Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

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


Animal Planet


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 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.

That’s a Wrap! Discovery Communications’s Presentations at TCA Winter 2013

January 7, 2013 | by kdelmonico

On Saturday, January 5, Discovery Communications presented some of its upcoming programming at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, including Animal Planet’s Rhino Wars, Science Channel’s Stuff You Should Know and Discovery Channel’s  The President’s Gatekeepers. 

Kicking off the morning with a little bacon brittle, courtesy of Destination America’s United States of Bacon, the room took in some of Discovery’s upcoming shows, with topics ranging from alien hand syndrome to rhino poaching to our education system. Check out some of the photos below from another successful TCA!

Robbie Tolan, Victim of racial profiling, INJUSTICE FILES and Keith Beauchamp

(L-R) Bob Scanlon, SVP Velocity, The cast of Velocity’s KINGS OF CRASH Gumby ‘The Morman Maniac’, TJ McPhee, Mont Sweat, Ryan Sweat, Katy Sweat and Executive Producer and Showrunner Alex Campbell

Stars of Science Channel’s STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant


Nancy Daniels, EVP Production and Development Discovery Channel, Executive Producers THE PRESIDENT’S GATEKEEPERS Jules Naudet, Gedeon Naudet, Chris Whipple, Producer David Hume Kennerly

Craig “Sawman” Sawyer of Animal Planet’s BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS