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Fed Economist To Greenspan In '05: Discovery Channel's 'Flip That House' Should Cause 'Existential Crisis' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In late 2005, as the housing bubble that would ultimately pop and bring down the economy continued to inflate, Federal Reserve economists briefed the ...

Discovery Channel Seeks 'Chief Shark Officer'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Now here's a job offer you don't see every day: the Discovery Channel is seeking a "Chief Shark Officer" to promote its iconic Shark Week coverage. T...

Bullying: Not Just for Playgrounds Anymore

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

We might need to back up a bit, widen the focus and adjust the scope to a broader fisheye view. Has bullying permeated an entire ecosystem? A worldwide ecosystem?

Exorcism Reality Show 'The Exorcist Files' Planned By Discovery Channel And Vatican

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Discovery Channel is teaming up with the Vatican to create an exorcism reality show, James Hibberd reports: The Exorcist Files will recreate stor...

Oprah Winfrey Breaks Through Another Barrier

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Green

Oprah has set herself apart from anyone we've ever known in the history of television media but who would've thought she would venture alone into a world where no Black media owner has ever trod: cable television?

Discovery PULLS Bizarre Michael Jackson 'Autopsy' Show

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Discovery Channel International has indefinitely postponed the broadcast of a show purporting to re-enact Michael Jackson's autops...

'Cash Cab' Expanding To Chicago

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — "Cash Cab" is spreading the wealth. The Discovery Network show that turns a New York City cab ride into an instant game show is laun...

WATCH: Obama Appears On 'Mythbusters'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As promised, President Obama appeared on last night's episode of "Mythbusters" on the Discovery Channel. In his appearance, meant to promote a scie...

'Deadliest Catch' Stars QUIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A trio of stars of Discovery's hit reality series "Deadliest Catch" have left the show. Capts. Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand (right) -- who were su...

Discovery Sues 'Deadliest Catch' Stars

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Discovery is now seeking $3 million in damages after two stars of "Deadliest Catch," Jonathan and Andy Hillstrand, allegedly failed to live up to an a...

Oprah Lands Big Interview

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey has landed the first television interview with the hostages who were held at the Discovery Channel headquarters near ...

Discovery Channel Hostage Situation: Gunman Holed Up In Building

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters ...

OBAMA THE 'MYTHBUSTER': President Appearing On Discovery Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

President Obama is set to make an appearance on the Discovery show "Mythbusters." The New York Times reports that the president, who is making the ap...

Authentic Survival, Please

Josh Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Bernstein

Take it from someone who has hosted over fifty hours of TV for major cable networks: Many of the most touching "wild moments" we see in nature documentaries are anything but wild.

Smear Job

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The media got it all wrong in its description of James Lee. Environmentalism isn't about curtailment of life, violence or otherwise; it is about preserving and enhancing the quality of life.

Discovery Channel Gunman Is Not an Ecoterrorist if I Am

Andy Stepanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Stepanian

Instead of feeling relieved after Wednesday's crisis at the Discovery Channel building ended without injury to any of the hostages a small group of opportunistic pundits and special interest lobbyists salivated.

TV Critic As Terrorist

Roger Catlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Catlin

The hostage situation at the Discovery Channel Wednesday, which ended with the death of the offender, shows the extent some people will go to complain about cable programming.

The Discovery Channel Shooter: James Lee's Rage Against Civilization

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The battle against terrorism requires that we understand its ideational roots, not all of which are intrinsically evil or irrational.

Mental Illness Policy Forces Police to Shoot Mentally Ill James Jay Lee at Discovery Channel

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
DJ Jaffe

If you are mentally ill in Maryland, you are over 2 ½ times more likely to be arrested for it than treated for it.

Time To Help Discovery Channel Survivors With Invisible Wounds

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelle Renee

My job led to my being taken captive, held hostage, threatened with death, and taped with explosives. Sound familiar? I know about the realities of ...

Save The Planet Protest: James J. Lee's Demands (TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Save The Planet Protest" is a website allegedly belonging to James J. Lee, the gunman who died following today's hostage situation at the Discovery C...

James Jay Lee, Apparent Eco-Terrorist Hostage-Taker, Zeroes in on Immigrants

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

The gunman holding hostages in the Silver Spring, Md., headquarters of the Discovery Channel has been tentatively identified as James Jay Lee, an appa...

James Lee: Discovery Channel Alleged Hostage-Taker (INFO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: NBC News reports that the Discovery Channel hostage-taker James J. Lee is dead after having been shot by cops at 4:48 PM. UPDATE: Police say ...

'Deadliest Catch' Tribute Airs To Honor Crab Boat Captain Phil Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Discovery Channel announced today that it will air a series of specials that'll pay tribute to Captain Phil Harris, the beloved star of "Deadliest...

Palin's Homer Moment: Celebrity Sarah Confronted by Citizen (WATCH)

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

2010-08-09-palin.jpgFor someone who doesn't hold elected office and denies being a celebrity, Sarah Palin may want to get a "Constitutional Handler".