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                                    August 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Doomsday Tech.
The second deadly hour examines more threats--both natural and
manmade--that may endanger civilization. From the far reaches of space
to tiny viruses, doomsday sources are many. But so are technologies
used to keep doomsday at bay. Asteroids of significant size have hit
our planet before and likely will again. Asteroid hunters demonstrate
the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program and methods being
developed to destroy earth-aimed asteroids. Then, it's onto
bioterrorism's sinister technologies--how highly virulent agents like
smallpox and plague can be weaponized. Next, an ex-hacker turned
cyber-security expert shows how vulnerable the nation's computers are
to cyberterror. Finally, we visit the controversial world of
biotechnology. Could genetically engineered crops backfire? Does a
brave new world of genetically selected beings loom in our
not-so-distant future?

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Logging Tech.
When Paul Bunyan cried "Timber!", he never foresaw today's
cutting-edge, controversial industry that feeds a ravenous,
lumber-crazy world--a world striving to protect nature while devouring
it. Come into the woods to see how he-men and hi-tech combine forces
to topple 4-billion trees annually; journey to 19th-century America,
when lumberjacks cut a legend as large as the timber they felled; and
travel with a tree from stump to sawmill and learn its non-wood
uses--from aspirin to film to toothpaste!

9-11pm -- Lost Worlds - Seven Wonders of the World
The Seven Wonders of the World were a celebration of religion,
mythology, art, power, and science. They were built by the ancients in
a time before Christ and their scale and majesty continues to
mesmerize us today. The structures were created on a scale that's hard
to imagine, and their architects pushed engineering to a new height
which still astounds us today.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Horsepower.
Buckle up for a rip-roaring ride through the world of extreme
horsepower. Experience the fastest accelerating cars on earth. Find
out how horsepower was first coined as a marketing tool for the steam
engine in the early 1800s and meet the horsepower police--the Society
of Automotive Engineers who test today's most powerful car engines.
Feel the amazing power of Unlimited Hydroplane racing as 3-ton
boat-beasts careen across water at speeds of over 200 miles per hour.
Journey to the bowels of an enormous container ship where the world's
most powerful diesel engine provides over 100,000 horsepower. At the
Hoover Dam, watch as it harnesses the enormous power of water. Explore
the 80,000 horsepower pumping units at the Edmonston Pumping Plant
that delivers 2-billion gallons of water a day to thirsty
Californians. And sit behind the steering wheel of a new generation of
hybrid cars that boast 400-horsepower yet get 42 miles per gallon of
gas.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Water.
It's nature's precious elixir--so powerful it can carve our landscape,
yet so nurturing it can spawn life and support its intricate matrix.
And it's the only substance on Earth that can exist in three separate
forms at the same temperature--liquid, solid, and gas. We take it for
granted, yet compared to other natural compounds, it's a genuine
oddity. We'll paint a vivid portrait of this common entity that's
anything but as we explore water's multidimensional character--from
its place in the $10-billion bottled water industry to its critical
role in a Canadian nuclear reactor. We watch it flow from huge
irrigation machines that have revolutionized American agriculture,
blast 200 miles into space from a newly discovered geyser on one of
Saturn's moons (via computer animation), coaxed from the clouds by
chemical injection, captured by innovative "fog-catchers", and cascade
with artistic flair from compressed air jets at the Fountains of
Bellagio in Las Vegas.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Ships
A great ship that has reached the end of its useful life is often
destroyed in weapons testing or cut up for scrap. Watch a salvage
operation that saves battleships sunk during Pearl Harbor. Discover a
historic ship Boneyard that is literally the foundation of a city and
ships that are purposely sunk to become living reefs. Some of the
fastest boats on the water have been hot-rodded from the engines of
aircraft of three wars. Follow the dismantling of these large
structures and learn of their unusual after-life.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 12 - Machines of the Gods
Gods and religion played an extremely important role in antiquity. The
problem with so many religions being worshipped by the Greeks and
Romans was how would the priests of these temples pay for their
upkeep? Great scholars such as Philon, Ctesibius and Heron were
patronized by the temples to create "magic". In return, they created
intriguing and mind blowing objects. It was a heavy mix of religion
and science. One of the most famous illusions was found in Alexandria
at the temple of Serapis, where an iron chariot was suspended in mid
air. It appeared to be the work of the gods.

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Friday, August 3, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Renewable Energy.
In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world's
population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only
going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our
burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we're
only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive
problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable
energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed
into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile
fuel. We'll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable
sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the
experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are
overflowing with potential... just waiting to be exploited on a
massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they'll always be there.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - The F-14.
October 7, 2001: Missiles from lethal US jets rain down onto
Afghanistan. One powerful and deadly plane led the majority of the
assaults--the F-14 Tomcat, the world's most complete military fighter.
No other fighter jet carries the F-14's unique combination of weapons.
Its state-of-the-art system can spot an oncoming enemy plane at almost
200 miles. Its radar can detect targets as low as 50 feet and as high
as 80,000 feet and does so three times faster than the radar of any
other fighter jet.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Gun Kills of Vietnam
The missile age has dawned over the skies of Vietnam and the era of
conventional dogfighting is thought to be over. However, the missiles
of the F-4 Phantom proved ineffective during close-in turning fights
with agile MiG fighters, exemplifying the need for guns in modern air
combat. Watch as A-1H Skyraider pilots pit their prop-driven
workhorses against a lethal jet-powered MiG-17. Viewers will feel like
they're in the battle facing the enemy with state-of-the-art computer
graphics, rare archival footage and first-hand accounts driving the
story.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Karate
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff travel to the island of Okinawa,
Japan, the birthplace of one of the most deadly hand-to-hand combat
arts in the world, Karate. Our hosts will journey across this
legendary island, learning all aspects of the martial art Okinawans
created to help battle invading Samurai warriors over 400 years ago.
After practicing Iron Body Training in a 600 year-old castle,
mastering heart-stopping vital point strikes in an ancient temple and
putting themselves through the rigorous training regiments of ancient
Karate masters, one of the hosts will step onto the mat to face a
black belt, and Okinawan Champion, in a true Karate battle.

