Travel Channel Presents Musician, Campaigner and Philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof's Journey Across a Continent With BOB GELDOF IN AFRICA

- Two Hour Special Making Its US Premiere on Travel Channel -

Oct 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Travel Channel

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Sir Bob Geldof as he
 explores the complex mixture of culture, history, climate and politics that
 lie at the heart of modern Africa. Premiering Monday, October 23, from 9-11
 PM (ET/PT), BOB GELDOF IN AFRICA follows his visits across the continent to
 countries that include Ghana, Benin, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and
 Ethiopia, in an all-encompassing and intellectual journey through visually
 stunning landscapes.
     From Live Aid to Live 8, Bob Geldof has spent more than 20 years
 working on and in the continent of Africa -- The Luminous Continent -- as
 he refers to it in this program. In BOB GELDOF IN AFRICA, viewers will
 discover why Geldof has become engrossed with Africa's beauty and people,
 its 2,000 cultures and languages, its different approaches to development,
 economics and politics, and witness the survival skills that make the
 people there so unique. The special provides an all-encompassing and
 intellectual journey through one of the most visually stunning places on
     BOB GELDOF IN AFRICA is produced and directed by John Maguire for the
 Travel Channel. Travel Channel is now available in more 87 million US
 homes. Discovery Travel Media is an integrated media business that
 includes: Travel Channel; Antenna Audio, the world's leader in audio tours;
 online assets including and the broadband
 offering, Travel Channel Beyond (; as
 well as travel related content for Video-on-Demand (VOD) and mobile
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