David Bauder, AP:
The network has been doing well financially but has been criticized, particularly by the scientific community, for some specials that have stretched the boundaries of truth. Most recently, animal rights activists were angered by the “Eaten Alive” premise of an explorer who would be swallowed by a giant anaconda. The reality turned out to be far less dramatic.
Rich Ross has taken the helm at Discovery. He’s cleaning up the mockumentaries that have been filling the line-up for the past few years.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good story about Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, but that’s what SyFy (don’t even get me started on that title) is for. Discovery has always been about learning about this awesome planet we inhabit. Any plans to get back to that are solid plans in my book.