Candido Rondon

This Amazon epic had danger, discovery ... and an ex-president

My own bucket list has never included a trip through the Amazon, where even the sloths are dangerous. But then again, I'm no Teddy Roosevelt. On Tuesday (Jan, 9), PBS has an ambitious film about Roosevelt's adventure in 1914. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

We all know what
ex-presidents do. Some paint, some para-sail, all write books and
give speeches ... but only one went on a deadly journey down an
uncharted tributary of the Amazon.