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National Geographic Weekend


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September 29, 2007

This Week's Guests:

• Herpetologist, Brady Barr hosts the National Geographic Channel’s Dangerous Encounters. Barr describes to Boyd how he was bitten by a reticulated python in an Indonesian cave.

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• In his new book, An Unnatural History of the Sea, marine conservation biologist Callum Roberts presents a devastating account of the effects of fishing on the sea. Callum tells Boyd that by the year 2048, fisheries for all the fish and shellfish species we exploit today will have collapsed.

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• Glen Heggstead set out to ride his motorcycle down the length of South America. But the real adventure began when he was kidnapped in Colombia by National Liberation Army rebels. Heggstead tells Boyd the harrowing tale of how he survived and convinced his captors to let him go. Heggstead’s story is told in the National Geographic television docu-drama Locked Up Abroad, as well as in the book Two Wheels Through Terror.

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• Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, shares how you can clean green with environmentally friendly soap.

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• Having succeeded in the business world, Bobby Haas decided to pick up a camera and take to the air. His remarkable aerial photos of South America are showcased in his new book, Flight of the Condor. Haas tells Boyd about capturing thousands of images and selecting the right ones for the book.

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• Biologist. Gail Hearn directs the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program. Primates and sea turtles are in danger of being lost on this small West African island. Hearn explains to Boyd how she is working to save the monkeys on Bioko Island.

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• Sakeena Yakoobi tells Boyd about her work with the National Geographic Afghan Girls Fund, established to help give an education to the Afghan girls who had long been denied the right to education under Taliban rule. Even today the girls risk ridicule and death just for going to school.

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• Boyd tells the tale of how after 17 years the Afghan girl with the haunting green eyes, who became famous after her image appeared on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine, was found.

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