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National Geographic Weekend


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June 07, 2008

This Week's Guests:

• National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence, Wade Davis has been described as a rare combination of scholar, poet and passionate defender of Earth’s diversity. He recently returned from a trip into the South American jungle where he eluded Colombian rebels in search of never-before-seen indigenous religious rituals.

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• Boyd speaks with singer, Olivia Newton-John, who recently performed at National Geographic headquarters for a benefit concert to help save the Amazon rain forest. Newton-John has long been a supporter of environmental causes and works with The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER).

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• Steve Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, joins Boyd in the studio to talk about State of the Wild, a biennial report on wildlife, wild-lands and oceans.

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• Seth Bauer, Editorial Director of the Green Guide, explains how to safely catch some rays while staying green with eco-friendly sunscreen.

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• National Geographic Photographer, Steve Winter was on assignment in the Himalayas to photograph the rarely seen snow leopard. He worried that he wouldn’t even see this elusive cat, much less catch an image worthy of gracing the pages of the National Geographic magazine. Winter tells Boyd how, with the help of remote cameras, he was able to catch a number of leopards on film. The images appear in the June issue of National Geographic magazine.

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• Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend? During the month of June, head to the movie theater to see National Geographic’s Big Screen Safari. Tara Sorensen and Donna Friedman Meir talk about how NG Kids programming will take you on an adventure around the world with “Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies” and “Iggy Arbuckle.” Find a theater near you at Kidtoonfilm.com

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• Olga Murray went to Nepal on vacation and fell in love with the place. She returned with the intention of helping the country’s poor and uneducated children that she encountered there. Now, through a non-profit organization that she heads, Murray is working to save thousands of children who have been sold into slavery by their own families.

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• In this week’s Notes, Boyd talks about Nepal as a magical place that should be on everyone’s “must see” list. He shares a story from his favorite Kathmandu hangout—the Rum Doodle Bar.

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