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[06/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Premieres 'Countdown to Doomsday' Hosted by Matt Lauer

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI PREMIERES 'COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY' HOSTED BY MATT LAUER

Featuring Former Vice President Al Gore Warning of an Impending Global Armageddon

NEW YORK, NY � June 12, 2006 � SCI FI Channel's two-hour 'Declassified' special 'Countdown to Doomsday,' hosted by 'Today's Matt Lauer and produced in partnership with NBC News Productions, will premiere June 14 @ 9 PM on SCI FI. Former Vice President Al Gore joins leading scientific experts who warn of potentially imminent scenarios that could occur at any time, even within our own lifetime. The experts also reveal the shocking reality behind our level of preparedness.

'Countdown to Doomsday' provides a chilling look at ten scenarios threatening to induce our planet's next mass extinction, and also how these catastrophes can be averted. Using special effects to illustrate the knowledge and imagination of the world's leading scientists, viewers will experience the magnitude of each catastrophe as SCI FI brings the ten shocking scenarios to life. In addition to the heart pounding "what ifs," potential solutions will be also be explored. Shot around the globe, 'Countdown' will reveal the potential consequences of ominous terrestrial threats like global warming, asteroid collisions and pandemic outbreaks. Former President Al Gore speaks out about the dangers of global warming, urging quick action before we reach the point of no return.

NBC News Productions is an in-house production unit serving NBC News, NBC's Entertainment Division and all of NBC-owned cable channels.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site www.scifi.com and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





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