What Would Mike Rowe Do? Find Out When 'DIRTY JOBS' Host Mike Rowe Serves As Guest Programmer Highlighting The Early Years Of

 What Would Mike Rowe Do? Find Out When 'DIRTY JOBS' Host Mike Rowe Serves As
     Guest Programmer Highlighting The Early Years Of The Hit Series For
                             Destination America

- Retrospective Includes Special Digital Coupon for Dirty Jobs Cleaning
Products Offered on DestinationAmerica.com -

PR Newswire

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 7, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Destination America, the only
network that celebrates the people, places, and stories of the U.S., invites
fans to join Mike Rowe in reliving the oddest, most demanding and... well,
dirtiest tasks he encountered during the early seasons as host of Discovery
Channel's hit series DIRTY JOBS.Now, for Destination America, the fearless
host has dug through the archives and chosen his most memorable episodes.
Viewers can reminisce along with Mike in a DIRTY JOBS marathon beginning
Saturday, February 16 from 9 AM – 11 AM E/P on Destination America.

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"In DIRTY JOBS, Mike Rowe teaches us that a job is never just a job but an
expression of American ingenuity, tenacity, and our roots as a nation," said
Marc Etkind, SVP of Content Strategy for Destination America."Mike's
all-American can-do attitude is something we value greatly at Destination
America, and we're thrilled to have the intrepid host program our network."

"I can think of no better time in our history to celebrate the value of hard
work and the importance of an occasional poop joke," said Mike Rowe. "DIRTY
JOBS has always attracted viewers of great taste and sophistication, and I
look forward to reliving with them my deeply personal collection of calamity
and poor judgment. Our country needs people who aren't afraid to get dirty,
now more than ever. I'm glad to see them find a home on Destination America."

Mike Rowe's schedule of most memorable DIRTY JOBS episodes is as follows:

Saturday, February, 16
Wild Goose Chase premieres at 9am E/P
Mike Rowe goes on a wild goose chase...literally! After traveling to the
Tundra, Mike joins forces with a team of workers that round up a flock of wild
geese with airplanes. After the geese are wrangled, Mike gets dirty as he
swabs their posteriors in order to test them for disease. It's an essential
job that works as America's first line of defense against deadly diseases that
the birds may carry as they migrate towards the other forty-nine states.

Bologna Maker premieres at 10am E/P
A trip to Palmyra, Pennsylvania takes Mike to a bologna factory to learn what
it takes to be a leading producer of smokehouse bologna. Mike performs a quick
quality check before transporting the meat to the fat removal station and cuts
the excess fat and clots out of the meat before sending it into the grinder,
then seasoning, smoking, and packaging. Mike ends his day cleaning out the
filters in the water system to prevent the sludge from traveling into the
cities watch treatment system.

Saturday, February, 23
Billboard Installer premieres at 9am E/P
An outdoor advertising company in Texas teaches Mike the tricks of the trade
as he starts the day by backing up a giant drilling rig to the future home of
a giant billboard. After the drill bit is assembled, Mike and the crew start
digging a hole that measures almost twenty feet deep by five feet in
diameter. Mike quickly learns from his rookie mistakes as he uses a tractor
to load the dirt from the hole into an eighteen-wheeler. After the dirt is
removed, Mike and the gang use a crane to move the billboard parts into place
and the construction process begins. Mike soon finds himself in a precarious
situation as he's perched over fifty feet in the air on the base of the
billboard.

Bell Maker premieres at 10am E/P
Mike rolls up his sleeves to make giant bells at the McShane Bell Foundry in
Maryland. Mixing a combination of horse manure and mud, Mike makes a mold for
a bell that he later pours hot molten brass into. Then he attempts to master
the fine art of bell polishing where he learns how to make a bell shine.
After a quick lesson in bell making, Mike then moves onto maintaining a
century old McShane bell at a local church. Climbing to the top of the church
steeple, Mike must watch his every step as his feathered friends left him a
special treat.

In celebration of the retrospective, fans will have the opportunity to score a
digital coupon at MyDirtyJobs.com and DestinationAmerica.com to be used toward
the purchase of any DIRTY JOBS cleaning product.And through March 31, My
Dirty Jobs will make a matching donation of $.50 for every coupon redeemed to
the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which supports the skilled trades and the men
and women who make civilized life possible for the rest of us.

As host, executive producer, and creator of DIRTY JOBS, Mike Rowe traveled the
country showcasing America's unsung heroes, from landfill operators to
scrapple makers to horse testers, serving as apprentice to these hard-working
and skilled men and women. Since the series first debuted on Discovery Channel
in 2005, it has provided a behind-the-scenes look at more than 300 dirty jobs
in industries ranging from construction to sanitation to manufacturing.

About the mikeroweWORKS Foundation
As a result of his hit show "Dirty Jobs", Mike started a "PR campaign for hard
work and skilled labor." From that, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation was
established to provide tool stipends, help fund scholarship programs and
support other initiatives that reinvigorate trade school enrollments and
industrial arts programs around the country. Recent highlights include the
establishment of a $250,000 mikeroweWORKS Foundation Educational Scholarship
Fund in partnership with Scholarship America. In addition to his foundation,
Mike launched a website, mikeroweWORKS.com, the purpose of which is to call
attention to the growing skills gap in the trades, aging workforce, unfilled
jobs and to provide comprehensive resources for anyone looking to explore
those vocations, as well as continue to focus the country on the real issues
facing our trade workers, miners and farmers. The website also includes
Mike's blog, videos and photos. www.mikeroweWORKS.com.

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