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  • Volcano Erupts: Lava Rivers Flow
    8/31/11
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    The Gal--pagos's Sierra Negra volcano erupts, sending rivers of lava into its caldera. To learn more, visit http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/galapagos-cruise/detail?utm_source=NG_YouTube&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20110811_LEX_Video_SierraNegraVolcano&utm_campaign=NGdotcom
  • Largest Manhunt in History
    8/31/11
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    CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind : MON AUG 29 10p et/pt : Soldiers finally storm the hiding place of KSM, or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
  • Killer Whales "Gang Up" to Capture Seal
    8/31/11
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    Naturalists and guests on a Lindblad/ National Geographic Expeditions cruise in Antarctica witness and record the phenomenon of Type B Orcas working in unison to dislodge a seal from an iceberg. To learn more, visit http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/antarctica-cruise/detail?utm_source=NG_YouTube&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20110811_LEX_Video_OrcaJuvenileTraining&utm_campaign=NGdotcom
  • Known Universe - Cosmic Fury
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/known-universe/all/Overview Earthquakes and volcanoes pose an unpredictable and deadly threat here on Earth, but they also occur far out in the universe.
  • Known Universe - Final Frontiers
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : Join scientists on a voyage into the unknown, where new discoveries have experts questioning everything we know about the universe.
  • Known Universe - Stellar Storms
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : Take a trip around the cosmos to see some of the universe's most extreme weather.
  • Known Universe - Alien Contact
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : Are we alone? Known Universe joins the hunt for alien life as scientists search for planets with similar characteristics to Earth's.
  • Finding bin Laden
    Finding bin Laden
    Episode 0830
    8/30/11
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    Inside 9/11: The War Continues : SUN AUG 28 9p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/remembering-9-11/6030/Overview US forces enter Bin Laden's compound in Afghanistan and kill him in action.
  • Remembering 9/11 - Counterterror NYC
    8/30/11
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    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt NGC embeds with the NYPD's terror taskforce, responsible for defending the city that never sleeps.
  • Remembering 9/11 - 9/11: Science and Conspiracy
    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt NGC conducts a forensic investigation to test some of the most common conspiracy theories of 9/11 and mysteries surrounding the attacks.
  • Remembering 9/11 - American Doomsday
    8/30/11
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    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt America's Doomsday plan. It's the government's strategy for its darkest hours --- developed years ago, but never used until 9/11.
  • Known Universe - Decoding the Skies
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : Known Universe examines mankind's first observations of the cosmos to understand how they put us on the path to modern discovery.
  • Known Universe - Cosmic Collisions
    8/30/11
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    Known Universe : Could an asteroid impact with Earth wipe out the human race?
  • Killer Whales vs. Minke Whale
    8/30/11
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    Killer whales attack and eventually devour a minke whale near the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic. The hour-long attack was witnessed by naturalists and guests on a Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions cruise. To learn more, visit http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/polar-bears-cruise/detail?utm_source=NG_YouTube&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20110811_LEX_Video_OrcasAttackMinke&utm_campaign=NGdotcom
  • National Geographic Live! - Photographer Jimmy Chin: Climbing Yosemite
    One of the world's most sought-after expedition photographers reveals a new generation of daredevil climbers scaling the park's sheer rock faces.
  • Border Wars
    Border Wars
    Episode 0829
    8/29/11
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    Premieres SUNDAY, September 4 at 9p et/pt: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/border-wars/all/Overview Border Wars follows the agents that protect the US border against smuggling, terrorism, and illegal immigration.
  • National Geographic Live! - Bonus: Free Soloing with Alex Honnold
    Join rock climber Alex Honnold in his ascent of Half Dome, nearly 2,000 feet --- without a rope.
  • National Geographic Live! - Jimmy Chin: Trapped in an Avalanche
    National Geographic Emerging Explorer Jimmy Chin recalls the terror of being buried alive under hundreds of tons of snow in the Tetons.
  • Hurricanes 101
    Hurricanes 101
    Episode 0827
    8/27/11
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    Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.
