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Alaska Week Starts On the Discovery Channel

April 20, 2008 01:01 AM by Joe Reality

Discovery ChannelDiscovery Channel is shining the spotlight on America’s last great frontier. Starting on April 20 and running through April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT each night, Discovery Channel will be holding what it calls Alaska Week.

Discovery Channel will take a look at Alaska’s environmental concerns and will also air programs that show the everyday working world of Alaska. The week kicks off on Sunday, April 20 at 9 PM ET/PT with the premiere of Expedition Alaska. The special follows a team of scientists and naturalists, who are studying the impact of global warming on Alaska.

On Tuesday, April 22 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere a seven part series called The Alaska Experiment. The series will continue to air on that day in that time slot. The series will follow four groups of ordinary people, who will live in the Alaskan wilderness for nearly three months.

Several of Discovery Channel’s other reality shows will also be part of Alaska Week. On Dirty Jobs: Floating Fish Factory, Mike Rowe will work aboard an Alaskan fish processing ship. The episode airs on Monday, April 21 at 9 PM ET/PT.

On the Deadliest Catch, the crews face challenges on the icy Bering Sea. The Northwestern and the Wizard face mechanical breakdowns, while the entire crew of the Cornelia Marie is in danger. Meanwhile, the Time Bandit hits the jackpot. The episode airs on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 PM ET/PT.

On Mythbusters: Alaska Special, the team travels to Alaska to test Alaskan anecdotes. The episode airs on Wednesday, April 23 at 9 PM ET/PT.

On Future Weapons: Alaska Special, Richard “Mack” Machowicz test various weapons in Alaska. He fires a sniper rifle designed for cold weather, fires a canon from an armored vehicle, and uses a smoke generator to hide. The episode airs on Thursday, April 24 at 9 PM ET/PT.

On Surviving Alaska, Survivorman host Les Stroud studies how the inhabitants of Alaska survive in extreme weather. The episode airs on Friday, April 25 at 9 PM ET/PT.

On Man Vs. Wild: Alaskan Mountain Range, Bear Grylls takes on the Chugach Mountains in Alaska. Bear places himself in the role of a stranded skier and has to travel through glacier tunnels and across mountain slopes to survive. The episode airs on Saturday, April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT.

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  1. tigerfan Says:
    April 21st, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the Alaska week shows that will be on this week. Lived in Alaska for 6 winters so I really enjoy what I have seen on the first show and look forward to the rest. Only problem is that it makes me homesick for The Great Land.

  2. jetsetprep Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I am sitting in my hotel room watching this show on tv. and i became so shocked to how stupid this show is, i had to go on line, go through registering and all this so i cant vent at my frustration with this tv show. how stupid can this show get? Why would NatGeo air a such a shit show of police idiots?

    they call in a medical helicopter for someone with a broken back and it takes them 3 hours? and they show the cops just sitting around looking at each other! they dont try to help the poor guy as hes moaning in pain!?!?!?gees you guys on your snowmobiles cant get him down? how do you think injured skiers and snowboarders get down from mountains? and when the heli finally arrives, then the cops have a great idea to move their snowmobiles. you guys had 3 hours and it didnt occur to you to move them out the way so the heli can land??!?!?! how dumb are you guys? what a dumb show!!!!why would natgeo air this?!?!?!?

    and then they take 600 cops to act like hired security for a snowmobileing show. what are you guys? bouncers? its the one and only time of the year they can celebrate and you guys make such a big deal about drinking!!! on snowmobiles? i mean, what are they gonna hit? theres no buildings or signs or trees! why dont you guys stop acting like gorillas in blue? can you guys even think for yourselves? and one cop gets spat on by some guy bleeding from his mouth and hes crying about it! what a little bitch! god i am so disgust3d with this show but i cant stop watching how stupid these cops are! its absolute comedy. iwish i had the capabilities to air this show for anyone interested. ok, gotta go

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