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A classic series of films exploring nature and man in various cultural and historical contexts. Beginning in the 1960s (when they aired on CBS), the specials set a standard for vivid documentary filmmaking and the many `Nat'l Geo' prizes include Emmys for `Mysteries of the Mind' and `The Invisible World.' With the advent of cable, the specials evolved into...

Ambassador: Under Fire Overseas

First Aired: September 4, 2002

Profiling U.S. ambassadors Wendy Chamberlin (Pakistan), Howard Baker (Japan), Prudence Bushnell (Guatemala) and Robert Royall (Tanzania). "Ambassador," says writer-narrator Alex Chadwick, "is a title that carries both honor and risk." Bushnell knows about risk: her previous post was Nairobi, where the embassy was bombed by Al Qaeda. Chamberlin had to deal with Sept. 11 issues in Islamabad. And Baker must apologize for a Navy accident that killed nine Japanese students.

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