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 Earth. 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 http://www.travelchannel.com and the broadband offering, Travel Channel Beyond (http://www.travelchannelbeyond.com); as well as travel related content for Video-on-Demand (VOD) and mobile platforms. Discovery Communications is the leading global real-world media and entertainment company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in more than 160 countries and territories with 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers. DCI's over 101 networks of distinctive programming represent 25 network entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Kids En Espanol, Discovery HD Theater, FitTV, Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir), Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education and Discovery Commerce, which operates 120 Discovery Channel Stores. DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders: Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA; DISCB), Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman.
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