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Current exploring “Dangerous Planet” for Earth Day

Current TV is planning an 'Earth Fights Back' weekend of programming to tie-in with Earth Day next month, featuring the U.S. premiere of original documentary series Dangerous Planet.
March 22, 2011

Current TV in the U.S. is planning an ‘Earth Fights Back’ weekend of programming to tie-in with Earth Day next month, featuring theĀ American premiere of original documentary series Dangerous Planet.

The 13 x 60-minute series will launch on Earth Day (April 22) at 7 p.m. EST, and looks at the most extreme weather on Earth, including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes.

“Civilization seems to be experiencing the power of nature’s impact more and more, and it seems we keep seeing examples of the tragic destruction our environment can sometimes unleash,” said James Dubern, Current TV’s senior VP of programming.

“By providing an inside look at the Earth’s forces in a fact-based, scientific way, we aim to shine a light on the many untold stories of man’s battle against the elements in a both provocative and entertaining way.”

Elsewhere across the weekend, Sam Branson – son of entrepreneur Sir Richard – will host original special Man Versus Earth, which airs April 22 at 9 p.m. EST. The special promises to take Branson Jr “to the front lines of man’s struggle with the elements,” as he explores avalanches and gets firsthand experience of what it feels like to be buried alive in snow.

The one-hour special was produced for Current TV by the UK’s Zig Zag Productions, in association with Current Sponge.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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