The Discovery Channel debuted in 1985. Ten years later the History channel, Discovery’s sister channel, came along. Now two of the most popular channels on US cable television, History and Discovery have been dogged with scandals throughout their lifetimes. Here are the top twenty scandals from some of the most popular shows on History and Discovery.
American Guns Was Taken Off Air Following A Tragedy
Canceled in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, American Guns was a fly-on-the-wall documentary examining the everyday lives of a group of workers at the Gunsmoke gun shop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. During the filming of season two, it transpired that store owner Rick Wyatt wasn’t licensed to sell firearms due to unspecified firearms violations. He discovered a loophole which allowed him to still sell guns through another store. Unfortunately for Rick, the loophole wasn’t looked on too favorably by the police and he was indicted of selling guns without a license in 2016.