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2014-06-26 12:31:22

National Geographic Channel And Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle Join Forces To Host The Ultimate '90s #TBT Party WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel today announced it will kick off July Fourth weekend with the ultimate '90s #TBT ("Throw Back Thursday") party. Hosted by Vanilla Ice aka Robert Van Winkle, the all-day event will take place Thursday, July 3, at The Sloppy Tuna in Montauk, N.Y., and will celebrate the premiere of National...

2014-06-23 12:26:24

Winner Will Be Chosen by the Public and Receive $50,000 to Fund Their Dream Expedition; Contest Now Open at ExpeditionGranted.com WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Move over, Indiana Jones. It's a new day in exploration. National Geographic Channel (NGC) today announced Expedition Granted, a socially fueled competition to find the next generation of explorers and to grant one person's dream expedition for $50,000. The nationwide competition was developed in partnership with...

2014-06-03 12:34:31

Newsmakers Round Out Previously Announced Celebrities Including Jason Alexander, Roseanne Barr, Shannen Doherty, Courtney Love, Matthew Perry, Martin Sheen, James Van Der Beek and More WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- History can happen any day, anytime, anywhere and to anyone. That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, narrated by Rob Lowe. Among the...

2014-05-20 12:30:16

Six-Hour Cultural Programming Event Features 120 Original Interviews Including Courtney Love, Matthew Perry, Jason Alexander, Roseanne Barr, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Ice Cube, James Van Der Beek and More WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They had us singing, laughing, crying, cheering and reflecting, sometimes all at the same time. They are the some of the most memorable faces and characters of a decade marked by political change, technological innovation, and grunge...

2014-04-23 12:25:43

Emmy- and SAG-nominated Actor Returns to Network Following His Critically Acclaimed Starring Role in Last Year's KILLING KENNEDY WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channels (NGC) announced today that Rob Lowe will return to the network as narrator of the three-night summer miniseries event The '90s: The Last Great Decade?. No stranger to NGC, Lowe starred as President John F. Kennedy in last fall's critically acclaimed Killing Kennedy, the...

2014-04-15 12:27:53

Courteney Monroe Elevated to CEO, National Geographic Channels U.S. WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Channels today announced several senior leadership changes at the company. Gary E. Knell, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, and Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group, on behalf of the Board of Directors of National Geographic Channels, made the announcements jointly. Courteney Monroe, who has served as Chief...

2014-03-24 20:23:13

The Cast of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" Provides Hilarious Narration to Find Comedy Gold in Nat Geo's Wildest Shows WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Don't be alarmed when you turn on National Geographic Channel (NGC) on April Fools' Day and see a mantis shrimp talking about its dinner or bloodthirsty monsters being compared to celebrities. We've just decided to have a little fun this year. For the first time, National Geographic Channel has teamed up with...

2014-03-17 12:20:58

Last Night's Broadcast Becomes Most Buzzed About Show Ever for National Geographic Channel with More Than 50,000 Tweets Posted During Live Broadcast WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday night, National Geographic Channel (NGC) and NASA went into orbit like never before with LIVE FROM SPACE, hosted by veteran journalist Soledad O'Brien. In the special, presented by LEXUS, viewers went right along with them, as the broadcast plowed through previous NGC...

2014-02-24 12:25:53

Time Capsule Containing Steve Jobs' Apple Lisa Mouse Considered Lost for More Than 10 Years but Uncovered 30 Years Later WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A time capsule containing the mouse from Steve Jobs' first mass-marketed Lisa computer was uncovered in September 2013 on the grounds of the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colo. The finding was made by National Geographic Channel's Diggers team for the kick-off episode of the second season, airing tomorrow,...

2014-02-19 16:22:57

"To me it's as much a commandment from God when he said 'they shall take up serpents,' as it was when he said 'thou shall not commit adultery.'" -Pastor Jamie Coots WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today a special episode that will examine the life of Pastor Jamie Coots, who was bitten by a rattlesnake during church service this past Saturday and died that evening after reports that his family refused medical attention...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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