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    Shark Week

    Shark Week

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    Discovery Channel
    Discovery Channel's Shark Week is an annual series of investigations into the characteristics and habits of the dangerous and often misunderstood marine predator. It is also cable television's longest-running programming event (it premiered in 1988). In Shark Week 2006, host Mike Rowe takes a closer look at one of the ocean's most feared creatures as well as the lives of the researchers, scientists and documentarians who work to find out more about them.moreless
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    Deadliest Catch

    Deadliest Catch

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    The Bering Sea holds the secret to Alaskan Gold, the highly lucrative and elusive…King Crab. With a new set of rules to abide by the ships and the crews will have new deadlines, more stress, and more dangerous conditions. With forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…this job ranks as one of the deadliest. Any time spent of the Bering Sea is dangerous, we watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.moreless
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    Man vs. Wild

    Man vs. Wild

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2011)
    Bear Grylls travels around the globe to find the most dangerous tourist locations and environments, in order to show us how to survive in them. With his simple survival techniques and his knowledge of the wildlife, he is able to give handy tips that could effectively save lives. Whether it's traversing across volcanoes or stuck on a desert island, Bear is always one step ahead when it comes to survival of the fittest.moreless
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    Time Warp

    Time Warp

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2009)
    MIT scientist Jeff Lieberman and high speed camera expert Matt Kearney use high-speed cameras and time lapse photography to analyze what's really going on in the world around them. Featured events vary from fiery explosions and car crashes to crazy talents and natural phenomena.moreless
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    Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2012)
    Stuck in a dead-end job? Daydreaming about a new career? Combed through the classifieds lately looking for your next calling?
    If so, take a look at what Discovery Channel is offering:
    Road Kill Collector: Must be able to work long hours braving oncoming traffic while picking up all manner of smelly dead creatures. Benefits include working outdoors.
    Zoo Cage Cleaner: Performs necessary health-giving service for animals inhabiting the city zoo. Requires ability to tolerate large volumes of animal excrement while avoiding the occasional grumpy gorilla.
    This summer, Discovery Channel goes to work with the unsung American laborers who make their living doing the most unthinkable, yet vital vocations in DIRTY JOBS. This world premiere original series begins Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
    Each week, our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe introduces viewers to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers and other professionals performing the vital yet outlandish occupations that simply must get done. A tremendously good sport, Rowe knows that whether it�s serving greasy slop to pigs in Iowa, or picking up five-day-old road kill and transporting it to a crematorium, it�s all part of an honest day�s work.
    At the end of each enlightening, horrifying and hilarious episode, viewers are left with an appreciation for hardworking people, and they�ll know it takes to tackle tough jobs.
    DIRTY JOBS is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television; Craig Piligian is the executive producer. For the Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is the executive producer.
    Discovery Channel is the United States� largest cable television network, serving 90.2 million households across the nation with the finest in informative entertainment. Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Military Channel, Discovery en Espa�ol and FitTV. The unit also distributes BBC AMERICA.moreless
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    Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2007)
    a landmark television series... 5 years in the making... 2,000 days of shooting... 204 locations... this is your world... prepare to see it... as never before... Visit some of the world's most breathtaking, faraway locales in this 11-part documentary series from the Discovery Channel. Shot in HD, this series is narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. You will see the world like never before, as you are transported to places all over the planet, from the Amazon rain forest and the depths of the ocean, to the highest peaks of the mountains and the great plains of Africa. With never before seen footage, prepare to be amazed and moved by Planet Earth.moreless
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    Oddities

    Oddities

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    Take a look inside Obscura Antiques & Oddities in New York where viewers can see a wide range of strange items such as a two-headed mounted cow and weird medical instruments. The shop owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson show off their love for the items they've accumulated.moreless
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    Extreme Engineering

    Extreme Engineering

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    Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under construction like the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Alps. Still other episodes showcase futuristic projects that may never be built, like the Transatlantic Tunnel. Most episodes examine possible disaster scenarios that could threaten the projects. Note: The series airs under the name Kings of Construction in some countries outside of the U.S.moreless
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    How the Universe Works

    How the Universe Works

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    See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces.
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    American Hot Rod

    American Hot Rod

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    From the producers of American Chopper comes American Hot Rod, the show that gives the viewers a look at the life of legendary hot-rod builder Boyd Coddington and his crew of builders. The show takes the viewers into the fast paced, complicated, and tension filled world of hot-rod building. Along the way we meet Boyd's crew and family, as they struggle to complete their classic cars before the deadline is upon them. It's just another day in the life of American Hot Rod.moreless
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    The Crocodile Hunter

