Archive for June, 2003

Jeanne Moreau

Monday, June 30th, 2003


A biography / flmography / interview with French actress Jeanne Moreau, including comments by director Costa-Gavras.

21 Days to Baghdad

Sunday, June 29th, 2003
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Baghdad
NGC chronicles the critical first three weeks of military action in the Iraq war. From the launch point through to the end where the American forces takes Baghdad, the campaign is charted in combat footage never before seen by the public and interviews with ground forces, military experts and journalists.

Gunslingers

Thursday, June 26th, 2003


During America’s western expansion, a new breed of man arose–the gunslinger. Sometimes he wore a badge, sometimes he was an outlaw. But he always had a gun at his side, and the urge to step to the edge and pull the trigger. Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Wyatt Earp–see how, the weapons these men carried, etched the gunmen’s existence into American history.

Dangerous Cargo

Wednesday, June 25th, 2003


Toxic traffic is everywhere! An average of 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials hit our highways and railways daily. From Wild West wooden crates filled with explosives to HAZMAT containers of nuclear waste, we shadow dangerous cargo. We ride shotgun on a hazardous material shipment that’s tracked by satellites; hunt down the hush-hush “ghost fleet”–trucks carrying classified government materials; and board a Con-Air flight moving another kind of nasty stuff–dangerous felons!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2003


Look closely at those tall metal towers that span the country and you might see tiny specks climbing up the soaring steel like spiders on an enormous web. Meet the courageous linemen who erect, string, and repair 250-foot high electrical transmission towers, working with energized power lines that can carry up to 765,000 volts!

Drew Barrymore

Monday, June 23rd, 2003


Actress Drew Barrymore is interviewed about her career, and her transition from child star to adult.

Big Cat Crisis

Saturday, June 21st, 2003
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Big Cat
Big Cat Crisis looks at the huge increase of private individuals in America who are illegally keeping large exotic felines as pets. And the many inexperienced owners who have learned the hard way that these animals cannot be domesticated.

Poacher Patrol

Sunday, June 8th, 2003
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Cambodia
Naturalist, Nick Baker, travels to Cambodia where he tags along with WildAid, a controversial organisation determined on taking the fight to the poachers.

Holy War, Inc.

Friday, June 6th, 2003
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al-Qaeda
Based on the book of the same title written by journalist Peter Bergen, who was the first westerner to interview Osama bin Laden, Explorer investigates the actions and origins of al-Qaeda.

Exterminator

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2003


They have been here for longer than us, and there are many, many more of them. They buzz, skitter and fly, chew, gnaw and occasionally draw blood. Lumped under the broad category of pests and vermin, they are one of the constant enemies in man’s battle to maintain dominion over house and home. And the strongest weapon we have is THE EXTERMINATOR. MODERN MARVELSĀ® traces the evolution from the simple pest-control measures employed by ancient farmers to the high-tech arsenal of poisons, baits and traps deployed by the “Orkin Man” and his colleagues today. This inside look at the multi-billion dollar pest-control industry includes flights with mosquito exterminators in Florida, ride-alongs with cockroach killers in Los Angeles (the city where these prehistoric survival specialists pose the greatest problem), and an inside look at how the New York City Department of Health attempts to contain the rats that outnumber the city’s 8 million human residents. The weapons in this war have become increasingly high tech, and the foot soldier–the exterminator–has become ever more sophisticated and ecologically aware.