On April 29, National Geographic Channel will present an episode of Naked Science called “Iceland Volcano Eruption” that explores the recent, massive eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland — which has been felt around the world, grounding air traffic and causing extensive evacuations, major flooding and a plume of ash 30,000 feet high. With video crews on the scene, NGC got an inside look at the volcano before, during and after its eruption on April 14. This program explains the science behind the volcanic chaos, as well as the reasons for the disruptions in air travel, the biggest since 9/11. Scientists say this volcano is unpredictable — it has already melted a glacier — and could lead to a disturbance at the nearby Katla volcano, which is potentially more volatile. Naked Science: Iceland Volcano Eruption provides an in-depth report on this major volcanic event and its global impact. It airs April 29 at 8pm ET/PT.
For those of you who will for one reason or another be up at 4 am ET tomorrow with no desire whatsoever to watch the Royal wedding, we here at Channel Guide Magazine have you covered. For every network that is covering the over-hyped vows, there are countless others that are offering a potpourri of programming choices. With that in mind, here is what we are officially deeming our “Un-Royal Best Bets,” which is subjective at best when you consider that all of these shows are airing just after midnight on the West Coast and shortly before sunrise on the […]
The trend of reality shows exploring fringe cultures continues on National Geographic Channel with the debut of American Colony: Meet the Hutterites on Tuesday, May 29, at 10pm ET/PT. Like the Amish and Mennonites, the Hutterites are an Anabaptist sect that stemmed from the Radical Reformation in the 16th century. Over their history, the Hutterites have faced persecution and expulsion from their homelands, due in large part to their belief in absolute pacifism and refusal of military service. By the 19th century, the Hutterites had nearly vanished. But Hutterite colonies have flourished in North America, mostly in the Great Plains […]
With the images of the devastation from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit northeast Japan last month fresh in our minds — and with a new nuclear nightmare from destroyed reactors seemingly getting worse by the day — two cable networks are presenting documentaries in coming weeks to explore this historic catastrophe. First off is National Geographic Channel‘s Witness: Disaster in Japan, premiering tonight at 10pm ET/PT. Coming from the producers of the acclaimed special Witness Katrina, this film takes a similar, firsthand look at this current tragedy entirely through the eyes of those who experienced it. […]