Get your VCRs ready. Here is another small sampling of upcoming programs that may be of interest. All descriptions are lifted (mostly) from the original programs’ websites. Enjoy!
National Geographic Channel
Sunday, 3/1 at7 PM/ Heroin Crisis: Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Stronger, purer and easier to get than ever before, heroin is attracting a whole new breed of addict. Dangerously pure, the newest forms of heroin can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, attracting millions of new mainstream users. Explorer investigates how the war in Afghanistan has inadvertently unleashed a deluge of heroin, enticing users from Kabul to Europe to America’s heartland.
Monday, 3/3, 3PM/ Inside North Korea: Cross into North Korea, one the most secretive nations on earth, for an extremely rare glimpse of the country and its absolute dictator, Kim Jong II. Known as the “Dear Leader,” Jong Il rules the country as a god-king; controlling the world’s fourth-largest army and creating international crises with his condemned nuclear program. Correspondent Lisa Ling penetrates its border by traveling undercover with a Nepalese eye surgeon on a humanitarian mission, providing a unique look at life on the inside.
Human Body: Pushing the Limits
Sunday 3/2, 2008, at 10 PM/ Sight: Sight is the king of the senses. More than 80% of what we know of the world comes through our eyes – without it we’re lost. This program shows our vision system in living color from the inside out.
Monday 3/3, 2008, at 1 AM/Strength: The human body is engineered for strength, power and endurance. Bone is sturdy as concrete but flexible enough to resist breaking. It’s even light enough to allow us to be quicker off the mark than a racehorse.
Sunday 3/9, 2008, at 9 PM/ Brainpower: The driving force behind every one of us is the most powerful organ in the natural world: the human brain. A central processing unit that generates as many electrical impulses in a single day as all the telephones in the world put together.
Sunday 3/9, 2008, at 10 PM/ Sensation: Less than one twentieth of an inch below the surface of the skin are the antennae that allow us to sense the world around us. This vital layer is the gateway to the original information superhighway – the nervous system.
Download: The True Story of the Internet:
Saturday 3/8, 2008, at 7 PM/ Browser Wars: The story of a battle between America’s mightiest corporation and a small group of computer geeks who’d created a revolutionary technology. It’s a battle that would involve the US government, create billions of dollars of wealth and change all our lives (Repeats 3/8 @ 11 pm)
Saturday 3/15, 2008, at 7 PM/ Search: A unique way of finding information revolutionized the Web & in the process created one of the largest companies in the US – Google.This is the story of how it happened. (Repeats 3/15 @ 11 pm)
Saturday 3/22, 2008, at 7 PM/ Bubble: Amazon and Ebay-the 2 titans of modern E-Commerce are each massively successful and incredibly different. Jeff Bezos & Pierre Omidyar tell the story of how their business grew form nothing to dominate the global economy and change the way we live our lives. (Repeats 3/22 @ 11 pm)
Saturday 3/29, 2008, at 7 PM/ People Power: This is the story of the internet has changed society and how a new breed of entrepreneurs are shaping our digital futures. (Repeats 3/29 @ 11 pm)
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