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COMING: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, THE DOCUMENTARY

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Redford, along with former Washington Post investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal, and Ben Bradlee, their editor at the time, are collaborating on a documentary for the Discovery Channel called All the President’s Men Revisited, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday). The two-hour film will launch Redford’s […]

YANKED CHANNELS RESTORED TO TWC’S IPAD APPS

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after Time Warner Cable yanked its Fox, Viacom and Discovery iPad apps that allow its subscribers to receive real-time programming from them at home, the Fox and Discovery apps were again up and running on Friday, leaving Viacom as the only cable programmer still balking at TWC’s iPad service. The return of such […]

TV SHOW ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON’S AUTOPSY POSTPONED

January 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans by Britain’s incarnation of the Discovery Channel to air a reenactment of the Michael Jackson autopsy have angered Jackson’s fans and family, who have launched a petition campaign urging the cable channel to cancel it. In a letter sent to Discovery chief David Zaslav on Wednesday, John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the […]

CABLE CHANNELS TOUT RECORD RATINGS

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While broadcast television in general was recording some of its lowest ratings of the year, cable TV networks were trumpeting some of their highest. “Discovery Channel experienced its best August ever,” the channel that averaged 3.3 million viewers for its annual “Shark Week” bragged in a news release. Likewise Oxygen channel boasted that it “earned […]

DEATH ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL CATCHES RATINGS

July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Tuesday’s episode of Discovery Channel’s reality series Deadliest Catch, which dealt with the death of Captain Phil Harris, drew 8.5 million viewers, making it the biggest draw for the cable network in 10 years and the third-highest in the channel’s history. Today’s (Thursday) New York Times observed that reality television had never previously had […]

EMMYS GALORE FOR “AS THE WORLD TURNS [OFF]”

June 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday’s 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies turned out to be a bittersweet affair for the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, which ends its 54-year run on TV on September 17. Michael Park won the best actor award; Mara West, the best actress award; and Julie Pinson, the best supporting […]