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Discovery’s Rich Ross

The group president talks about his vision for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel and his desire to program shows that reflect diversity, have a bit of an aspirational quality and help viewers better understand the world around them.

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Nigella Lawson

The food writer and TV cook—who has become quite the culinary superstar—weighs in on what makes her new show, Simply Nigella, and her presenting style unique.

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Idris Elba

Preparing for his leading role in the 2013 feature film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Idris Elba found himself immersed in many elements of South African culture, most notably the country’s music. The actor/musician was so inspired, he set out to make—and chronicle the making of—an album, mi Mandela. Along ...

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National Geographic Channels’s Courteney Monroe

The output from National Geographic Channel (NGC) in the U.S. has undergone a significant transformation in the last year. While long-running character-driven reality series continue to have a home on the network, the channel has switched its focus to brand-defining productions like the revived Explorer and upcoming event series Breakthrough. ...

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Bear Grylls

From roughing it solo to teaching ordinary Joes how to survive in the wild to accompanying celebrities on epic outdoor adventures, Bear Grylls has become the most recognizable face of a breed of factual television that audiences around the world can’t seem to get enough of. Survival and adventure shows ...

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Brian Cox

PREMIUM: Professor and TV presenter Brian Cox explains his passion for science and how television is instrumental in disseminating critically important concepts and facts to the audience. TV REAL: Why is it so important for the general public to understand science? COX: First and most importantly, it’s the foundation of ...

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BBC’s Mark Hedgecoe

Earlier this year, the BBC, BBC Worldwide and the U.S. pubcaster PBS struck a deal to develop and deliver an ambitious range of new programming. This content spans across a variety of factual genres, including natural history, science, history, religion and the arts. Among the projects is Earth’s Natural Wonders, ...

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David Attenborough

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Real. A passion that began in childhood blossomed into a career as one of the world’s foremost naturalists and documentarians. Since the 1950s, Sir David Attenborough has been traveling to the far corners of the Earth, exploring all aspects ...

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