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WATCH: Andy Samberg Talks Hosting 'Shark Week'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

"Live every week like it's Shark Week." -Tracy Jordan, poet and prophet Shark Week, which starts on Sunday, July 31 at 9 p.m., upon us. Soon, we wo...

The Strength and Success of Shark Week

Elizabeth Griffin Wilson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Griffin Wilson

Our fear of sharks is simply irrational considering that you are more likely to be killed by a toaster than a shark. Unfortunately, we tend to fear what we do not understand. The fact is, we should be scared FOR sharks, not of them.

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

Students as Change Agents in the Classroom

Joe Astroth | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Joe Astroth

Students aren't confronted with an educator's impediments, so they might actually be in a better position to lead the charge.

Time Warner Cable Drops Some Channels From iPad App

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.31.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Time Warner Cable Inc. will drop a dozen cable channels from its iPad app after three big programmers complained that the company does n...

Cold Case: Wharlest Jackson

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

More than 45 years later the murder of civil rights activist Wharlest Jackson case remains unsolved. But there are plenty of suspects.

Bobby Flay-Dubbed 'Pie Town U.S.A.' Celebrates National Pie Day

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Curtis M. Wong

Playing host to the world-renowned Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland already has an esteemed reputation in gastronomic circles, and to some extent, Pies on Parade seems partly a wintertime counterpart.

Making the Hunters the Hunted: Exploring Hostage-Rescue

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

In 2004, Dan O'Shea, a Navy SEAL officer and commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves, served as Coordinator of the Hostage Working Group (HWG) in Baghdad...

Discovery Claims 23 Million Facebook Fans With 500K New Ones Added Weekly (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

The Discovery Network connects with 23 million fans on Facebook, says Kelly Day, who heads the network's digital operations, in this interview with Beet.TV.

Ryan Grim

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.