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Discovery Channel sets special to honor 'Storm Chasers' stars who died in tornado

Discovery Channel says it will honor three veteran storm chasers who died in Oklahoma with a special airing this week.

The program, Mile Wide Tornado: Storm Chasers Tribute, will feature scenes of Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young from the former series Storm Chasers. It airs at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The men spent years capturing and sharing storm videos with TV viewers and weather researchers. They died Friday when a tornado with winds of up to 165 mph turned on them in the Oklahoma City area. The storm and flooding claimed more than a dozen other lives.

Mile Wide Tornado originally aired Sunday and focuses on the May 20 tornado that devastated a wide swatch of Oklahoma. Discovery says it has been updated with Storm Chasers footage of the researchers.


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