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Discovery to air special honoring 3 storm chasers

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  • The Discovery Channel will air "Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute" in a tribute to Carl Young, left, and Tim Samaras, who died in Oklahoma Friday.

      The Discovery Channel will air "Mile Wide Tornado: Stormchasers Tribute" in a tribute to Carl Young, left, and Tim Samaras, who died in Oklahoma Friday.
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LOS ANGELES -- 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: Stormchasers Tribute," will feature scenes of Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young from the former series "Stormchasers." It airs at 9 p.m. 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 "Stormchasers" footage of the researchers.

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