Cable’s Planet Green to Change Name, Program Focus

NEW YORK (AP) — Planet Green is changing course. Its corporate parent, Discovery Communications, announced Wednesday that the cable channel will change its emphasis on nature and ecology and focus instead on the country’s spirit and culture under the new name of Destination America. The changeover happens May 28. Destination America will tackle subjects including […]

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TV Show Follows Evolution Of Exurbanites’ Farm

By Mary Esch, Associated Press SHARON SPRINGS, N.Y. – It sounds like the breathless plot of a zany sitcom: Manhattan adman who moonlights as a drag queen trades high heels for barn boots to raise goats and purple tomatoes with his life partner, a doctor who moved from geriatric practice to “The Martha Stewart Show” […]

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‘Fabulous Beekman Boys’: Farm Life for City Guys

BY: Frazier Moore AP Television Writer NEW YORK – At first glance, ‘The Fabulous Beekman Boys‘ would seem to feature the least likely agrarians since Oliver and Lisa took up farming on ‘Green Acres.’ And these “boys” aren’t sitcom characters. They’re real-life transplanted Manhattan urbanites who, somewhat on a whim, bought a two-century-old mansion named […]

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Planet Green Uncovers Global Disaster On ‘Blue August’ With Sigourney Weaver

Planet Green kicks off a spectacular month of programing this August, with the premiere of ‘Blue August,’ which delves into important global disaster and water conservation issues. The project kicks off next Wednesday, August 12 with a very special episode of ‘Focus Earth With Bob Woodruff: Troubled Waters.’ Award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff will explore the […]

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Colbert Goes Commando, Planet Green Turns Localvore, ‘Idol’ Atacker Pleads Guilty, And More

Colbert Goes Commando: Stephen Colbert will broadcast 4 shows from ‘The Colbert Report’ in Baghdad next week, while entertaining the troops. The special episodes – dubbed ‘Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando,’ – will air starting June 8. But Colbert insists this isn’t not a mock trip – it’s the real thing. “The USO counts this […]

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