History, Burnett to Search for Livingstone

Apr 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) will retrace newsman Henry Morton Stanley’s journey to find Dr. David Livingstone in Africa in a new series for History.
In “Expedition: Stanley and Livingstone,” five expert explorers will make their way using only a compass, along with the map and journal from the original expedition, as Mr. Burnett’s cameras roll.
Production is set to begin this fall in Tanzania and the series is expected to air in 2009.
“The network continues to seek new ways of making history relevant and immersive,” said Nancy Dubuc, executive VP and general manager of History. “Mark’s skills at telling compelling stories, his signature cinematic eye, his unequaled ability to shoot in the wildest, most remote locations, his ability to predict and capture the heart of human drama and his innate love of history all blend together to make this a revolutionary new series for History.”
“With this exciting new series, I truly feel that I’m going back to my roots and retracing my own passion for creating and producing adventure-driven television,” said Mr. Burnett. “‘Expedition: Stanley and Livingstone’ will be an incredible factual historical series which will appeal to a diverse audience and, most importantly, the history buff.”
History’s sister network, A&E, meanwhile acquired the cable rights to the CBS series “Criminal Minds.”
(Editor: Jensen)

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  1. Jim Owens is has been leading Stanley-Livingstone expeditions through Tanzania since the 90’s, and would be a tremendous resource for the producers. He was the first to recreate the route. Mr. Owens is also a real life survivor of the 1998 Embassy bombing in Dar es Salaam. I hope they take advantage of his expertise and tremendous knowledge.

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