National Geographic Channels Announces Rock Legend Henry Rollins to Appear in Two Upcoming Specials
23 Nov, 2010, 05:29 ET
Actor, Radio DJ, Author and Performer Investigates Rage in Episode of Signature Series EXPLORER and Exposes a Secret Passion on Nat Geo WILD – Snakes!
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channels announced today that Henry Rollins, former front man of the 80s punk band Black Flag, will appear in a special episode of Explorer on National Geographic Channel and a snake special on Nat Geo WILD.
Rollins joins the flagship series Explorer to investigate research into the so-called "warrior gene," a single gene found only in men that some scientists think is a possible indicator of violent behavior. Rollins is tested for the gene in the special and goes in search of gene carriers from diverse, sometimes violent backgrounds who agree to be tested for the gene. The results turn assumptions about violent behavior upside down.
For Nat Geo WILD, Rollins uncovers the little-known world of snake obsession in America for an upcoming special Snake Underworld. As more and more Americans bring deadly snakes into their homes — some legally, and some illegally — Rollins guides viewers through the underbelly of snake obsession, revealing just how far some people will go to get their hands on the most dangerous snake species on the planet.
"Who ever thought that I'd get to investigate two of my favorite subjects, anger and snakes, with National Geographic?" quipped Rollins. "I have enjoyed partnering with the Nat Geo Channels for an in-depth look at both fascinating topics."
Rollins is constantly at work as an actor, radio DJ, and author of more than 20 books, and runs his publishing company and record label, 2.13.61. He currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.'s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, is a regular contributor to VanityFair.com and to LA Weekly in his current home of Los Angeles, and recently completed a recurring role in the latest season of the FX television series "Sons of Anarchy."
Explorer: Born to Rage premieres Tuesday, December 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. Snake Underworld premieres in early 2011 on Nat Geo WILD.
SOURCE National Geographic Channel
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