SHARKFEST: Marine biologist Dr. Stephen Kajiura talks SHARKCANO and more – Exclusive Interview

SHARKFEST Key Art 2020 | ©2020 National Geographic

National Geographic’s SHARKFEST is the most recent iteration of the company’s one-hundred-and-thirty-five-year history of documenting sharks, first in the pages of the magazine, and more recently in television documentaries. SHARKFEST is spotlighted for five weeks this year over both National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Wild, July 19-August 22. The documentaries about sharks are also available on National Geographic on Demand and on Hulu the day after telecast premiere. Dr. Stephen Kajiura, an expert in the sensory biology is sharks, is a professor at the Biological Sciences Dept. of Florida Atlantic University. This season, he is involved in the SHARKFEST […]Read On »

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SHARKFEST: Shark expert Ryan Johnson on SHARK VS. SURFER and SHARK VS. WHALE- Exclusive Interview

SHARKFEST Key Art 2020 | ©2020 National Geographic

National Geographic’s SHARKFEST is taking a mighty bite out of the schedule, extending five weeks, July 19 through August 22, on both National Geographic and National Geographic Wild. The shark-themed documentary films are also available on National Geographic on Demand and on Hulu the day after telecast premiere. Marine biologist Ryan Johnson is involved in two of this year’s SHARKFEST documentaries, SHARK VS. SURFER and SHARK VS. WHALE. Johnson has largely specialized in the study of Great White sharks, though in recent years, he has expanded his work to include a variety of sharks in the tropics off the coast […]Read On »

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VET SCHOOL: Aziza Glass chats about the new Nat Geo show – exclusive interview

Cornell technician Samantha Koba hooks up "Misty" the Chihuahua for an MRI exam | © 2015 National Geographic Channels/Lisa Tanzer

In National Geographic Wild’s VET SCHOOL, Saturdays at 10 PM, we follow a real group of students as they learn how to treat a wide variety of animals through their studies at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in upstate New York. We see Dr. Aziza Glass, DVM, in her fourth year at veterinary college in the documentary series. She now has her degree. AX: It seems like any kind of medical training would be stressful under normal circumstances. How did adding cameras and a documentary crew to the process affect it? AZIZA GLASS: Actually, I would say that working […]Read On »

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VET SCHOOL: Executive Producer Lisa Tanzer chats new NatGeo Wild series – Exclusive Interview

Vet professor Dr. McDaniels demonstrates how to examine a horse on VET SCHOOL | ©2015 National Geographic/Lisa Tanzer

National Geographic Wild has experienced great success with their veterinarian series – THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL continues to be a ratings hit – and the network is now launching a new one. VET SCHOOL, which premieres Saturday, September 19 at 10 PM, follows a group of university students in a four-year program. Executive producer Lisa Tanzer provides the lowdown. ASSIGNMENT X: Where is the vet school actually located? LISA TANZER: It’s in Ithaca, New York. It’s Cornell [University] Veterinary School. AX: How did VET SCHOOL come together as a project? TANZER: I work for Think Factory Media, and they came […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Tiger in the Tale”

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 8 - "The Tiger in the Tale" | ©2012 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo Writer: Dean Lopata, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 8, 2012 Normally, the BONES episode “The Tiger in the Tale” would merit a B. It’s a solid episode, but it has the drawbacks of Brennan (Emily Deschanel) suddenly wanting to run for President of the United States (huh?) and psychiatrist Sweets (John Francis Daley) displaying stunning blindness when it comes to the psyche of his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Henry Rollins is WILD about SNAKE UNDERWORLD

Henry Rollins in SNAKE UNDERWORLD | ©2011 National Geographic Wild

Henry Rollins has been front man for the bands Black Flag and the Rollins Band, a record producer, a poet, a journalist, a non-fiction author, a solo performer and a staple of recent USO tours for the armed forces. As himself, he hosted THE HENRY ROLLINS SHOW. As an actor, his credits include JOHNNY MNEMONIC, HEAT, LOST HIGHWAY, BAD BOYS II, THE DEVIL’S TOMB and SONS OF ANARCHY. He hosts a radio show on KCRW – tune in Saturday night April 30 for his tribute to the late Poly Styrene. As if that’s not enough, Rollins is something of an […]Read On »

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