  • Drug Trafficking Granny
    8/27/11
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    Border Wars: Drug-Smuggling Grandma : SUN SEP 25 10p et/pt : Border agents stop a nervous grandmother and discover she is attempting to smuggle cocaine.
  • Drug Tunnel
    Drug Tunnel
    Episode 0827
    8/27/11
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    Border Wars: Smuggler's Tunnel : SUN SEP 18 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/border-wars/6104/Overview Agents shimmy their way into a dangerous tunnel used by the cartels to smuggle drugs under the border.
  • Hurricane Destruction
    Hurricane Destruction
    Episode 0825
    8/25/11
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    Hurricanes batter coastlines and send deadly debris flying through the air.
  • Benda Bilili!
    Benda Bilili!
    Episode 0825
    8/25/11
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    From the streets of Kinsasha to the stages of the world's music festivals, Benda Bilili! tells the amazing story of a ragtag group of disabled musicians who see their dreams come true. In select US theaters September 30, 2011. bendabilibimovie.com.
  • Washington Quake
    Washington Quake
    Episode 0824
    8/24/11
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    Seattle sits on the type of ground that would amplify the effects of an earthquake. Scientists can't offer a firm prediction when the next one will happen... only the certainty that it will.
  • Breaking Bones
    Breaking Bones
    Episode 0824
    8/24/11
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    Jurassic CSI: T-Rex Trauma : FRI AUG 25 8p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/jurassic-csi/4494/Overview To gain insight into how dinos could have survived fights, Phil attempts some bone breaking of his own.
  • Cellphone Shakedown
    Cellphone Shakedown
    Episode 0824
    8/24/11
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    Hard Time: Cellphone War : TUE AUG 16 5p et/pt : At Smith State Prison, the battle to get cellphones out of the facility continues.
  • Suicide Bombing Tragedy
    8/23/11
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    CIA Confidential: Inside the Drone War : MON AUG 22 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/cia-confidential/5379/Overview An informant turned suicide bomber detonates inside Drone headquarters.
  • Earthquake Destruction
    Earthquake Destruction
    Episode 0823
    8/23/11
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    Witness the awesome destructive power of earthquakes --- from home videos taken during a tremor, to inside the earth for the birth of a quake.
  • National Geographic Live! - Palenque and the Ancient Maya World
    Archaeologists and National Geographic grantees George and David Stuart offer keen insights into the art and culture of the Mayans.
  • Diving Headfirst Off a Mountain --- National Geographic Magazine September Tablet Edition
    BASE jumper Chris McDougall launches himself off a mountain on Canada's Baffin Island, from the cover of the September 2011 tablet edition of National Geographic magazine. The magazine's cover article explores our quest to fly --- from Yves Rossy's wing-suit to rocket-propelled jet packs to personal air vehicles. Also in the tablet edition is a video of orphan elephants in an African sanctuary, an interactive map of Roald Amundsen and Captain Robert Falcon Scott's race to the South Pole in 1911 (along with archival footage from Amundsen's expedition), and a then-and-now interactive comparison of a New Orleans street "portrait" shot in 2006 and then again in 2011. The September tablet edition is available now.moreless
  • National Geographic Live! - Interview: George & David Stuart
    Father and son archaeologists discuss their shared passion for exploring ancient Mesoamerica.
  • Hard Time - Prison Gangs
    8/19/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : In prison, every day is a fight for survival. An inmate's most important weapon might not be a shank, but a gang membership.
  • Fainting Goats
    Fainting Goats
    Episode 0819
    8/19/11
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    Goats that faint? Don't ever tell these guys to drop dead.
  • Seizing Guns and Cash
    Seizing Guns and Cash
    Episode 0819
    8/19/11
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    Border Wars: Marijuana Airdrop : SUN SEP 11 9p et/pt : Agents seize over 700,000 dollars in cash and guns from a secret compartment in a pickup truck.
  • Hard Time - Breaking the Rules
    8/19/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : A high-stakes game of cat and mouse plays out at Ross Correctional Institution in Ohio.
