CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS: Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard L. Hodges talk about new docu-series – Exclusive Interview

Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard L. Hodges in CRITTER FIXERS - COUNTRY VETS | ©2020 NatGeo

Critter Fixers is the name of the veterinary practice founded twenty years ago by Dr. Terrence Ferguson and Dr. Vernard L. Hodges. CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS is the title of National Geographic Channel’s documentary series, premiering Saturday, March 7, about the two veterinarians, their clinics, and their community. Both men hope that CRITTER FIXERS will not only inspire people to take better care of their pets, but also to inspire young black viewers to want to be veterinarians. DR VERNARD L. HODGES: We’re from Warner Robins in central Georgia, which is probably about a hundred miles south of Atlanta. ASSIGNMENT […]Read On »

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SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET: Executive producer Jonny Keeling on the new documentary series – Exclusive Interview

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET Key Art | ©2019 BBC America

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET is the new nature documentary series airing Saturday nights on multiple channels across the AMC Networks: AMC, BBC America, IFC, and National Geographic. Each episode is devoted to a different one of Earth’s continents, including surrounding islands and oceans. Executive producer Jonny Keeling, a nature documentarian from Britain with two-and-a-half decades of programs to his credit, has been in charge of overseeing SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET. He sits down for a discussion of his work on the expansive, globe-trotting project. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve done an awful lot of wildlife and nature documentaries. What makes SEVEN WORLDS, […]Read On »

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MARS: Actor Esai Morales and showrunner Dee Johnson chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Esai Morales in Season 2 of MARS | ©2018 National Georgraphic/Dusan Martincek

National Geographic Channel’s series MARS has been described as a hybrid. Now in its second season on Monday nights, MARS employs both scripted drama and documentary footage to explore how what is happening in the real world today could be mirrored when humanity attempts to colonize a new planet. Dee Johnson is the Season 2 show runner and an executive producer on MARS. Esai Morales (who coincidentally portrayed another Earth-originated dweller of another planet as a series regular on CAPRICA) plays wealthy industrialist Roland St. John, whose company clashes with the scientists already in residence on Mars. Both Johnson and […]Read On »

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MARS: JiHae gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MARS - Season 2 Key Art |©2018 National Geographic

MARS has its second season premiere on National Geographic Monday, November 12. The series, executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, is an unusual blend of scripted drama and documentary footage as it tells of the first colony on Mars. Actors portray scientists and colonists, whose adventures are intercut with interviews with real scientists and astronauts. Documentary coverage of clashes between science and industry in areas like the Arctic Circle are contrasted with similar imagined conflicts on the Red Planet. JiHae (pronounced JEE-hay) portrays twin sisters Hana and Joon Seung. Hana is an American pilot and systems engineer on […]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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News Item: LIVE FROM SPACE

LIVE FROM SPACE | © 2014 NatGeo/NASA

Want to see what NASA sees in real time from the comfort of your home? Then tune in to National Geographic Channel’s LIVE FROM SPACE, Friday March 14 at 8 PM EDT/5 PM PDT, for a two-hour flight 250 miles above Earth aboard the International Space Station with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata. They will provide an in-depth look at the micro-gravity laboratory and living facilities, as well as images of the Earth from their perspective. Host Soledad O’Brien and astronaut Mike Massimino join the team at Mission Control in Houston,Texas to witness the 17,500 mph journey. A second-screen […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BRAIN GAMES host Jason Silva chats about the new game show

Jason Silva hosts BRAIN GAMES | © 2014 National Geographic

BRAIN GAMES, National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated series that challenges audience members to play games of thought and perception, is now in its second season Monday nights at 9:30 PM. On February 10, there’s a special Valentine’s Day episode that deals with human attraction. At a National Geographic party thrown for the Television Critics Association, BRAIN GAMES host Jason Silva is available to sit down and talk about what draws people to one another, and much more. AX: What can you tell us about the episode on attraction? JASON SILVA: We play a lot of games showing what you’re attracted to is […]Read On »

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