When Discovery Channel first hit the air in June 1985, our Founder and Chairman, John Hendricks, had a simple mission: satisfying our curiosity about the world around us through nonfiction television. Over the years, Discovery has grown to include over 130 networks in over 210 countries around the world, and today the company launches the first episode of Curiosity — the company’s largest multi-platform initiative to date.
Curiosity is a journey to uncover the truths behind life’s most challenging questions. There is perhaps no more challenge question than the one addressed in tonight’s premiere: Did God create the universe? Debuting on Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Fit & Health at 8pm ET/PT, the episode lays out Stephen Hawking’s viewpoint and theory about the question. Following at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery, TLC and Science, Meet the Press‘ David Gregory will host a roundtable discussion including:
- John Haught, a Roman Catholic theologian and Head of the Center on Study of Science and Religion at Georgetown University
- Paul Davies, cosmologist and co-director of the Cosmology Initiative at Arizona State University
- Sean Carroll, a theoretical physicist at California Institute of Technology
Viewers are also invited to join the discussion at Curiosity.com, on Facebook and on Twitter by following @CuriosityTV and using the #GodUniverse hashtag. Discovery is also encouraging fans to show off their curiosity by checking in on GetGlue and earning special stickers for each episode/question.
Welcome to Curiosity!