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National Geographic Probes Area 51

The Betty White love fest, which continued during a TV Land opening day session Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, is all well and good. But what we really want to know is: are there dead aliens in Nevada?

National Geographic producer Peter Yost offered tantalizing hints of a potential new answer to this question during a separate TCA session promoting his spring documentary Area 51 Declassified. Via Entertainment Weekly:

The program will include first-ever on-camera interviews from former Area 51 employees, exclusive video footage from inside the facility (which, you’ll recall, doesn’t even officially exist), as well as previously unseen documents and photos.

“Some of the things that went on there were hidden and are quite remarkable,” says Yost. “It’s completely factual. The government declassified to us thousands of documents and footage. It’s solid, it’s real, it’s verifiable. We do have some surprises.”

Previously, Yost received an Emmy nomination for documenting Lisa Ling‘s 2007 trip to one of the world’s other strangest barricaded corners – North Korea.

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