BBQ Pitmaster Welcomes New Book, New Restaurant and New Season at Smokin’ Party

Last night, Destination America’s King of BBQ, Myron Mixon, celebrated his new restaurant, book and season of BBQ Pitmasters as any BBQ King would – with a smokin’ party!  Last night, Myron hosted guests for a proper BBQ feast at his new Pride and Joy Barbecue in New York City. Guests were treated to two whole smoked hogs, ribs, pulled pork sliders, short ribs, and mac n cheese  – and to…

Leaving #OurImpact: Recap of Rebuilding Atlantic City

Over the past five days, I’ve loved sharing my incredible experience on Discovery’s Rebuilding Atlantic City trip. Now, as we all return to our desks and daily routines, Atlantic City seems worlds away. In our offices today, however, stories are shared over and over again,  and it’s clear #ourimpact will continue to grow from Atlantic City. I’ve included coverage from local news organizations below, and you can visit our Facebook album…

Day Three: Rebuilding Atlantic City

Is it really over? We just wrapped up day three of Rebuilding Atlantic City yesterday, and I’m still in disbelief that so much has been accomplished in just three days. While each home started at different points – without a floor, without walls, without insulation – great progress was made in each one. More importantly, however, an impact was made both for the families we worked with and within ourselves.…

Classrooms, Communities Welcome North America

As viewers prepare for this Sunday’s premiere of the new Discovery Channel series, North America, our youngest fans and teachers are diving deep into North America with Discovery Education. Earlier in May, Discovery Education took over 160,000 students on field trips across North America – virtually. Through videos, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with producers and field crew members, Discovery Education brought to life the continent’s unique geography, diverse animal species and…

Day Two: Rebuilding Atlantic City

New Jersey: Where only the strong survive. We’ve all seen the phrase plastered on shirts and stuck on bumpers, but today we all learned the true definition of “Jersey Strong.” As we began Day Two, with sore arms and bits fiberglass in our hair, excitement brewed – all of the volunteers (including me) were motivated by Day One’s progress and ready to see our families’ houses continue to return to…

Rebuilding Atlantic City: Day One

What a day! Today marked Day One of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Atlantic City, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The day began with an orientation with Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County, where we learned more about Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, making this experience even more meaningful for all of us. After orientation, we met our Habitat team leaders, and the hard work began. Each team faced different challenges at…

We’re Off! Rebuilding Atlantic City 2013

And we’re off! Today through Sunday, Discovery employees will join ten families in Ventnor, NJ to help repair the damage done to their homes during Superstorm Sandy with our friends at Habitat for Humanity. I’ll be joining the Discovery Impact rebuild team (125 strong!) and sharing the team’s experiences on our social channels – we hope you’ll join us! I’ll share recaps each night on the blog, and you can…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

You’ve made it… it’s Friday! This week, we announced our first quarter earnings, celebrated Mama June’s wedding and enjoyed a new EP from Pit Boss star, Shorty Rossi (rock out with Shorty’s video below) and more: Discovery Communications 1st-Quarter Net Up 4.5% on Stronger International Revenue  Animal Planet’s ‘Pit Boss’ stars release EP for the Dogs (Video) Bill Goodwyn Recognized as Member of 2013 Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame  ‘Cat Daddy’ Jackson…

A Whale of a Time: Discovery Channel Premieres ‘North America” at American Museum of Natural History

Last night, Discovery Channel brought an extra measure of magic to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City into with a special premiere event for the breathtaking natural history series, North America. This seven-part special turns the cameras on the continent we call home, showcasing North America’s diverse landscape, extreme weather and curious inhabitants. The events’ 300 guests, including Founder and Chairman John Hendricks, board members of…