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Nat Geo U.S. tests the water with “Reel” talk show

American cable net National Geographic Channel is to launch its first live talk show, Reel Talk Live, on June 8, following the season three finale of Wicked Tuna (pictured).
May 20, 2014

American cable net National Geographic Channel is to launch its first live talk show, Reel Talk Live, on June 8, following the season three finale of Wicked Tuna (pictured).

Airing at 10 p.m. EST (and tape delayed on the West Coast), the talks show will see captains and crewmen join host sports radio host Mike Salk before a live audience to “answer fan questions, reveal behind-the-scenes scoop and look ahead to the future of the successful Wicked Tuna franchise,” according to the network.

Viewers will be able to submit questions via Facebook and Twitter.

Wicked Tuna and Reel Talk Live are produced for NGC by Pilgrim Studios. The executive producers are Craig Piligian and Mike Nichols for the prodco, and Robert Palumbo for the network.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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