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Saturday, August 4, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Sticky Stuff
Duct tape, scotch tape, fly paper, Polygrip... we take this stuff for
granted, but without it, our lives would come undone. Take a look at
the stickiest of the sticky, and see the impact these much needed
items have on our daily routines.

8-9pm -- Boneyard - Battlefield
Machines are the lifeblood of the American military. Thousands of both
combat and support vehicles face brutal wear and tear brought on by
harsh conditions. Watch as the Abrams tank is completely rebuilt, TOW
missiles are disassembled and recycled and surplus tanks are used as
live-fire targets. Come to the boneyard as they will all be
transformed and face an unusual after-life.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Aircraft
Marvels of the modern age, today's aircraft are awe inspiring.
However, once their flying days are over, the boneyard beckons.
Dismantling large aircraft is complex and challenging. Some planes
will be destroyed while others are restored to their former glory. No
matter which fate awaits, the process always takes place in the
boneyard.

10-11pm -- Boneyard - Ships
A great ship that has reached the end of its useful life is often
destroyed in weapons testing or cut up for scrap. Watch a salvage
operation that saves battleships sunk during Pearl Harbor. Discover a
historic ship Boneyard that is literally the foundation of a city and
ships that are purposely sunk to become living reefs. Some of the
fastest boats on the water have been hot-rodded from the engines of
aircraft of three wars. Follow the dismantling of these large
structures and learn of their unusual after-life.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007
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7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 07 - The Rookie Challenge
It's just over a month into the new ice road season and more than 800
truckers are on the ice, working around the clock. There are still
4,000 loads that need to make it to the mines, but with spring just
around the corner, every load could be their last. Alex sets out on a
daring new adventure, one that will take him across a brand new,
138-mile, ice road to the Colomac Gold mine. The main ice road is a
major highway compared to this small, isolated back road. Hugh races
to pick up his 17th load, but first he needs an oil and tire change.
Drew runs out of gas on the side of the road in Yellowknife and his
truck freezes up. This is just the latest in a long string of
mechanical failures. His patience for life on the ice road is wearing
thin so he calls his wife back home for a pep talk. Rookie TJ also
suffers a debilitating blow. While driving, he's overcome with
abdominal pain from an earlier injury strapping down a load.

8-10pm -- Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed -
The U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as Fort Knox, is home of the
United States Army and one of the world's most top secret fortresses.
Hidden deep inside the vault is an estimated $73 billion dollars in
gold. Almost all information about it is classified. Through
interviews with eyewitnesses, rare photos and rarely seen films, we
will construct a picture of what the building might look like. Hear
testimony of those journalists and congressmen who were among the
select few invited inside in 1974. Discover the history and secrets
behind the Army's tank warfare and the classified military
technologies it will use to fight the wars of the future.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

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Monday, August 6, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Engines.
Story of the development of engines and motors, with particular
emphasis on the ones that have profoundly changed society. Beginning
with the steam engine, we see how it was created, how it works, and
how it led to the Industrial Revolution. We review the electric motor,
internal combustion engine, jet engine, and rocket engine, and
conclude with a look at futuristic engine technologies, including
hydrogen-powered cars and microtechnology engines so small that they
fit on the tip of a finger.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Chocolate
Americans eat over three and a half billion pounds of chocolate each
year--that's 12 pounds per person per year with annual sales topping
$13 billion! Take a tour through the entire chocolate making process
and learn how chocolate has been thought of as an energizer, an
aphrodisiac and a cure-all. Watch as colorful M&Ms are made by the
millions at Mars. Visit a working cacao bean farm in Central America
for a demonstration of the hand harvesting techniques that have
remained unchanged for centuries. To the delight of those who indulge,
this awesome edible is now even good for you--full of antioxidants,
cholesterol-lowering polyphenols, and heart-healthy flavonols.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 07 - Catacombs of Death
Beneath the hustle and bustle of Paris streets are a world of snaking
quarries, hidden catacombs, and mushroom-harvesting tunnels. Even
Paris' 10.5 million residents have no idea they live on top of nearly
20 centuries of history carved into the limestone foundation below.
From its Gallic beginnings to the Roman foundations of Lutetia,
today's Paris may be one of the world's most sophisticated cities
above the ground--but below ground it's a different story. Join host
Eric Geller as he reveals the secrets beneath Paris and the Notre Dame
church and what they reveal about a 2,000 year old civilization that
rests underneath it.

