Discovery Channel Will Air Climate Change Documentary Episode | Talking Points Memo

The Discovery Channel has apparently warmed up to climate change.

About a month ago, Discovery reportedly cited a “scheduling issue” to explain why it would not air the seventh episode of the documentary series Frozen Planet — an episode that focuses specifically on the impact of climate change on the planet. The network always planned to incorporate the climate change content into the other episodes of the series, which Discovery co-produced with the BBC.But Discovery says it had never made a final decision whether to air the episode. Discovery Executive Vice President of Communications Laurie Goldberg told TPM Friday morning that Discovery was simply reviewing the seventh episode because it’s a “different type of episode. That’s why we needed to look at it.” The scheduling conflict, Goldberg said, is a false rumor that came from an alleged source in the UK.

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