  • Johnny Rooks Stalk Fur Seal Pup
    8/19/11
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    Johnny Rooks usually prefer vulnerable chicks as a meal, but one ambitious group targets prey much larger than themselves.
  • Jobs
    Jobs
    Episode 0819
    8/19/11
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    Taboo : MONDAYS at 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/taboo/all/Overview Want to clean up violent crime scenes or examine rotting corpses on a body farm? NGC explores creepy careers.
  • Hard Time - Prison City
    8/19/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : Ross Correctional Institution is a city within gates --- a self-contained society with its own hierarchies, economy and rules.
  • Penguin vs. Seal
    Penguin vs. Seal
    Episode 0819
    8/19/11
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    Follow a sprint for survival as a gentoo penguin tries to outrun a hungry southern sea lion.
  • Potpouri Smoker
    Potpouri Smoker
    Episode 0819
    8/19/11
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    Frontier Force: Trailer Tricks : TUE SEP 6 9p et/pt : Police stop a man who turns out to be smoking potpourri and incense rather than narcotics.
  • Remembering 9/11 - Hunting the Anthrax Killer
    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt After 9/11, anthrax-laced letters were mailed to major media companies and prominent U.S. senators.
  • Hard Time - Back on the Streets
    8/19/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/hard-time/all/Overview Follow four inmates as they navigate the temptations of prison life and prepare to face their biggest challenge yet: making it on the street.
  • Hard Time - Worst of the Worst
    8/19/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : Break the law in Ohio, and you to prison. Break the rules on the inside, and you're going to the jail within the prison system.
  • Dangerous Jobs: Tanner
    Dangerous Jobs: Tanner
    Episode 0817
    8/17/11
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    A 17-year-old boy apprentices his way through one of the hardest, foulest-smelling jobs in the world.
  • High-Wire Fishing
    High-Wire Fishing
    Episode 0817
    8/17/11
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    Monster Fish: Jumping Giants of Laos : FRI AUG 19 10p et/pt : Zeb makes his way across slippery high-wire bridges to see how high migratory fish can jump through difficult rapids.
  • World's Toughest Jobs: Salt Miner
    8/16/11
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    In the West African desert, gathering and hauling salt is a grueling task not meant for the meek. Camel caravans still move the tablets to market.
  • Spunky Monkeys
    Spunky Monkeys
    Episode 0816
    8/16/11
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    Monkeys run amok! They steal food from a vendor and destroy a kitchen!
  • Kanon the Preacher
    Kanon the Preacher
    Episode 0816
    8/16/11
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    Pint-Sized Preachers : WED AUG 17 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/pint-sized-preachers-5547/Overview Meet Kanon --- a preacher from Mississippi who is only four years old.
  • Farmer's Fossil Hole
    Farmer's Fossil Hole
    Episode 0816
    8/16/11
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    Jurassic CSI: In Living Color : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/jurassic-csi/4493/Overview Phil ventures into one of China's rural farming communities --- which happens to be one of the most fossil-rich areas in the world.
  • 21st-Century Cowboys
    21st-Century Cowboys
    Episode 0815
    8/15/11
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    Photographer Robb Kendrick uses a 19th-century tintype process for his luminous portraits of modern-day cowboys in western U.S. and Mexico.
  • National Geographic Live! - Interview: Robb Kendrick
    Photographer Robb Kendrick explains the art of tintype images.
  • How It Was: Voices of 9/11
    8/15/11
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    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt Recordings of 9-1-1 calls show how New York City's emergency operators and dispatchers did their jobs that fateful day.
  • FBI: Suburban Surveillance
    8/14/11
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    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt Follow an elite FBI counter-terror team as they uncover two disturbing terror threats hatched on American soil.
  • Inside Saddam's Reign of Terror
    8/14/11
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    Remembering 9/11: SUN AUG 28 - SAT SEP 3 at 10 p et/pt Testimonials, unearthed mass graves and discovered documents reveal the extent of brutality to Iraqi citizens.
