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NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Lineup for Spring 2020

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March 17, 2020

“Roots Less Traveled” Will Join NBC’s Award-Winning “The More You Know” Programming Block Beginning April 4  UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — March 16, 2020 — NBC and Litton Entertainment today announced that the all-new series “Roots Less Traveled” will join the three-hour Saturday morning programming block “The More You Know” on April 4.   Each episode of “Roots Less Traveled” follows a new pair of multigenerational family members who bond on a joint quest to learn more about their family history. In partnership with Ancestry®, the series will feature relatives as they set out on an adventure to solve mysteries in their family tree, guided by host Faruq Tauheed. From rumors of ancestors aboard the Titanic to stories of homesteaders forging a new path for future generations, duos will discover the truth behind the tales that have been passed down for generations and reveal the inspiring lives of their ancestors. They will learn how their past has shaped their present and, with a deepened family bond, help them envision their futures together. “On this journey, I've learned the significance of knowing the truth about your family history — how it can satisfy unanswered questions, give you amazing stories to share and even provide purpose in one's own life. I'm honored to be the host, a guide really, for “Roots Less Traveled,” helping family members to join together as we discover the people and stories that led to who they are today,” Tauheed said. “The More You Know” block of popular programming also includes: “Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer” takes viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and human beings of exotic locales. NBC News meteorologist and “Weekend Today” weather anchor Dylan Dreyer reveals a new destination each week, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East, as well as many untamed islands around the world. Audiences will come face-to-face with fascinating native animals - some cute, some dangerous - while learning amazing facts about nature and wildlife. “Consumer 101,” hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product – from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week audiences discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. “Consumer 101” is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers – enabling them to explore the how, where, when and why we spend our resources. “Vets Saving Pets” provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences witness first-hand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week viewers see new emergency cases, including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine, such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry and surgery.  “The Champion Within” features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” “The Champion Within” introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. “The Champion Within” proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart. ABOUT NBC ENTERTAINMENT NBC Entertainment is the home of iconic primetime, late-night, and daytime entertainment programming for the award-winning network. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's “Weekend Adventure,” produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com/ MEDIA CONTACTS Sara Krajewski (Litton), sara@litton.tv, 843-800-6610 Matt Lifson, matt.lifson@nbcuni.com, 818-777-8092

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