Some types of shows on the National Geographic channel include programs about nature, industry, travel, science and technology. Some shows in the network's lineup are "Alaska State Troopers," "America's National Parks," "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," "To Catch a Smuggler" and "Yukon Gold."
"Alaska State Troopers" follows real Alaska state troopers as they brave the harsh climate while responding to crimes, emergencies and volatile situations. "America's National Parks" takes an in-depth look at the national parks in the United States using stunning videography and little-known facts. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, brings science and storytelling together to explore space, time and nature.
"To Catch a Smuggler" profiles U.S. Customs and Border Protections and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers at JFK International Airport in New York as they investigate and apprehend criminals who attempt to smuggle drugs and other illegal goods into the country. "Yukon Gold" features four mining crews attempting to harvest gold from the Canada's wild Yukon.
Another popular show on the network is "Locked Up Abroad," which offers a multi-angled look at individuals who are incarcerated for offenses in other countries through dramatic re-enactments and interviews with involved parties. "Explorer" is another major show aired by the network. It is a series of documentaries that take a real-life look at intriguing people, places and events around the world.