[02/17/09 - 02:24 PM]
Tom Brokaw Examines the Impact of Global Warming on the U.S. for an All-New Discovery Channel Special Event
GLOBAL WARMING: THE NEW CHALLENGE WITH TOM BROKAW airs on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


-- Follow-Up to Brokaw's Emmy�-Award Winning Special Premieres March 18 at 10PM --

Until a few years ago, global warming was an obscure scientific term that most people knew very little about. Today, however, global warming is considered one of the biggest issues facing our planet and its future. The topic makes daily headlines in countries around the globe and there are hundreds of organizations worldwide devoted to studying and reversing its effects. But how will global warming change the lives of everyday Americans? And what is America doing to ensure a healthy future for our planet? Tom Brokaw, one of the nation's most respected journalists, delves deep into this hot topic for a world premiere original Discovery Channel special, GLOBAL WARMING: THE NEW CHALLENGE WITH TOM BROKAW, on Wednesday, March 18 at 10PM ET/PT.

"Tom Brokaw's unprecedented journalistic approach brings to light the reality of global warming in America," said John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel. "The special unravels the dire consequences that the phenomenon will have on the country, as well as the many solutions America can provide in reversing its effects throughout the world."

Shot entirely in high-definition, the hour-long special is a follow-up to Discovery Channel's 2006 GLOBAL WARMING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WITH TOM BROKAW, which received an Emmy� award. In this follow-up piece, Brokaw interviews some of the world's leading experts about what Americans should be prepared for in the coming years, and how climate change is shaping the inner-workings of this vast country � from New York City to Yellowstone National Park to the Everglades. The special also takes a close look at the most promising scientific, technological, and economic solutions our nation can offer in the fight against global warming.

GLOBAL WARMING: THE NEW CHALLENGE WITH TOM BROKAW is produced for Discovery Channel by Peacock Productions and is executive produced by Colleen Halpin. Paul Gasek serves as Executive Producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the US, can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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