Wind Raiders of the Sahara
Eight men unite whimsy and endurance to cross the Sahara in sailboats. The team of sailing experts navigates the world's largest desert in three-wheeled craft that streak across the dunes at speeds as high as 60 mph, exposing their drivers to the hazards of erratic winds, uneven terrain, scarce water and temperatures that rise above 100 by day and fall below freezing at night. Included is footage of a nomadic tribe of Moors caught in a drought. Leslie Nielsen narrates.
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- Premise: 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… (more)