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John Hendricks Announces Retirement from Discovery Communications

John Hendricks, the founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, announced that he will retire on May 16, 2014. Hendricks helped launch the Discovery Channel in June 1985. He had previously served as CEO for the cable network until stepping down from that role in 2004. Discovery Communications is a family of networks that provides a wide array of science and technology-based documentaries, specials, and series. Follow Discovery Communications on Facebook for all the latest developments in science and technology.

About Aaron Roemig

Aaron Roemig is a copy editor and staff writer for the Cision Blog and is responsible for writing and editing weekly media updates for the site. He is also a senior research editor overseeing magazine coverage at Cision's Research department. Roemig has previously served as an on-air announcer for KFMW-FM in Waterloo, Iowa, as well as production and community affairs director for KRUI-FM in Iowa City, Iowa. His interests outside of the office include all grain home brewing, loud unintelligible music and patronizing dive bars.

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