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National Geographic Weekend


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September 08, 2007

This Week's Guests:

• National Geographic biologist, Greg Marshall has a really cool job. Basically, he gets to attach highly sophisticated camera equipment he invented to wildlife such as emperor penguins, seals, killer whales, lions, tigers, and bears. Marshall's Crittercam was designed to document life from an animals' perspective.

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• In Africa, Boyd talks to safari guide Weitias while sitting in the middle of a pack of wild dogs.

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• National Geographic photographer, Don Belt tells Boyd about his recent trip to Pakistan in which he traveled through the tribal areas controlled by the Taliban taking pictures.

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• Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, shares how to BBQ in the greenest way possible.

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• Geneticist, Spencer Wells joins Boyd to talk about advances in sequencing the human genome. Then National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore speaks with Boyd about the trials and tribulations of getting a great shot, including facing down a grizzly bear.

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• Senior Conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Bill Weber talks with Boyd about their book In the Kingdom of Gorillas. They talk with Boyd about the recent massacre of Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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• Filmmakers, Adam Raviten and Sarah Robinson spent years in the Arctic filming polar bears and walruses for the National Geographic feature film Arctic Tale. They tell Boyd about braving freezing temperatures and dangerous animals to get the shots.

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• Boyd Matson caught up with Bryan Armstrong to talk about the Slog for Sudan, a 200-mile (322-kilometer) hike without food.

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