    The Crocodile Hunter

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    Steve the star was born after a chance encounter with his friend, a television producer who was filming in the Park for TV. In true Steve style they took a punt and the first documentary, "The Crocodile Hunter" was produced in 1992. The tremendous success of this one program quickly encouraged the making of more and so over the next 3 years, 10 one hour episodes were made and on television screens all over the world. Steve has now filmed 50 episodes of "Crocodile Hunter", 52 episodes of "Croc Files", and his next project will be an animated series. WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE CROCODILE HUNTER SERIES? Steve: "Our aim is to continue producing more wildlife programmes to entertain and enlighten. We'll take the audience to some of the wildest and remotest territories in the world. The time has come when all of us must be accountable. We don't own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. It's obvious that every man, woman and child can contribute to the well being of our native wildlife and the planet through simple day-to-day stuff such as recycling, chemical and pollution awareness, and not wasting water. Terri and I eat, sleep and live for wildlife. Our love, passion, and devotion is to educate and share with the world our magnificent - often threatened or sometimes threatening - wildlife. Our job in this world is to bring misunderstood and feared animals (as well as the cute and cuddlies) right into your house, so that we can share and learn about the world's wildlife.

    Terri: "Steve and I are very lucky to live and work with what we love best. Zoo life definitely has its ups and downs but there is nothing else we'd rather be doing. It's our goal and our passion to open everyone's hearts to love and care for wildlife for generations to come."

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    The Alaska Experiment

    The Alaska Experiment

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    Four teams of city people try to tough out the extreme conditions of the Alaskan wilderness in this Discovery Channel series. Each team of two to three people were sent to a different area of the wilderness, and had different dangers to avoid and difficulties to overcome. Hunger and exhaustion wears them all down, and the constant threat from bears and wolves shows them that they are no longer at the top of their food chains.moreless
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    Smash Lab

    Smash Lab

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    Smash Lab features a team of skilled engineers as they take on everyday technology and apply it in fun new ways. For example, would the material used in a bulletproof Kevlar vest be able to protect an airliner from bombs? The Smash Lab team will test it and see!moreless
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    Desert Car Kings

    Desert Car Kings

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    The McClures' family business, "Desert Valley Auto Parts", has over 10,000 vehicles in Arizona and they are constantly on the hunt to find more cars to restore.
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    Some Assembly Required

    Some Assembly Required

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    Did you ever wonder how a television is put together or what goes into the making of mundane items around the house? Some Assembly Required dives in to take a look at how things are made, from high tech to toothpaste.moreless
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    Going Tribal

    Going Tribal

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    Extreme explorer and former Royal Marine Bruce Parry scours the globe in search of ancient tribes as he tests his limits while living alongside people in the world’s most remote areas.
    Going Tribal follows Parry as he sheds his Western cultural accouterments and fully immerses himself in each society for a month’s time. He is accompanied by a translator and does his best to learn the basics of tribal language. He must learn to hunt and cook using traditional methods as taught to him by his hosts.
    Going Tribal offers a unique look into some of the world’s most isolated peoples and disappearing tribes, exposing the viewers to languages and customs like never before.moreless
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    Pitchmen

    Pitchmen

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    From the invention, to the pitch, to the infomercial, Pitchmen follows the journey of how an invented product becomes the next hot consumer commodity.
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    Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod

    Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod

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    The Iditarod is a dogsled race spanning across approximately 1,151 miles of the Alaskan wilderness. Starting in Anchorage, Alaska, the goal is for the mushers to cross the finish line in Nome, Alaska. In the year 2008, 96 teams attempted what is known as "the toughest race on Earth" with one goal in mind: to cross the finish line. However, as the mushers soon realize, the Iditarod is not called for tough for no reason, and for some, surviving is a challenge all on its own.moreless
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    Biker Build Off

    Biker Build Off

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    Two reputed custom motorcycle builders from different parts of the country-usually with very different styles of building-each build a unique custom bike in their respective style, pitting their teams and expertise against each other to see who is the better builder.moreless
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    Who Survives?

    Who Survives?

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    Discovery Channel's new one hour special Who Survives? showcases two similar survival cases. Re-enactments and factual testimony portray two very real events that put people in extreme cases of wilderness survival. So what's the catch?... Only one person survives.moreless
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