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[05/24/12 - 10:08 AM]
Travel Channel Premieres an All-New Original One Hour Special: "Gem Hunt" - Sunday, June 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Said offering follows Ron LeBlanc and his team as they travel to Madagascar in search of gemstones they can turn into a small fortune.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

TRAVEL CHANNEL PREMIERES AN ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ONE HOUR SPECIAL: "GEM HUNT" - SUNDAY, JUNE 3 AT 10PM ET/PT

GEM HUNT - NEW PREMIERE: ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR SPECIAL

Sunday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Veteran gem dealer Ron LeBlanc and his team of gem hunters travel to the gem-rich nation of Madagascar in search of gemstones they can turn into a small fortune. There's much profit to be made from these rocks, but buyers must be skilled in spotting flaws, "fake" synthetic stones and knowing when - and just how much - to bargain. As LeBlanc and his team hunt for rare pink sapphires, premium blue sapphires and the country's finest aquamarines, they get more than they bargained for when they are offered a $700,000 piece of giant aquamarine that is about to be whisked out of the country. After many failures, they find what they came for - half a pound of aqua which LeBlanc hopes can be cut into a huge and valuable jewel in a secret gem factory in Bangkok, Thailand. Viewers will gain insight into Madagascar's bustling gem industry and the risks and dangers a gem hunter encounters in this exciting journey from mine to market.

About Destination Summer

Destination Summer is Travel Channel's multi-platform programming initiative that embraces all the fun and adventure that the season offers. As part of the Network's continued mission to inspire its travel-centric viewers, six new original series will roll out this summer, and will be complemented by multiple on- and off-air programming events. The six new original series anchoring Destination Summer include: "Xtreme Waterparks," "Insane Coaster Wars," "RV Kings," "Top Spot," "American Originals" and "All You Can Meat." All summer long, viewers can go to TravelChannel.com for a variety of engaging summer-themed travel content including: vacation and hotel planning tips, summer festivals and events, insane rollercoaster polls, exclusive road-trip video, extreme RV photos, a Rate-My-Beach community, grilling tips, national parks info and more. Plus, Travel Channel hosts will be sharing their summer favorites - from beaches and summer road trips to ice cream and theme parks.

About Travel Channel

TRAVEL CHANNEL (http://www.travelchannel.com) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, MD, and New York, NY. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.





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