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Michael Cascio has left his role as vice president of cable programming development for NBC News to become the new executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet. Cascio replaces Clark Bunting, who was appointed head of the Discovery Channel in April. Cascio had been with NBC News since December 1999; prior to that he was the senior vice president of programming for A&E.
May 3, 2001

Michael Cascio has left his role as vice president of cable programming development for NBC News to become the new executive vice president and general manager of Animal Planet. Cascio replaces Clark Bunting, who was appointed head of the Discovery Channel in April. Cascio had been with NBC News since December 1999; prior to that he was the senior vice president of programming for A&E.

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