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I’d like to talk about one of my favorites - Nat Geo TV. You could say it’s not really a TV program, rather a series of programs on a TV channel, but for me it’s one of the best options.
They provide programs on a wide variety of topics and have different styles of programs such as interviews with politicians and celebrities, scientific and historical documentaries, and so on.
One of the things I like most about Nat Geo TV is that whenever I have some free time I can just select the program I want to watch and there’s always something that catches my attention. Another big plus is that there is no terrible commercial advertising which interrupts the programs – that’s something I hate on the commercial TV channels – one of the reasons why I really don’t watch regular TV anymore – there are just too many interruptions for stupid commercials and advertisements for other programs – I find it really annoying.
I became aware of Nat Geo TV while looking for some information on the internet a while ago. It was quite by accident – but I was immediately impressed. Nat Geo has always had a reputation for quality publishing based on its long history of the National Geographic magazine and the TV shows are high quality too.
As I said there are various reasons why I like Nat Geo TV, among them the fact that there’s no commercial advertising, the variety of programs and the fact that I always learn something new. It really is ‘an education’ watching some of the programs - and they always seem to choose the most interesting topics to cover.
One example of a program I saw recently was Doomsday Earth; it was about the likelihood of the planet being struck by both a mega-tsunami and a mega-quake. It was very interesting - as they described how it seems that a giant fault line beneath the sea is readying itself for a violent explosion of activity - and the race is on to calculate when rather than if, this 'megathrust' will do its worst. They focused on the trend that has seen the Earth struck by a series of devastating natural disasters - and they predicted that the worst could still be yet to come.