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National Geographic marks anniversary with Exploration of Titanic, Lighting Strikes, Genghis Khan

Date December 19, 2012

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - The National Geographic Channel is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society with a new "Night of Exploration" on Fridays that will look at Titanic, Stonehenge, Easter Island, and more of the world's fascinating places and mysteries.

Beginning January 11, the network will air programs about exploration every Friday night from 8 to 10 p.m. On that night, it will premiere of "A New Age of Exploration: National Geographic at 125," which will feature such explorers as storm chaser Tim Samaras as he tries to film a lightning bolt the moment it hits the ground.

The special will also feature research scientist and engineer Albert Lin, who believes he's located the burial ground of Genghis Khan, and James Cameron and Bob Ballard as they plunge the ocean's depths. NGC will also re-air "Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron" on January 11.

Subsequent Friday-night programming includes re-airings of "The Human Family Tree," "Stonehenge Decoded" and "Easter Island Underworld." Other re-airings include "Drain the Ocean," "King Tut and the Lost Dynasty," and "King Tut's Final Secrets."

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