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FYI in case you are up late tonight Justin Ide Staff Photographer Harvard University Office of News & Public Affairs 1060 Holyoke Center Cambridge, MA 02138 Phone: 617.495.8837 email@example.com http://www.news.harvard.edu - ---------- From: Nightline <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: Nightline <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 09:57:44 -0800 To: "Nightline Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: NIGHTLINE: National Geographic TONIGHT'S SUBJECT: What does it take to make just one article in the National Geographic? Start with 40,000 pictures. - --- I'm a really bad photographer. I admit it. I went on vacation to Africa once, and came back with thousands of pictures. Somewhere, in some of them, there were animals. But you had to look very closely to try to find them. Even my closest friends and family ran when I brought out the photo albums. If I want to feel worse about my lack of photographic skill, all I have to do is look at an issue of the National Geographic. It just doesn't get much better than that. Each photo is stunning. One time, years ago on assignment in Brazil, I ran into a photographer from the Geographic. He had spent six months in the Amazon. He was quite proud of the fact that he had shot a full roll of film in that time. For tonight's show, one of our producers followed another Geo shooter on assignment in the Columbia River gorge. He ended up shooting something like 30,000 pictures. And almost every one of them is great. We follow the whole process of winnowing those down to the dozen or so that are finally chosen to run in the next issue, which comes out next week. It's a really wonderful program, told in the words of the Geographic staffers. And there's something else about the Geographic. No one ever seems to throw one away. I think there are millions of those old yellow covers stacked up in attics and closets all over the country. It just doesn't seem right to toss them. I have stacks of them in my house too. There are just some times that you want to get away from it all, and all you have to do is open one of those yellow covers and you are transported to another world or another time. Tonight's broadcast will give you a sense of just how much work it takes to accomplish this.