What has happened to the Discovery Channel and History Channel?
It had been years since I watched the Discovery Channel… up until their latest special “Life.” I've watched the History Channel sporatically lately as well. I remember watching both channels when I was younger—many years ago when I was in middle/high school.

Now, The Discovery Channel seems to be less about ‘discovery’ and more about reality TV… the History Channel less about history and more about sensationalism.

A Few Current/Past DC Shows:
Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, A Hunting, Pitchmen, Cash Cab, American Chopper
A Few Current/Past HC Shows:
American Pickers, Top Shot, Pawn Stars, Nostradamus Effect, Ax Men, The Naked Archaeologist (an Orthodox Jewish propaganda machine for Old Testament inerrancy)

Both Channels are littered with crap about Nostradamus, the Bible Code, the “Apocalypse,” the “Antichrist,” 12.21.2012, hauntings, UFO crap, and other sensationalized topics. Awhile back, the Onion had a story on something like this (pertaining to the Science Channel). I laughed then but didn’t realize how true it was.

Science Channel Refuses To Dumb Down Science Any Further
SILVER SPRING, MD—Frustrated by continued demands from viewers for more awesome and extreme programming, Science Channel president Clark Bunting told reporters Tuesday that his cable network was "completely incapable" of watering down science any further than it already had.


I loved watching actual shows about nature, science, and history (even if the majority of the latter dealt with Nazism lol). What has happened to these channels? Or was I just too naive and ignorant in my youth to realize that they were always like this?