Archive for March, 2004

Chasing the American Dream

Sunday, March 28th, 2004
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illegal immigrants
Lisa Ling explores the issues surrounding the lives of illegal immigrants. And report the ways that these workers has revitalised the nation’s heartland communities.

Barbra Streisand

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand is interviewed about her career.

Beyond the Movie: ‘Lord of the Rings’

Saturday, March 20th, 2004
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Lord of the Rings
National Geographics Channels explores the influences and myriad inspirations of the novel including how the elven language came to be. The documentary includes interviews with some of the main actors in the movie.

Front Line Reporting

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

From Matthew Brady’s chilling images of the Civil War to the scripted briefings in the first Gulf War and the “embedded” reporters of the second, we examine the uneasy nexus of war and journalism. Learn the stories of pioneers like William Russell, head to Vietnam with Walter Cronkite, and get an up-close look at the technology that lets audiences thousands of miles away see pivotal engagements as they unfold.

Command Central

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

“Centcom” in Doha, Qatar represents everything a modern military command post can be with the most sophisticated military information systems–from video-conferencing to real-time frontline satellite communication. From this forward command in the heart of the Middle East, the U.S. ran the Iraq War. But command posts have not always been so technologically advanced as we see when we delve into the history of military communication–from tattooed messenger to satellite technology.

Kate Winslet

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

Actress Kate Winslet is interviewed about her career.

Return of the Mummy

Sunday, March 7th, 2004
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Egyptian Sarcophagus
Lisa Ling journeys to Egypt to uncover the effects of the losses of Egypts treasures to tomb raiders. And the recovery of the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses I. As well as the discovery of a 2,500 year old sarcophagus.

Hugh Jackman

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

Australian actor Hugh Jackman is interviewed about his career.

Oil Fire Fighting

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

In this episode, we head into the flames to see how the conflagrations are contained and controlled. From the use of explosives to the exploits of pioneers like Myron Kinley, we explore every aspect of this extraordinary occupation. Whether in the blistering Iraqi desert or the surging waters of the North Sea, only a handful of people have the skill to snuff a burning gusher, and this riveting program shows how they do it.