Six Specials from NGC


National Geographic Channel has given the green light to a half-dozen programming projects, mainly specials, officials said Wednesday.

Towers Productions, which produced miniseries Inside 9/11, will create two new one-hour specials for NGC -- Final Report: Waco and Final Report: D.C. Sniper.

In addition, NGC is going back to Pioneer Productions, producers of The Womb,for two new two-hour specials: In the Womb: A Story of Twins and In the Womb: Animals in the Womb.

NGC has also ordered a five-episode series of installments of Biblical Mysteries from National Geographic Television & Film.

Finally, the network has commissioned Pioneer for a two-hour drama-documentary, Challenger, which will explore the behind-the-scenes story of the Jan. 28, 1986, loss of the space shuttle.