10-11pm -- Maneaters -
Through the ages, humans have supposedly gained the upper hand over
the wild beasts of nature. Or so we would like to believe... All
around the world we are still stalked, hunted, mauled, and--yes--eaten
by animals that are bigger, stronger, and faster than we are. This
special looks at the relationship of man and one of the fiercest
members of the animal kingdom: the lion. The lion has posed a special
threat to man and the two have crossed paths often: from Tanzania,
where recently 35 people were killed in attacks; to the famous Lions
of Tsavo, whose lair is said to contain human remains; to the
little-known lions of Gir in India where, in a three-year period, over
120 attacks occurred. Through expert commentary and first-hand
accounts, learn why lions attack and what can be done to prevent it.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hydraulics.
The machines that helped build our world have been powered by
hydraulics, a compact system of valves, hoses, and pumps that
transmits forces from point to point through fluid. This basic concept
of powerful force transmission through fluid provides the drive for
most machines today. From the ancient Roman mastery of the aqueduct to
Universal Studios, a veritable hydraulic theme park, we see how
hydraulics power industry, keep planes flying, and make that
3-point-turn a U-turn.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Magnets.
We played with them as children, but the world of magnets isn't kid's
stuff! The pervasive magnet serves as the underpinning for much of
modern technology. They can be found in computers, cars, phones, VCRs,
TVs, vacuum cleaners, the washer and dryer, the ubiquitous
refrigerator magnet, and even in an electric guitar! On the cutting
edge of technology, scientists experiment with a variety of magnets.
Magnets' amazing forces of attraction and repulsion may some day take
us to the far reaches of outer space.

9-10pm -- The Universe - Life and Death of a Star
Ignited by the power of the atom, burning with light, heat and wrath,
stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other, and
explode in enormous supernovas--the biggest explosions in the
Universe. Using cutting-edge computer graphics, never-before-seen
satellite images, and interviews with the world's leading astronomers,
take a front row seat to the most amazing light show in the cosmos.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Extreme Aircraft.
Join us for a supersonic look at some of the most cutting-edge
aircraft ever developed--from the X-1 that first broke the sound
barrier to the X-43 Scramjet that recently flew at Mach 7. These
extreme aircraft have made their mark on aeronautical history, and
sometimes on political history as well. The U-2 and SR-71 spy planes
played a crucial role in the Cold War, and now Lockheed Martin's
top-secret "Skunkworks" division is touting the new "air dominance"
fighter plane-- the F/A-22 Raptor.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Commercial Fishing.
Battered and fried or simply raw--seafood is a popular dish, no matter
how you serve it. Americans consume more than 5-billion pounds yearly,
an order that takes more than a fishing rod to fill and worries
conservationists. We follow the fish, the fishermen, and the science
trying to preserve fisheries for future generations--from ancient
ships on the Nile to a modern technologically sophisticated factory
trawler on the Bering Sea to the University of New Hampshire's
open-ocean aquaculture research project. And we witness a wide variety
of fishing methods--from gillnetting and longlining to lobster
trapping. Hop aboard and sail through time and around the globe as we
explore the harsh conditions of life at sea and experience firsthand
one of history's deadliest jobs. Brace yourself and feel the ice-cold,
salt spray on your face as we explore commercial fishing!

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Kama Sutra
One thousand years ago in the northern region of central India, the
Hindu Kings built their capital city, Khajuraho. Eighty-five stunning
temples were built, twenty of which remain today. Famed above all for
the delicate sensuality and eroticism of their sculptures, these frank
representations of sexuality are considered an expression of India's
world renowned Kama Sutra.

10-11pm -- UFO Files - Deep Sea UFOs.
Join us for a detailed examination of the little-known phenomenon of
USOs, or "Unidentified Submerged Objects", an advanced type of UFO
that can operate just as efficiently in water as in the atmosphere.
These supposed otherworldly vessels have been reported, some believe,
as far back as ancient Egypt. Others believe that USOs were reported
by Alexander the Great and Christopher Columbus, and might even
involve the lost city of Atlantis. Highlights include the 1967 "Shag
Harbour Incident", a government-documented USO crash off the coast of
Nova Scotia, Canada, and a trip to the area around Laguna Cartegena in
Puerto Rico, a reported hotbed of USO activity. Interviewees include
the US Navy's Bruce Maccabee, UCLA's Kathryn Morgan, as well as USO
and UFO experts Stanton Friedman, Bill Birnes, and Preston Dennett.

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Thursday, August 9, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Racetrack Tech.
A look at the "science of safety" as applied to Indy or NASCAR racing.
From tires to roll-cages to hood flaps, we examine the incredible
technology that's helping prevent crashes and enabling drivers to
survive the inevitable ones. See how today's innovative minds
digitally reconstruct crashes and design new technology that keeps
pushing the limits of racing. The drivers may grab the glory, but they
wouldn't dare get behind the wheel if it weren't for the guys in white
lab coats. (1-hour version)

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters 5.
Examines some of the most notorious engineering failures of recent
years and asks what went wrong and what we learned from them. We take
viewers to the southern coast of Louisiana, where a misplaced oilrig
caused an entire lake to be sucked into an underground salt mine;
review the 1972 Buffalo Creek dam disaster; revisit the Exxon Valdez
oil spill; see how radio and TV antenna towers collapse with alarming
regularity; and look at the collision of two California
icons--freeways and earthquakes!

