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[07/30/09 - 01:00 PM]
The Forecast Calls for Epic Weather on Discovery Raging Planet Reveals Mother Nature's Fury
The all-new event launches Sunday, August 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

THE FORECAST CALLS FOR EPIC WEATHER ON DISCOVERY RAGING PLANET REVEALS MOTHER NATURE'S FURY

World Premiere Special Event Series Premiering Sunday, August 9 ay 9 PM (ET/PT)

(SILVER SPRING MD.) � Take a thrilling ride right into the heart of the planet's most amazing forces revealing the speed of a twister, the lethal force of a lightning bolt, the power of a hurricane and the instant devastation of a flood in the all new special event series RAGING PLANET premiering Sunday, August 9 at 9 PM (ET/PT).

Each edition of RAGING PLANET looks at different weather event: Tornados, Lightening, Hurricanes and Floods. Capturing nature at its wildest and most furious, RAGING PLANET takes viewers into the eye of the storm and the heart of the action.

"Only Discovery Channel can bring together the dramatic and the destructive in such a compelling fashion. RAGING PLANET is non-stop awe-inspiring energy and entertainment, said John Ford, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel.

Tornados -- August 9 at 9 PM (ET/PT)

Witness the awesome beauty and power of these amazing storms. See the most spectacular footage of twisters ever shot, along with the stories of people whose lives have changed forever after encountering these mega-storms. Using breathtaking aerials, time-lapse and high speed photography, RAGING PLANET reveals the science behind these mysterious storms and shows the effects of their deadly force.

Lightning � August 9 at 10 PM (ET/PT)

It is the most powerful electrical force on earth, destroying anything it strikes. Formed from ice, yet hotter than the sun, around ten million bolts of lightning strike our planet everyday. But there is still much that is unknown about this elusive phenomenon. In recent years, state of the art high-speed cameras have captured lightning in unprecedented detail.

Hurricanes � August 16 at 9 PM (ET/PT)

Experience the dramatic power and destructive potential of the largest storms on Earth. RAGING PLANET takes a breathtaking journey around the globe to the most hurricane prone regions on Earth. From the spectacular Atlantic islands of Cape Verde, where 80% of US hurricanes are born, to the devastation of the most infamous hurricane in living memory, Katrina, meet the people who have witnessed the full fury of nature and lived to tell the tale, and hear from the scientists who are trying to better understand these most violent storms.

Flood � August 16 at 10 PM (ET/PT)

Extreme weather can kill and floods are the number one cause of death. See how they can strike without warning, inundating entire towns within minutes and wiping out entire towns. See it all up-close- from the overwhelming storm surge of Hurricane Katrina, to the devastatingly destructive landslides in Venezuela, and the scenes of human misery when the Mississippi and its tributaries burst their banks in 2008. Witness the powerful force of water as a concrete mixer is washed away in less than two feet of water and an entire house floats down river. No place on earth is truly safe from the destructive power of water. RAGING PLANET is produced for Discovery Channel by Pioneer Productions. Bill Cosmas is executive producer for Pioneer Productions. Paul Gasek is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality nonfiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the U.S., can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres, including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in- depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) 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, Planet Green, 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.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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