Professor Benitz as kidnap victim Thomas Hargrove.

Set the TiVo – or pull up a chair — for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, when Discovery Channel airs an episode of Kidnap and Rescue starring John Benitz, assistant professor, Department of Theatre, College of Performing Arts. Professor Benitz plays Thomas Hargrove, kidnapped for ransom and held for nearly a year before being released, in an episode titled “Proof of Life.” The Discovery Channel program is a docu-drama series providing an inside look at true stories of abduction, rescue and recovery.