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National Geographic Weekend


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November 20, 2010

This Week's Guests:

Kakenya Ntaiya
Boyd calls National Geographic Emerging Explorer Kakenya Ntaiya the bravest explorer he knows. Ntaiya defied tradition to become the first person from her village to go to college in the United States and she has now returned to her village to open a school for girls. Boyd visits with Ntaiya at her school in Kenya.
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Omar Samra
Omar Samra is the first Egyptian and the youngest Arab to climb Mount Everest. Samra tells Boyd why he recently quit his job as an investment banker to start a travel and adventure company called Wild Guanabana.
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Jonathan B. Tourtellot
National Geographic Fellow Jonathan B. Tourtellot joins Boyd to talk “99 Coastal Destinations Rated,” an article in the November National Geographic Traveler magazine. Tourtellot, who wrote the introduction to the article, shares some of the best and worst from the list.
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Anthony Bonello
Azadi: Freedom is a ski film set in an unusual location: Kashmir. Anthony Bonello highlights the region’s beautiful ski slopes as well as the tumultuous, violent political situation. Bonello joins Boyd to talk about his film, which is now showing in film festivals across the country.
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David Braun-NG News
Join National Geographic's daily online news editor David Braun as he shares some of the week’s hottest stories. Braun swoops into the studio with a story about a flying reptile the size of a giraffe.
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Bob Poole
Bob Poole is one of the world’s leading wildlife cinematographers. Pool joins Boyd in the studio to talk about sneaking up on elephants in Mali to catch them on film for the National Geographic television event Great Migrations.
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Neko Case
Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Neko Case tells Boyd that she likes to take Polaroid photographs to remember the places she’s visited on tour. She may soon be taking pictures of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. because she’ll be here on Dec. 1 as part of the NG Live! “Music On…Photography” series.
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Kenneth Garrett
Photographer Kenneth Garrett tells Boyd about the excavation of a sacred Aztec pyramid in Mexico City. Garrett’s photos are part of the article “Unburying the Aztec,” in the November National Geographic magazine.
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Annie Griffiths
For the new book National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, author and photographer Annie Griffiths plumbed the depths of National Geographic's renowned Image Collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from the archive. Griffiths joins Boyd to explain how she chose the photos.
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Story-Our Own History
In his regular Wild Chronicles segment, Boyd shares a story about how your own history can find you, even in the most remote regions of the world.

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