Tag: Smithsonian Channel

Amazing Race Host Phil Keoghan Introduces Viewers to the Captivating People & Places in his Native New Zealand in FLYING HIGH WITH PHIL KEOGHAN Premiering Sunday August 6th at 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian

New Smithsonian Channel Special Offers a Unique Look at the Island at the Edge of the World An Emmy award®-winning producer and host of The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan has experienced a life full of travel and adventure. He started traveling around the world at age two and has been globetrotting ever since. After surviving […]

40 Years Later…. SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL TELLS THE HARROWING STORY OF A CITY ON EDGE IN THE LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM Premieres Sunday July 30th at 9PM ET/PT

Ric Speaks with Documentary Filmmaker Tom Jennings on the 40th Anniversary of the Murder Spree that Terrorized New York City For more than a year, a serial killer known as “Son of Sam” terrorized New York City, killing six people and critically wounding seven others. On July 29, 1976, David Berkowitz began a murder spree […]

What if you Shared Your Town with a Thousand Migrating Polar Bears Each Year? That’s What Happens in Churchill, Manitoba, which Attracts Tourists Around the World to Witness this Extraordinary Event Ric Speaks with Wildlife Biologist Don Moore About this Amazing Migration (Documented in Smithsonian Channel’s Polar Bear Town) and the Dangers Polar Bears Face Due to Climate Change

Every fall, approximately 10,000 tourists from around the world descend on “The Polar Bear Capital of the World,” Churchill, Manitoba. This community of about 800 people in Northern Canada hosts the annual migration of more than 1,000 hungry polar bears that pass through town as they wait for the Bay ice to return. The new […]

Timed to the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, a New TV Special, Building Star Trek, Looks at the Show’s Lasting Influence and its Impact on Today’s Science and Technology Premiering on Smithsonian Channel Executive Producer Elliott Halpern Joins Ric to Discuss the Current State of Real Technologies First Conceived on the Show Including Warp Drives, Medical Tricorders, Cloaking Devices and Tractor Beams

When Star Trek first debuted on September 8, 1966, the world was introduced to a number of alien concepts, such as hand-held communication devices, desktop computers, space shuttles, and touch screens — technologies that we take for granted today. Meanwhile, a new generation of engineers and scientists are continuing to make Star Trek’s visionary technology […]

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