Discovery Communications and National Military Family Association Celebrate Veterans Day Together

Serving your country is not only incredibly honorable, but also an incredibly difficult adjustment for service members – and it’s hard on the families of those who serve, too. That’s where the National Military Family Association (NMFA) comes in: they’re a non-profit organization that works to strengthen and protect military families. Founded in 1959, they work to meet the needs of military families through a variety of services – from…

Destination America Shows NYC What Happens ‘When Ghosts Attack’

On Tuesday night as the temperatures dropped in New York City, Destination America kicked off Halloween season with a spooky sneak peek screening of its new series, When Ghosts Attack, premiering Saturday, October 20 at 10PM ET/PT. General Manager Marc Etkind kicked off the evening of frightful fun, which began with a spooktacular screening of the series’ premiere episode before an audience that included members of the press, ad sales…

Investigation Discovery Offers Free Self-Defense Classes in New York

In Investigation Discovery’s new show Surviving Evil, premiering August 28, audiences will meet victims who faced vicious attacks, and, against amazing odds, survived. In hopes of empowering fans and inspiring survival stories like those featured on the show, ID is partnering with New York Sports Clubs to offer free self-defense seminars in New York City. Taught by former WWE Diva Champion turned self-defense expert, Eve Torres, the class will teach…

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…

Cake Boss Cafe Celebrates Official Grand Opening

New York City was treated to a sweet surprise this week with the official Grand Opening of the Cake Boss Cafe last week in New York’s Times Square. Throughout the week, Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss himself, as well as family members, shared their passion for baking through events at the cafe. Our youngest Cake Boss fans enjoyed “How to fill a cannoli” and “How to decorate a cupcake” classes…

Amish in the City: TLC’s ‘Breaking Amish’ Explores Life Beyond the Country

In an alternate life, I perhaps could be a baker, a fashion stylist or a pageant girl, but I’m fairly certain I would have a series of challenges living in an Amish or Mennonite community (my addiction to technology, fashion and the such are clearly at odds with a more simple lifestyle). However, continuing to provide us with a glimpse into worlds and lives that are often unfamiliar to us,…

America’s Best Bacon, Burgers and Steak Discovered in Destination America’s ‘United States of Food’

The Fourth of July has already come and gone, but just because our national holiday passed doesn’t mean we have to forget about one of the most uniting forces in America — food. And chef and restauranteur Todd Fisher searches the country high and low for the best bacon, burgers and steaks in Destination America‘s new series United States of Food. Chef Todd takes his food seriously, and visits eateries…

‘Oddities’ Invades the West Coast Saturdays on Science

It’s one of the oldest sayings in the book: one man’s trash is another man’s two-headed stuffed pigeon. When it comes to the wares sold at Loved to Death, the setting of Science’s Oddities: San Francisco, “unusual antiques” might be a mild descriptor. But, as we know from the original Oddities, there’s certainly a market for mummified cats and pickled hearts among the eccentric. Loved to Death has been open…

Animal Planet’s ‘Dog Park’ Wins People’s Voice Webby Award

As an aspiring dog owner at a company filled with many pet parents, I often ask my “I’d-love-to-get-a-dog-but-what-about-this?” questions to my pup owning co-workers. Growing up in Upstate New York (think farms, not fashion) I have had no previous experience at the dog park, but I had many questions about them (How do the people all know each other? When do you know if the dogs are play fighting vs.…

Stars Come Out for Discovery Communications’ Upfront

Yesterday, Discovery Communications returned to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to host its annual Upfront for an audience of advertisers and press. While I shared news yesterday here about new and returning series coming to our networks, we wanted to give you a glimpse at the action — on stage and backstage — through the photos below. I’ve been fortunate to attend several Upfront presentations and what…