or


[05/13/08 - 01:52 PM]
Mankind's Latest Step on the Red Planet to Be Broadcast Live on Science Channel Tuesday May 13, 1:22 PM Et
"We're incredibly proud that Science Channel will cover this extraordinary live event and offer our audience exclusive analysis of NASA's historic mission," said the network's Clark Bunting.

[via press release from Science Channel]

MANKIND'S LATEST STEP ON THE RED PLANET TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SCIENCE CHANNEL TUESDAY MAY 13, 1:22 PM ET

-- Science Channel to Broadcast Exclusive Live Coverage & Commentary Sunday, May 25, 2008 --

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 13, 2008 � Science Channel will broadcast live coverage of mankind's next major step in Mars exploration with MARS LIVE: THE PHOENIX LANDS (wt) premiering Sunday, May 25, 2008, from 7-9 PM (ET) and 4-6 PM (PT). Originating LIVE from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. and the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, the program will give viewers a first look at photos sent back from the Mars surface, and exclusive, in-depth analysis and perspective of the mission's historic scientific implications from NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James B. Garvin, as well as firsthand reactions from scientists including Phoenix Mars Mission Principal Investigator Peter Smith.

"We're incredibly proud that Science Channel will cover this extraordinary live event and offer our audience exclusive analysis of NASA's historic mission," said Clark Bunting, president and general manager, Discovery Emerging Networks. "Science Channel's mandate is to celebrate and understand the full spectrum of science, so we're excited to offer our viewers in-depth commentary of this exciting achievement as events unfold."

In what is designed to be mankind's best effort to date to find life on Mars, the rover has covered 422 million miles over the past nine months. Its mission is to help answer questions about life-supporting conditions on the planet by analyzing ice from the northern Martian arctic using a suite of onboard, state-of-the-art instruments.

Dr. James B. Garvin is the world's leading expert on the surface of Mars. Throughout the broadcast, Dr. Garvin will guide viewers as the Phoenix Lander approaches the surface of Mars, and provide commentary in the critical moments when NASA loses radio contact with the rover. As the first pictures return from the Mars surface, Dr. Garvin will lend valuable perspective on what scientists are seeing and may find, and can speak to what conditions the Phoenix is facing on Mars.

Following MARS LIVE: THE PHOENIX LANDS (wt), Science Channel looks back at recent missions to the red planet with encore presentations of REVEALING MARS at 9 PM (ET)/6 PM (PT) and ROVING MARS at 10 PM (ET)/7 PM (PT). REVEALING MARS walks viewers through NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's (M.R.O.) scientific payload and the high-tech instruments used to capture stunning images of Mars. The M.R.O. was launched in 2005. ROVING MARS immerses viewers in the journeys of Spirit and Opportunity, two rovers that explored the red planet on remote, unmanned NASA missions. Spirit and Opportunity launched in June 2003 and landed on Mars in January 2004.

This year, Discovery Communications is partnering with NASA to help commemorate its 50th anniversary with a variety of events and programs celebrating space exploration. Collaborations include:

Science Channel's Second Annual SPACE WEEK premiering July 6-11

Science Matters!, a series of nationwide school assemblies led by past and current astronauts and stressing science literacy

Discovery Channel's WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: THE NASA MISSIONS premiering consecutive Sundays, June 8, 15 and 22 at 9 PM (ET/PT)

An extensive online experience for users to delve deeper into NASA's history and future at http://www.discovery.com/nasa and http://www.sciencechannel.com

M ARS LIVE: THE PHOENIX LANDS (wt) is produced in partnership with Discovery Channel Canada. Anne-Marie Varner is executive producer for Discovery Channel Canada. John Grassie is executive producer for Science Channel.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications 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, 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. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [may 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/23/14 - 06:07 PM]
Check Out the New Arsenal Costume on "Arrow"!
Roy Harper suits up as Arsenal this season, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c on The CW.

[07/23/14 - 05:24 PM]
The CW Nixes "Seed," "Backpackers"; "Arrow" Repeats to Fill Monday Gap
As previously announced "America's Next Top Model" will assume the Monday, 9:00/8:00c beginning August 18.

[07/23/14 - 01:02 PM]
"Game of Thrones" Star Michelle Fairley Returns to TV in a Season-Long Arc on ABC's "Resurrection"
Fairley will recur as Margaret Langston, the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan.

[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot.

[07/23/14 - 11:51 AM]
After Discovery's "Shark Week" Comes "Bark Week": A Week-Long Event Celebrating Man's Best Friend on the Hub Network, Starting August 17
The tail-wagging week will feature four popular series from Animal Planet: "America's Cutest," "It's Me or the Dog," "Bad Dog!" and "Too Cute!"

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
TLC Unveils New Brand Campaign and Tagline
The multi-million dollar campaign - "Everyone needs a little TLC." - is rolling out across the country in key media outlets.

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
Syfy Develops NCredible Improv - Executive Producers Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman to Create Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sketch Competition Series
The show will be taped in front of a live audience and feature two teams battling for the biggest laughs to win points and prizes.

[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
Original episodes will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays.

[07/23/14 - 10:54 AM]
USA Network and Wattpad Forge First of Its Kind Partnership to Release a Prequel to "Dig" in Advance of the Drama's Fall Premiere
The 12-part serialized prequel is written by the "Dig" writers and can be accessed via the Wattpad app, and on Wattpad.com.

[07/23/14 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Corporation and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announce the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York
The agreement includes a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 New York-based jobs to support the daily program's year-round production schedule.

[07/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" Launches on Network Television with Primetime Special "Under the Lights" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS
The one-hour special will also encore on NFL Network the following Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/23/14 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Unleashes a Category 5 Marketing Storm Behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The Category 5 campaign will include a digital, social and in-store partnership with SUBWAY encompassing promotions at 26K locations nationwide.

[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.