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January 30, 2007

OLN Explores Mother Nature’s Dark Side with Daring Canadian Stormchaser George Kourounis on Angry Planet, March 6

Climate change and global warming are critical issues facing our planet and these environmental changes are resulting in increasingly bizarre and violent weather around the world. Go inside some of the world’s most amazing weather phenomena with George Kourounis, intrepid stormchaser and host of the new six-part series Angry Planet airing Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT premiering March 6 on OLN.

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Throughout the series, witness ferocious hurricanes and tornadoes, volcanoes spitting molten lava, floods from melting glaciers and raging forest fires. Catch the behind-the-scenes adventures and misadventures of Kourounis and his associates as they explore the world’s wildest weather and the continuing disintegration of the environment.

Kourounis has been one of Canada’s most active and fearless stormchasers for over 10 years. “I’m fascinated by nature at its ugliest,” says Kourounis about his dangerous passion. “These are the new frontiers of our changing planet in the 21st century and I just have to be there.”

Over the past few years Kourounis has logged more than 65 appearances on North American news programs who have tapped into to his wild-weather expertise, including CTV Newsnet, BBC-TV, CNN-Anderson Cooper 360, Daily Planet and The Weather Network.

The first episode of Angry Planet is:

Angry Planet – “Tornadoes”
Tues. March 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT
In the first episode Kourounis visits Oklahoma City, capital of North America’s “Tornado Alley.” While tracking a building storm that threatens the city, he chases a hail storm, fights to get in the middle of a wild dust-devil and explores the offbeat roadside attractions of the American Midwest.

Other episodes include:

Angry Planet – “Desert Monsoon”
Tues March 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m.

Angry Planet – “African Hellhole”
Tues. March 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m.

Angry Planet – “Fire and Water”
Tues. March 27 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m.

Angry Planet – “The Winds of Autumn”
Tues. April 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT

Angry Planet – “Wild Weather of 2005”
Tues. April 10 at 9:30 p.m.ET/10:30 p.m. PT

Angry Planet is produced by Toronto’s Peter Rowe Productions for OLN.

OLN is Canada's destination for adventurous entertainment. Going beyond the comforts of home, OLN's experience-based programming reveals the insatiable human drive for adventure. Riveting and rugged, OLN's fearless line-up pushes the limits with series like Survivorman, Mantracker, Beyond Boundaries, The Amazing Race and Extreme Survival; and covering internationally-renowned events including the Tour De France, Iditarod, Dakar Rally and Professional Bull Riding. Visit OLN on the web at www.tsn.ca/oln. CTV Inc. is the managing partner of OLN.

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For More Information:

Alexis Hood – OLN Publicist, ahood@discovery.ca or 416.332.5076

Fiona McCall – Unit Publicist, fionapaulcarpe@yahoo.ca or 416.531.3434

 


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