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Investigation Discovery Press Releases 2009

OCTOBER 5, 2009
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY, NATIONAL PTA AND DISCOVERY EDUCATION STAND UP FOR KIDS IN OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK

- Comprehensive Campaign Supporting School Safety Runs October 19-24 -

(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery and National PTA announced today a year-long partnership that will kick off during October's National Safe Schools Week, which empowers communities to keep their schools safe by encouraging everyone to stand up against school violence.  As the organizations'(Tm) first joint campaign, ID and PTA will launch STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, a comprehensive initiative aimed at raising awareness of effective ways to keep children safe in the classroom, on the playground and at the computer.

From Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 24, STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK will be showcased on Investigation Discovery with on-air child safety tips and public service announcements, culminating in the documentary special, BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? premiering Saturday from 10-11 PM ET.  Child and school safety resources will be available online at InvestigationDiscovery.com/StandUpForKids and PTA.org/schoolsafety.  ID will provide customizable campaign elements for distribution partners, as well as a webinar featuring school safety experts for Discovery Education's national teacher community, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), of over 100,000 teachers nationwide.  Discovery Education will also provide free school safety resources via their teacher website, DiscoveryEducation.com, and other resources through its Discovery Education streaming, the nation's premier digital curriculum solution, which is scientifically proven to improve student achievement and is available in more than half the schools in the U.S.

ID is honored to partner with such a powerful voice for children, National PTA, in order to raise awareness of the violence affecting the daily lives of so many children," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery.  Educational institutions are safe harbors for children and, accordingly, we have designed this initiative, STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, to help all parents, students and educators work to preserve America's classrooms as secure, comfortable settings where a student's only concern is their academic progress."

For decades, PTA and its millions of members have taken action so that children can succeed and learning environments can improve.  That's why we are proud to partner with Investigation Discovery on this campaign to call attention to the importance of keeping our schools safe for children," said Charles J. Chuck" Saylors, National PTA President.  We all have a stake in keeping children safe everywhere and we believe that the resources offered to communities through STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK will help unite parents, teachers and communities so that everyone does their part."

As the finale of STAND UP FOR KIDS: NATIONAL SAFE SCHOOLS WEEK, the world premiere of BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? explores the roots of violent incidents in America's school systems and tangible ways for communities to improve child safety.  This one-hour special surveys some of the most critical categories of school violence, from bullying to gang violence to sexual assault.  Using case studies and interviews with leading experts, BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES shows the consequences of American adolescent violence and provides information to families on how to protect their children.

BLACKBOARDS AND BULLIES: ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? is produced by ORTV Ltd. for Investigation Discovery.  For ORTV Ltd., Christopher Mitchell is executive producer and Jonathan Hacker is producer.  For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About National PTA
PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education health, and welfare of children and youth.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading investigation network, is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world.  As the premier authority in real investigations, ID is expanding partnerships with established news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to over 54 million U.S. households.  For more information, please visit investigationdiscovery.com

About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com

Please visit Investigation Discovery's Press Website at http://press.discovery.com/us/id/ for additional press materials, photography and online screeners.
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OCTOBER 2, 2009
ID LAUNCHES NETWORK'S FIRST INVESTIGATIVE NEWSMAGAZINE, ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

- Zahn Lands Exclusive First-Ever Interviews with Pivotal Figures -

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Investigation Discovery and renowned journalist Paula Zahn are joining forces for Zahn's return to primetime television with a hard-hitting newsmagazine, ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN.  In this new weekly series, Zahn steps away from the traditional anchor chair and into the field to interview the pivotal figures shaping the stories covered in ON THE CASE.  Zahn weaves together the twists and turns of these cases in order to reveal the heart of the story.  Her gripping interviews, including several exclusives where people are speaking for the very first time, lift the secrecy on acts of deceit, malice and revenge.  ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN makes its world premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 10 PM ET on ID.

Paula Zahn's journalistic expertise and passion for the truth resonate in this new series, which is dedicated to investigating fascinating stories of perseverance, courage and justice," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery.  ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN represents ID's first original newsmagazine and reflects the network's core brand attributes of investigating life's mysteries through riveting storytelling."