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Mines
Mining is one of the oldest endeavors of man. See where modern ore
processing machines go when they wear out. Will they be restored, or
scrapped for the furnace. Incredibly, a former uranium mine is now a
world-famous health spa. A giant smelting facility has been
transformed into a world class golf course. In one of the most
extensive and complex projects of its kind ever attempted, witness the
dramatic transformation of a 110-square mile mining complex.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 07 - Cars & Planes
Surprising archaeological finds have led historians to new conclusions
about the transportation technology invented by ancient peoples. An
ancient railway was built in Greece in the 6th century BC and wind
cars' dating to the 6th century AD used in China could carry thirty
men and traveled hundreds of miles per day. Evidence of possible
flying machines goes all the way back to ancient Greek, Egyptian and
Chinese societies. Tombs in Abydos, Egypt, are adorned with
hieroglyphics shaped remarkably like a modern helicopter. Forgotten
through the ages, these machines are stunning examples of ancient
societies' skill and determination.

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Friday, August 10, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Oil Tankers.
The biggest moving objects ever built by man, oil tankers dominate the
world's waterways, both in size and numbers. Upwards of 10,000 strong,
the world tanker fleet's vast number results from the modern,
insatiable thirst for oil. We'll dig into the history of oil
transport--from Civil War days to the critical WWII years and
invention of the supertanker in the 1950s. And we examine the
financial impact of modifying these steel leviathans to prevent future
catastrophic environmental disasters.

8-9pm -- Weird Weapons - The Allies.
In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship
made of ice, bat bombs, floating tanks, rocket-propelled wheels that
would roll through enemy lines, pigeon-guided missiles, and earthquake
bombs designed to penetrate the earth and shake structures to pieces.
More bizarre stories of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by the some
of the time's most inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything
before. And what about the atomic bomb?

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Dogfights of the Holy Land
The Israeli air force mastered the use of the Mirage III over decades
of intense air combat with its neighbors. Go into battle with Israel's
ace of aces, Giora Epstein as he takes on a swarm of Egyptian MiG-21s
in one of the most thrilling dogfights of the jet age.
State-of-the-art computer graphics are used to recreate famous
battles. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and original
shooting will make the viewer feel like they're in the battle facing
the enemy.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Savate Streetfighting
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff are in France, to study the combat
art of Savate. Literally translated to mean "old boot," Savate
developed through necessity. In the early 1800s, violent street gangs
looking for trouble ruled the Parisian underground scene. Their prey
was the aristocratic class who, to protect themselves, began taking
self-defense classes. Over the years this training evolved into modern
Savate - an exacting combat sport, and also the official hand-to-hand
assault system of the French RAID police. On their mission to uncover
Savate's distinct style, Jason and Bill navigate the dockyards of
Marseille, roam the grounds of a 14th-century castle, and even breach
a secret police training site to practice and perfect the painfully
efficient kicks and punches that comprise this elegant yet ruthless
art of combat. Finally, one of our hosts will enter the ring to take
on a Savate heavyweight champion.

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Saturday, August 11, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Logging Tech.
When Paul Bunyan cried "Timber!", he never foresaw today's
cutting-edge, controversial industry that feeds a ravenous,
lumber-crazy world--a world striving to protect nature while devouring
it. Come into the woods to see how he-men and hi-tech combine forces
to topple 4-billion trees annually; journey to 19th-century America,
when lumberjacks cut a legend as large as the timber they felled; and
travel with a tree from stump to sawmill and learn its non-wood
uses--from aspirin to film to toothpaste!

8-9pm -- Dogfights - Jet vs. Jet
In the skies above North Korea, a new kind of air war is raging at
500mph...jet vs. jet dogfighting for the first time in history.
American pilots bravely pit their F-86 Sabres against Communist
MiG-15s. They will re-define air combat in pursuit of a previously
unknown glory...the title of "Jet Ace." Their missions are fraught
with peril. The new jet aircraft fly at nearly twice the speed of the
piston-driven fighters of WWII. At edge of the speed of sound, life or
death is decided in fractions of a second and tactics have to evolve
quickly to meet the break-neck pace of jet combat. On May 20, 1950,
Capt. James Jaraba rushes headlong into combat despite a
malfunctioning jet. He claims his fifth and sixth victories in the
resulting dogfight, becoming the first American ace of the jet age.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Thunderbolt
Machine gun fire rips through the fuselage. Flames fill the cockpit
and the aircraft plummets in a wild spin. But time and again the pilot
of a P-47 Thunderbolt pulls out and keeps on fighting. Over occupied
Europe, the P-47 Thunderbolt blazed a reputation as the most rugged
fighter of WWII. Pilot Robert S. Johnson flies with the renowned 56th
fighter group. His flight is jumped by 16 deadly Focke-Wulf 190s. As
hundreds of enemy rounds impact his fighter, Johnson's life depends on
the legendary protection his armored cockpit affords. In June 1944,
Lt. George Sutcliffe enters the fight of his life in an effort to
escape 40-plus Me109s looming above him. The Thunderbolt's defensive
capabilities inspired confidence in its pilots. But the aircraft was a
dogfighter at heart.

