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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | August 6, 2009
Annapolis native Andy Dehart has always had a thing for sharks, in a good way. That makes him a perfect match with the Discovery Channel, which celebrates its 22nd annual Shark Week this week with seven days of afternoon and prime-time programming dedicated to everyone's favorite ocean predator. As Discovery's official "shark expert," the Severn School graduate has been spending a lot of time lately talking up the big fish. We caught up with Dehart, whose day job is director of biological programs for the National Aquarium in Washington, as he was headed for a TV appearance in New York.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
There's already a movie about snakes on a plane, so of course sharks would be next. Southwest Airlines is launching a summer promotion in partnership with Discovery Channel that will give its passengers access to the network's Shark Week content , including an advance showing of  the "never-before-seen" TV special "Jaws Strikes Back. " Customers can watch the airline's "exclusive" Shark Week Channel on their mobile devices when flying Southwest planes equipped with WiFi.
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By Mark Martin Bednar | August 2, 2011
The beginning of August is a strange time in America. Children become sick of the activities that their helicopter parents have forced them into, the attention span for Major League Baseball drops off - especially in Baltimore - before playoff races heat up, and Congress prepares for its long recess. To rescue the American public from these melancholy circumstances, the Discovery Channel proudly presents … "Shark Week"! For an entire week, Americans are seated in front of the television with a clear mission: to make sure that naïve seals can indeed be hunted in slow motion, and that steel cages provide sufficient protection to scuba divers (a concept that is a relief to some, and a disappointment to others)
BUSINESS
August 5, 2013
New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after California Governor Jerry Brown broke a planned strike. Also attracting interest and reminiscences this morning: Former Baltimore Colt has died at age 89. Welcome to your trends report for August 5, 2013. TRENDING ONLINE Peter Capaldi Where: Google search Why: A British actor best known for playing a foul-mouthed political spin doctor was named on Sunday as the new lead in the BBC's "Doctor Who", the long-running science fiction series that has terrified generations of children.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2013
New attention is coming to the 2009 case of a programmer who was detained by the FBI and interrogated without an arrest warrant at the direct request of Goldman Sachs. Meanwhile, the BART commuter service is running -- for now -- in San Francisco after California Governor Jerry Brown broke a planned strike. Also attracting interest and reminiscences this morning: Former Baltimore Colt has died at age 89. Welcome to your trends report for August 5, 2013. TRENDING ONLINE Peter Capaldi Where: Google search Why: A British actor best known for playing a foul-mouthed political spin doctor was named on Sunday as the new lead in the BBC's "Doctor Who", the long-running science fiction series that has terrified generations of children.
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
It looks like the weather will be a bit cooler this weekend, but sunny skies are still in the forecast. If you are headed down to the ocean for Father's Day, here are some things to watch for . Firetrucks . The town will be filled with them, so don't be alarmed- they're here to relax, not put out fires. This weekend, and into next week, the Maryland State Firemen's Association will be holding their annual convention - their 120th, according to MSFA's conference guide - at the convention center on 40th Street.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | August 14, 1995
Maryland Public Television viewers disturbed by sound problems on an earlier airing can take advantage of a repeat showing tonight of the documentary "Indianapolis: Ship of Doom." It follows a one-night showing of the great film chronicle "Victory at Sea."* "Entertainment Tonight" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- With two new films due release soon, Burt Reynolds talks about how he's bounced back from the collapse of his marriage to Loni Anderson and the demise of his series "Evening Shade."
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By Steve McKerrow | July 10, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* So much for sophistication. Madonna's pale shadow of the late Marilyn Monroe seems more attractive to Baltimore movie viewers than the real thing.The material girl's awful 1986 film "Shanghai Surprise" greatly out-polled Monroe's sublime "The Seven Year Itch" (from 1955 with Tom Ewell and directed by Billy Wilder) in this week's renewed summer stunt on WNUV-Channel in which viewers get to choose between two movies.The option is offered for Monday's 8 p.m. movie each week, and voting takes place by calling a telephone number for the movie you want.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | August 15, 2004
Sure, people are scared of spiders and snakes. They'd just as soon not come across a bear while wandering in the woods, have no desire for a close encounter with a lion and believe bats are best made out of papier-mache and dangling from string at a Halloween party. But no animal strikes fear into the hearts of men (and women) like sharks, those high-finned, teeth-baring eating machines that silently patrol the world's oceans. They're voracious, semingly relentless and ruthlessly efficient.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
I hate Shark Week, and I am not going to be nice about it anymore. Really, for years on the TV and media beat, I have wondered why anyone gets hyped up about it. I assumed viewers had to know they were being played. Of course, everyone understands, I thought, that Shark Week is a marketing concept manufactured by the PR folks at Discovery to attract eyeballs in the middle of summer -- eyeballs that could be sold to advertisers. In other words, eyeballs that could be exploited for the greater profit of Discovery.
