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Does Discovery's 'Shark Week' Teach Us The Truth About Sharks?05:39
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Tourists look at sharks in a viewing tunnel at the aquarium at the Dubai Mall on June 1, 2016 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists look at sharks in a viewing tunnel at the aquarium at the Dubai Mall on June 1, 2016 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)
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It’s the 28th-annual "Shark Week" on the Discovery Channel. That's when the cable outlet focuses all of its programming — sensational or otherwise — on the sea creatures. The network has faced criticism in the past for veering too far away from the truth about sharks, and not focusing enough on conservation efforts.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about this year’s programming – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Guest

Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

This segment aired on July 1, 2016.

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