New Services from Discovery Education Help School Systems Nationwide Build Capacity for Stem Education

Professional Development, Coaching, and Curriculum Development Combined in New Services Support School Systems or Single Schools   SILVER SPRING, Md. (August 4, 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the availability of three new services designed to help school systems nationwide grow capacity for STEM teaching and learning.  Produced and delivered by Discovery Education’s team of nationally recognized STEM and professional development experts, these new resources support school systems in building and sustaining a culture of STEM education through a unique combination of immersive professional development initiatives, job-embedded instructional coaching, rich digital content, and extensive community engagement. The new services now available are: STEM Foundations. Designed to grow educators’ and administrators’ core expertise in STEM instruction and leadership, STEM Foundations empowers participating school systems to build a custom combination of full-day professional development opportunities, job-embedded coaching, support in building community engagement and awareness, and more to create a unique STEM capacity building initiative. STEMformation.  A comprehensive, three year-system for building a culture of STEM at individual school sites, STEMformation guides educators as they master STEM instructional strategies.  With a focus on developing high quality STEM lessons, creating transdisciplinary lessons…

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Animal Planet Runs 12-hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, on August 10 — World Lion Day

Animal Planet’s Large Predator Expert Dave Salmoni is Available for Interview to Discuss the Status of Lions Today and the Perils of Trophy Hunting and Poaching  In Remembrance of Cecil the Lion, Animal Planet’s Campaign AnimalsAreNotTrophies.com Provides Resources to Join the Fight Against Trophy Hunting and Poaching   WHAT: In recognition of World Lion Day, the network is opening the vaults to air some of its most memorable lion programming during this marathon. Programming includes Dave Salmoni’s INTO THE PRIDE, INTO THE LION’S DEN and more. *Please see full-marathon programming below.   WHY:  Animal Planet’s roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion –one of the most revered species on the planet –whose numbers are in decline. Animal Planet’s campaign AnimalsAreNotTrophies.com is a resource for those who want to take action against trophy hunting and poaching. In addition, Animal Planet is dedicating its World Lion Day marathon in remembrance of Cecil, the lion that was illegally killed in Zimbabwe. Cecil’s senseless slaughter is a vivid reminder of how vulnerable these magnificent animals are to human threats.   WHEN: Animal Planet’s World Lion Day programming marathon airs Monday, August 10, from 6 AM- 6 PM ET/PT.   WHERE:  Only on Animal Planet   The World Lion Day Schedule:   LAST LION OF LIUWA – From 6 – 7 AM ET/PT This story is told through the eyes of…

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Expands Scripted Slate with New Original Lionsgate Drama Series ‘Greenleaf’

Series From Award-winning Writer/Producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) Set Against the Backdrop of a Family-run Megachurch   Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today a bold and daring new original drama series from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under,” “Lost”) that takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.  The Lionsgate-owned series is set for production later this year. “When I first read the script, I instantly felt an affinity for the characters and loved Craig’s creative vision for a fictional drama on an epic scale,” said Oprah Winfrey. “This show is going to be a fun ride and will hopefully have viewers on the edge of their pews week after week.” “With its singular take on a world rarely seen and a fascinating family at its core, ‘Greenleaf’ has all the makings of a highly addictive drama that embodies the kind of provocative high quality entertainment we champion at Lionsgate,” said Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re thrilled to be working with Oprah and Craig and proud to be part of OWN’s expansion in scripted…

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Discovery Channel Premieres Academy Award-Winner Louie Psihoyos’s Racing Extinction As A Global Television Event On December 2 At 9pm ET/PT

Discovery to Broadcast in the U.S. and More Than 220 Countries and Territories in 24-Hour Period       #StartWith1Thing   Discovery Channel announced today they will broadcast Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos’s documentary RACING EXTINCTION on Wednesday, December 2 at 9PM ET/PT to a global audience. Discovery, the #1 distributed TV brand in the world, will premiere RACING EXTINCTION in 220 international markets across the world within a span of 24 hours.   “RACING EXTINCTION is the perfect Discovery Channel television event as it combines Discovery’s iconic blue chip nature programming and something very important to us, the opportunity to make a significant global impact,” said Rich Ross, President of Discovery Channel.   In the groundbreaking documentary RACING EXTINCTION, director Louie Psihoyos and the group behind the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove assemble a team of artists and activists on a new undercover operation to expose the world of endangered species trafficking and the race to prevent mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, the documentary reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.   “With the help of Discovery I believe we can…

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Investigation Discovery Recounts The Nation’s Most Captivating Crimes In Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals

–Renowned Newswoman Barbara Walters Revisits Some of Her Biggest Stories, Featuring Exclusive, New Where-Are-They-Now Interviews–   (Beverly Hills, Ca.) – This November, Investigation Discovery (ID) turns to the doyenne of television journalism to shed new light on America’s most infamous political scandals and controversial cases. In BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, ID pairs with legendary journalist Barbara Walters and ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions to explore the gripping stories that once dominated the 24-hour news cycle and captivated the nation. Along the way, Walters takes viewers behind the scenes revealing her personal thoughts and insights for the first time, ever, and conducts new and exclusive interviews with key players involved in the original case. The world premiere series, BARBARA WALTERS PRESENTS AMERICAN SCANDALS, debuts Monday, November 2 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery.   “Journalist. Author. Television personality. In our lifetime, there is no other name more associated with headlines and stories that mesmerized readers and viewers than Barbara Walters. Indeed, only the incomparable Barbara Walters could deliver these original interviews and get the subjects to speak to her,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. “From an emotional reunion with Kimberly Mays, who was switched at birth, to the first-ever…