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN unravels shocking investigations that have dominated headlines and intriguing original stories uncovered exclusively for ID's audience.  To date, ON THE CASE has secured three stories where the subject's side will be heard in exclusive, first-ever television interviews including:
·        Ashley Reeves, a high school honor student who was left for dead by a teacher, with whom she was involved outside of school.  After the teacher, Samson Shelton, confessed to murder and disclosed the location in a Belleville, Ill. park where he had dumped Reeves'(Tm) body, the police's recovery operation quickly turned into a life-saving effort when they discovered that Reeves was still alive, having been left for dead for over 35 hours in the middle of the woods.
·        Dawn Silvernail, a convicted murderer who gunned down her former lover, Susan Fassett, in a church parking lot in Pleasant Valley, N.Y.  Silvernail's trial exposed the sordid truth of infidelity, betrayal and dominance, which had led to a depraved plot of murder.
·        Lee Ann Reidel, a convicted murderer who to this day maintains her innocence in a twisted plot of murder and mistaken identity.  Reidel was convicted of hiring her boyfriend and a friend to murder her ex-husband, but the plan went awry when the ex-husband's business partner was mistakenly targeted and shot outside their Long Island, N.Y. fitness center they co-owned.   

In each episode of ON THE CASE, Zahn tracks the real-life drama of each story by featuring the personal points of view of the people closest to the case, including exploring the motivation and thought processes of the men and women responsible for these crimes.  The series includes perspective from law enforcement investigators, families of the victims and the incarcerated, and lawyers representing both sides of legal proceedings.  Zahn's interviews reveal fascinating details that uncover the truth while presenting the spectrum of viewpoints directly touched by these cases.

A 30-year news veteran, journalist Paula Zahn most recently anchored for CNN, where she was based in the network's New York bureau and hosted the primetime show Paula Zahn Now. Before joining CNN, Zahn was the host of The Edge with Paula Zahn, a daily news program on Fox News Channel. She joined Fox in 1999 as anchor of its evening news, The Fox Report. Previously she spent 10 years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS Morning News and anchored the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition. Earlier, Zahn served as co-anchor of World News This Morning and anchored news segments of Good Morning America on ABC. Zahn has won nine Emmy Awards, the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award and an AWRT Award for reporting on gender bias in education.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and Weinberger Media for Investigation Discovery.  Executive producers include Emmy award-winning Scott Sternberg, CEO and Founder of Scott Sternberg Productions; Scott Weinberger, Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and CEO of Weinberger Media; and Paula Zahn, Emmy award-winning news veteran and journalist.  For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producer, Deborah Adler Myers is executive vice president programming and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager. 
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ABOUT INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY:
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Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading investigation network, is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world.  As the premier authority in real investigations, ID is expanding partnerships with established news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to over 54 million U.S. households.  For more information, please visit investigation.discovery.com.

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
ED HERSH NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING, FOR INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

- Veteran Cable Executive, Programming Consultant and Award-winning Producer Joins ID Executive Team -

(Silver Spring, MD.) - Investigation Discovery president and general manager Henry Schleiff announced today the appointment of Ed Hersh - a veteran cable executive, programming consultant and award-winning producer with broad experience in investigation content - to the newly-created position of senior vice president, strategic planning for ID.  Reporting directly to Schleiff, Hersh will be based in Discovery Communications'(Tm) New York office.

With responsibility for creating the long-term content, production, acquisition, marketing and promotion strategy for the network, Hersh will work with Schleiff to evolve the Investigation Discovery brand; collaborate with the advertising sales and distribution teams to create new production models and content vehicles; and serve as a resource for the programming, production, and development teams on execution and storytelling. 

I have known Ed for more than nine years.  He is a great strategist and a talented storyteller who was an important contributor to our success at Court TV," said Schleiff.  Bringing Ed to ID as chief strategist will help me realize our goal of exponentially growing ID's audience, revenue and brand while defining the network as THE premier destination for investigative content in all of television."

Hersh was previously chief creative officer of StoryCentric LLC, a company he founded to provide executive-level strategic and programming insight to content producers and networks.  In that role, he served as an ongoing consultant to several major nonfiction production companies, as well as to WNET in New York, one of the nation's largest PBS member stations, where he helped create, develop, and launch Blueprint America," a year-long network-wide initiative on the nation's crumbling infrastructure. 

