National Geographic

Morgan Freeman views love, hate and the tribal quest for humanity

Last season's "The Story of God" was a terrific documentary series. Now the same people -- including Morgan Freeman -- are back for "The Story of Us," another show that's huge in scope and high in quality. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Morgan Freeman has
become our consummate authority figure.

The real "Black Hawk Down" story remains an epic

Nowadays, these three men have vastly varied lives. One is a firefighter, one runs an aerospace company, one is a country-music singer. Back in 1993, however, they were linked in one fierce story -- which has been told in books, in the movie "Black Hawk Down" and now in a cable special. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Cougars and leopards and phythons, oh my ... and we're talking about cities

Maybe it's just me, but I have mixed feelings about sharing my habitat. When it comes to deer and raccoon, I'm cheerful, even encouraging; when it comes to cougars and pythons, not so much. Now a fascinating cable special Sunday (Aug. 3) finds wildlife in cities everywhere. Here's the story I sent to papers: