John S. Hendricks

John S. Hendricks

John Samuel Hendricks is an American businessman and is the founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications, a broadcasting and film production company which owns the Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet networks, among other ventures. On March 20, 2014, after 32 years at the helm, he made public his decision to retire early from the board and leadership of Discovery Communications after the annual shareholders' meeting of May 16, 2014, and he moved on to lead the new large ontaking, CuriosityStream, an ad-free, on-demand nonfiction streaming service. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
John S. Hendricks has 19 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Speech as a Chairman and CEO for the Discovery Channel. The year with the most videos was 1991 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2011 with an average of 776 views per program as a Founder and Chairman for the Discovery Communications. Most appearances with John D. Evans (4), Richard Wiley (2), Andrew Jay Schwartzman (2). Most common tags: Cable Television, Broadcast Television.

Appearances by Title:Founder and Executive Chairman, Discovery Communications Videos: 1 c. September 1, 1982 - Present Founder and Chairman, Discovery Communications Videos: 1 c. June 17, 1985 - Present Founder, Discovery Channel Videos: 0


Founder, Chairman & CEO, Discovery Communications c. September 1, 1982 - c. June 1, 2004 Videos: 4 President and CEO, Discovery Channel c. April 29, 1996 - c. July 8, 1997 Videos: 2 Chairman and CEO, Discovery Channel c. March 22, 1988 - c. April 29, 1996 Videos: 11

Recent Appearances

  • Reinventing Education for the Global Market

    Reinventing Education for the Global Market

    Panelists talked about new models of education to enhance critical and creative thinking skills demanded by global and technological changes. They…

  • Flight 93 Memorial Ceremony

    Flight 93 Memorial Ceremony

    A ceremony commemorating Flight 93 on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, was held at the memorial site in…

  • Competition in Television Programming

    Competition in Television Programming

    Television industry executives talked about the role of competition in programming. Among the topics they addressed were…

  • Women's Soccer League

    Women's Soccer League

    Mr. Hendricks talked about the formation of the Women’s United Soccer Association and the involvement of the cable industry…

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