Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsNational Geographic
IN THE NEWS

National Geographic

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 20, 1995 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first few letters caused consternation at National Geographic. They were from readers wanting to know more about the life and work of photographer Robert Kincaid, whose story on covered bridges in Iowa had, they thought, graced the cover of the magazine's May, 1966, edition. Susan Canby, the head librarian, went to her master index. The only Kincaid she found was a Don Kincaid who had done a story on ghost galleons in 1982.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Joe Flint
National Geographic Channels, a joint venture between 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society, is being overhauled. Out are Chief Executive David Lyle and President Howard Owens. In their place, veteran Fox executive David Hill has been named chairman and Courteney Monroe, chief marketing officer for National Geographic's U.S. network, has been promoted to chief executive. For Hill, this is his second stint as chairman of National Geographic Channels. He oversaw the partnership several years ago before turning the day-to-day job over to Lyle while keeping a seat on the board of directors.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2010
SERIES Jessica Simpson's The Price of Beauty: The singer-actress and her traveling companions visit a native tribe in Uganda in this new installment (12:30 and 10:30 p.m. VH1). 24: Terrorists are minutes away from detonating a dirty bomb in the middle of Manhattan in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Adventure Time with Finn & Jake: A boy and his dog journey through a bizarre landscape in this new animated series (8 p.m. Cartoon Network). Runaway Squad: This new reality series follows a team dedicated to tracking down runaway kids (10 p.m. A&E)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jamie Coots, the Appalachian minister and "Snake Salvation" reality star who died Saturday after a rattlesnake he was handling in church bit him on the hand, will be remembered with a tribute special to air on National Geographic Channel. Coots, who was 42, was the star of NatGeo's "Snake Salvation," which aired for a single season on the cable channel last year. He handled snakes while ministering at his church in Middleboro, Ky. He was a practitioner of a 100-year-old tradition that involved the handling of live and deadly snakes in church.
NEWS
April 17, 1990 | Associated Press
The editor of National Geographic magazine was replaced suddenly Monday and neither he nor the society that publishes the magazine was saying whether he was fired. "I just don't know the circumstances well enough to deal with it," said Wilbur E. Garrett, 59, who had been editor since 1980. Garrett was replaced by William T. E. Graves, 63, who has been a senior member of the magazine's editorial staff for 12 years.
NEWS
September 12, 1985 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Question: I know you've answered this before, but I need some guidance on the value of National Geographic issues. I have some in my collection that date back to the early part of this century and want to know their approximate value.--D.S. Answer: You should check with more than one dealer before attempting to ascertain approximate value. Condition, of course, is one major factor that will help determine your collection's value.
TRAVEL
November 23, 1997
Looking for a road map that shows the lay of the land? Try the 1998 National Geographic Road Atlas. The National Geographic Society, which helped create the atlas this fall through its for-profit wing, National Geographic Ventures, and the Pennsylvania-based GeoSystems cartography firm, claims it's the first major, nationwide atlas to include mountains and other topographic relief.
TRAVEL
May 26, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Two words - City. Secrets. And because these apps are from editors at National Geographic, you know you're in for a travel treat. Name: National Geographic City Guides Available for: iOS iPhone and iPad What it does: The free version offers local tips and iconic photos for each destination as well as fun facts and weather info. The paid version has curated walks, lists of "do-not-miss" places to visit, city secrets and customizable itineraries, as well as additional photos with tips from the pros.
NEWS
July 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Maps tailored to the needs of the individual hiker, kayaker or fisherman will be offered through specialized kiosks and over the Internet, the National Geographic Society said. The Society on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Wildflower Productions, a California firm with high-tech expertise in printing maps on demand.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2001 | JOHN MAYNARD, WASHINGTON POST
That familiar yellow-bordered magazine now has its own cable TV network. The National Geographic Channel, officially launched last weekend and available in 10 million homes nationwide, will mix new programming with the National Geographic Society's documentary archives. The society's seven "explorers-in-residence," including famed primatologist Jane Goodall and historian Stephen Ambrose, will also contribute reports.
NEWS
February 5, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian, This post has been corrected and updated, as indicated below.
