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Press Release

January 21, 2010

The Weather Channel Journeys to Extraordinary Weather Locales in New Episodes of Cantore Stories Premiering Jan. 24

New Series Features Extreme Climates and the People Who Call Them Home

The Weather Channel® (TWC) presents new episodes of Cantore Stories, premiering Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. ET. Hosted by TWC meteorologist and “Storm Tracker” Jim Cantore, the documentary series follows his journey to some of the most diverse weather climates in America and abroad. Cantore visits with local residents to better understand how climates influence their communities and everyday way of life from work and play to just coping with the elements.

Cantore Stories premieres Sunday evenings as part of the network’s long-form programming lineup. Each half-hour episode features breathtaking scenery captured in HD and gives viewers a new perspective on extreme weather destinations from scorching hot Death Valley, CA to arctic temperatures in the “Icebox of the Nation,” International Falls, MN.

“Cantore Stories takes a revealing look at how unique climates shape a region and how people adapt to the lifestyle in these extraordinary environments,” said Geoffrey Darby, executive vice president of programming at The Weather Channel. “This new series is a chance for viewers to see Jim in a new light as he visits these communities under more normal circumstances instead of when severe weather is approaching.”

In addition to TWC’s current weather themed entertainment such as Storm Stories and When Weather Changed History, the network adds Weather Proof (9 p.m. ET) and Cantore Stories (10 p.m. and 10:30 pm. ET) to its exciting new Sunday night lineup. Viewers will continue to see their local weather forecasts graphically on the lower portion of the screen. Prior to and following these programs, PM Edition recaps the day’s top weather stories to provide viewers with the latest expert forecast and weather news and information. These new programs are the latest in TWC’s long tradition of featuring weather themed entertainment, which in the past has featured favorites such as Storm Stories and When Weather Changed History.To learn more about the show, visit www.weather.com.


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The Weather Channel companies (TWCC) are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The most popular source of weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers (weather.com and Desktop) and 32 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications) and offers the second most popular mobile app on all smartphones. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.weather.com/press.