Nat Geo prepares for January lift-off
By BroadCasting & Cable Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/26/2000 7:00:00 PM
The National Geographic Society is gearing up for the January launch of its cable channel with an hour-long gala tribute to itself. Pierce Brosnan will host Ford Motor Co. Presents Heroes for the Planet: A Tribute to National Geographic, live from the Warner Theatre in Washington on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. on The National Geographic Channel.
The program will be simulcast on CNBC (which carries National Geographic's Explorer series on weekend nights) and rebroadcast on Fox News Channel (Fox being a two-thirds partner in the Nat Geo Channel) at 9 p.m.
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