Discovery Channel Is Finally Breaking Up With Bad Science
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08-12-2015, 07:52 PM
RE: Discovery Channel Is Finally Breaking Up With Bad Science
WOW, how'd I miss this? Wonderful news! Big Grin

(29-11-2015 01:20 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Good. The only thing worth watching on that channel was their Into the Universe series (which was superseded by NDT's Cosmos reboot) and Mythbusters.

I got the Christmas Eve mega-marathon of Mythbusters set to record! Blush

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02-01-2016, 11:59 AM
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A follow up piece on the Discovery Channel in the Washington Post.

Life after ‘Honey Boo Boo’: Inside Discovery’s fight to grow up
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/...ge%2Fstory

"That shift toward guilty pleasures netted the media giant sky-high ratings and tons of advertiser cash. But by pivoting its lenses from snow leopards to naked survivalists and child beauty pageanteers, Discovery began to lose something, too: the prestige it had earned in educational, ­documentary-style TV.

Now, as cord-cutters and online video plunge the cable business into chaos, Discovery is fighting aggressively to return to its roots, spending millions on glossy documentaries, science shows and ­“environmental advocacy campaigns” in a bet that smarter, more-distinctive programming will help it survive the new age of TV.”

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02-01-2016, 12:08 PM
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02-01-2016, 12:52 PM
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Is this the end of the world?
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03-01-2016, 09:47 AM
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(29-11-2015 12:04 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Finally, no more bullshit programming! I am ecstatic to hear this Banana_zorroBanana_zorroBanana_zorroBanana_zorro

“John Hoffman is the new boss of documentaries at the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the Science Channel, and he wants you to know big changes are coming to the networks sometimes criticized for favoring overcooked “docu-tainment" over scientifically accurate programming."

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/11...hn-hoffman

This just means they will run "Flipper" episodes back to back all weekend.

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03-01-2016, 10:09 AM
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Good, we have plenty of mind rot, we need more fact based programming. It isn't just about free speech. Our future depends on an educated fact based society.

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03-01-2016, 10:13 AM
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Here is their official twitter page. Take time to thank them for doing the right thing. https://twitter.com/Discovery

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03-01-2016, 10:37 AM
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(03-01-2016 09:47 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  This just means they will run "Flipper" episodes back to back all weekend.

They could rerun old NOVA episode and do better than they are now.
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03-01-2016, 10:39 AM
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(03-01-2016 09:47 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(29-11-2015 12:04 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Finally, no more bullshit programming! I am ecstatic to hear this Banana_zorroBanana_zorroBanana_zorroBanana_zorro

“John Hoffman is the new boss of documentaries at the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the Science Channel, and he wants you to know big changes are coming to the networks sometimes criticized for favoring overcooked “docu-tainment" over scientifically accurate programming."

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/11...hn-hoffman

This just means they will run "Flipper" episodes back to back all weekend.

That would still be a step forward.

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03-01-2016, 11:00 AM
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(03-01-2016 10:39 AM)unfogged Wrote:  
(03-01-2016 09:47 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  This just means they will run "Flipper" episodes back to back all weekend.

That would still be a step forward.

But who wants to watch shows about fish?


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