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2014 May

Founder John Hendricks Retires as Chairman of the Board

On May 16, 2014, Discovery Communications' Founder John Hendricks retired from his role as Chairman of the Board.

Hendricks created Discovery Channel as the first cable network in the United States to provide high-quality documentary programming enabling people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity, and he was succeeded by Robert Miron as Chairman.