For Higgins, Discovery Cancels Holiday Party

Discovery Communications has decided to cancel its holiday party in New York, since it conflicts with the planned December 12th memorial service for the late B&C business reporter, John Higgins.

Higgins, who passed away last month, was friends with NBC’s David Zaslav (who is the incoming head of Discovery) and a lot of other people at Discovery knew and liked John as well.

Given the amount of emails and remembrances for Higgins, Discovery, more than likely, simply wanted to avoid employees having to make a choice between the two events.