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Following Ratings Hits 'The Bible' and 'Killing Lincoln', Nat Geo Scoops Up Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus'

The New Testament is trending. Following on the heels of the History Channel's mighty ratings hit "The Bible," which attracted 12 million viewers over its first two Sunday airings, the National Geographic Channel is again partnering with Ridley Scott and Bill O'Reilly for the TV personality-author's recently announced book "Killing Jesus: A History," which he co-wrote with Martin Dugard. The Tom Hanks-narrated Nat Geo adaptation of O'Reilly's bestseller "Killing Lincoln" broke the network's records, drawing 3.4 million viewers in February.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2013 3:10 PM
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'SEAL Team Six' Director John Stockwell Talks Fact and Fiction, Harvey Weinstein, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Rushing out the fast-and-dirty TV movie of a big news story before the Hollywood class-act hits is nothing new. It's just odd that Harvey Weinstein got into the act with fiction film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Bin Laden." This is hardly Oscar or even Emmy fare. What exactly motivated the movie mogul to jump into this low-budget run-and-gun TV movie at last year's Cannes?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 30, 2012 6:58 PM
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National Geographic Increases Security as Upcoming 'SEAL Team Six' Release Fuels Threats

The National Geographic Channel has had to dramatically increase security at its Washington headquarters in the wake of an influx of threats over its upcoming film "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden." The threats are reportedly coming from Muslim extremist groups.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 17, 2012 1:43 PM
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