'Under Siege: America's Northern Border' to Premiere Wednesday, March 13 on Discovery

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March 6th, 2013

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via press release:

DISCOVERY CHANNEL GOES UNDERCOVER WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 IN UNDER SIEGE: AMERICA’S NORTHERN BORDER

NEW YORK, NY – Discovery Channel is going undercover with the Department of Homeland Security and investigating one of the most explosive territories in the United States – the northern border – Wednesday, March 13 at 8 PM ET/PT in UNDER SIEGE: AMERICA’S NORTHERN BORDER.
Discovery Channel is taking viewers inside the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as they patrol the largest and most challenging border in the United States – the northern border. The DHS has seen some of the most intricate terror plots unfold at our northern border, including the Millennium Bomber, the first World Trade Center attacks and the Underwear Bomber. The 863-mile stretch of border on either side of the Detroit's Ambassador Bridge is particularly challenging as it has thousands of landing spots, narrow crossings and tremendous boat traffic, which make this explosive region nearly impossible to control. Every day, illegal money, guns and drugs, much of which can be tied to terrorist organizations, pour across this massive border while the DHS takes to the air, sea and land to protect us against these dangerous threats. Discovery Channel is giving a never-before-seen glimpse into the Operational Integration Center, where a 40-foot wall of monitors stream live data feeds of the entire border, keeping officers updated. Follow agents from the DHS as they patrol the water, guard the checkpoints and track down criminals in order to keep our country safe from foreign threats on UNDER SIEGE: AMERICA’S NORTHERN BORDER Wednesday, March 13 at 8 PM ET/PT.

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  • Richard Steven Hack

    Yeah, let’s hype the threat from Canada! Bomb Canada, like those cartoon guys said!

    Nothing like ramping up the fear quotient to justify droning US citizens to death.

    Meanwhile, they’re happy to cover up the fact that TWA Flight 900 was downed by Stinger missiles supplied by the US to Afghanistan even when the Clinton White House was forced to admit three of them came across the Canadian border in upstate New York before the plane went down. Probably payback for the deliberate downing of an Iranian airliner by the USS Vincennes during the Iran-Iraq war in the ’80’s.

  • Fake Me Out

    I suggest people take this show with a HUGE grain of salt. It sounds more like a DHS PR piece as to why they need a bigger budget than anything grounded in reality. Remember folks, the Obama head of DHS said some of the 911 attackers crossed into the US from Canada … 100% complete fiction … all of the 911 crews entered the US from countries other than Canada, most legally at the time. The Millennium Bomber was discovered in Canada and allowed to enter the US at the request of US officals so they could handle his trial and imprisonment rather than Canada. Gun flow, ummmm, lets see, which country is likely getting the guns and which country is likely exporting the guns? Currently the biggest threat we pose is too much maple syrup & back bacon will make you fatter and lead to heart disease … run away! run away!!

    ymmv

  • Tom

    “Currently the biggest threat we pose is too much maple syrup & back bacon….”

    Wrong. Those crummy low budget shows produced in Vancouver and Toronto for airing in the states represent a clear and present danger to the sensibilities of the American television public. We still owe you guys a kicking for ever producing anything as rancid as the LA Complex. I wish we could drop a neutron bomb on Shaw Media, the parent of Showcase which is at the epicenter of the Can Con trash program universe.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Tom: Not if it means getting rid of the hilarious Lost Girl, or the decent sci-fi Continuum.

  • Fake Me Out

    @Tom

    “Currently the biggest threat we pose is too much maple syrup & back bacon….”

    Wrong. Those crummy low budget shows produced in Vancouver and Toronto for airing in the states represent a clear and present danger to the sensibilities of the American television public…

    As opposed to the dreck that oozes out of Hollywood and other TO & Vancouver wannabes stateside? Give Honey Boo Boo and the Hillbilly Handfishers my best wishes.

  • Tom

    @ RSH

    OK. We can make an exception for Kenzi et al. But, as FMO correctly notes, we have enough domestic dreck to watch without importing more from the Great White North. We need some serious tax reform to make it advantageous for production companies to stay in the states. Can Com is dumbing down the quality of scripted shows in Canada and that’s where they should stay.

  • Tom

    @ RSH

    To clarify my earlier comment: Lost Girl represents the exception, not the rule. It illustrates the old adage that even a blind pig can occasionally find an acorn. In contrast, Continuum represent exactly the problem I was addressing. Rachel Nichols washed out of acting roles in the states because of her stonefaced demeanor. There are too few decent supporting actors on the show and the scripts are terrible. Someone really needs to work on the dialogue. This show is obviously on a tight budget which explains why the location shooting looks like it was done with a smartphone. It also explains the cheap special effects and the general absence of sets. I don’t need to see a street scene of Vancouver every ten minutes, but that’s what you get from shows like this.

    BTW, I have another treat for you. SyFy is airing the 13 episode Primeval: New World. This is a Canadian production based on a BBC series that ran for five seasons. The difference is that New World was cancelled after one season because of really poor scripting. Why SyFy is airing it is obvious.

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