Hersh joined Court TV in 2001 and spent seven years in leadership roles at the network, most recently as executive vice president, current programming and specials, where he oversaw the editorial direction and

production of all primetime original nonfiction programming, including Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice; Body of Evidence and Forensic Files, and award-winning documentary specials during a period of unprecedented ratings and demographic growth. 

Prior to his tenure at Court TV, Hersh was vice president, documentary programming for A&E Television Network, where he lead the development, production and strategy for the network's signature investigation series, including Investigative Reports, American Justice and A&E documentary specials. 

I'm thrilled both to be reunited with Henry and to join the enthusiastic and talented team at Discovery," said Hersh. Investigation Discovery is poised for tremendous growth and I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to help shape its strategy for success."

An award-winning journalist and producer, Hersh spent more than 16 years at ABC News in senior production roles for programming ranging from World News Tonight with Peter Jennings to Vietnam: The Soldier's Story (for TLC) and the newsmagazine Day One. 

A two-time winner of the Columbia-duPont Award, Hersh also received an Emmy for the ABC News special Peter Jennings Reporting: Who is Ross Perot? and his work has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Gabriel Awards, the National Association of Science Writers and the American Bar Association.

A graduate of Syracuse University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Hersh has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia and has taught a graduate level course on the business of television at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse.  He is also an advisor and faculty member of ETMA, the European Television and Media Management Academy in Strasbourg, France. 

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  ID, the new authority in real investigations, is expanding partnerships with leading news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to 54 million U.S. households.  Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world.  For more information, please visit investigation.discovery.com.

Please visit Investigation Discovery's Press Website at www.press.discovery.com
for additional press materials and photography.

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JANUARY 29, 2009
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY EXPLORES THE DARK AND HIDDEN CULTURES OF GANGS AROUND THE WORLD IN GANG NATION

(Silver Spring, MD)-Hosted by investigative journalist Ross Kemp, GANG NATION explores the mysterious and brutal existence of some of the world's most notorious gangs.  Giving viewers a glimpse into gang mentality and lifestyle, Kemp immerses himself in the vastly different cultures in an attempt to better understand their violent behavior and understand what - if anything - is being done to control them.  Each hour-long episode follows Kemp as he journeys around the globe into these organization's inner worlds to interview members and their leaders and talk to people in the surrounding communities.  GANG NATION makes its U.S. premiere Tuesday, February 10 at 10 PM ET on Investigation Discovery.

Informative and immersive, GANG NATION sheds light on the cultures and motivations of these notorious organizations like never before.  In each episode, Kemp falls to the mercy of the gang members as he joins their everyday lives in an attempt to try and understand them.  He receives unprecedented access through the organizations'(Tm) leadership, local conduits and law enforcement.  From MS13's origins in El Salvador to the expanding Neo-Nazis within Russia, Kemp's quests allow viewers to experience first-hand the gangs' local haunts and to better understand what makes these organizations tick.  The series attempts to explain how each gang culture originated and why people choose to join, and also foreshadows what the consequences could be if the governments choose to intercede, or choose to turn a blind eye. 

GANG NATION episodes include:

Episode 1: El Salvador
Ross Kemp journeys deep into the heart of El Salvador and meets with the MS13 (Mara Salvatrucha), known as one of the most dangerous gangs in the world, and their rivals the 18th Street gang.  Kemp immerses himself with key members of the MS13 gang and examines the reasoning behind the members'(Tm) involvement and the on-going war between the two gangs.

Episode 2: Moscow
Ross Kemp gets inside Moscow's vicious Neo-Nazi gangs and uncovers the motivation behind a recent wave of racist attacks.  Kemp explores the extent to which these national socialist" groups are gaining power in the country.

Episode 3: Cape Town
In this episode, Ross Kemp gets access to the Numbers gang, a highly dangerous and volatile organization operating within Cape Town's prisons.  Speaking with former prisoners and wardens, Kemp learns how these violent syndicates are able to flourish within the prison system, and experiences the terrifying sensation of incarceration among vicious murderers, rapists, and violent armed-robbers.

