Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Green America

If you liked watching the Nova program titled "Saved by the Sun", you may also like watching another new show being screened on Discovery Channel titled "Green: The New Red, White, and Blue". See the press release

Here is the Press Release:

Discovery Channel's GREEN: THE NEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE Brings Viewers Inside America's Energy Revolution Monday April 16, 12:28 pm ET
-- 90-Minute Special Hosted by Award Winning Author and Journalist Thomas L. Friedman --

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning author and journalist Thomas L. Friedman travels the globe to unravel the tangled web of where Americans get energy, and reveals what viewers can do about their carbon footprint. Friedman visits the front lines of an energy revolution that is just taking shape, and reveals what is at stake for not only America but the world. The world premiere special GREEN: THE NEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE airs Saturday, April 21 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on Discovery Channel.

In GREEN: THE NEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE, Friedman, author of The World is Flat, sets out to discover how the greening of America could change the way we live. The United States is at the beginning of a surge toward green energy, powered by the sun, wind, water and even grass, but it will not be enough. The key is clean carbon-free energy, on a huge scale. Friedman explores many sources of carbon-free energy, including some that might sound counter- intuitive, such as coal and nuclear energy.

Visiting companies that are making a difference, such as Google, Wal-Mart and Texas Instruments, Friedman shares the energy-saving methods they are taking. Google is using hydro-electric power created by a dam while Wal-Mart is cutting by a third what each store spends on energy and doubling the fuel efficiency of its trucking fleet. Friedman also, Friedman explores ways that the Green family can help the environment with the cars they drive investigating ways that automobile manufacturers are experimenting with hybrid electricity-powered cars.

GREEN: THE NEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE examines ways American families can change the world and have the same effect as global giants like Wal-Mart.

GREEN: THE NEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE is produced for the Discovery Channel by Optomen Productions. Beth Hoppe is executive producer for Optomen and Julian Hobbs executive produced for Discovery Channel.

Discovery Communications, Inc. is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion people in over 170 countries. Through TV and digital media, Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks include Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, Animal Planet and Discovery Health. DCI is owned by Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA; DISCB), Cox Communications Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information please visit

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