Investigation Discovery And ‘Glamour’ To Raise Awareness Of Victims Of Crimes And Social Injustices

Angie Harmon AnnaLynne McCord and Grace Gealey
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NEW YORK – October 23, 2105 (Gephardt Daily) — Investigation Discovery (ID) reinforces its commitment to Inspire a Difference by dedicating an entire day of series and specials to domestic violence on Monday, October 26 beginning at 4/3c,

Check your local listings at to watch episodes of “Stalked,” “Surviving Evil,” “Obsession,” “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall,” “48 Hours on ID” and “20/20 on ID,” all leading up to an ID and Inspire a Difference special, “Behind Closed Doors: Shocking Secrets” at 10/9c.

“Behind Closed Doors: Shocking Secrets” will take a fresh look at domestic abuse by shining a light on its unexpected casualties. Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris will delve into this little-known and terrifying world.

Photo Courtesy: Investigative Discovery
Photo Courtesy: Investigative Discovery

“Inspire A Difference” PSAs featuring Paula Zahn, Tamron Hall, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Ward, and Alicia Kozakiewicz, will be shown in an effort to motivate viewers to take action with the support of leading national nonprofit partners such as No More, Safe Horizon, HELP USA, One Love Foundation, the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), National Network to End Domestic Violence, The National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Alicia Project.

The October issue of “Glamour,” on national newsstands now, highlights the three women’s incredible work:

Photo Courtesy: Inspire a Difference
Photo Courtesy: Inspire a Difference

ANGIE HARMON: “UNICEF” – Angie Harmon was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in 2013, and has committed her support to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking initiative to raise awareness about the issue and mobilize Americans to take action and protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first by providing health care, clean water, nutrition, education, child protection, emergency relief and more.

ANNALYNNE MCCORD: “The New Somaly Mam Fund: Voices for Change –  As a sexual assault survivor, McCord works as a spokesperson and ambassador for NSMF in the fight to end human trafficking. The New Somaly Mam Fund: Voices for Change is an organization whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery, and to empower survivors.

GRACE GEALEY: “Saving Our Daughters” – Gealey serves as one of the first philanthropist ambassadors for the “Saving Our Cinderellas” on Broadway program and is a “Celebrity Godparent” mentor for the program across the country. The Saving Our Daughters charity works with teenage girls to empower them with the tools to overcome many obstacles, such as bullying and dating abuse.

Photo Courtesy: Glamour
Photo Courtesy: Glamour

“ID takes great pride in its commitment to public service and has always understood the power of the and, the potential for good that a television network like ours can actually have in our society,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

In addition to the celebrity honorees, ID and “Glamour” will celebrate the work of an “everyday” hero for making a difference in her community with a $5,000 check.

One winner will be selected from hundreds of nominees who entered a national call-to-action.

Last year’s winner, Kristen Paruginog, founded ‘Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence,’ a social media initiative (#WeWillNotAbuse) and online resource platform that provides support to victims and survivors of violence. 

Help spread awareness on Twitter throughout the day as ID hosts and this year’s Inspire a Difference honored celebrities chat live about ways the online community can take action and inspire a difference. Be sure to follow @DiscoveryID and #InspireADifference.


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