Episode 4: Jamaica
Ross Kemp infiltrates the criminal underworld within Kingston, Jamaica, known as the murder capital of the world.  Rooted originally in politics, Kingston is home to two prominent gangs and the result is a bloody turf war funded by the drug trade and spawning a new generation of violent members.

Episode 5: Poland
In Poland, Kemp confronts the violent Neo-Nazi football hooligans who have become one of the most feared gangs in Europe.  These groups are comprised of primarily young men with few prospects in life.  They use violence as a means of escape and Kemp experiences a brutal face-off with police riot squads.

Episode 6: Columbia
For forty years, Columbia has been embroiled in civil war as paramilitary and guerilla forces fight for control. Gangs play a part in this conflict and Kemp meets with the most secretive of them all, the Sicarios. These small groups, mostly under the employ of the paramilitaries, operate as gangs of assassins and kill whoever is considered a threat. 

Episode 7: East Timor
More than two-thirds of Timorese youth are believed to be in gangs, and Ross Kemp investigates the violent rivalry between two of East Timor's gangs, the Sacred Heart and the Seven Seven.  The rivalries and actions of these gangs have brought the country to the verge of collapse, and Kemp travels with UN peacekeepers as he witnesses this youthful nation's descent into anarchy.

GANG NATION is produced by for Investigation Discovery by Tiger Aspect. Productions.  GANG NATION is the U.S. premiere of the series ROSS KEMP ON GANGS, which won a BAFTA award for factual programming in 2006.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  ID, the new authority in real investigations, is expanding partnerships with leading news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to more than 52 million U.S. households. Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, ID's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world.  For more information, please visit investigation.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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JANUARY 9, 2009
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY SIGNS SERIES DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH JOURNALIST PAULA ZAHN

(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today an exclusive development deal with journalist Paula Zahn.  Under the agreement, Zahn and producing partners Scott Weinberger of Weinberger Media and Scott Sternberg of Scott Sternberg Productions will develop a weekly investigative newsmagazine series for ID.  Pending a green light, the series will debut in 2009, and Zahn will become network talent for Investigation Discovery.

Paula's investigative drive makes her a perfect fit for ID," said Deborah Adler Myers, senior vice president, programming, Discovery Emerging Networks.  We're excited to work with her to develop a weekly series that looks at both headline-making cases and the intriguing stories that no one else has covered."

I am excited to join Investigation Discovery to create a series that's driven by compelling storytelling. The process of uncovering the truth is something I have always been passionate about," said Paula Zahn.  Scott Weinberger, Scott Sternberg and I are looking forward to a long working relationship and new home with ID."

About Paula Zahn
A 30-year news veteran, journalist Paula Zahn most recently anchored for CNN, where she was based in the network's New York bureau and hosted the primetime show Paula Zahn Now. Before joining CNN, Zahn was the host of The Edge with Paula Zahn, a daily news program on Fox News Channel. She joined Fox in 1999 as anchor of its evening news, The Fox Report. Previously she spent 10 years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS Morning News and anchored the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition. Earlier, Zahn served as co-anchor of World News This Morning and anchored news segments of Good Morning America on ABC.

Throughout her career, Zahn has interviewed dignitaries and newsmakers, including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Cuban President Fidel Castro, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, first lady Betty Ford, civil rights leader Stokley Carmichael and human rights activist Winnie Mandela. Zahn has won nine Emmy Awards, the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award and an AWRT Award for reporting on gender bias in education.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  Providing the highest-quality investigative programming from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery draws on absorbing storytelling techniques that take audiences through the twist and turns of mysteries and stories of justice shaping our culture and defining our world.

About Weinberger Media
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter Scott Weinberger is CEO of Weinberger Media. The New York- based reality television production company just completed season two of the groundbreaking series The Academy" currently airing on Fox Reality.  Prior to launching Weinberger Media, Scott Weinberger served as chief investigative reporter for the CBS flagship station WCBS-TV in New York City, and for nearly a decade was the investigative reporter at the NBC Flagship station WNBC-TV in New York City.  Weinberger's extensive investigative experience began as a decorated member of law enforcement.

