USA TODAY, National Geographic Channel And The National Geographic Society partner On Special Tabloid Edition: National

  USA TODAY, National Geographic Channel And The National Geographic Society
  partner On Special Tabloid Edition: National Geographic Society Turns 125

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MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 9, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --USA TODAY, National Geographic
Channel and the National Geographic Society have partnered on a special
tabloid edition: National Geographic Society turns 125. The special edition
marks the 125^th Anniversary of the founding of the National Geographic
Society and a New Age Exploration.

The 48-page all color special edition includes:

  oMajor milestones in National Geographic's 125-year history, including
    Alexander Graham Bell becoming the president of National Geographic
    Society in 1898, the first published undersea articles by Jacques-Yves
    Cousteau in 1952, and the first Americans to summit Mount Everest in
    National Geographic Society-supported expedition in 1963.
  oNational Geographic's 10 most significant sponsored expeditionsincluding
    the excavation of the "lost city of the Inca" – Machu Picchu in Peru — by
    Hiram Bingham; Jane Goodall's 1961 grant to begin a field study of wild
    chimpanzees, which unveiled the species' rich social structure and
    confirmed the use of tools by a species other than humans, and Robert
    Ballard's 1977 discovery of hydrothermal vents deep in the Galapagos Rift,
    which contained the first known life forms not dependent on
  oA New Age of Exploration: A look at how new technologies and the growing
    needs of our planet are redefining exploration.
  oFun Facts - including the fact that National Geographic started publishing
    photos in its magazine in 1890, two years after the inaugural edition;
    some of the more unusual places the NG flag has traveled, including the
    South Pole and the moon; and the average number of photographs shot for a
    single story in National Geographic magazine.
  oThe history of National Geographic photography, from the first photo that
    appeared in the magazine in 1890, to the first autochrome, or natural
    color photograph in 1914, to when photographs began to appear regularly on
    the magazine cover in 1952.
  oHow Cesar Millan, "The Dog Whisperer," became an international superstar.
  oA behind the scenes look at this February's highly anticipated National
    Geographic Channel factual drama Killing Lincoln, based on the
    best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard and starring Billy
    Campbell and Jesse Johnson.

The special edition is on newsstands now and can also be ordered online at This is the fourth special
tabloid edition that USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel have partnered
on. Titanic – 100 years later was published in March of 2012, Your Guide to
the National Parks was published in May of 2012, and 50 years later- A Salute
to the Veterans of the Vietnam War was published in November, 2012.

About National Geographic Channels
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the
National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National
Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. The Channels contribute to the National
Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education
with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its
mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC)
celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the
wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in
2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels
have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite
television providers, with NGC currently available in over 83 million U.S.
homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in 435 million
homes in 173 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit

About National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit
scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and
diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care
about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its
magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps,
exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and
merchandise.National Geographic magazine, the Society's official journal,
published in English and 37 local-language editions, is read by more than 60
million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 440 million
households in 171 countries in 38 languages. National Geographic Digital Media
receives more than 20 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded
more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects
and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more
information, visit

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