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National Geographic Weekend


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January 05, 2008

This Week's Guests:

• Cave divers, Steve Bogaerts and Robbie Schmittner are uncovering the longest underwater caves in the world. The two divers strap on scuba gear and descend into underwater caves in Mexico’s Yucat√°n Peninsula —"some so big you could fly a jumbo jet through," Bogaerts says, "some so small we have to take off our tanks just to fit." Boyd talks with Bogaerts and Schmittner about the danger and beauty of cave diving.

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• We often think of low-density urban sprawl as a new phenomenon. But, Archaeologist Roland Feletcher is showing that it is nothing new. Fletcher has new evidence that proves Angkor in Cambodia was the biggest pre-industrial city ever founded, sprawling nearly 400 square miles (1036 square kilometers) out from its center.

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• Nathan Wolf is a virus hunter. He is working to stop the next global pandemic before it starts. He tells Boyd how he is pursuing killer viruses like AIDS and SARS by studying subsistence hunters and their prey.

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• In the NGW Green Guide segment, Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, shares driving tips that can help you save fuel, even if you don’t own a hybrid.

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• Sean Burch is an explorer and fitness expert. He talks with Boyd about climbing Mount Everest and how he set the world record for the fastest ascent of Kilimanjaro by running up the mountain!

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• While Larry David is curbing his enthusiasm in a shiny new Toyota Prius, George Clooney is whipping around in his hydrogen 7-series BMW. In this special Green Guide segment Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, gives Boyd the “Which Eco Celebrity Are You?” quiz. Play along at home.

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• Eddie Dornack is an Elvis fanatic! He joins Boyd to celebrate the King’s birthday (January 8) and talk about how and why Presley has become a cultural phenomenon that lives on.

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• Boyd admits that he too is an Elvis Presley fan. So much so, that he recently dragged his wife to Graceland for the umpteenth time. He tells the tale of how during this last trip he found a welcome surprise in Memphis.

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