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[10/27/09 - 11:04 AM]
Five Tribesmen Adapt to American Life in Travel Channel's 'Meet the Natives USA'
The newcomer launches Sunday, November 29 with back-to-back episodes.

[via press release from Travel]

FIVE TRIBESMEN ADAPT TO AMERICAN LIFE IN TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'MEET THE NATIVES USA'

- Tribesmen Journey to America to Meet the Unusual Natives Who Inhabit the United States-

(Chevy Chase, MD) � Imagine playing in the snow, seeing the New York skyline, or eating a Thanksgiving turkey, all for the first time. Beginning Sunday, November 29 with stacked episodes at 9PM and 10PM and premiering Sundays at 10PM through December 20, five tribesmen from the South Pacific island of Tanna will do just that when they embark on a 7,000 mile journey to assimilate to western civilization in Travel Channel's MEET THE NATIVES USA. Hand-picked by their supreme chief to undertake a special mission to America, the ambassadors from Tanna leave their traditional way of life behind to travel to the U.S. to learn more about American culture.

Eager to fit in and conform to American society, the ambassadors shed their traditional garb for warmer, more suitable fashion, as they adjust to a cooler climate and conservative surroundings. In each episode the tribesmen live with a new host family for one week: including ranchers in Montana, a society belle in New York City; a mid-western family in Peoria, Illinois; a fun-loving family in Orange County, CA; and a military family in Ft. Stewart, GA; adapting to unfamiliar norms, and for the first time experiencing the luxuries that Americans often take for granted.

Dissecting every part of U.S. culture they experience, the tribesmen provide their assessment of western values on each family they stay with, and in turn, the American hosts learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible. Additionally, the ambassadors impart wisdom and knowledge on their hosts by describing their simple life on Tanna, and telling tales of the American soldier who brought peace to their island during World War II. Hoping to reinforce their message of peace to America's leaders, the ambassadors conclude their journey with a trip to Washington, D.C., securing a meeting with a well-known government official and offering their peace tokens from Tanna.

The ambassadors return to Tanna where they find great contrast in the life they left behind. Stepping foot on their home soil, the tribesmen are eager to tell their families about America and proud to have finally met the strange natives that inhabit the United States.

Viewers can log on to www.travelchannel.com for one-on-one interviews with the Tribe, as well as behind the scenes slideshows, travel guides and an episode guide for MEET THE NATIVES USA. To follow MEET THE NATIVES USA on Facebook, log on to http://www.travelchannel.com/Meet_the_Natives. Full episodes are also available anytime On Demand.

MEET THE NATIVES USA is produced by KEO Films for the Travel Channel. The executive producer is Zam Baring. For the Travel Channel, the executive producer is Charlie Parsons. About Travel Channel Media:

Travel Channel Media is an integrated travel media business, and is wholly owned by Cox Communications, Inc., a leading multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company. Travel Channel Media includes: the Travel Channel television network, available in 94 million U.S. cable homes; Travel Channel HD�, the network's high-definition simulcast; travelchannel.com, the network's broadband travel hub; Travel Channel's video-on-demand (VOD) and HD VOD offerings; its mobile content platform, Travel Channel GO�; World Hum (worldhum.com), a leading online travel blog; and FlightDeck�, an innovative content-sharing and advertising network for online publishers and advertisers.





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