10-11pm -- Dogfights - Gun Kills of Vietnam
The missile age has dawned over the skies of Vietnam and the era of
conventional dogfighting is thought to be over. However, the missiles
of the F-4 Phantom proved ineffective during close-in turning fights
with agile MiG fighters, exemplifying the need for guns in modern air
combat. Watch as A-1H Skyraider pilots pit their prop-driven
workhorses against a lethal jet-powered MiG-17. Viewers will feel like
they're in the battle facing the enemy with state-of-the-art computer
graphics, rare archival footage and first-hand accounts driving the
story.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007
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7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

8-10pm -- 9/11 Conspiracies -
An Internet search for "9/11 conspiracy theories" yields nearly two
million hits. Were the attacks on 9/11 perpetrated by the Bush
Administration to advance its own interests? Could a government
missile have hit the Pentagon? As outrageous as these ideas may sound,
many people believe them. Why do these theories arise in the first
place? An interview with James Miegs, Editor-in-Chief of Popular
Mechanics, who refutes many of these theories. Watch as experts in the
fields of aeronautics, engineering and the military put these theories
to the test.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 09 - The Big Melt
It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers
remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a
last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too
late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a
100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the
ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be
suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in
forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most
unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst
blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already
feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load
across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

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Monday, August 13, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Howard Hughes Tech.
An in-depth look at the technology conceived or developed by America's
first billionaire. A passionate aviator, Howard Hughes built and flew
planes that broke speed records, and developed war machines, spy
aircraft, and commercial airliners. Despite the impressive heights
reached by his technological empire, his health and mental well-being
were fragile. During his last years, he wasn't seen publicly or
photographed, rarely left the hotel suites he occupied, and was
terrified of germs. But when Hughes died in 1976, he left a huge
legacy in aviation and technology. When we board an airliner, view TV
via satellite, or marvel at America's military might, we might do well
to remember the risk-taker who flew faster than his peers and was at
heart an aviator obsessively dedicated to both the art and science of
flight.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Bedroom Tech
We spend one-third of our lives in the bedroom. Explore the
technologies that help to ensure we wake up on the right side of the
bed. Check out ancient Chinese fire clocks, today's flying alarm
clock, big city napping pods, snore stoppers and sunrise simulators.
Electric blankets step aside as Hugh Hefner's fantasy bedroom in the
Playboy Mansion is revealed!

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 04 - Scotland's Sin City
Edinburgh, Scotland is a thriving metropolis, but take a look into its
past, and you'll find it has led a double life. A sophisticated and
educated surface city evolved above while a darker, seedy world grew
below--from plague victims getting buried alive under the streets to
body snatchers, illegal distilleries and castle dungeons. Join host
Eric Geller as he investigates these stories, deciphering fact from
fiction, while uncovering the engineering marvel of Edinburgh's
underground--created when the city actually changed its street level.

10-11pm -- Decoding The Past - The Other Nostradamus.
He predicted WWII, the deaths of US Presidents, and the turmoil of the
1960s. He prophesied that Israel would become a state 15 years before
the event and foretold the Great Depression. Many of his visions
seemed to pass unfulfilled, but are now proven accurate. His name is
Edgar Cayce, and to many, he's known as the other Nostradamus.
Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Cayce was a well-known American figure,
reputed for his "healing abilities" as well as his prophecies. Cayce's
predictions are documented in the transcriptions of his readings,
which he gave until his death in 1945. Join us as we examine his life
and prophecies.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - St. Lawrence Seaway.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is a monumental stairway in water, lifting
massive ships hundreds of feet over thousands of miles. It's the
world's longest inland waterway, a system of rivers, lakes, canals,
dams, and locks that stretches 2,400 miles. And it's one of the
greatest engineering triumphs of the 20th century, pulled off against
the violence of raging water and extreme winter. An essential part of
the commercial infrastructure of the US and Canada, this complex
system provides direct access from the Atlantic to North America's
heartland, enabling ships packed with trade to stop at any one its 65
ports--from Montreal to Duluth. From the 16th century, when French
explorer Jacques Cartier searched for the legendary Northwest Passage,
to the modern Seaway, built in the 1950s, we highlight the incredible
engineering feats that went into creating the waterway.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Star Wars Tech
Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films
and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science.
Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones?
What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel
to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.

9-10pm -- The Universe - The Outer Planets
New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental
rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of
hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate that the planet was
knocked on its side after colliding with another body. Neptune's
largest moon, Triton, is cold and barren, but some scientists
speculate that liquid water might exist under Triton's icy surface. If
this is proven true, Triton could be the home to one of the biggest
discoveries of all time. Cold and inhospitable, Pluto completes one
orbit around the solar system every 248 years. Cutting-edge computer
graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth to show what
life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life
forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 09 - The Big Melt
It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers
remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a
last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too
late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a
100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the
ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be
suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in
forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most
unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst
blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already
feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load
across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Dangerous Cargo.
It comes in many deadly shapes and sizes, and the transportation of
dangerous cargo is one of the most meticulously planned procedures in
the shipping world. We hitch a ride on a "dynamite run" from
explosives factory to construction site; learn how liquid natural gas
is shipped, a fuel that could vaporize entire city blocks if ignited;
accompany a Drug Enforcement Administration truck as it transports
confiscated illegal drugs to an incinerator site for destruction; fly
with Air Net as it moves radioactive pharmaceuticals from factory to
hospital; and tag along with two tigers, part of a breeding program
for endangered species, as they travel from Texas to Ohio. As each
story progresses, we explore the history of the transport of that
particular form of Dangerous Cargo.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Tea
After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world. It has
been around as a drink for 5000 years, and 6 billion pounds of tea are
harvested annually. We begin with a trip to the Lipton's plant in
Suffolk, VA., where state of the art machines crank out 24 million
teabags a day, and then its off to the only tea plantation in the US,
the 127 acre Charleston Plantation in South Carolina. We'll follow the
flow of tea from England to the Colonies, where a tea tax precipitated
the Boston Tea Party, and chronicle the brief but glorious age of the
Clipper Ships, speed craft that brought tea from China to London in
less than 100 days. Big news in the 20th century for the tea trade
includes the emergence of herbal, powdered, iced and decaf teas. Tour
the Celestial Seasonings plant in Boulder Colorado, and then visit a
boutique tea garden where expensive teas sell for upwards of $300 a
pot.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Armageddon
Located on a rocky plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, the now-ruined
fortress of Masada once had walls 1,400 meters long and four meters
thick, storehouses, barracks, an armory, a palace and massive cisterns
filled with rainwater. Designed to withstand any invader, it became
the scene of one of history's most bloody sieges, a siege that ended
in mass suicide.

