You’ve Been Warned: You Won’t Want to Watch Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ Alone

May 18, 2015 | by lstewart
Animal Planet’s Monster Week is back – and the bone-chilling lineup is packed with so much spook that the event is spanning a terrifying nine nights!
The monstrous programming event kicked off yesterday, Sunday evening with a special River Monsters “Africa’s Deadliest,” with Jeremy Wade traveling to Botswana in pursuit of a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling victims of a capsized boat.
Sound horrifying and thrilling at the same time? Then you won’t want to miss what else Monster Week has in store:
  • Monday, May 18th – Serial Killer Tiger at Large (8pm ET/CT)
  • Tuesday, May 19th – Deadly After Dark (8pm ET/CT)
  • Wednesday, May 20th – Killer Hornets From Hell (8pm ET/CT)
  • Thursday, May 21st – Mauled (8pm ET/CT), Monster Island (9pm ET/CT)
  • Friday, May 22nd – I Was Bitten: The Walker County Incident (7-9pm ET/CT), Monster Croc Invasion (9pm ET/CT)
  • Sunday, May 24th – The Cannibal in the Jungle (9pm ET/CT)
  • Monday, May 25th – River Monsters: Jurassic-Sized Prehistoric Terror (8pm ET/CT)

 

 

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

May 15, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, Discovery Channel made headlines yesterday for something a little less conventional for the network: hockey. (We’ll let news speak for itself. Here’s an article from The New York Post.)

On another note, the winner of Discovery Education and Toyota’s TeenDrive365 video challenge has been announced. Congrats to Chicago’s Elijah Wilborn!

Here are some other stories you may have missed:

Looking for something to do tonight? Tune into the season finale of Bering Sea Gold on the Discovery Channel at 9pm ET/CT. You won’t want to miss it!

Whitney Thore Wins Over More Hearts as ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Makes its German Debut

May 13, 2015 | by lstewart

Whitney Thore, the charismatic star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, is about to endear even more fans as she makes her debut on TLC in Germany this evening at 7:20pm.

The series follows Whitney, self-proclaimed “fat girl,” as she navigates family, friendships and love in a world where people are judged for their size. A dancer since she was young, viewers are able to delight with Whitney as she shares her passion for dance and inspires others by fully embracing herself as she is. (Whitney is also the force behind the No Body Shame Campaign, which encourages individuals to love and accept themselves and to rise above the negativity society tends to inflict on those who are “different.”)

TLC announced earlier this year that it ordered a second season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life which airs later this summer in the U.S.

Take a look at the interview Whitney did with Germany’s Welt, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

Discovery Learning Alliance Partner School Hosts “No Ceilings Conversation” with Clinton Foundation

May 11, 2015 | by lstewart

On May 1, Tamela Noboa, Managing Director of Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA), joined President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in a No Ceilings Conversation and community discussion about girls’ education in Nairobi. The event, held at a DLA partner school, is one of several stops in a Clinton Foundation tour focused on visiting projects and partners making an impact in areas such as education, the environment, and girls’ and women’s full participation across Africa.

At the event, Chelsea Clinton moderated a panel discussion with Tamela and Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities before community members, education officials, teachers, parents and students joined the conversation and spoke about what successes and gaps they see in girls’ education.

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project is the newest Clinton Foundation initiative and was launched to inspire and advance the full participation of women and girls around the world.

 

Tamela Noboa, Kennedy Odede, and Chelsea Clinton at a Discovery Learning Alliance partner school for a No Ceilings conversation about girls’ education.

 

President Bill Clinton speaks to a class using a Learning Center at a Discovery Learning Alliance-supported school in Nairobi.

Teacher Teresa Buore uses video to teach a school lesson as Pres. Bill and Chelsea Clinton, Tamela Noboa, and Kennedy Odede look on.

 

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

May 8, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! TLC programs generated a lot of buzz this week – from the new Labor Games to the announcement of new series Dare to Wear and Brides Gone Styled (you can learn more in the links below).

Here is some other news you may have missed:

And to continue on the TLC theme, check out a preview of Curvy Brides below, which airs Friday nights at 9:30pm ET/CT. Not only does Yukia and Yuneisia’s bridal shop share a home state with Discovery Communications (what can I say? nothing wrong with a little local pride!) but the sisters’ warm and bubby personalities can’t help but make you smile.

Have a great weekend!

Discovery Communications Supports White House ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative with Town Halls in Chicago and Philadelphia

May 8, 2015 | by lstewart

On May 7, Discovery Education and the School District of Philadelphia partnered to host a town hall in support of the White House’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The event, held at Philadelphia’s School of the Future, is part of a larger series of town halls supporting the federal program, which focuses on improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color through public-private partnerships and other measures. Each event brings together local government leaders, law enforcement officials and educators, as well as advocacy, faith and business leaders who discuss key intervention points outlined by My Brother’s Keeper.

Discovery Communications’ first announced its support of the program last year. In addition to the town halls that have since been held – including one a couple weeks ago in Chicago on April 23 –, the company has committed more than $1 million to produce and air an upcoming TV special (which is tentatively scheduled to air in June). Discovery Channel will also host a premiere event in Washington, DC to coincide with the premiere, followed by a panel discussion.

For more information on My Brother’s Keeper, including the key milestones the initiative seeks to address, please go to WhiteHouse.gov/My-Brothers-Keeper.

 

Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia; Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department; Edwin Desamour, Executive Director, Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC); Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia; Rosalyn J. McPherson, President & CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia; Nathaniel Bolden, Student Representative, School of the Future; and Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Justice

 

Students from the School District of Philadelphia listen in on the panel discussion during Discovery Education’s “My Brother’s Keeper” town hall in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

 

Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., delivers opening remarks at Discovery Education’s My Brother’s Keeper town hall at School of the Future in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Mark Stehle/AP Images for Discovery Communications)

 

Kelly Denson, Director of Education Policy and Government Affairs, Discovery Communications;  Paula Reed, Director of Urban Partnerships, Discovery Education; Dr. William R. Hite Jr., Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia; Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department; Edwin Desamour, Executive Director, Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC); Renee Chenault-Fattah, NBC10 News Anchor; Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia; Rosalyn J. McPherson, President & CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia; Nathaniel Bolden, Student Representative, School of the Future; Alexa Verveer; Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Corporate & Government Affairs, Discovery Communications; Robert L. Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Justice; and Dwight Jones, Superintendent in Residence, Discovery Education.