Discovery, Columbus Go Bilingual

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The world premiere of new Discovery Channel documentaryColumbus: Secrets from the Grave will also be simulcast in Spanish on Discovery en Español, the network said Tuesday.

The dual airing will mark the first time Discovery Networks U.S. presents a Spanish-language simulcast, the programmer said.

“Where was Columbus really from? Why did he keep his origins shrouded in mystery? Was he really Italian? Could he have been a pirate, a Jew fleeing from the Inquisition, or the illegitimate son of a Spanish aristocrat?”

Discovery said its documentarywill portray one historian and a team of scientists who use modern technology to launch a new effort to answer those questions and unmask Columbus’ true identity and the fate of his remains.

Columbus: Secrets from the Grave premieres on Discovery and Discovery en Español Sunday, Aug. 1 at 10 p.m. (EST/PST).

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