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Space reality TV shows: 21 years of shows that never took flight

Discovery Channel’s Who Wants To Be An Astronaut is just the latest in a long line of shows that started with Survivor creator Mark Burnett’s Destination: Mir—which ended when Mir burned up in the atmosphere, which is also what happened to all the other space reality TV shows.

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Shark Week and Sharkfest’s experts are mostly white men. Why? And does it matter?

“To say that there aren’t women in shark science is utterly ridiculous,” a Black female marine biologist told me. So I asked both Discovery’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Sharkfest why they focused on white male shark scientists in their marketing and casting.

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Undercover Billionaire is ‘Naked and Afraid in the business world’: a review and interviews with its producers

Discovery Channel’s new show sends billionaire Glenn Stearns to Erie, Penn., with $100 to see if he can build a $1 million business in three months. But it also tries to argue that you, too, can do the same.

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