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TV Review: Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives

TV Review: Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives By: Brandon Wolfe On February 2, 1959, nine hikers in the Upal Mountains of Russia were mysteriously killed. There were no eyewitnesses and the circumstances were decidedly bizarre. Evidence showed that the hikers cut holes in their own tent from the inside and departed abruptly into the snow without clothes or supplies for unknown reasons. The bodies were found spread out around the area, two with their skulls fractured and one with its eyes and tongue missing. Russian investigators could only rule that the deaths were caused by a “compelling natural force.” The mountain pass where the incident occurred has been dubbed the Dyatlov Pass, after the group’s leader, Igor Dyatlov. The enigma surrounding the incident has led to over fifty years of speculation about just what happened to the hikers, most of it centering around supernatural folklore. While there is no shortage of theories, definitive answers remain elusive, likely forever. T


In 1959, nine college students died while on a hiking trip in a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Fifty-five years later, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery -- and what he uncovers is truly horrifying. But just how far will he go to find answers? On Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM, Discovery Channel will explore the mystery with a 2-hour special titled RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES . DISCOVERY CHANNEL HEADS DEEP INTO SIBERIA IN SEARCH OF RUSSIAN YETI ON SUNDAY, JUNE 1 American explorer Mike Libecki Investigates Mysterious Deaths of Nine Students and Uncovers Something Truly Horrifying On February 2, 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive. Investigators have never been able to give a definitive answer behind who – or what – caused the bizarre crime scene. Fifty-five years later, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Pass incident

3D Television Coming To Your Homes Sooner Then Later

3D Television Coming To Your Homes Sooner Then Later ESPN and Discovery Communications announced plans Tuesday to launch the industry's first 3D television networks. The sports programmer will introduce a 3D network this summer, while Discovery is joining forces with Sony and Imax for a 3D network to launch in 2011. The announcements represent a potentially game-changing addition to the TV landscape, which only recently fully embraced another technological shift to high-definition programming. The Walt Disney-owned unit said Tuesday that its new channel -- ESPN 3D -- will feature at least 85 live sporting events during its first year, beginning June 11 with the first 2010 FIFA World Cup match South Africa vs. Mexico. "ESPN's commitment to 3D is a win for fans and our business partners," said ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer. "ESPN 3D marries great content with new technology to enhance the fan's viewing experience and puts ESPN at the forefron