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Wild Mississippi Documentary Narrated By Chris Nichter

The mighty Mississippi River has captivated us all in some way, whether through literature, song or by living along its shores.
A new story about the river is due to air on the Nat Geo Wild channel this Sunday night featuring narration by a Voices talent!
Hear more about this program now in today’s VOX Daily.

Old Man River

Chris Nichter, narratorThis past fall, Voices member Chris Nichter had the privilege of narrating a three-hour documentary titled “Wild Mississippi” for Red Rock Films. It will premiere on The National Geographic Wild Channel this Sunday evening, February 12th, from 8 until 11 PM, EST.

The documentary is a brilliantly filmed story about the once-in-500-year flood that occurred all along the Mississippi River last Spring and the devastating effects it had on wildlife, the human population, the environment and property. Nichter says that it’s one of the top shows of the year for The National Geographic Wild Channel and he is sure you’ll enjoy the amazing cinematography accompanied by his folksy storytelling in the style of a Sam Elliott-type cowboy. Here’s a link to the NatGeoWild Site for some preview clips.

Wild Mississippi

Be sure to catch this great documentary on Sunday night. Here’s some more details about Wild Mississippi.

Wild Mississippi: Deep Freeze

Sunday, February 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Nat Geo WILD travels to the starting point of the mighty Mississippi River — Lake Itasca in Minnesota, where the 2,350-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico begins. Harsh cannot begin to describe the winter in this region, where temperatures reach 33° below zero. Survival strategies are as numerous as the creatures that live here, such as beavers, bobcats and gray wolves. We’ll capture migrating bald eagles as they prepare for the bitter cold and watch a pack of wolves hunt for deer and porcupine, beavers feverishly work to make dens, and the vole, a creature similar to a mouse, create tunnels beneath the snow to scavenge for food. It is truly a test of survival of the fittest in this freezing cold wilderness.

Wild Mississippi: Raging Waters

Sunday, February 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
It’s been no ordinary winter. The Mississippi River reached extreme low temperatures, causing an unprecedented deep freeze. Now, spring is in bloom, with all the snow and ice from across the watershed melting, triggering a massive flood of biblical proportions. We’ll see how the inhabitants adjust and fight to survive. In the north, the floodwaters bring a new quest for life. Carnivores use high waters to find meals, while a pair of bald eagles patrol the skies snagging small prey flushed out of the riverside.

Coyotes also reap the rewards of the flood by preying on rodents and other small evacuees. Spring not only brings a new hunt for food, but babies also begin to make their debut, including wood ducklings that endure a 30-foot jump to find sanctuary in the high tide. Life is beginning to come back along the river as the weather heats up and brings a fresh start.

Wild Mississippi: Delta Blues

Sunday, February 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Our romance with the Mississippi River heats up as we head south. The river joins with an even more flooded Ohio River to form a union of destruction that challenges man and wildlife. The water rises at a rate of two inches every hour. Those creatures that can flee, do as fast as they can. Trying to make a last-minute dash to safety, some wild hogs can’t make it out. Wide waters force turtles to look beyond their normal sandy nesting grounds for places to lay their eggs, which become vulnerable to predators.

Pelicans flock to the swarming fish and work together to round up dinner. And, by night, bats swoop in to collect moths, using their tails like a catcher’s mitt to scoop up their prey. Not only animals, but people are also forced from their homes as the Mississippi River expands to more than 25 miles wide. The beautiful and dangerous Mississippi River is both a life giver and a life taker.

Wild Mississippi is produced by Red Rock Films for National Geographic Channels. For Red Rock Films, executive producer is Brian Armstrong. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Jenny Apostol, and executive in charge of production is Geoff Daniels. The narrator of Wild Mississippi is Chris Nichter.
For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com

What Does The Mississippi Mean To You?

Looking forward to your reply!
Best wishes,

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  • Avatar for Steve Suekey
    Steve Suekey
    February 11, 2012, 12:52 pm

    Although the content of the show seems interesting and something I’d watch, I’m more interested how Chris got this type of narration gig.

  • Avatar for Stephanie Ciccarelli
    Stephanie Ciccarelli
    February 11, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Thank you for commenting and for your question. This was a Voices.com booking. I hope that helps!
    Best wishes

  • Avatar for Matilda Novak
    Matilda Novak
    February 12, 2012, 2:35 am

    I listened to a clip and thought it Was Sam Elliot! Nice work, Chris….
    I’ll probably think it’s You from now on when I hear the truck commercials and other v.o. Sam Elliot does! What a great gig to book! Congratulations….

  • Avatar for Simon Kerr
    Simon Kerr
    February 14, 2012, 5:26 pm

    I’m afraid I don’t like this read. This accent does not sound genuine.
    It’s very laboured and sounds acted.
    I’m surprised at Nat Geo.

  • Avatar for Ma Xiao
    Ma Xiao
    February 14, 2012, 9:31 pm

    What a warm deep historical voice! Your voice is fantastic. Congratulations Chris!
    By the way, how can I get an audition chance to National Geography, if they need Chinese voice over.

  • Avatar for Dustin Ebaugh
    Dustin Ebaugh
    February 15, 2012, 1:30 pm

    Chris is the MAN!

  • Avatar for Sally Sherif
    Sally Sherif
    February 15, 2012, 1:30 pm


  • Avatar for Bob
    February 18, 2012, 9:43 am

    Wow! I have a life-long interest in the Mississippi River and a large library of books on the subject which I am constantly adding to and I have even paddled much of the length of the Mississippi but I was not aware that there was a “once in 500 year flood” last year. How did I miss that? I do have know about most of the river’s great floods including the great flood of 1927 but I never heard a word about a flood last year, let alone a once in 500 year flood. As a matter of fact, I don’t even live that far from the river and I paddled several hundred miles of it last year and I never heard a single world about any flood. You would think the folks along the river would have mentioned a flood, let alone a once in 500 year flood. There was also no sign of flood damage anywhere along the river last year. I camped on islands and sandbars. Not a sign of any flood, let alone a great one.

  • Avatar for Carol Anscombe
    Carol Anscombe
    December 25, 2012, 10:58 am

    Hi there,
    I have just watched the series of Wild Mississippi on Dicovery.For me it was an education to know more about such an amazing river system.This was made more compelling by your narration and the timbre your voice has.Quite intoxicating,Living in England and being English we are usually behind the rest of the universe in getting TV programmes.Please keep up the good work

  • Avatar for Ralph
    April 14, 2013, 7:38 pm

    I only live 3 blocks from the Big Muddy. The Mississippi is the only thing we really missed when we had to live in Ohio for 18 1/2 years. We moved back to Iowa/Illinois in 2000 and we love being able to see OUR MISSISSIPPI again.
    Btw we loved the Wild Mississippi series and considering the DVD’s. Both my wife and I admit the narration by Chris is SUPERB and he really makes it interesting. WE LOVE IT. Even though I grew up just 1 block from the Big Muddy, there are a LOT of things I learned from these programs and I am 67 years old…..Thank you again for such interesting program series….R.

  • Avatar for Don Jackson
    Don Jackson
    November 16, 2014, 5:26 pm

    I remember some of the Johnny Horton song about running down the Mighty Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico…

  • Avatar for B Campbell
    B Campbell
    March 27, 2015, 10:46 am

    I live in the UK and I love this series I’m watching it right now on Nat Geo. I actually thought it was narrated by Johnny Cash! Good work, Chris.