Neil Haley interviews Richard Bacon of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S EXPLORER https://youtu.be/sKH-Q7-BdR

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXPLORER SET TO RETURN NOV. 14 AS A WEEKLY SERIES IN A NEW, REIMAGINED FORMAT

Host Richard Bacon Leads Interviews, Debates and Roundtable Discussions in Front of a Live Studio Audience in New York

Weekly Episodes Also Include Pieces Shot Around the Globe by a Distinguished Group of Field Correspondents

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 7, 2016) National Geographic Channel’s long-running, critically acclaimed series EXPLORER, which has represented the best of the network for more than three decades, will return in a newly reimagined format on Monday, Nov. 14, at 10/9c. Hosted by Richard Bacon (@richardpbacon) and taped in front of a live audience in a state-of-the-art studio in New York City, cable television’s longest-running documentary series mixes intrepid field pieces, roundtable discussions and in-depth interviews in a continuation of the series’ legacy of pushing the boundaries of journalism. This new evolution of EXPLORER, produced by National Geographic Studios, will air on a weekly basis on National Geographic Channel around the world in 171 countries in 45 languages and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo.

In each episode, studio host Richard Bacon anchors segments and panel discussions as well as a mix of entertaining and hard-hitting investigative stories from all over the world by field correspondents including Bryan Christy (National Geographic Explorer, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory), Ryan Duffy (Vice, AOL/Huffington Post),Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+, Al Jazeera Media Network), Jena Friedman (“Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “Late Show With David Letterman”), Justin Hall (Explorer: Battle for Virunga), Billie Mintz (“Jesus Town, USA”), Tania Rashid (Viceland, Al Jazeera’s 101 East), Tim Samuels (BBC Television) and Baratunde Thurston (“Daily Show With Trevor Noah”).

EXPLORER: Episode 2
Premieres Monday, Nov. 21, at 10/9c
Correspondents investigate racial profiling in Gretna, Louisiana, the $80 billion private prison business and hallucinogenic honey hunters in the Himalayas. The New York Times’ Bill Keller is interviewed on prison reform. Host Richard Bacon welcomes Michael Moore as a guest panelist discussing institutional racism along with Lt. Randy Sutton. Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, joins via satellite.

EXPLORER: Episode 3
Premieres Monday, Nov. 28, at 10/9c
EXPLORER hosted by Richard Bacon, offers stories on surveillance. Featured segments include a panel on “The Kill List,” a list of suspected terrorists marked for death, with commentary from James Woolsey, former CIA director, and a discussion with Lara Logan of CBS about propaganda wars.