Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

April 8, 2013 | by kdelmonico

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14.

On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon, to be televised live on Discovery Channel on June 23– and concluded with a sweet performance by Colbie Caillat.

A few of the highlights from the presentation included:

  • Kal Penn’s announcement of his new Discovery Channel series, The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius, a show that seeks the next great innovators
  • A “Baby Got Back” remake, performed by Destination America‘s BBQ Pitmasters
  • A scandalous discussion with OWN’s The Golden Sisters
  • Dynamic duo Oprah and Tyler Perry’s excitement about the future of OWN
  • A spirited appearance by the lovable star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson and Mama June

Join us backstage and on stage for a few pictures below and visit our Facebook album for more!

Colbie Caillat Brings the Show to a Sweet Finish

“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” Stars Lori and Monte Bring Classic Style to the Upfront

Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” Duo Rocked It

Discovery’s 2013-14 Upfront Lands in NYC

April 4, 2013 | by aharris


Later today, Discovery Communications will host its annual Upfront Presentation in New York City, giving clients and media a first-look at the new and returning series across our nets. As usual, we’ll have a diverse, star-studded lineup — from Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and TLC’s June Shannon and Alana Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry and Investigation Discovery’s Tamron Hall.

You can read more about what’s coming up on our networks below, and we’ll have photo highlights on Discovery Blog on Friday. In the meantime, make sure to follow @DiscoveryComm and #DiscoveryUpfront for updates from backstage today!

Discovery Channel

TLC

Animal Planet

Science

Military Channel

Destination America

 

Discovery Prepares to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness

April 1, 2013 | by aharris

Light It Up Blue LogoOnce again, Discovery Communications is honored to join forces with Austism Speaks to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day.

Light It Up Blue Pamphlet and Pin

Discovery Employees Will Be Greeted with Information About “Light It Up Blue” on April 2 and Pins to Support the Cause

To start, One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, MD will turn blue tonight and tomorrow (joining the likes of the Empire State Building) to show our support. Additionally, viewers tuning into Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health, Military Channel and Velocity will see PSAs supporting the cause in addition to special blue versions of the network logos. Meanwhile, online, you’ll see digital banners shining a light on World Autism Awareness Day on our websites and we’ll be spreading the word across social platforms.

If you’d like to join in, visit LightItUpBlue.org to learn more and pledge your support!

Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion Details Cases of Racial Profiling

February 13, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Last February, the nation was gripped by the case of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, hooded-sweatshirt clad teenager who was killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watchmen in his Florida housing development. The details of the interaction remain hazy, but the call for justice was clear: the public wanted to know what happened, with speculation of racial motivations for this seemingly senseless killing.

Tonight, on Investigation Discovery’s  Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion, award-winning filmmaker Keith Beauchamp will delve into the case of Trayvon Martin, as well as other cases that Beauchamp investigated as cases of racial profiling.

Beauchamp will also cover the case of Robbie Tolan, whose story I got to hear first hand at our Winter TCA tour in January. I won’t ruin the story for you but his is one that is not to be missed and you can see a sneak peek below. Investigation Discovery’s Hood of Suspicion premieres tonight at 8pm ET/PT.

 

ID Brings Racial Equality Discussions to DC, New York

February 8, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Henry Schleiff, Kerry Kennedy and Keith Beauchamp

On Tuesday, Investigation Discovery debuted documentary film, ID Films: March to Justice, reflecting on our nation’s ongoing pursuit of racial equality. The event, held at The Newseum in Washington, D.C., also featured a panel discussion following the film’s premiere, with Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and daughter of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, John Seigenthaler, First Amendment Center founder and former administrative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy and Carolyn McKinstry, witness to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL in 1963.

Award-winning filmmaker Keith Beauchamp will host another ID event next week, this time in New York on Tuesday, February 12 at the Paley Center. The event will feature highlights of Beauchamp’s upcoming The Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion, an in-depth look at racial-profiling practices still occurring today, brought to national attention in 2008 with the shooting of Robbie Tolan in Texas and, more recently, by the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Beauchamp will also be joined by Henry Schleiff, President & General Manager of Investigation Discovery, Kerry Kennedy, John Seigenthaler, Carolyn McKinstry, and Robbie Tolan for a panel discussion. For more information or to attend the Paley Center event, click here.

The Newseum, Washington, D.C.

The Newseum, Washington, D.C.

Carolyn McKinstry, Birmingham Bombing Survivor

Redrum: Sometimes The End is Just The Beginning

January 15, 2013 | by kdelmonico

As one of Investigation Discovery’s biggest addicts, I am convinced that, had I not pursued a career in communications, I would have been the world’s greatest detective – which is why I can’t wait for the premiere of Redrum on ID tonight at 10pm ET/PT.

A murder investigation always starts at the end of a crime, when the body is found. Redrum will take armchair detectives like myself back through the twists and turns of murder investigations to the very beginning, where viewers find out what actually kicked off the chain of events that resulted in such a crime.

If you think you’re up to the challenge, put your sleuthing skills to the test by piecing together this Redrum mystery – from finish to start.