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[11/28/11 - 11:32 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series "Hostage: Do or Die," Examining the Harrowing Tales of Hostages and the Negotiators Who Saved Their Lives
The newcomer rolls out Thursday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY LAUNCHES NEW SERIES "HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE," EXAMINING THE HARROWING TALES OF HOSTAGES AND THE NEGOTIATORS WHO SAVED THEIR LIVES

- Host Dominick Misino, Internationally Acclaimed Crisis Negotiator, Shares His Gift For Defusing Explosive Situations -

(Silver Spring, MD) - How would you react if fate put you in the wrong place at the wrong time and you were taken hostage? While nobody wants to face this dire question, it is a real-life scenario that thousands confront every year and the impact changes their lives forever. Fortunately there are teams of professional hostage negotiators that dedicate their careers to bringing these frightening ordeals to a safe conclusion. HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE profiles six harrowing tales from the actual hostages who survived and the negotiators who saved them. HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE is hosted by internationally acclaimed crisis negotiator Dominick Misino, who began his career as an NYPD sniper but learned he had a gift for defusing explosive situations with words rather than bullets. HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE premieres Thursday, December 1 at 10 PM ET on Investigation Discovery.

"Life and death situations where the power of words is put to the ultimate test are the foundation of HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE," said Henry Schleiff, general manager and president of Investigation Discovery. "And the intensity of these dramatic stories is enhanced with the series' top-notch production value, which elevates the reenactments to a theatrical level unmatched for true-crime documentaries."

HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE features a wide-spectrum of stories from a deranged murderer trapping a clerk in a grocery store to a young gunman holding 80 students hostage in a California high school to even the Atlanta FBI headquarters being taken over by a paranoid schizophrenic threatening to kill nine employees. Dominick Misino guides viewers through each episode of HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE and provides valuable insight from his vast experience as a pioneer of modern day hostage negotiating techniques. Misino is a 22-year veteran of the NYPD, where he served as the primary hostage negotiator for his last 6 years on the force. As founder and president of the International Association of Hostage Negotiators, Misino currently teaches law enforcement agencies worldwide how to improve their crisis intervention plans and effectively limit tragic events through successful negotiations.

Upcoming episodes of HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE include:

15 Days In Hell - Thursday, December 1 at 10 PM ET

A prison uprising at Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis resulted in the longest prison hostage standoff in U.S. history when corrections officer and mother, Lois Fraley, is seized by two inmates for 15 days.

Negotiating With A Mad Man - Thursday, December 8 at 10 PM ET

In one of the most tragic sequences of events in Tampa Bay history, this episode chronicles the vicious rampage of a gunman that resulted in the death of a child, the murder of three police officers, a hair-raising car chase and a young, pregnant woman being taken hostage in a mini-mart.

Palm Bay Rampage - Thursday, December 15 at 10 PM ET

A hostage becomes her own negotiator when professionals can't create a direct line of communication with the assailant. In an effort to survive, the hostage befriends her captor.

FBI Takeover - Thursday, December 22 at 10 PM ET

After a gunman takes nine FBI employees hostage inside their own headquarters in Atlanta, negotiators and SWAT officers need to work together to penetrate the office fortress and save their colleagues.

Lindhurst High School - Thursday, December 29 at 10 PM ET

Years before the tragic events at Columbine, 80 students were held hostage by a disturbed young killer at Lindhurst High School in Yuba City, California.

The Last Transatlantic Hijacking - Thursday, January 5 at 10 PM ET

Host Dominick Misino takes viewers on a psychological roller-coaster ride as he shares his own personal story of negotiating with a hijacker who took 100 people hostage aboard a flight from Frankfurt to New York, which was the last successful transatlantic hijacking.

HOSTAGE: DO OR DIE is produced by Robot Field and Post for Investigation Discovery with Steve Petersen, Ken Carlson, Sean Owolo and Jon O'Neill as executive producers and Jim Lindsay as co-executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is America's leading investigation network and the fastest-growing network in television. As the source for fact-based analytical content and compelling human stories, ID probes factors that challenge our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 77.6 million U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula Zahn, Disappeared, Unusual Suspects and Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets. For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.





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