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Smithsonian Channel readies “Flying High with Phil Keoghan”

The Amazing Race host and New Zealand native Phil Keoghan is prepping to take viewers on a journey through New Zealand in Smithsonian Channel’s new special, Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Throughout the special, ...
July 12, 2017

The Amazing Race host and New Zealand native Phil Keoghan is prepping to take viewers on a journey through New Zealand in Smithsonian Channel’s new special, Flying High with Phil Keoghan.

Throughout the special, Keoghan meets with some of New Zealand’s iconic and global celebrities in the new program, produced by No Opportunity Wasted.

Keoghan (pictured, right) meets with famous faces such as Academy Award-winning director and World War I aircraft enthusiast Peter Jackson and the world’s fastest female rally driver, Emma Gilmour. He also touches base with inventors, entrepreneurs, comedians and his father, a plant scientist. Keoghan even shares a glass of red wine with Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill.

“It’s the people that give places their own personality, and that was the foundation for creating this special,” Keoghan said, in a statement. “Beyond the stunning landscape, I wanted to share the stories of the passionate people of New Zealand – the unique characters who epitomize what the country is really made of.”

Charles Poe and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

Flying High with Phil Keoghan premieres Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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