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Investigation Discovery And The Diva Of Dish Premiere Death By Gossip With Wendy Williams

–Williams Serves as Host and Executive Producer for DEATH BY GOSSIP, Premiering This October–   (Beverly Hills, Ca.) – Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can kill in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS. Featuring original ‘gossip girl’ Wendy Williams as host and executive producer, the series uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to betrayal and even murder. Premiering Friday, October 9 at 10/9c, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS kicks off with six stories of harmless whispers turned deadly acts, showing that dishing the dirt can be a dangerous offense.   “There’s nobody better than the daring diva of daytime, Wendy Williams to offer this cautionary tale to those who indulge in chatter and innuendo,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. “Jealousy, drama and betrayal— no one tells those tales like ID, and now with Wendy on board, our arsenal of homegrown experts has grown that much more entertaining.”   “Everyone loves a little dish now and then, but in these cases, guilty pleasure can become motive for murder,” says Wendy Williams, host and executive producer of the series.” I’m an ID Addict and I dare…

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Investigation Discovery Takes An In-Depth Look At America’s Most Horrific Crimes With The All-New Series Killer Instinct With Chris Hansen

— KILLER Instinct with Chris Hansen Premieres Monday, August 17 at 10/9c –   (Silver Spring, Md.) – “Who, what, where, why and when?” are the essential questions at the heart of every homicide investigation – for detectives but also for journalists chasing the 360-degree story. Investigative correspondent Chris Hansen knows the routine all too well, having won eight Emmy awards for investigative reporting, outstanding coverage of a news story and outstanding coverage of breaking news. Now, in Investigation Discovery’s all-new newsmagazine KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN, he brings his unrivalled journalistic skills and criminal insight to an enthralling new series, digging deep into the depths of a killer’s mind and bringing life to some of America’s most chilling and heart-wrenching homicide cases. KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN premieres on Monday, August 17 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery (ID).   “ID viewers can’t get enough of our signature investigative newsmagazines, so we’re particularly delighted to welcome Chris’ own distinctive voice to our stable of truly talented journalists,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. “KILLER INSTINCT taps into Chris’ trademark technique of taking viewers along for the ride, allowing them to experience every dramatic jolt and shock while sharing…

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Guests Check-In, But Never Check-Out In Investigation Discovery’s New Series Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors

— Renowned Filmmaker Joel Schumacher Executive Produces Three-Part Series, Slated to Premiere this October —   (Beverly Hills, Ca.) –Even five-star hotels have dirty little secrets. Full of salacious acts, secret trysts and cold-blooded murder, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS gives viewers a peek behind closed doors to shocking crimes that happened inside hotels. Premiering Wednesday, October 21 at 9/8c, DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS pairs together ID’s true-crime intrigue with the cinematic storytelling experience of award-winning director Joel Schumacher, who is the executive producer of the series.   “The Investigation Discovery team was thrilled to work with Joel Schumacher on DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. “Calling on Joel’s affinity for ID and true crime stories, this series stylistically explores the hidden motives and dark secrets that ultimately led to gruesome murders in well-known hotels.”   Bolstered by the legendary Schumacher’s creative genius, each hour-long episode of DO NOT DISTURB: HOTEL HORRORS weaves together cinematic-style reenactments, actual crime scene footage and commentary from hotel staff, true-crime experts and the victim’s family and friends.   The premiere episode begins at the exclusive Soho House Hotel in New York City—the place to be for those…

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Investigation Discovery Expands Relationship With Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Tony Harris

–Harris’ Special Report on the State of Domestic Violence in the U.S., BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, to Premiere on ID in October; Documentary Series with the Southern Poverty Law Center to Debut in 2016– — ID Teams Up With NBC News’ Peacock Productions to Produce Projects for Harris–   (Beverly Hills, Ca.) – Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today it has given greenlights to a documentary special and limited series, featuring the reporting of Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris. Both projects will be produced by NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions. The first project, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: SHOCKING SECRETS is a timely special report on the state of domestic violence in the U.S., set to premiere this October exclusively on ID. In addition, ID and Harris are once again teaming with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and its founder, Morris Dees to showcase iconic stories from the organization’s case files in the all-new series AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (wt) that will premiere on ID in early 2016.  The SPLC is a civil rights organization that has been fighting hate and bigotry through litigation and education, and tracking hate groups across the country for more…

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Investigation Discovery Rolls Out The Red Carpet This August For Return Of Network Stars

—August Programming Slate Celebrates New Seasons of Hit Series Featuring ID’s Most Beloved Stars–   (Beverly Hills, Ca.) – This August, Investigation Discovery (ID) celebrates the return of several beloved ID personalities and hit series with a ratings-killing programming slate. Headlining the month’s star-studded schedule is the killer queen expert, Candice DeLong, notorious homicide hunter Lt. Joe Kenda, Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn and private investigator extraordinaire Steven Rambam.   Kicking off the premieres is the  season nine debut of ID’s flagship series, DEADLY WOMEN, which returns on Friday, August 7 at 10/9c. Following former F.B.I criminal profiler Candice DeLong, DEADLY WOMEN is back with 13 all-new episodes featuring femmes fatales, dangerous damsels and lethal ladies who kill for the thrill of it. Then, America’s favorite detective is once again on the hunt with an exhilarating new season of HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA, beginning Tuesday, August 18 at 10/9c. A 25-year veteran of Colorado’s homicide investigation unit, Lt. Joe Kenda revisits some of his most disturbing cases as an investigator, and reveals chilling memories of murders that still haunt him today.   Next, ID rolls out the red carpet for New York City P.I. Steven Rambam, who stops at…

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