  • Gang Leaders
    Gang Leaders
    Episode 0812
    8/12/11
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    Hard Time: Gangs vs. God : TUE AUG 2 9p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/hard-time/5079/Overview Even regular and frequent shakedowns can miss the biggest threats: The gang leaders who pull the strings fly under the radar.
  • Pablo Escobar's Hippos
    Pablo Escobar's Hippos
    Episode 0812
    8/12/11
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    A herd of hippos once owned by Pablo Escobar, Colombia's famed drug lord, run free on Escobar's former estate --- creating a problem for the government.
  • George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview
    8/11/11
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    Premieres SUNDAY AUGUST 28 10P et/pt: President Bush recalls what he was thinking and feeling in the first minutes, hours and days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Arresting Suspects
    Arresting Suspects
    Episode 0811
    8/11/11
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    The Liquid Bomb Plot : SUN AUG 21 9p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/the-liquid-bomb-plot-5370/Overview A surveillance team must take a chance and attempt a dangerous arrest of terrorist suspects.
  • Grace Under Pressure
    Grace Under Pressure
    Episode 0810
    8/10/11
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    George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview : SUN AUG 28 10p et/pt : On the morning of 9/11, George W. Bush tried to remain calm amid the flood of press surrounding the terrorist attack.
  • Gaboon Adder vs. Rat
    Gaboon Adder vs. Rat
    Episode 0810
    8/10/11
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    When you're six feet long, venomous, and you blend in with the forest floor, sometimes all you have to do is sit and wait for your next meal.
  • Hippo Spa
    Hippo Spa
    Episode 0810
    8/10/11
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    And you thought the life of a hippo was all mud and muck. Why, they've got fish waiting on them hide and tail, ready and willing to scrub them squeaky --- at least for hippos --- clean.
  • Paddle Fish Hatchery
    Paddle Fish Hatchery
    Episode 0809
    8/9/11
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    Monster Fish: American Behemoth : FRI AUG 12 10p et/pt : Oh, the things Zeb does for fish! Hogan helps a paddlefish hatchery squeeze eggs out of a female.
  • A Place of Remembrance featuring Jon Stewart
    On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the National September 11 Memorial opens on the site of the World Trade Center. Featuring the voice of Jon Stewart, this video honors this place of remembrance. Proceeds from the official companion book help support the memorial. Learn more at 911memorial.org.moreless
  • Izzy
    Izzy
    Episode 0808
    8/8/11
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    Hard Time: The Outsiders : TUE AUG 23 10p et/pt : Meet Izzy - the only Jew in Jackson prison.
  • Bonus: The Endangered Albatross
    8/8/11
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    Join National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting as he documents the plight of the albatross, one of the largest flying birds on Earth.
  • Interview: Frans Lanting
    8/8/11
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    Self-taught photographer Frans Lanting discusses how he adopts the view of his subject to get the best image.
  • Wings of the Albatross
    Wings of the Albatross
    Episode 0808
    8/8/11
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    Photographer Frans Lanting talks of his epic journey to capture images of the albatross, a hauntingly beautiful bird enshrined in legend and poetry.
  • Gorilla Rescue
    Gorilla Rescue
    Episode 0805
    8/5/11
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    In the mountains between Rwanda and Uganda, researchers try to save a young female gorilla rescued from poachers.
  • Lifeguard Survival
    Lifeguard Survival
    Episode 0805
    8/5/11
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    The Indestructibles: Lost at Sea: SUN JUL 31 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/indestructibles/7043/Overview Oahu lifeguards attempt a daring rescue inside the pounding surf of Moi Hole.
  • Bionic Legs
    Bionic Legs
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    Naked Science: Make Me Superhuman : THU AUG 11 9p et/pt : One group of engineers in Berkeley, California, is developing technology that can help paraplegics walk again.
  • Near-Drowning
    Near-Drowning
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : A young boy dives into a river, only to be knocked unconscious by a tree in the water.
  • Apes with Tools
    Apes with Tools
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    Photographs from researchers in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in Congo reveal that gorillas use tools --- the first instance of such behavior documented among wild gorillas.