10-11pm -- UFO Files - Black Box UFO Secrets.
Reveals for the first time the cockpit and control tower audio
recordings of pilot and astronaut confrontations and sightings of
unidentified flying objects high in our skies. From a detailed account
of one of the very the first reported pilot case, the Arnold case in
1947, to recent recordings over New England and Texas, to NASA
recordings and video from 2005, this special features interviews with
pilots, witness and experts, including UCLA's Joseph Nagy, actor Ed
Asner, and pilot/UFO researcher Don Berliner.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Biggest Machines 4.
From a giant machine press that stamps out an entire car body to a
125-ton chainsaw that cuts through the world's hardest rock; from a
huge telescope that glimpses the ends of the known universe to the
world's largest rock crusher. Join us for a workout of the world's
largest machines, and take a long look through the lens of the world's
biggest optical telescope, the Keck Observatory, atop 13,800-foot
Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters 19.
Examine one of the most mysterious maritime tragedies, when the sturdy
Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly sank on a stormy night in November 1975;
and unlock the mysteries of the rudder problems behind two Boeing 737
crashes--a 1991 United flight and 1994 US Air flight. Then, we take
viewers inside one of the most dangerous but least-known nuclear
disasters in US history--a meltdown at a secret government facility in
1959. We also travel to an oil storage facility where nearly 4-million
gallons of diesel fuel suddenly flowed out as the storage tank cracked
and catastrophically unzipped from top to bottom. Finally, we take a
"close look" at microscopic structures causing gigantic problems in
the electronics industry--tin whiskers, as they are known by
researchers, that spontaneously grow from pure tin coatings on
electronic boards and microchips.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Electric
Electronic devices of the past, once worn and obsolete were tossed
aside. Today, many of them are being recycled for the precious metals
they contain, reborn in new forms--and even re-electrified with new
life! Reaching the end of their useful life is just the beginning of
a fascinating visual journey. See where it all takes place.

10-11pm -- Boneyard - Aircraft
Marvels of the modern age, today's aircraft are awe inspiring.
However, once their flying days are over, the boneyard beckons.
Dismantling large aircraft is complex and challenging. Some planes
will be destroyed while others are restored to their former glory. No
matter which fate awaits, the process always takes place in the
boneyard.

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Friday, August 17, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - ET Tech.
In 2003, with Mars closer to Earth than it had been in 60,000 years,
scientists launched three life-seeking planetary landers. If the long
journeys prove successful, all should be hard at work on the Red
Planet's surface by January 2004. NASA's Spirit and Opportunity and
the European Space Agency's Beagle 2 represent the pinnacle in the
history of the search for extraterrestrial life. Leading scientists,
who believe life may exist beyond Earth, explain skepticism about ETs
having visited Earth.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - F/A-22 Raptor.
Built around "first look, first shot, first kill" design, the F/A-22
Raptor, the most advanced aircraft of its breed, is set to become the
Air Dominance Fighter of the 21st century. Deadly and undetectable at
long-range, this super-jet is the latest in 5th generation fighter
technology. Capable of super-cruise and packing an array of deadly
missile systems, this stealth jet blends dogfighting skill with
precision-strike ground attack capability and can intercept and strike
any target with near impunity. In the 1980s, as Cold War tensions
heightened and US defense spending increased, the Air Force decided it
needed a replacement fighter for its F15 Eagle. The Advanced Tactical
Fighter program was born, and the largest, most expensive program of
its kind hatched the Raptor. Follow the 25-year development of
America's deadliest fighter and see how stealth, super-cruise, and
integrated avionics combine to create a fighter without equal.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - The First Dogfighters
World War I saw the birth of a new type of combat: the dogfight. Aces
from almost every nation take canvas and wire bi-planes into battle
and pioneer new tactics. German ace Ernst Udet goes 1 v. 1 with
Georges Guynemer. Werner Voss takes on an entire squadron of British
aces...and American ace Arthur Raymond Brooks finds himself in the
dogfight of his life. State-of-the-art computer graphics, first-hand
accounts, rare archival footage and original shooting will help to
make the viewer feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Judo: Samurai Legacy
Our hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, are in Japan to explore the
techniques and history of Japan's national art of hand-to-hand combat:
Judo--the science of the Samurai. Derived from the bloody battlefields
of feudal Japan and jujutsu fighting styles of the samurai, judo has
an illustrious past of deadly skills and honor. Along their journey,
our hosts travel through the towering metropolis of Tokyo and the
Samurai capital of Kyoto. They'll train with an elite police force and
journey to the mountaintop hideaway of legendary master, the
descendent of a 400-year-old line of samurai. Under the intense
training of the masters, Jason and Bill quickly discover the
spectacular throws, merciless pins and strangling chokeholds that are
an integral part of this powerful combat art. Jason and Bill's journey
eventually leads them to Tokai University, where one of them will
muster the strength and newly acquired judo skills required to take on
a world-class judo champion.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Bedroom Tech
We spend one-third of our lives in the bedroom. Explore the
technologies that help to ensure we wake up on the right side of the
bed. Check out ancient Chinese fire clocks, today's flying alarm
clock, big city napping pods, snore stoppers and sunrise simulators.
Electric blankets step aside as Hugh Hefner's fantasy bedroom in the
Playboy Mansion is revealed!

