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Jay Ingram bids farewell to Discovery Canada’s “Daily Planet”

After 16 years of co-hosting Daily Planet, Jay Ingram is filming his final show and Discovery Channel Canada is bidding him farewell with a one-hour special.
May 17, 2011

After 16 years of co-hosting Daily Planet, Jay Ingram is filming his final show and Discovery Channel Canada is bidding him farewell with a one-hour special.

Daily Planet: Jay’s Last Show will be a retrospective and celebration of Ingram’s contributions to Discovery’s flagship series over the years.

“Any way you look at it, 16 years is a long time,” said Ingram in a statement. “We have been so lucky at Daily Planet – from the beginning – to be able to cover amazing stories from all over the world. This show is going to be a celebration of that. And a party.”

Viewers are also invited to share their memories and opinions at the newly launched page DiscoveryChannel.ca/JaysLastShow, some of which will be read or played during the special. The page will also house an interactive map that highlights Ingram’s travels, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes interviews.

Ingram may be leaving Daily Planet, but he will be stepping into a new contributor role within Discovery Canada’s factual channels portfolio, the details of which will be announced at a later date.

The special will be taped live at Toronto’s Masonic Temple and will air June 5 on Discovery Channel Canada.

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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