  • European Motorbike Crash
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : A man has a close call on a snowy road but lives to tell the tale.
  • Hunted by a Skunk
    Hunted by a Skunk
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/indestructibles/all/Overview Steve narrowly escapes the wrath of a dangerously smelly skunk.
  • Near-Death Experience
    Near-Death Experience
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : Everyone's having fun in the pool --- until one boy remembers he doesn't know how to swim.
  • Survival at Sea
    Survival at Sea
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : A boat in the Dominican Republic comes feet away from becoming a shipwreck.
  • Almost an Accident
    Almost an Accident
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : The steep slopes of the Alps almost get the better of one speedy bicyclist.
  • Clobbered by Coral
    Clobbered by Coral
    Episode 0804
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : Lynn gets seriously bashed against a coral reef that was up to no good.
  • Almost Attacked by a Lion
    8/4/11
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    The Indestructibles: SUNDAYS at 10p et/pt : Brianna gets very, very close to being almost-not-quite attacked by a lion at the zoo.
  • Killer Catfish
    Killer Catfish
    Episode 0803
    8/3/11
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    Monster Fish: India's River Devil : FRI AUG 5 10p et/pt : Are the reports of giant catfish attacking and killing people fact or fiction? Zeb is on a mission to find out.
  • Lemon Sharks
    Lemon Sharks
    Episode 0803
    8/3/11
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    Not all sharks are lone hunters of the deep. Check out the surprisingly social lemon shark.
  • Hard Time - The Hustle
    Hard Time - The Hustle
    Episode 0802
    8/2/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : Go inside the underground prison economy at Ohio's Ross CO and see inmates try their hands at different money-making strategies.
  • Dugongs vs. Tiger Sharks
    8/2/11
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    The slow and gentle dugong has developed an interesting survival strategy to stay away from tiger sharks.
  • Body Search
    Body Search
    Episode 0802
    8/2/11
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    Locked Up Abroad: Teenage Drug Smuggler : WED AUG 3 9p et/pt : Is the policewoman still part of the plan? Or is this woman about to get arrested for drug trafficking?
  • Betrayed in Ecuador
    Betrayed in Ecuador
    Episode 0802
    8/2/11
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    Locked Up Abroad: WEDNESDAYS at 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/locked-up-abroad Zoe McGarry was locked up in an Ecuador jail for cocaine smuggling, although she claimed a friend tricked her into carrying the drugs.
  • Hard Time - Against the Wall
    8/2/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/hard-time/all/Overview Enter the locked-down world of Ohio's intake prison. For the newly convicted, it is their last view of the free world.
  • Hard Time - Female Offenders
    8/2/11
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    Hard Time: TUESDAYS at 10p et/pt : Managing female offenders is one of the toughest jobs in corrections, and at the Ohio Reformatory for Women, the system is tested daily by every kind of inmate.
  • Jamaica
    Jamaica
    Episode 0802
    8/2/11
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    Locked Up Abroad: WEDNESDAYS at 10p et/pt : TK White and her girlfriend are offered a vacation to Jamaica and $5,000 in return for bringing back marijuana.
  • Bull Sharks
    Bull Sharks
    Episode 0801
    8/1/11
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    Bull sharks are known man-eaters. Crittercam goes with them to see how they hunt.
  • Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu
    Historian Christopher Heaney relates the story of Hiram Bingham, who stepped into the astounding ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, 100 years ago.
  • The President Looks Back
    8/1/11
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    George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview: SUN AUG 28 10p et/pt President Bush recalls the events surrounding the fateful autumn morning of September 11th, 2001.
  • Life after Prison
    Life after Prison
    Episode 0801
    8/1/11
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    Hard Time: The Convict Cycle : TUE AUG 16 10p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/hard-time/5012/Overview Life for a former inmate three years after his release.
  • Interview: Christopher Heaney
    8/1/11
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    Machu Picchu expert Christopher Heaney connects the death of his friend to the loss of an ancient culture.
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