Nearly a century after a German torpedo sunk the passenger liner Lusitania, killing nearly 1,200 people, a story about the World War I attack has sent a torpedo of sorts into the belly of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Energy Department's inspector general scolded the nuclear weapons lab this week over $81,746 worth of research the lab conducted for a National Geographic documentary on why the Lusitania sank within 20 minutes of being hit in 1915. The inspector general found that the lab improperly used its licensing and royalty fees to conduct testing at its high-explosive facilities for the National Geographic report and erred in doing work that could be performed by the private sector, a possible violation of federal rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Bringing a long list of prepared questions to an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson is a fool's errand. That's not to say a conversation with the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History isn't illuminating - quite the opposite. It's just that the gregarious astrophysicist can't help but find science lurking in every corner, turning even the most banal transaction into a teaching moment. An offer of bottled water, for instance, unexpectedly turns into a lengthy digression about the difficulty of freezing distilled water and the origins of Gatorade.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Steve Appleford
The visual history of the natural and civilized world runs 125 years deep in the archives of National Geographic magazine. It's a history also of photojournalism, of social documentary and startling wildlife imagery, and is home to a vast ocean of work from some of the most daring and accomplished photographers of the era. "The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years," an exhibition now at the Annenberg Space for Photography through April...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding a way to check out Al Jazeera America. The Skinny: I want to watch Al Jazeera America but alas am a Time Warner Cable subscriber and it doesn't have a deal to carry the news channel, which launches today. I need to get a friend with DirecTV to record some shows or invite me over. I'll bring the chips. Tuesday's roundup includes a look at whether there are too many animated movies out there. Also, Gary Knell steps down as the head of National Public Radio and Demi Lovato takes a role on "Glee.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
National Public Radio Chief Executive Gary Knell is stepping down in the fall to become president and chief executive officer of the National Geographic Society. Knell leaves NPR after less than two years on the job. In a statement to staffers, he said the National Geographic offer was too good to turn down. "It has taken a great deal of personal reflection on my part to reach this decision," he said. "I will leave with a sense of enormous gratitude to each of you for all you do to make this organization a national treasure.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013 | By Rachel Miller
"Doomsday Castle," the new unscripted National Geographic Channel series premiering Tuesday from the producers of the hit "Doomsday Preppers," is looking to put a whole new spin on the phrase "family bonding. " Forget board games and Sunday night dinners -- American prepper Brent Sr. and his children Brent II, Ashley, Lindsay, Dawn Marie and Michael are coming together to build a self-sufficient, medieval castle to protect themselves from the chaos that the apocalypse will bring. Although many predicted end times dates have come and gone, Brent Sr. and his family are on a mission to assure the world that there will be a doomsday -- it's just a matter of when.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | LEE DEMBART
National Geographic: Behind America's Lens on the World by Howard S. Abramson (Crown: $17.95) Dare I confess that I have never been a reader of the National Geographic? I used to thumb through it in doctors' waiting rooms, but for the life of me I couldn't understand why so many people seemed to like it or why doctors felt impelled to have it around. Not that I ever gave it much thought, mind you. There was something about that magazine that seemed vaguely irrelevant.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1988 | HILLIARD HARPER, Times Staff Writer
The Indian holy man stares straight into the camera, his open mouth revealing the wire that he has pushed through his cheeks as self-inflicted penance. A lama caretaker in China poses in a library of ill-fated printing blocks used to publish the Tibetan Buddhist scripture. Three balloons are frozen in various stages of explosion as the bullet that tore through them seems to hang suspended in mid-air.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
The National Geographic Channel kicked off the summer gathering of the Television Critics Assn. with a presentation that teetered between the adorable and the unsettling. Building on the success of “Doomsday Preppers,” the network is doubling down on the apocalyptic with a new reality series called “Doomsday Castle.” It follows “Brent Sr.” (no last name was provided), a North Carolina survivalist realizing his dream of building a medieval-style fortress to protect his family from what he believes are the coming "end days.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
In the early 1900s, Alexander Graham Bell intensively researched ways to lift humans heavenward on kite-like flying machines. Now comes the decidedly earthbound postscript. The detailed archive that the telephone's inventor kept of his much later experiments in flight - more than 950 photographs and 217 pages of laboratory journals, many in Bell's own hand - was pulled back from the auction block at a hotel in Westlake Village on Wednesday, shortly before it was to go under the gavel.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|