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[08/24/10 - 03:30 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates Labor Day with Marathon of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe
The Monday, September 6 stunt will serve as a build up to new episodes this fall.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL CELEBRATES LABOR DAY WITH MARATHON OF DIRTY JOBS WITH MIKE ROWE

(Silver Spring, Md.) - This Labor Day, Discovery Channel honors the hard working men and women who make civilized life possible for the rest of us with an all-day marathon of the Emmy(R)-nominated series, DIRTY JOBS. Starting at 9AM ET/PT on Monday, September 6, viewers go along with host and creator Mike Rowe as he travels across the country serving as apprentice to America's unsung heroes.

From cleaning buoys off the coast of San Francisco to collecting alligator eggs in Louisiana to making bologna in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, Mike educates and entertains viewers on these dirty jobs, while showing the importance of why they're necessary for civilization. The marathon will air viewer favorites until 3AM ET/PT.

DIRTY JOBS, which was nominated for two Emmys(R) this year, is one of Discovery Channel's most popular and long-running series. New episodes will air this fall on Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT, beginning October 19.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 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 180 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, Planet Green 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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