National Geographic Channel highlights – February 26 – March 4, 2007

<STRONG><U>Coming Soon…</U></STRONG></P> <P>"Galápagos” 3 Hour HD Event Premieres Sunday, March 18 at 8:00 PM ET/PT <BR>Savage, bizarre, hellish and beautiful: the National Geographic Channel explores the Islands that Changed the World in Galápagos. From erupting volcanoes, giant tortoises, leaping lizards, breathtaking views, diving birds and rarely filmed sites and creatures, go inside this living laboratory of evolution. In hour one, discover the unique geology of the islands and how they came to be formed.  </P> <P target="_blank">The second hour delves deeper into these islands and what makes them a vibrant crucible of life.  And the third hour highlights how these islands continue to be shaped by relentless forces of change.  </P> <P target="_blank">For more information, visit <A href=""></A>. </P> <P><STRONG><U>Premieres…</U></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>"Cowboys of the Sea”</STRONG> <BR>Monday, February 26 at 9:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>Cowboys of the Sea chronicles the 2006 sockeye salmon commercial fishing season in Bristol Bay, Alaska by following the adventures of three competing fishing boat captains. For six weeks every summer, the tranquil Naknek River becomes a bustling epicenter of commercial salmon fishing as hundreds of fishermen from all over the world stake their claims. </P> <P>The fishing district is small but the payoff can be huge, captains generally make six figure incomes in just six weeks. The result is one of the most competitive fishing seasons in existence as all three captains battle the elements, the fiery competition, the law and their own set of circumstances. <BR> <BR><STRONG>"Tribal Secrets: The Dinka”</STRONG> <BR>Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>The Dinka live deep in southern Sudan, the largest country in Africa.  Their country has been plagued by decades of civil war and tribal conflict but their ancient way of life has changed little.  Now, in Tribal Secrets, the National Geographic Channel takes viewers to this remote landscape of Africa to show us customs and traditions at the very heart of their cattle-centric culture, including showering under urinating cows. </P> <P><STRONG>"Explorer: Doomsday Volcano”</STRONG> <BR>Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>In 1980, a massive eruption blew off the upper 1,000 feet of Mount St. Helens, leveling thousands of acres and killing 57 people. Yet this eruption is miniscule compared to the eruption of Santorini, in the Aegean Sea, some 3,600 years ago.  One of the largest, yet most mysterious, natural calamities in human history, the eruption of Santorini may have wiped out an entire civilization.  Much of the evidence of its destruction has been lost at sea … until now. </P> <P>In Explorer: Doomsday Volcano, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and an international team of volcanologists, armed with a state-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) fitted with HD cameras, dive into the belly of the Santorini’s submerged caldera. Can they finally measure the magnitude of a disaster believed to have rocked the planet? Will they discover what triggered the cataclysmic eruption? In the face of ground-breaking evidence, the scientists discover the ancient eruption was even more powerful than they ever had imagined. </P> <P>Now, Explorer provides a front row seat to this unprecedented scientific expedition and concludes with a stunning discovery that reveals a new volcano is growing in the footprint of this ancient beast.    <BR> <BR><STRONG>"Naked Science: Toba”(wt)</STRONG> <BR>Wednesday, February 28 at 9:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>Some 75,000 years ago a super-eruption from the site of Lake Toba in Sumatra blasted out more than 200 cubic miles of ash and volcanic debris. Now, Naked Science: Toba investigates the devastating aftermath of one of the most powerful volcanoes of the last 2 million years, including the fascinating theory that it triggered a human genetic bottleneck — leaving a population of as little as a few thousand survivors to preserve the entire human race.  The show also explores the threat of super-volcanoes in the 21st century.<BR> <BR><STRONG>"Dog Whisperer: Titan, Candy, and Bella" (“Young & Restless” Soap Star & MTV’s “Downtown” Julie Brown)</STRONG> <BR>Friday, March 2 at 8:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>“Young and the Restless” soap star Michael Damian and his wife lived a quiet life with their cat FoFo until 5-month old puppy named Bella entered the house.  This rambunctious canine terrorizes the fluffy feline so much that FoFo never leaves her “kitty condo.”  Can Cesar Millan get past the age-old rivalry of cats and dogs to help them? </P> <P>Then, MTV personality “Downtown” Julie Brown’s Yorkshire terrier named Candy has been spoiled so much with toys, affection and special meals that she has reached “doggie diva” status.  This was fine and dandy until Candy one day started biting Julie’s daughter.  Can Cesar intervene in this rapidly souring situation? </P> <P>Then, meet Titan, a 120 lb unpredictable Rottweiler, who is aggressive toward strangers.  Titan’s owners want to be able to trust the 6-year-old when people approach him but don’t know how to contain his anger.  Cesar is called in to give this lonely Rottie some beginner lessons in canine social etiquette.  For more information, visit <A href="" target=_blank></A>. </P> <P><STRONG>"Striker” (wt)</STRONG><BR>Friday, March 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>In the spring, the western diamondback rattlesnake emerges from its winter hiding place after not eating for more than 6 months, it has only one thing on its mind: food. To obtain its first meal, the snake must face a series of challenges that build to the rattlesnake’s strike.  In Striker, the National Geographic Channel reveals the science behind the rattlesnake’s strike: how this remarkable predator finds the best ambush sites; how it detects its rodent prey, even in the dark; how it moves at lightning speed with amazing precision; and how its highly toxic venom acts on the nerves, muscles and tissues of its victims. <BR> <BR><STRONG>"Explorer: Aryan Brotherhood”</STRONG> <BR>Sunday, March 4 at 8:00 PM ET/PT (World Premiere)</P> <P>The Aryan Brotherhood is a secretive criminal gang that began inside California’s maximum-security penitentiaries and expanded rapidly into dozens of state and federal prisons across the nation. Outwardly a white power group, its real interest is in controlling drug and extortion rackets. Now, Explorer unveils this underworld society and comes face-to-face with some of the gang’s most infamous members, including a former Aryan Brotherhood leader who, by his own count, has killed 22 men in prison.  Find out how the gang recruits the most lethal inmates and cultivates them into efficient killers.  Examine the evidence of the gang’s murderous initiation rituals, decipher its complex communication codes and discover how these cunning inmates are able to command a vast criminal underworld — all from behind bars.  </P> <P> </P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.