back at the LA Riots with archived video and actual news footage. No commentary just letting the story tell itself with the heartbreaking and shocking images as they happened over that week. From the verdict until until calm was eventually restored.

We can learn from out past and this is a powerful teaching material.


Killing Reagan brings his assassination to life
October 16th, 2016 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Back on March 30, 1981, the World was shocked when they learned that President Reagan and three other men were shot by a man for an unknown reason. Tonight at 8p on Nat Geo, we will get the behind the scenes story leading up to that day, that fateful moment and the days following it on Killing Reagan.
Before he was shot, Ronald Reagan (Tim Matheson) overcame a lot to became President of the United States in 1980. It seemed like Jimmy Carter was shoe-in for a second term, but then Reagan came from behind. The telemovie will show us the final days of the race, Carter calling to congratulate his opponent on the win and Nancy (Cynthia Nixon) and Ronnie moving into the White House. Once they are there, you will see them adjusting to their new life.
Meanwhile John Hinkley (Kyle More) is also adjusting to a new life. His parents are fed up with him and they have kicked him out. They have done all they can and they can’t do any more. Hinkley uses his newfound freedom to take his obsession for Jodie Foster to a whole new level of scary. On December 8, 1980, his world was rocked when someone murdered John Lennon and that gave him an idea to get Foster to fall in love with him.
On March 30, 1981, nearly 4 months after Lennon’s death and just over 2 months after Reagan became President, he decides he is Killing Reagan. Six bullets ring out, injuring 4 people including Reagan. It looks like the President wasn’t shot but just injured in the rush to save his life. As we know he was shot, but what happened after he was put in the limo is something we don’t fully know.
That is until tonight in this monumental television movie that depicts not only the horror of that day, but the special love that the Reagans had for one another.


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