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Discovery Canada’s ‘Daily Planet’ turns 15

Three thousands episodes later, Canada's Discovery Channel is commemorating the 15th anniversary of popular magazine series Daily Planet with a two-hour special.
September 17, 2010

Three thousands episodes later, Canada’s Discovery Channel is commemorating the 15th anniversary of popular magazine series Daily Planet with a two-hour special. Daily Planet’s Greatest Show Ever will film with a live audience at Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre with hosts Jay Ingram and Ziya Tong, and is slated to air on October 10. The show will contain new stories, favourite past moments, celebrity guests and experiments.
Previously known as @discovery.ca, the celebratory ep will naturally have an eye toward the future, and will do so with an on-air competition. It`ll feature a Science Centre Showdown, in which teams from five science centers across Canada will take part in a yet-to-be-named extreme experiment before a panel of judges. Also on deck for the special is physicist Jearl Walker to demonstrate physics principles on-air and a celebrity edition of the Mindbender segment.
‘Television colleagues from around the world said we were crazy – that no one would watch and that we’d run out of ideas. Well, they were all wrong,’ said Paul Lewis, Discovery Channel’s president and GM, as well as the show`s first executive producer.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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