8-9pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 01 - Ready to Roll
Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on
earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant
eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the
Canadian tundra. In this episode, road construction crews begin the
process of creating the most unique passage in the world---a 350-mile
highway of ice. Truck drivers from all over North America make the
long journey to Yellowknife, Canada for their chance at some quick
cash. When the temperature is cold enough and the ice is thick enough,
the big rigs get ready to roll.

9-10pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 02 - Destination: Diamond Mine
Jay hauls a 17-ton water tank over 31 inches of ice all the way to the
De Beers Diamond mine. The rivalry heats up between Hugh and Rick as
they compete for the highest load count. And the season's first spin
out on "Charlie's Hill" causes a major traffic jam on the ice. Take a
look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on
earth--ice road truckers.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 03 - Dash for the Cash
An arctic storm forces a road closure. Alex hauls a 44,000 pound
diamond ore crusher across 350-miles of ice to the BHP mine. And
brutal -40 degree temperatures start to take their toll on the
truckers. Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most
dangerous jobs on earth--ice road truckers.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007
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7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 07 - The Rookie Challenge
It's just over a month into the new ice road season and more than 800
truckers are on the ice, working around the clock. There are still
4,000 loads that need to make it to the mines, but with spring just
around the corner, every load could be their last. Alex sets out on a
daring new adventure, one that will take him across a brand new,
138-mile, ice road to the Colomac Gold mine. The main ice road is a
major highway compared to this small, isolated back road. Hugh races
to pick up his 17th load, but first he needs an oil and tire change.
Drew runs out of gas on the side of the road in Yellowknife and his
truck freezes up. This is just the latest in a long string of
mechanical failures. His patience for life on the ice road is wearing
thin so he calls his wife back home for a pep talk. Rookie TJ also
suffers a debilitating blow. While driving, he's overcome with
abdominal pain from an earlier injury strapping down a load.

8-9pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

9-10pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 09 - The Big Melt
It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers
remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a
last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too
late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a
100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the
ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be
suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in
forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most
unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst
blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already
feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load
across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 10 - The Final Run
Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on
earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant
eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the
Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard
conditions with men who are trained in self survival; from fixing a
truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if
the ice cracks. Follow the truckers in a tradition that goes back over
a hundred years as they race against time to reach the miners and make
it back before the temperatures rise.

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Monday, August 20, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The M-16.
The most powerful assault rifle ever used in combat, the M-16 became
the symbol of our lost war--Vietnam--and can easily be called
America's most unloved gun. Yet, 30 years after its introduction, it
stands as a potent icon of U.S. military strength worldwide. We'll
explain how it almost ended up on the scrap heap!

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Vacuums
Vacuums aren't just for cleaning floors. There are giant vacuums that
clean up after disasters like Hurricane Katrina and underwater vacuums
that save coral reefs by suctioning up invasive algae. In the 19th
century pneumatic vacuum tubes delivered mail speedily via miles of
tubes. Visit the Hoover Vacuum Museum, see how the household sweeper
was invented and learn about some unusual applications. Finally, a
trip to world's largest vacuum chamber at NASA's Plum Brook Research
Center reveals how NASA tests vehicles and equipment before their
journey into the final frontier.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 01 - Hitler's Underground Lair
Berlin, Germany was the battlefield of the 20th century, and today,
sealed up and forgotten beneath its streets are the remnants of a dark
past. Walk anywhere in the city and you could be walking directly on
top of one of the over 1000 Nazi bunkers engineered into Berlin's
sandy soil, lost remnants of Hitler's ill-fated Germania or even beer
brewing plants that inspired the Nazis' journey into the underground.
Join host Eric Geller as he travels through the dark and damp recesses
of Berlin's secretive soil.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Real Sin City: Sodom & Gomorrah.
According to the Bible, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were
destroyed by God to punish them for their wicked ways. Was this just a
biblical parable, or is there evidence that such a thing actually
happened? Josh Bernstein travels to the Near East to follow the clues
laid out in the Bible. His search takes him to modern-day Jordan,
where, nestled near the Dead Sea, two sister cities reveal
archaeological evidence of a great destruction. What happened here and
when? Josh will climb Mount Sodom to inspect a strange "Pillar of
Salt"--just like the one the Bible claims Lot's wife became--and works
with a pyrotechnic expert to reconstruct a natural-gas explosion that
could have resulted in the destruction of Gomorrah. Could these be the
fabled cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and if so, can the tools of
modern-day archaeology reconstruct what happened in those fateful days
before these cities were laid to waste?

