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Dog Paddling Cats

You can lead a cat to water, but can you make him swim? Well when swimming is the only way to get to their next meal some big cats in Botswana have adapted to the life aquatic. Having once tried to give my cat a bath, I have the scratch marks to prove most cats […]

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Baby Elephant Walk

In spite of the old saying, not everyone has to learn to crawl before they walk. In fact if you’re a newborn elephant you’re expected to hit the ground running or at least staggering fast enough to keep up with the herd. Here’s some video I shot in #Botswana of a baby elephant, just a […]

Among the Sugar Pines: Ethan Johns

  Ethan Johns stopped by National Geographic to talk about his new album and sing a couple of the songs.  This is one of the tunes, “Among the Sugar Pines”.  The interview runs this weekend on my radio show National Geographic Weekend.  Johns is also a recording engineer and music producer like his father Glyn […]

The Crusaders: Today Show profile

  Joe Sample keyboard player with the Crusaders died yesterday in Houston. In 70’s & 80’s he was one of the most recorder keyboardists in music playing on hit records for lots of big name artists. I was lucky to get to spend some time listening to him in the studio in those days. Here’s […]

Behind the Green Door

  In Rome yesterday I went to see Behind the Green Door.  No not the old Marilyn Chambers porn movie, but the green doors in the center of the Villa del Priorato di Malta.  A peephole in one door offers a unique view of the dome at St. Peter’s framed by the Villa’s secret gardens.  […]

Elvis Death 5th Anniversary

  Throwback Thursday Elvis anniversary special.  37 years ago on Aug. 16th the King of Rock ‘n Roll died at his home in Memphis, Tenn.  On the 5th anniversary of his death I filed this report for the Today Show talking about all the fans who showed up for a candlelight parade past his grave […]

Icebucket Challenge Accepted

  Betty had way too much fun helping me take the als icebucket challenge, but it’s for a good cause. An former NBC colleague, Kathy Riggins, issued the challenge so I had no choice but to accept.  But a suggestion for ALS, next time come up with a hot shower fund raiser. Certain parts of […]