National Geographic Channel has also committed to running Red Cross PSAs during the premiere this week in the U.S. "It is important to not only bring our viewers the incredible detail behind this destructive storm and the unbelievable impact it had, but to also allow them an opportunity to reach out and help those affected by the aftermath," said Courteney Monroe, chief marketing officer, National Geographic Channels.
Jeremy Dear, SVP programming for Pioneer Productions, said, "Hurricane Sandy devastated New York and New Jersey, and affected thousands of communities and millions of people across the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. We've made countless hours of weather programming before, but the nature of this storm really does make it exceptional. This film will break down the true cause and consequences of Sandy's devastation using CGI, news footage, compelling home video and new first-person interviews." Pioneer Productions is the creator of NGC's Storm City and Witness: Disaster, as well as other extreme weather specials such as "Raging Planet," "Britain's Worst Weather" and "The Year the Earth Went Wild."
Superstorm 2012 is produced by Pioneer Productions for National Geographic Channel (NGC). For Pioneer, executive producers are Stuart Carter and Bob Strange; producer is AnDrew Barron. For NGC, executive producer is Char Serwa, senior vice president of programming and development is Alan Eyres, and executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.
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