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2011-04-14 10:16:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid record high ratings and a cavalcade of new and returning hits, Discovery Channel announced its 2011-2012 Upfront slate with series and specials that punctuate the network's creative, aggressive and winning positioning. From a crab boat in the Bering Sea to a family business in the Bayou; from a high flying family of pilots to a charged up camp of miners; and from natural history's all-stars to the mysterious secrets of the deep, Discovery...

2011-01-12 16:45:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today named Eileen O'Neill to the newly created position of Group President, Discovery and TLC Networks. The expanded role overseeing Discovery's two U.S. flagships was part of a larger restructuring of Discovery's U.S. networks announced by Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/PH29432 ) (Logo:...

2010-06-24 13:34:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico deepens, the ongoing search for viable alternative energy sources is more urgent than ever before, but navigating the complex web of options is both complicated and confusing. This July, Discovery Channel will pull back the curtains to reveal our quest for clean energy. POWERING THE FUTURE, a four-hour special series produced by Discovery Studios, premieres Saturday, July 17, from 8 to 10 PM and Sunday, July...

2006-09-04 18:37:13

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television company Discovery Communications Inc. on Monday said it mourned the loss of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, the Australian talent who cemented its reputation, and said it planned a marathon showing of his programs among other tributes. Irwin, who died earlier on Monday at 44 after being stabbed in the chest by a stingray in Australia while on a filming expedition for Discovery's Animal Planet network, helped bring it worldwide...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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