Meet the Interns: Digital Distribution’s TJ Cooney

In the fourth installment of our Meet the Interns series, you will get to know TJ Cooney. TJ is a senior at The Catholic University of America and is currently spending the spring semester with Discovery’s Digital Distribution department at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Why did you apply to intern with Discovery?  I applied to intern at Discovery Communications because I have loved their networks’ shows for as long as can…

Meet the Interns: Discovery Channel’s Anastacia Darby

Last week, we profiled Chris Najmi, the first of several spring semester Discovery interns that we will be introducing you to via Discovery Blog. In today’s Meet the Interns installment, you’ll meet Anastacia Darby, a sophomore at American University in Washington, D.C. who is studying International Communications and Business Marketing. For more information about internships and careers and Discovery Communications, make sure to visit careers.discovery.com! What department are you interning…

Fill Your Holidays With Marathons From Discovery Communications

If you’re looking at long days ahead at your in-laws’ and wondering how you’re going to pass those hours, we have just the answer for you: marathons of your favorite Discovery Communications programs! Here’s a guide to what we’ve got over the next week or two: Friday December 23: Gold Rush on Discovery starting at 9am ET/PT, Dr. G: Medical Examiner Fan Favorites on Discovery Fit & Health starting at…

Discovery Features Firepower on ‘Sons of Guns’ and ‘One Man Army’ Tonight

There will be all kinds of firepower — of the weapon and the physical kind — tonight on Discovery Channel when the network launches season 2 of Sons of Guns and premieres the competition show One Man Army. First, at 9pm ET/PT, Sons of Guns returns for a new season showcasing one of America’s most skilled and creative gun stores — Red Jacket Firearms — and its founder, Will Hayden,…

‘American Chopper’ Returns to Discovery Channel Tonight

Fans of Discovery Channel‘s American Chopper know that what was once a family business making custom motorcycles is now a family feud. New episodes of American Chopper kick off tonight at 9pm ET/PT, with all new bike builds and even more drama between Senior and Junior. Meanwhile, Mikey’s art career takes off (sneak peek at the end of this post), while he desperately tries to pull the family back together. As…

Sons of Guns! Test Your Skills with ‘Cannon Challenge’

Discovery Channel‘s Sons of Guns is introducing viewers each Wednesday night to the creative craftsmen at Red Jacket Firearms. Will Hayden and the team are among the best in the business, tackling everything from customizing and improving weapons used by law enforcement to refurbishing classic weapons that have a place in military history. Building these feats of engineering is one thing. Having the skill and accuracy to use them is…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…

Discovery Channel Takes to the Bayou, Desert in Two New Series Tonight

Discovery Channel is known for turning the spotlight on unique family businesses — from crab fisherman and motorcycle builders to Alaskan pilots. Tonight, Discovery Channel takes a look at two new ones: custom weaponry and vintage car restorers. Sons of Guns, which premieres tonight at 9pm ET/PT, features Red Jacket, the nation’s most unique weapons business. Owner Will Hayden and his eclectic crew of Louisiana gunsmiths and historians rise to…