Archive for the ‘National Geographic Explorer: Season 1’ Category

Cool Quest

Monday, July 12th, 2004

Host Lisa Ling explores some of the scientific related cool trends, gadgets and skills. Lisa becomes the first guinea pig for a new system called ‘Neuromarketing’. And she looks at the ‘cool factor’ among video gamers.

Calling All Sharks

Monday, July 5th, 2004
Guadalupe IslandGuadalupe Island

Guadalupe Island
The beautiful Mireya Mayor accompanies filmmaker Bob Cranston to the Guadalupe Island, Mexico. And Bob experiments with a unique sound-wave device to attract great white sharks.

On Thin Ice

Monday, June 28th, 2004
Bowhead WhalesBowhead Whales

Bowhead Whales
Guest correspondent, Adam Ravetch, one of only a handful of filmmakers who dives under the Artic sea ice, chronicles his efforts to track down the elusive bowhead whales. He faces his greatest challenge on the ice rather than under it.

China’s Lost Girls

Monday, June 21st, 2004

Lisa Ling examines China’s controversial one-child policy, that has left the country’s population in crisis. Due to Chinese cultural and social traditions, boys are more desirable than girls which leads to thousands of female babies aborted, abandoned or put up for adoption.

If Hitler Had the Bomb

Monday, June 7th, 2004

The documentary follows the story of the efforts by the Norwegian resistance to impede the German Nazis from developing an atomic bomb during World War II.

Lions of Darkness

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Male Lion
Accompany Derek Joubert on an expedition in the Savuti region of Botswana. Joubert spends three years documenting the lives of three male lions, from their domination of new territory, the birth of cubs, to their struggles in the harsh African wild.

The Battle for Midway

Sunday, May 30th, 2004
USS YorktownUSS Yorktown

USS Yorktown
Titanic discoverer, Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of experts, with the help from four WWII veterans, set out in search for at least one of the five sunken aircraft carriers, including the U.S.S Yorktown.

Killer Crocs of Uganda

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Crocodile expert Brady Barr is enlisted by the African government to aid the village of Lubango, Uganda in finding a solution to reduce attacks by Nile crocodiles living in Lake Victoria.

Africa’s Deadly Dozen

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Twelve of Africa’s deadliest snakes are observed, including the continent’s most lethal snake.

Wings Over Serengeti

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

The vulture, one of nature’s misunderstood creatures is revealed as a vital part of Africa’s eco-system.