IT’S RICHARD ENGEL’S HIDDEN PLANET WEEK ON ROCKCENTERNBC.COM

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NEW YORK – October 5, 2012 – Next week, while “Rock Center with BrianWilliams” is pre-empted for the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday,October 11th, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent’s Richard Engel’s Hidden Planet returns for an entire week of riveting adventures. In an unexpecteddeparture from his usual beat of war-torn territories and areas of conflict,

Engel sets off on journeys of discovery to find the most awe-inspiring, rarely seen locations around the globe.

Only on RockCenterNBC.com and the newsmagazine’s app, Monday, October 8th kicks off “Rock Center’s” Hidden Planet week as Engel travels to Tanzania, a land where mankind is believed to have begun.

Engeljourneys through the land’s volcanoes and valleys, hunting and engaging in rituals with the Maasai and Hadza tribes.

The Maasai tribe lives at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. They live off the land and are one of 120 tribes in the region. The Hadza tribe lives just 25 miles from where man’s first footsteps were discovered. Researchers believe the Hadza have lived in the region for 15,000 years, maintaining a hunter gatherer existence.

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On Tuesday,follow Engel to Egypt, where he journeys through a network of undergroundtunnels beneath the Step Pyramid of Djoser located 19 miles south of modern-dayCairo in the Saqqara plateau, Egypt’s oldest pyramid complex.

In part twoof this Hidden Planet episode, Inside the Pharoah’s Secret Tunnels, Engeljourneys into the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The pyramid’s construction began in 2589 B.C., shortly after the 20-year-old Pharaoh Cheops ascended to the throne.

Cheops’ burial place turned out to be the biggest one in history. Engel
climbs through the hidden chambers and passageways of the ancient pyramid,
revealing secrets about the largest pyramid of the Giza Necropolis and the Pharaoh
it was constructed for.

 

 

 

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On
Wednesday, Engel travels to Mali, on the edge of the Sahara desert, to discover
the city of Timbuktu.

 

 

 

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ALL NEW –
On Thursday, Engel, goes to Jerusalem to visit the most consecrated and
contested religious landmark, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

 

 

 

Built by
the mother of Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D., the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
commemorates both the Hill of Crucifixion and the Tomb of Christ’s Burial. The
church has historically been controlled by different denominations within the
Christian faith including: Catholics, Armenians, Greek Orthodox, Syrian
Orthodox, Coptic and Ethiopian, each claiming ownership to part. Muslim
families have held on tightly to the key that opens the main door since 1187
and have traditionally sat in the entrance itself. While the doors are now
open, the families still manage the church and mediate between the different
denominations that lay claim to this holiest of sites.

 

 

 

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ALL NEW
– On Friday, Engel, heads to a land that time forgot. Raja Ampat, the 4
main islands off the West Papuan mainland in Indonesia surrounded by 1,500
smaller islands spans 10 million acres of land and sea that explode with brilliant
green forests and vibrant blue waters. Known to many as an underwater Eden, Engel takes a dive into these waters that
have the most biodiversity on the planet.

 

 

 

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David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Rome Hartman is the executive producer and Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (Wednesdays at 9p/8c). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/rockcenterNBC and @rockcenterNBC.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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ALLADIN AND THE DEATH LAMP DOOMSDAY PROPHECY MONSTERWOLF SHARKTOPUS THE LOST FUTURE

 

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 NEW YORK – October 5, 2012 – Next week, while “Rock Center with BrianWilliams” is pre-empted for the Vice Presidential debate on Thursday,October 11th, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent’s Richard Engel’s Hidden Planet returns for an entire week of riveting adventures. In an unexpecteddeparture from his usual beat of war-torn territories and areas of conflict,

Engel sets off on journeys of discovery to find the most awe-inspiring, rarely seen locations around the globe.

Only on RockCenterNBC.com and the newsmagazine’s app, Monday, October 8th kicks off “Rock Center’s” Hidden Planet week as Engel travels to Tanzania, a land where mankind is believed to have begun.

Engeljourneys through the land’s volcanoes and valleys, hunting and engaging in rituals with the Maasai and Hadza tribes.

The Maasai tribe lives at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. They live off the land and are one of 120 tribes in the region. The Hadza tribe lives just 25 miles from where man’s first footsteps were discovered. Researchers believe the Hadza have lived in the region for 15,000 years, maintaining a hunter gatherer existence.

###

 

On Tuesday,follow Engel to Egypt, where he journeys through a network of undergroundtunnels beneath the Step Pyramid of Djoser located 19 miles south of modern-dayCairo in the Saqqara plateau, Egypt’s oldest pyramid complex.

In part twoof this Hidden Planet episode, Inside the Pharoah’s Secret Tunnels, Engeljourneys into the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The pyramid’s construction began in 2589 B.C., shortly after the 20-year-old Pharaoh Cheops ascended to the throne.

