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Discovery Channel Gets Access to Plans and Facilities Designed to Survive Doomsday in "America's Doomsday Plan" Airing Sunday, Nov. 4
Damon Penn, FEMA's assistant administrator of the national continuity programs, is among those featured in the program.

[via press release from Discovery]


AMERICA'S DOOMSDAY PLAN premieres Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 PM E/P

(Los Angeles, Calif.) - If you fear the apocalypse, you're not alone. The United States is working tirelessly to prepare for it. How will the President, the military, the courts and Capitol Hill survive doomsday? The answer is secret - until now.

AMERICA'S DOOMSDAY PLAN, airing Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10 PM E/P on Discovery Channel, received unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to capture the plans and facilities, standing by 24/7, to ensure the homeland survives a disaster. For the first time ever, the U.S. government's top-secret plans are revealed - including the protocols in place to protect the president and the highest levels of government from the most dreaded disasters imaginable.

What happens when all hell breaks loose? The world got a glimpse of our government's response on 9/11, but little is known about what actually happens during a major catastrophe. Government officials and insiders share their knowledge behind the billion dollar world of planning for any disaster imaginable and show the high-security facilities that many Americans don't even know exist.

"I don't want to have a major event and no longer have a government," said Damon Penn, FEMA's assistant administrator of the national continuity programs who is featured in the program. "I've got to be ready so that that never happens. It's all about preserving our way of life regardless of what the circumstances are."

AMERICA'S DOOMSDAY PLAN will take viewers inside the elaborate multi-billion dollar network of bunkers, command centers and the President's Doomsday Plane designed to keep him in command even on Armageddon. It will venture 2,000 feet deep into Cheyenne Mountain - America's impenetrable Command Center -- where the military bunkers down to monitor global skies for any dangers to national security. The episode explains how we've managed to outsmart the country's most fearsome enemies - and shares insight on how we continue to prepare for the worst.

AMERICA'S DOOMSDAY PLAN is produced by Partisan Pictures for Discovery Channel. John Cavanagh served as the Executive Producer for Discovery Channel and Andrew Jackson is Executive Vice President of Production and Development. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

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 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, 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 #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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