As part of our special report designating Discovery Communications as our Cable TV Programmer of the Decade, today’s entry is an interview with the effervescent Henry Schleiff, one of the most colorful executives ever in the TV business.
Schleiff, after running Court TV for many years, then ran Crown Media’s Hallmark Channel. Now he’s at Discovery as President and General Manager for Investigation Discovery (ID), Military Channel and HD Theater.
He calls the stories ID shows "passion plays," though "Often with one side or the other out of kilter, for sure."
Two new ID shows are "Disappeared" and "I (Almost) Got Away With It." New York Post TV Critic Linda Stasi, in her Jan. 11th review of the shows said, "If you can never get enough of real life mysteries, you’ll be stuck to your couch like you sat in Crazy Glue with two new ‘why didn’t somebody think of that before’ shows debuting this week."
To read our insightful, illuminating interview with Schleiff, click here.