Discovery Attends The White House Science Fair

As I have mentioned on the blog many times, working at Discovery Communications has some major perks, but yesterday may be an all-time high point for me. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the White House Science Fair yesterday, with students from all across the country exhibiting their incredible projects for President Obama and Science Fair attendees. When I arrived at the White House, I was immediately…

Discovery Channel to Explore Watergate Scandal with ‘All the President’s Men Revisited’

Although Watergate occurred over 40 years ago, the political scandal remains an event forever etched in America’s history, and All the President’s Men, the iconic 1976 movie that authentically brought the Watergate story to the big screen, remains an American classic. This Sunday at 8pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel will follow Award-winning actor/director Robert Redford as he dives deep into the Watergate scandal, sharing details and stories from the scandal that broke all…

Discovery Education Celebrates the Future of Learning

On Thursday, Discovery Education opened its doors to thousands of educational leaders for the first Future@NOW: Transition to Digital Classrooms international conference. The event, hosted at One Discovery Place, also was streamed live to more than 1,600 sites nationwide, and featured many influential leaders, including Discovery Founder and Chairman John Hendricks as well as Senior Democratic Member on the House Education and Workforce Committee, George Miller (D-CA). At the event, Discovery…

La Toya Jackson Opens Up on ‘Life with La Toya’ on OWN

La Toya Jackson, the wild card of one of showbiz’s most famous families, is ready to open up her life to viewers with Life with LaToya on OWN, premiering Saturday, April 13, at 10:30pm ET/9:30pm CT. In the new series, La Toya invites the cameras along as she searches for a new house, builds new business ventures, contemplates parenthood – and jumps into the dating pool for the first time, ever. La…

Discovery Education to Host Inaugural Future@NOW: Transition to Digital Classrooms

2013 has been a year of exciting milestones for Discovery Education, with the expansion of techbook offerings, the recent Beyond Textbooks event, and now, the inaugural Future@NOW: Transition to Digital Classrooms conference. Today, Discovery Education and Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to spur innovation in education, in conjunction with many other leading education organizations, will launch this new conference at Discovery’s Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD to discuss one of the…

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14. On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk…

New Season of ‘River Monsters’ Promises Dangerous Adventures, Horrific Creatures

He’s back! Extreme angler Jeremy Wade returns to Animal Planet this Sunday for the season premiere of River Monsters, at 9pm ET/PT. In the new season, Jeremy takes his search for underwater killers to new heights with the most dangerous adventures we’ve seen yet, including a journey to Chernobyl’s nuclear wastelands in search of a mutant fish, a trip to Nicaragua to capture an elusive killer torpedo and a quest to find…

Animal Planet L!VE Launches, Exponentially Increasing Cuteness Levels Across the Nation

Productivity across the U.S. will see a sharp decline today as Animal Planet launches Animal Planet L!VE, a new experience that gives animal lovers a round-the-clock view into the habitats of whales, penguins, puppies, calves and more. In partnership with Audubon Nature Institute, explore.org, the National Aquarium, South Mountain Creamery and the Washington Animal Rescue League, Animal Planet L!VE will bring viewers into 11 different animal communities through live, 24/7 HD cams. Animal lovers can take…

TLC Thursdays Get Inked with ‘America’s Worst Tattoos’ and ‘NY Ink’

Tattoo greats meet tattoo mistakes this Thursday on TLC with the series premiere of America’s Worst Tattoos and season premiere of  NY Ink. The madness begins at 9pm ET/PT with the premiere of America’s Worst Tattoos, a new show that challenges famous tattoo artists, including Tim Pangburn, Jeremy Swan and NY Ink‘s Megan Massacre, to turn America’s most awful, shocking and weird tattoos into great masterpieces. TLC will show you the entire…

Discovery Education Hosts EdTech Influencers for ‘Beyond Textbooks’ Event

On the heels of announcing the exciting news that Discovery Education will be developing a mathematics book for its award-winning Techbook, Discovery Education hosted its second ‘think tank’ style event last week with influencers in the education technology space. The event, Beyond the Textbook, was designed to be an open dialogue about the state of education and how future iterations of technology like Discovery Education’s Techbook can be improved to even…