Cheops’ burial place turned out to be the biggest one in history. Engel
climbs through the hidden chambers and passageways of the ancient pyramid,
revealing secrets about the largest pyramid of the Giza Necropolis and the Pharaoh
it was constructed for.

 

 

 

###

 

 

 

On
Wednesday, Engel travels to Mali, on the edge of the Sahara desert, to discover
the city of Timbuktu.

 

 

 

###

 

 

 

ALL NEW –
On Thursday, Engel, goes to Jerusalem to visit the most consecrated and
contested religious landmark, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

 

 

 

Built by
the mother of Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D., the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
commemorates both the Hill of Crucifixion and the Tomb of Christ’s Burial. The
church has historically been controlled by different denominations within the
Christian faith including: Catholics, Armenians, Greek Orthodox, Syrian
Orthodox, Coptic and Ethiopian, each claiming ownership to part. Muslim
families have held on tightly to the key that opens the main door since 1187
and have traditionally sat in the entrance itself. While the doors are now
open, the families still manage the church and mediate between the different
denominations that lay claim to this holiest of sites.

 

 

 

###

 

 

 

ALL NEW
– On Friday, Engel, heads to a land that time forgot. Raja Ampat, the 4
main islands off the West Papuan mainland in Indonesia surrounded by 1,500
smaller islands spans 10 million acres of land and sea that explode with brilliant
green forests and vibrant blue waters. Known to many as an underwater Eden, Engel takes a dive into these waters that
have the most biodiversity on the planet.

 

 

 

###

David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Rome Hartman is the executive producer and Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (Wednesdays at 9p/8c). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/rockcenterNBC and @rockcenterNBC.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

BROADBAND

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DAYTIME

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

 
 

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SERIES

9 BY DESIGN HOUSE MAD FASHION SHAHS OF SUNSET THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY

 

AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS TABATHA TAKES OVER THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY

 

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLATES INTERIOR THERAPY WITH JEFF LEWIS MILLION DOLLAR LISTING LOS ANGELES THE FASHION SHOW: ULTIMATE COLLECTION THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY

 

BETHENNY EVER AFTER IT’S A BRAD, BRAD WORLD MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER THINTERVENTION

 

CHEF ROBLÉ & CO. KATHY MISS ADVISED THE RACHEL ZOE PROJECT TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS

 

DON’T BE TARDY FOR THE WEDDING KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST MOST ELIGIBLE DALLAS THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA TOP CHEF MASTERS

 

DOUBLE EXPOSURE KELL ON EARTH PLATINUM HIT THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS TOP CHEF: SEATTLE

 

FASHION HUNTERS LIFE AFTER TOP CHEF PREGNANT IN HEELS THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF D.C. WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: LIVE

 

FLIPPING OUT LOLWORK ROCCO’S DINNER PARTY THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI WORK OF ART: THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST

 

GALLERY GIRLS LOVE BROKER

 
 

CNBC CORRESPONDENTS

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MUSIC

LA BARBACOA RED EYE

 

PROGRAMMING PACKAGES

BIGGER ON MUN2

 

SCRIPTED SERIES

RPM MIAMI

 
 

ACQUIRED SCRIPTED SERIES

LOST GIRL

 

MINISERIES

NEVERLAND

 

ORIGINAL MOVIES

ALIEN TORNADO COLLISION EARTH LEPRECHAUN’S REVENGE SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION TASMANIAN DEVIL

 

ALLADIN AND THE DEATH LAMP DOOMSDAY PROPHECY MONSTERWOLF SHARKTOPUS THE LOST FUTURE

 

ALMIGHTY THOR FEROCIOUS PLANET MORLOCKS SINBAD AND THE MINOTAUR THE PHANTOM

 

AMERICAN HORROR HOUSE HAUNTED HIGH PEGASUS VS CHIMERA SNOWMAGEDDON THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT

 

ARACHNOQUAKE IRON INVADER PIRANHACONDA SPACE TWISTER TREASURE ISLAND

 

AREA 51 JABBERWOCK RED FACTION: ORIGINS STORM WAR TRUE BLOODTHIRST

 

BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK RED: WEREWOLF HUNTER SUPER ERUPTION WITCHSLAYER GRETL

 

BIGFOOT JULES VERNE’S MYSTERIOUS ISLAND RISE OF THE ZOMBIES SUPER SHARK YEREN

 

BLACK FOREST KILLER MOUNTAIN ROAD KILL SWAMP SHARK ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

 

BOOGEYMAN LAKE PLACID: THE FINAL CHAPTER SEATTLE SUPERSTORM SWAMP VOLCANO

 
 

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IT’S RICHARD ENGEL’S HIDDEN PLANET WEEK ON ROCKCENTERNBC.COM