About Scott Sternberg Productions
Scott Sternberg Productions is a full service television production company focusing on unscripted programming. Emmy-award winning CEO, Scott Sternberg, founded Scott Sternberg Productions in 1991. The firm provides content to broadcast and cable networks, web portals and satellite radio stations. Scott Sternberg Productions also produces branded content for major non-broadcast entities. No Studio Entertainment and Spanglish Entertainment are wholly owned subsidiaries of Scott Sternberg Productions. Both produce regional and local programs, with Spanglish Entertainment providing content for Spanish language outlets. Scott Sternberg Productions is located at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. www.ssprods.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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JANUARY 9, 2009
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S DALLAS DNA PROFILESTHE HEADLINE-MAKING DALLAS COUNTY CONVICTION INTEGRITY UNIT AS IT SEEKS JUSTICE FOR THE DALLAS COMMUNITY

- Network Given Exclusive Access to CIU as It Opens Cold Cases and Exonerates Innocent Men, Sometimes After Decades Behind Bars -

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Imagine serving decades in prison for a crime you didn't commit, with absolutely no hope of appeal or parole, no hope of finding out who actually committed the crime for which you are incarcerated and no hope of enjoying life with loved ones outside of prison walls.  When Craig Watkins ran for district attorney in Dallas County, Texas, he promised to fight for justice and through an innovative and unconventional new division he founded, he's been true to his word.  In July 2007, Watkins created the nation's first-ever Conviction Integrity Unit run through a DA's office, tasked with re-examining hundreds of petitions submitted by inmates seeking DNA testing and a reinvestigation of their cases.  With more than 40 cases receiving post-conviction DNA evidence analysis, the results have stunned the nation-to date, 18 cases were found to have wrongful convictions, and under DA Watkins'(Tm) leadership six innocent men have walked free.  Dallas County has more exonerations than any other jurisdiction in the nation since state law began allowing post-conviction testing in 2001.

Investigation Discovery's cameras were granted exclusive and unprecedented access to the groundbreaking work of the CIU-from the DA's office and the court system to the prisoners and their families-and the result is a gripping six-part series premiering Tuesday, April 28, from 10-11PM ET.

DALLAS DNA represents Investigation Discovery's commitment to providing compelling programming that explores the complete human condition and examines important issues shaping our culture," said Clark Bunting, president and general manager of Discovery Emerging Networks.  The focus of DALLAS DNA is District Attorney Craig Watkins'(Tm) innovative Conviction Integrity Unit and the fascinating stories about the wrongfully convicted walking free after receiving long-awaited justice through exoneration, as well as the final chapter of appeals proving justice was served in the original conviction."

Traditionally, defense lawyers and organizations like the Innocence Project lead the re-examination of these cases, which makes District Attorney Watkins'(Tm) CIU so revolutionary.  For some of the petitioned cases, the CIU reviews all available evidence, which can also include conducting new interviews with witnesses and testing DNA evidence using methods that were not available at the time of the original conviction.  DALLAS DNA follows the dedicated staff of the CIU as they unravel the mysteries of each case, ultimately confirming guilt or watching as an exonerated prisoner takes his first steps as a free man.  When new DNA evidence is made available to investigators, it can also provide a shocking resolution to some cases-forensic proof of the actual perpetrator.  Equally compelling are the cases that confirm the original convictions-including one death row inmate who maintains his innocence even when presented with DNA testing that proves he committed the crime.

DALLAS DNA viewers witness powerful personal moments, such as when an exoneree meets his son for the first time or enjoys a simple pleasure like using a cell phone for the first time or riding in a car after decades behind bars.  These men also need to assimilate back into society, reconnect with families and rebuild all aspects of their lives.  These challenges present a difficult transition, but one that each man has dreamed about for years.

DALLAS DNA was produced for Investigation Discovery by Touch Productions with Malcolm Brinkworth as executive producer.  For Investigation Discovery, Christo Doyle is executive producer, Deborah Adler Myers is senior vice president of programming and Clark Bunting is president and general manager for Investigation Discovery.

About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition.  ID, the new authority in real investigations, is expanding partnerships with leading news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to more than 52 million U.S. households.  Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world.  For more information, please visit investigation.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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