Monday, October 08, 2012
They call it the Secret Service for a reason. Even though we are all familiar with the dudes in suits, sunglasses, and earpieces that surround the president, there are also members of the Secret Service that we never see; the counter assault team that walk among us or out of sight of everyone making sure no one is successful at harming the president of the United States of America. Tonight the National Geographic Channel takes a look at these brave men who are willing to take a bullet to preserve the nation with Secret Service Files: Protecting the President to kick off its Secret Access Week.
The special tonight looks at a couple specific instances with both President Bush’s and Clinton like when George Sr. found himself in the middle of a Panamanian riot, or when Clinton was surrounded by over two million mourning Moroccans as he and many other world leader walked in a two mile procession to bury the Moroccan president that quickly got out of hand. I was most surprised with the tale of a Georgian (of the country not the state) threw a live grenade and W. at a rally in Georgia (also the country). You would think that would have been bigger news her, but mercifully it did not go off. The series interviews secret service members who were part of each event, as well as President Clinton, explaining how they got out of these sticky situations.
Secret Access continues Tuesday with Top Secret where cameras go inside Plant 42. If you have not heard of it, you are not alone as it goes inside America’s “black world” of off the record projects, some that are so confidential some are said to not exists which include futuristic aircrafts, stealth weapons, and propulsion systems. Then Wednesday you are going to go Inside Cocaine Submarines, the latest way Colombian drug lords get their products stateside under the watchful eye of the DEA.
The on Thursday National Geographic will take you inside America’s Money Vault. Nope, not Fort Knox, actually one fourth of the world’s gold supply is underground in New York City. It is a place where it takes three people to open one door making it impossible for an employee to walk out with a gold brick. Closing out the week on Friday is American Mansion: Secrets of the Rockefeller Estate. All specials start at 8:00.