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Re: Josh Smith's Egyptian Dinosaurs on A&E

Quoting MKIRKALDY@aol.com:

> A&E announced its 2002-2003 programming today:
>        THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT: The first in a series of
> specials with Cosmos Studios. Nearly 90 years ago, a German
> scientistdiscovered several species of dinosaur bones in the
> Egyptian desert. 
>        Now, a group of young American paleontologists from the
> University of Pennsylvania have rediscovered the site and have made
> startling new discoveries. A&E follows them on their daring
> expedition as they unearth what is believed to be a new species of
> dinosaur and one of the largest beasts to walk the earth.
> _____
> Mary
Yes, I guess it is finally going to happen.  The date is supposed to be 
7 October 2002 at 9pm EST.  THIS ought to be interesting.  I just 
finished checking out what is supposed to be the final version for the 
foreign markets and I am still finding things that are technically 
wrong; points that we have been trying to get them to change for 
MONTHS...sigh.  I think it is going to be a nice overview of how an 
exploratory season in that part of the world might be run and documents 
pretty well the tremendous pressure we were under.  Since I guess it is 
too much to hope that this crowd would have something better to do on a 
Monday night then watch yet another dinosaur documentary, at least I can 
request that everyone have a nice stiff drink beforehand (we begged and 
pleaded with them to get rid of the camel scene, we really did!).


Josh Smith
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Pennsylvania
240 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316
Project Director, Bahariya Dinosaur Project

NOTE: Currently in residence at:
Department of Anthropology
Harvard University
18 Traymore Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
Office: 617.495.1966