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Lost on the Travel Channel

Discovery Travel Channel U.S. will revamp its primetime schedule in the fourth quarter of 2003. Executive VP and GM Rick Rodriguez made the decision, because he felt programs were being lost in generic anthologies.
July 1, 2003

Discovery Travel Channel U.S. will revamp its primetime schedule in the fourth quarter of 2003. Executive VP and GM Rick Rodriguez made the decision, because he felt programs were being lost in generic anthologies.

Seven new slots will be introduced that are thought to be more clearly defined, thereby encouraging more consistent content and easing efforts to navigate programming. Considering this, RealScreen leaves you to match the new strands and their descriptions.

Strands (working titles):

1. ‘Kings of the Road’

2. ‘Ends of the Earth’

3. ‘Weird Travels’

4. ‘Hidden’

5. ‘Travel Channel’s Great Outdoors’

6. ‘Food Crazy’

7. ‘Get Packing’

Content:

a. A culinary journey to the world’s most delicious destinations

b. Haunted/spooky places in the U.S.

c. Celebrates the joys of owning and operating the classic road machine, whether it’s automobile or motorcycle

d. Contestants have only a few hours to purchase everything needed for a vacation for two – everything that can fit in one suitcase, that is

e. The most remote places on the planet

f. The intriguing subcultures found across America

g. The world’s most breathtaking natural parks.

Answers: 1/c; 2/e; 3/b; 4/f; 5/g; 6/a; 7/d

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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