The producers of National Geographic Channel's critically acclaimed "Locked Up Abroad" are behind a series that sheds light on every soldier's worst nightmare: to be trapped in enemy territory. "No Man Left Behind" combines personal testimony with re-enactments and archival footage to tell dramatic stories of modern war heroes who overcame incredible odds in some of the most hostile environments on earth. Perspective is also provided on how the ever-present battle memories shape the survivors' current lives. The premiere details the deadly 1993 battle in Mogadishu between U.S. forces and Somali militia that inspired a best-selling book and the feature film "Black Hawk Down." Reunited for the first time on camera, the pilot of the downed helicopter and two of the soldiers involved in the battle recount the intense details of one of the most horrific scenes in U.S. military history since the Vietnam War.
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Two Black Hawk helicopters are shot down during a deadly battle in Mogadishu between U.S. forces and Somali militia; the pilot of the downed helicopter and two soldiers involved reunite to recount the details.
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For the first and only time, a U.S. stealth bomber is shot down; the pilot manages to eject and spends seven hours pinned behind enemy lines waiting for a daring helicopter rescue team to find him.
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Eight British Special Air Services soldiers are dropped behind enemy lines during the Gulf War, but the mission goes terribly wrong and within days, three men are dead and four are captured; the sole survivor recounts his experience.
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DEA agents McCullough and Martinez are kidnapped from their hotel in Colombia and driven into the jungle, where they are shot and separated while trying to escape; Martinez and McCullough recount the terrifying ordeal in heart-pounding detail.
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A group of U.S. Green Berets are pinned down by the Taliban in the Shok Valley, Afghanistan; two of the soldiers recount how they managed to survive for seven hours until they could be evacuated.
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The first U.S. Navy pilot to be shot down and captured during the Vietnam War is also the first to escape; he opens up about the reconnaissance mission gone wrong and his near-death journey to freedom.
Advanced computer graphics, forensic science, eyewitness accounts, interviews with experts, archival footage and re-enactments piece together in great detail the events that led to some of the biggest disasters of modern time.
Fishing for bluefin tuna is a way of life for many residents of Gloucester, Mass. "Wicked Tuna" takes viewers into the unrelenting North Atlantic waters infamously spotlighted by the novel-turned-feature film "The Perfect Storm," to follow captains who are relied upon by their families, their shipmates, and by Gloucester itself, to haul in boatloads of the large but elusive bluefin. The pressure to deliver is unforgiving -- the fishing season is short and tuna populations are dwindling -- but one "monstah" catch can reel in just as large of a payday.
Climate change is one of today's most hotly debated topics, not only in America but around the world. This series features firsthand accounts from people who have been affected by the occurrence, with a team of correspondents from the entertainment and news industries traveling around the world to report on effects of global warming and what people are doing to find solutions for it. Among the stories told are Oscar-winner Matt Damon's reporting on the health impact of heat waves around the globe, Golden Globe-winner Michael C. Hall's traveling to Bangladesh to get a vision of the future, and Emmy-winning journalist Lesley Stahl's heading to Greenland to examine the fate of the Arctic. Actors Don Cheadle, Harrison Ford and Jessica Alba are among the other entertainment icons who contribute reports to the hourlong episodes. The roster of executive producers includes James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through first-hand interviews and re-enactments their experiences of being arrested in a foreign country for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms.
Dream adventures turn into hellish nightmares for the travelers featured in this series, which recounts through firsthand interviews and re-enactments terror-filled experiences of being arrested in a foreign country, usually for drug smuggling, and how they coped with the resulting lengthy prison terms. Viewers also hear from people directly involved with the arrests, whether it's the undercover agents gathering the evidence against the suspects, or the people making the drug dealing offers.