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National Geographic Weekend


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December 22, 2007

This Week's Guests:

• John Bowermaster is leading a series of expeditions to explore the world's oceans from the seat of a sea kayak. In January he’s setting off to kayak the coast of Antarctica. While braving freezing temperatures he and his team will review the impacts of climate change on this southern continent. Bowermaster talks with Boyd about the hazards of traveling through freezing waters, pods of whales and around icebergs.

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• In the turmoil that is modern Afghanistan, Fred Hiebert has rediscovered 22,000 individual gold pieces. Hiebert joins Boyd to discuss the intriguing story of this 2000-year-old treasure, from the difficulties of finding it in the first place, to how it was lost and found again.

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• Award-winning actress, Jane Alexander joins Boyd to discuss the Indianapolis Prize. Later this year, the prize will be awarded for outstanding efforts in animal conservation. Alexander will co-chair the event. She and Boyd discuss the six finalists nominated for their conservation work.

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• In the NGW Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, helps you power all those Christmas toys with advice about batteries.

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• Alan Rabinowitz has braved plane wrecks, drug dealers and bear traps to track tigers though Myanmar’s Valley of Death. His work has established the largest tiger preserve in the country also known as Burma. Rabinowitz talks with Boyd about the obstacles he’s had to overcome in order to make the park a reality in this dictatorship.

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• To get into the holiday spirit, Norman Scribner, director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, joins Boyd to play some Christmas carols from around the world.

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• We take the plunge… and explore the country’s underwater National Parks. Boyd talks with Dan Basta who directs the National Marine Sanctuary Program. Run by NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the program protects 150 thousand square miles (380 thousand square kilometers) of ocean and coastal environments.

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• In the NGW Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, gets ready for the playoffs by explaining fair trade football.

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