NGC to reair “Inside North Korea” documentary

For a 2007 episode of its acclaimed documentary series Explorer called “Inside North Korea,” National Geographic Channel crossed into the secretive nation of North Korea and showed viewers an extremely rare glimpse of the country and its absolute dictator, Kim Jong Il, who passed away Saturday. Correspondent Lisa Ling crossed the border by traveling undercover with a Nepalese eye surgeon on a humanitarian mission. As Dr. Sanduk Ruit performed more than 1,000 surgeries in less than 10 days, the NGC camera crew posed as members of his medical team to document his work and offer unprecedented insight into the most isolated country in the world.

Now, in light of the death of North Korea’s “Dear Leader,” NGC will be showing an encore of Explorer: Inside North Korea tomorrow, Dec. 20, at 9pm ET/PT.