TRAVEL
By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
It looks like the weather will be a bit cooler this weekend, but sunny skies are still in the forecast. If you are headed down to the ocean for Father's Day, here are some things to watch for . Firetrucks . The town will be filled with them, so don't be alarmed- they're here to relax, not put out fires. This weekend, and into next week, the Maryland State Firemen's Association will be holding their annual convention - their 120th, according to MSFA's conference guide - at the convention center on 40th Street.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
I had heard about this before, but last night I actually saw it IRL. There I was eating my crispy chicken tenders and I looked up, and a young woman's arm was gushing blood on the jumbo screen in front of me. Appetizing! This particular bar was in Annapolis. It's next week's bar review. Do any bars in Baltimore have at least one TV tuned to Discovery's Shark Week marathon? Is this ok? Not? One minute you're eyes are fixed on an Orioles game and the next on a ravenous Great White Shark?
NEWS
By Mark Martin Bednar | August 2, 2011
The beginning of August is a strange time in America. Children become sick of the activities that their helicopter parents have forced them into, the attention span for Major League Baseball drops off - especially in Baltimore - before playoff races heat up, and Congress prepares for its long recess. To rescue the American public from these melancholy circumstances, the Discovery Channel proudly presents … "Shark Week"! For an entire week, Americans are seated in front of the television with a clear mission: to make sure that naïve seals can indeed be hunted in slow motion, and that steel cages provide sufficient protection to scuba divers (a concept that is a relief to some, and a disappointment to others)
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2011
I hate Shark Week, and I am not going to be nice about it anymore. Really, for years on the TV and media beat, I have wondered why anyone gets hyped up about it. I assumed viewers had to know they were being played. Of course, everyone understands, I thought, that Shark Week is a marketing concept manufactured by the PR folks at Discovery to attract eyeballs in the middle of summer -- eyeballs that could be sold to advertisers. In other words, eyeballs that could be exploited for the greater profit of Discovery.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2011
Nick Caloyianis has cheated death by shark at least twice in his career as an award-winning underwater videographer. Somewhere in his basement are the jaws of a bull shark that almost tore off his foot in 1993. And sitting in his neatly manicured backyard is a shark cage that was battered off the Cape Cod coast last summer by the largest great white shark ever captured on film in New England. Caloyianis, on assignment for Discovery Channel's Shark Week, was holding the camera.
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By Janet Gilbert | August 29, 2010
There was a time when I could easily lure my three young children in from their summer-night street games with the bait of the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week. " We would all gather on the family room couch to watch the frighteningly close-up, spectacular shots of feeding frenzies — fins and teeth chopping the water into a Bass-o-matic froth filmed by a brave diver in an underwater cage. A narrator — with all the inflection and dynamism of Dick Cheney — would relate key facts about the class Chondrichthyes as well as salient environmental and habitat issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2011
I had heard about this before, but last night I actually saw it IRL. There I was eating my crispy chicken tenders and I looked up, and a young woman's arm was gushing blood on the jumbo screen in front of me. Appetizing! This particular bar was in Annapolis. It's next week's bar review. Do any bars in Baltimore have at least one TV tuned to Discovery's Shark Week marathon? Is this ok? Not? One minute you're eyes are fixed on an Orioles game and the next on a ravenous Great White Shark?
NEWS
By Janet Gilbert | August 27, 2010
There was a time when I could easily lure my three young children in from their summer-night street games with the bait of the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week. " We would all gather on the family room couch to watch the frighteningly close-up, spectacular shots of feeding frenzies — fins and teeth chopping the water into a Bass-o-matic froth filmed by a brave diver in an underwater cage. A narrator — with all the inflection and dynamism of Dick Cheney — would relate key facts about the class Chondrichthyes as well as salient environmental and habitat issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | August 6, 2009
Annapolis native Andy Dehart has always had a thing for sharks, in a good way. That makes him a perfect match with the Discovery Channel, which celebrates its 22nd annual Shark Week this week with seven days of afternoon and prime-time programming dedicated to everyone's favorite ocean predator. As Discovery's official "shark expert," the Severn School graduate has been spending a lot of time lately talking up the big fish. We caught up with Dehart, whose day job is director of biological programs for the National Aquarium in Washington, as he was headed for a TV appearance in New York.
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