Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We do not get the National Geographic channel but wanted to alert those of you who do:

Coming soon - a National Geographic Series called, "Locked-Up' will be showing the Martin and Gracia story. Check it out. It would be great to record.


Americans Martin and Gracia live as missionaries in the Philippines for 15 years with their three children. For their anniversary, the couple book the trip of a lifetime to Dos Palmas resort a vacation turn nightmare when militants kidnap them from their hotel room. Martin, Gracia and 18 other hostages are captured by the Islamic extremist group Abu Sayyaf. For months, the hostages are forced to hike through the thick jungle with little food. During 200 days in captivity, most of the hostages are freed for ransom money or escape, but three are beheaded. The terrorists continue to hold Martin and Gracia for over a year, demanding $1 million for their release. After a gun battle with the Philippine army, Martin is killed, while Gracia escapes. She reunites with her children and returns two years later to testify against the surviving captors.


Date showing on National Geographic Channel:

Monday July 21, 9pm
Tuesday July 22, 12 am
Sun July 27th, 5pm
Mon July 28th, 5pm

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