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National Geographic Specials (1965– )

TV Series | 60 min | Documentary, History

For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat stuff." Each special is self-contained.See moreFor over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat stuff." Each special is self-contained. Written by Jason A. Cormier See less
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36   |   1   |   Unknown   See all
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Updated Sep 10, 1965

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Sep 10, 1965 (United States)

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110 cast members
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Alexander Scourby
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Leslie Nielsen
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10
Joseph Campanella
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8
Richard Kiley
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6
Orson Welles
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5
Jane Goodall
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4
E.G. Marshall
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4
Dian Fossey
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Louis Leakey
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John Craighead
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Mary Leakey
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Frank C. Craighead
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Richard Basehart
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Hal Holbrook
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James Stewart
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James Whitmore
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Robert Foxworth
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Michael Carroll
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Gavin MacFadyen
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Dominic Frisby
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Miranda Richardson
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Irving Johnson
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Colin Fletcher
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Deborah Cane
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Electa Johnson
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Jo Buckberry
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Owen Bush
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Kevin Leahy
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Catherine Higgitt
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David Symons
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Eurydice Georganteli
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Ben Gearey
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Leslie Webster
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Dave Roper
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Melody May Norsgaard
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Heinz Sielmann
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Harry Harlow
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Desmond Morris
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Al Oeming
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Jack Palance
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Penny Patterson
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Lanny Bell
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Eugenie Clark
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Dorothy Eady
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Walter Fairservis
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Kent Weeks
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Sara C. Bisel
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Powers Boothe
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Ricardo Agurcia
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Susan Sarandon
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Keith David
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Heather Campbell
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Michael Fay
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Clare Richardson
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Christopher Allen
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William Boykin
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Manuel A. Diemer
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Dan Hedman
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Geoffrey C. Lambert
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Anthony J. Linza Jr.
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Gordon McCormick
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Michael McElhiney
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Christopher Miller
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Layne Morris
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Leldon Want
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Timothy Williams
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Edward L. Ayers
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Ken Balcomb
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Laura Engleby
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Roger Gentry
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Robert Gisiner
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Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
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Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen
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John Seidel
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Greg Stemm
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Ernie Tapanes
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Felipe Tonga
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Jill-Karen Yakubik
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Pete Athans
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Liesl Clark
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Ed Easterling
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Renan Ozturk
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Ang Temba Sherpa
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Sherab Tenzing
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Terry Herbert
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8.7 / 10 | 267 votes