Posts Tagged ‘Paula Zahn’

Investigation Discovery Partners with ‘Glamour’ to Honor Women Making a Difference

September 11, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Inspire a Difference LogoOn Monday night, Investigation Discovery partnered with Glamour magazine to honor three philanthropic women as a part of their new public affairs initiative, Inspire a Difference.

At this inaugural Inspire a Difference event, held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, ID honored Emily Deschanel, Kristin Chenoweth and Brittany Snow for their work with the following charities:

  • Five Acres: Emily Deschanel is a supporter of Five Acres, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect and treat and educate emotionally fragile and abused children and their families via residential and outreach programs.
  • Maddie’s Corner: Inspired by her love for her dog Maddie, singer, actress and comedienne Kristin Chenoweth founded Maddie’s Corner, an organization that supports not only animals in need, but also emotionally abused and at-risk children through the sponsorship and creation of pet therapy programs.
  • Love is Louder: Actress Brittany Snow founded Love is Louder to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced Love is Louder as a way to address issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression.

This event is part of ID’s greater Inspire a Difference advertising partnership with Glamour magazine to celebrate incredible women across the country whose dedication to victim’s rights and healing are inspiring others to create a change. A four-page advertorial spread in the September issue highlights the powerful work of Deschanel, Chenoweth and Snow, and their chosen charities. Additionally, ID and Glamour put out a national call-to-action for readers to nominate an everyday hero. One reader will be honored in Glamour’s December issue, and their chosen charity will receive a $5,000 donation from ID.

The campaign, launched in April, will continue throughout the year with domestic violence PSAs featuring various Investigation Discovery talents sharing resources and support for victims of domestic violence.

Take a look at the photos from the event below and then visit our Inspire a Difference page to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe!

Inspire a Difference - Henry, Connie & Honorees

ID’s Henry Schleiff Joins Glamour Publisher Connie Anne Phillips and Honorees Brittany Snow, Kristin Chenoweth and Emily Deschanel

Inspire a Difference - Chenoweth & Zahn

Honoree Kristin Chenoweth with ID’s Own Paula Zahn

Inspire a Difference - ID Ladies

Investigation Discovery’s Susan Lucci, Tamron Hall and Charisma Carpenter at the Inspire a Difference Event

Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn to Moderate White House Panel on Domestic Violence

April 17, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Paula Zahn of Investigation Discovery's 'On the Case with Paula Zahn'

On Wednesday, April 18, Vice President Joe Biden will host an event in support of the White House’s initiative to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). As a part of tomorrow’s event, Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn will moderate a panel discussion with community leaders and advocates about the importance of VAWA and the issues that our country continues to face in combating domestic violence. The White House will broadcast the event live online at 11am ET on Wednesday, extending the reach and impact.

In addition, Discovery Education is working with White House and U.S. Department of Justice advisors to broadcast a live webinar to students across the country about preventing teen dating violence. The webinar, a part of the Discovery Education LIVE digital series that brings current events to the classroom, will take place at 1pm ET on Wednesday. Lynn Rosenthal (White House Advisor on Violence Against Women), Kathleen Gless (Victim Justice Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice), and Latinisha Lewis (Grant Program Specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women) will address high school students across the country to discuss warning signs and the ways they can protect themselves against teen dating violence. All are invited to register for the webinar, and an archived version will be made available following the live broadcast at

Please join us in spreading the word and addressing this important issue!

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

September 6, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel & Science‘s Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero with panel discussions, and update Discovery Education streaming service with 9/11-focused resources.

Celebrating the communities, the stories and the resiliency represented by Americans most impacted by the tragic events of that day, Discovery Education will host four events in cities closely affected by 9/11 featuring previews of Rising, a series showcasing the people rebuilding and restoring Ground Zero. Streamed live to students nationwide, each event will be followed by live panel discussions with members of the community who will share how they were personally affected by 9/11.

Special guests will moderate the panel discussions at two of the events: Paula Zahn, host of Investigation Discovery’s On the Case with Paula Zahn will attend the NYC iSchool on September 9 and Danny Forster, executive producer of Rising, will attend American History High School in Newark, N.J., on September 13.

In addition to the events, Discovery Education is providing educators free online resources related to 9/11 available at Discovery Education streaming subscribers will have the exclusive opportunity to view episodes of Rising along with K-12 curricular content, discussion guides and lesson plans.

Discovery Channel Explores Japan’s ‘Nuclear Nightmare’

April 26, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Last Sunday, Discovery Channel took a look at the recent earthquake in Japan, through new footage and first person accounts. MegaQuake: Hour That Shook Japan explored the mega-physics inside this latest Ring of Fire cataclysm that rocked the Earth on its axis. This Thursday, April 28, at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel will look at another angle of last month’s disaster: the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Daiichi.

Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis presents a comprehensive timeline of the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a horrific domino effect at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The documentary, hosted by Investigation Discovery’s Paula Zahn, will focus on the personal stories of people who lived through the terrifying earthquake and the tsunami, including an American consultant who was at the power plant when the terrible chain of events started.  Viewers will also hear from two nuclear experts who were at Three Mile Island and know what it’s like inside a nuclear power plant during a crisis, as well as a wide range of experts on every aspect of the crisis, from radiation’s effect on human health to how backup systems failed at the plant.

Can workers bring the plant under control? What lessons can we learn and how the disaster will affect America’s nuclear energy program? Find out on Thursday at 10pm ET/PT.

Here’s a sneak peek at the special:

Discovery Celebrates 25 Years of Satisfying Curiosity

June 17, 2010 | by aharris

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago today (June 17, 1985 at 3pm EST, to be exact), Discovery Channel made its debut in the United States. While Discovery Channel has been celebrating all week with fans through special programming and the My Discovery campaign, today Discovery Communications and thousands of employees around the world took time to celebrate our company and our mission to satisfy curiosity for people around the world. (Governor Martin O’Malley even stopped by to declare today “our” day in Maryland!)

At an event hosted at our Silver Spring World Headquarters and simulcast to offices from Los Angeles to London, employees filled the building’s atrium and landings eight stories high to hear from Founder & Chairman John Hendricks, President & CEO David Zaslav and many more. Discovery Channel President & GM Clark Bunting (employee #19), reminisced about meeting Hendricks for the first time, the difficulty he had finding Discovery’s first office in Maryland and some of the successful (and not so successful) endeavors of the early years.

After being interviewed by Investigation Discovery‘s Paula Zahn, Hendricks was joined by Zaslav to present the first ever John S. Hendricks Innovation Awards — with employees from across the company and around the world being honored for their creativity and contributions to Discovery. Of course, no Discovery event would be complete without a fabulous cake from Buddy Valastro of TLC’s Cake Boss and a confetti-filled conclusion.

On June 18, over 2,500 employees in 25 Discovery offices globally will participate in Discover Your Impact Day, a global day of community service to give back to the world that has given Discovery so much. Follow @DiscoveryComm and #ourimpact on Twitter to see how our employees are making an impact in real time and check back next week for photos and video from around the world!