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Steve Irwin TV Update

By RD Heldenfels Published: September 15, 2006

From today's e-mail:

Animal Planet is airing Steve Irwin’s memorial service exclusively in the U.S. commercial free on Tuesday, September 19th from 9-10 PM ET/PT, with an encore broadcast airing 12-1 AM ET/PT.  The memorial service, entitled STEVE IRWIN: HE CHANGED OUR WORLD, will be a same-day broadcast (with a two-hour delay) of the event Wednesday morning in Australia.  In addition, Animal Planet International is airing Steve Irwin's memorial service worldwide across Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The public memorial service for the beloved animal conservationist and television personality is being held in the “Crocoseum,” a 5,500-seat stadium at Irwin’s Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Australia.  Members of the Irwin Family, as well as Irwin’s long-time friend and producer, John Stainton, are expected to speak.  Celebrities and dignitaries worldwide are expected to attend.

Two days prior, Animal Planet is airing a 15-hour marathon of Steve Irwin’s programs on Sunday, September 17th from Noon to 3 AM ET/PT.  Throughout the marathon entitled CROCS RULE!: A TRIBUTE TO STEVE IRWIN, interstitial tributes from Irwin’s friends, colleagues and notable supporters will be featured.

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