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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.


Bring home Second Chance Chihuahuas tonight on Nat Geo Wild
April 16th, 2016 under National Geographic. [ Comments: none ]

Laura Dash is small in size, but she has a big heart for neglected Chihuahuas. Tonight at 9p, BarkFest continues on Nat Geo Wild with Second Chance Chihuahuas, and you get to see how far she will go to save them and find a furever home.
These sweet little pups are the second most euthanized dogs in the country and she is going to save as many of them as she can. In the last 10 years, she has rescued almost 2,000 of them. Tonight you will get to see her work her magic on just a handful of them.
The episode starts off with her getting call from a shelter that they have one with a broken leg and he needs surgery to get it fixed. She asks the doctor if she can meet him to see if he would be a good fit for her rescue. As soon as she meets the sweetie, she falls in love and takes him home until he is ready to get the surgery.
The next call she gets is about a Chihuahua running loose in the LA River. So Dash and Jim Peterson dash down there, try to find the little guy and take him back to the Dolittle Ranch in Studio City with them. As soon as they catch the dog, they realize he has been abused and he is not very people friendly. They will have a lot of work to do with him before he can find a furever home. They name him Grumpy and he lives up to his name. Not only is not people friendly, he doesn’t like other animals either. She will use water therapy to get closer to him and you will be shocked by how quickly it works.
Dash and Peterson have another Chihuahua in their house that is ready for adoption, but he doesn’t know how to walk on a leash. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but will they be able to teach this one that trick?
They get one more call and this time someone says they saw 10 Chihuahuas running around in an abandoned building. The two of them make a date night to capture as many as they can and see how feral they are. After spending the night in the building, they come out of there with five of them. Sadly the Dolittle Ranch is full and she will have to find other rescues for them.
Many of us have animals that were rescued and with this show you get to see how much work goes into getting them ready to be adoptable. It is not easy work, but we appreciate all that they do.
Chihuahuas hold a special place in my heart because when I was a teenager, my grandfather found one chasing a Doberman in the South Bronx and gave it to us. We had Gizmo for the rest of his life and he was the sweetest dog. Granted he was the only dog in a house full of a cats that were all bigger than him. Even with all of that against him, they all got along purrfectly.
In other words, they are small in size, but they are big as their bark. So adopt one now! You will want to after you watch Second Chance Chihuahuas.


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