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February 19, 2011

This Week's Guests:

Lee Berger
National Geographic grantee and paleoanthropologist Lee Berger has been searching for the fossils of human ancestors, but it was his 9-year-old son who stumbled upon the find of a lifetime: a partial skeleton that may very well change our understanding of the genus Homo.
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Alan Richman
Award-winning food writer Alan Richman says his preconceptions about the French were challenged during his recent trip to Normandy. Richman writes about the people and food he encountered in the article, “A Normandy Invasion,” published in the March issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
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Steve Burns
In light of the ongoing historic events in Egypt, National Geographic Channel will highlight the country’s priceless cultural heritage with a week-long television event, “The Treasures of Egypt.” Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer will host special Egypt programming every evening beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22 and all day Saturday, Feb. 26. Steve Burns, executive vice president of content at NGC, joins Boyd to talk about NGC’s Egypt spotlight.

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Sheela Athreya
National Geographic grantee Sheela Athreya is looking for signs that ancient man passed through India. Boyd met with Athreya on a recent trip to India and she explains why finding evidence of ancient man in India is such a daunting task.

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David Braun-NG News
National Geographic's daily online news editor David Braun shares some of the week’s hottest stories, including a sighting of an undiscovered tribe in the Amazon.
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Sven-Olof Lindblad
Sven-Olof Lindblad, president and founder of Lindblad Expeditions, joins Boyd to talk about the exciting partnership between Lindblad and National Geographic. Lindblad also tells Boyd about the recent evacuation of travelers from Egypt and surviving a swim in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Lisa Napoli
Radio journalist Lisa Napoli was on a search for meaning in her life when someone suggested she head to Bhutan. She fell in love with the country and recently wrote a book titled Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth. Napoli tells Boyd how learning to live with less has made her life richer.
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Chris Eckstrom
There is a beach where one used to be able to walk along and pick up diamonds instead of seashells. For years this 10,000-square-mile desert in Namibia was off limits, but is once again open the public. Writer Chris Eckstrom chronicles her recent trip to this former “prohibited zone” in her article “Your Own Private Africa,” in the March issue of National Geographic Traveler.
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Dan Koeppel
Andrew Skurka recently trekked the length of the Yukon territory. It was a 4,679-mile trip through eight national parks and dozens of mountain ranges. Author Dan Koeppel tried to keep pace with Skurka as he whipped through Alaska. Koeppel writes about Skurka’s accomplishment in his article, “Circling Alaska in 176 Days,” in the March issue of National Geographic magazine.
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Story-Egypt's Military
Boyd recounts a trip to Egypt where he was nearly arrested for trying to get a better view of the pyramids. Fortunately, a general calmed the situation, giving Boyd hope that the military will do the right thing again as the country moves forward.

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