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Arch.
Join us as we explore the vast and varied world of the arch, one of
the strongest and most versatile structures made by man. Deceptively
simple, an arch can support tremendous weight because its structure is
compressed by pressure, and it provides a much more spacious opening
than its predecessor--post and lintel construction. Although ancient
Egyptians and Greeks experimented with the arch, the Romans perfected
it. Medieval Arabs incorporated it into stunning mosque architecture,
soon followed by Europe's great medieval churches. In the 19th and
20th centuries, the steel arch became a favorite of architects and
structural engineers. Dam builders employed it horizontally, using the
water behind the dam to provide the pressure to compress it. And
tomorrow, the arch will continue to serve mankind in every form--from
nanotechnology to domes on Mars and beyond.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Cheese
From cheddar to brie, Parmesan to blue, take a look at both ancient
techniques and new technologies behind some of the world's most
popular cheeses. Visit the cow pastures of Wisconsin to the giant
cheese factories of California to discover how cheese is made. Travel
through history from the Roman Empire's diversity of cheeses to the
19th Century birth of industrial cheese. And yes, we'll answer that
eternal question, "Why does Swiss cheese have holes?"

9-10pm -- The Universe - The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe
Take a tour of the cosmic hot zones--black holes, galaxy mergers,
gamma ray bursts and magnetars. Super massive black holes can
literally "lasso" the Earth out of the solar system. A clash between
two galaxies can result in a barbaric ritual called "galactic
cannibalism" in which the dominant galaxy's super massive black hole
literally eats the weaker one. Magnetars are a cosmic magnetic force
so strong it could wipe out data on every credit card on the planet.
Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to
earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine
what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 10 - The Final Run
Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on
earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant
eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the
Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard
conditions with men who are trained in self survival; from fixing a
truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if
the ice cracks. Follow the truckers in a tradition that goes back over
a hundred years as they race against time to reach the miners and make
it back before the temperatures rise.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Bulletproof.
How do you stop a speeding bullet? From body armor to armored cars and
trucks, we review the history of the race between the bullet and a
successful way to stop it. It's not exactly easy to design material
that can catch gunfire traveling up to 3,000 feet per second. We'll
look at little-known advances like bulletproof layering hidden in
walls, futuristic smart materials that "remember" how to stop a
bullet, and a system that deploys a shield within milliseconds when it
detects an oncoming round.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Strongest.
Strength...A powerful word, but what does it mean? How is it measured?
Why are some things simply stronger than others. How strong is a rope,
a tractor, a diamond, a tugboat or even plastic. From Spectra fibre to
Lexan learn where, how and why strength matters to us every day.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Bunkers
As the Cold War reached its boiling point the US began to make plans
to protect the country and the president. Elaborate defense
preparations were made in the event of nuclear war. Highly secret
bunkers were constructed and a covert shadow government program was
born. Now these newly opened bunkers are brought into view... in some
of the most unexpected places imaginable.

10-11pm -- UFO Files - The Pacific Bermuda Triangle.
While the Bermuda Triangle is a well-known area of strange phenomenon
in the Atlantic, there is another, more treacherous triangle in the
Pacific off the coast of Japan known as the "Dragon's Triangle". This
dangerous ocean triangle has reportedly claimed hundreds if not
thousands of ships, airplanes, and submarines since the first written
reports in the 13th century. Could these lost vessels be the result of
bad oceanic conditions or possibly something more mysterious? We'll
get to the bottom of this unsolved world mystery. Interviews include
Dr. Joann Stock, Caltech; Joseph Nagy, UCLA; Takuji Wasda, University
of Tokyo; and Japanese UFO experts Junichiro Nirasawa and Junichi
Yaoi.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Leather.
Sometime at the dawn of civilization, animal hides were rubbed down
with animal fat, making them more flexible, durable, and malleable. By
the 5th Century BC, this "tanning" process expanded to include
vegetable and tree oil washes, creating what's now known as
"leather"--one of man's most reliable and versatile products. Without
advances in leather shoes, the Romans could never have marched to the
Tigris; nor could the Pilgrims have survived winters in Plymouth.
Today, leather is a staple of our daily lives. Modern tanners have
devised techniques to make leather more versatile, colorful, and
luxurious than ever. We visit modern tanneries of conventional cowhide
leather, and explore the more exotic leathers made from alligator,
snakes, and even sting-ray. And we'll examine the race of modern
science to create synthetic leathers that are supposedly more
convenient in today's fast-paced life. We'll see how leather binds us
to the past in an unparalleled way.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Truck Stops
Catering to more than twenty million truckers, truck stops are bigger
and better than ever. These mega-pit stops are essential to the trucks
and truckers that haul eight billion tons of freight annually. Tour
the world's largest truck stop that offers fuel, food, parking,
private showers, a movie theater, a dentist office, and a barbershop.
Look at how 18-wheelers can power up their rigs with a high tech
parking lot hookup called IdleAire; complete with heat, air
conditioning, a telephone line, a computer with high speed internet,
and of course satellite TV. We'll also see how 30,000 gallon
underground diesel storage tanks are manufactured. And we'll weigh and
inspect a truck while it's barely slowing down. In an interview with
Willie Nelson, we'll explore one of the most unique truck stops in the
United States and the revolutionary fuel it sells: biodiesel.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Railroads
They are the largest moving objects on land--and one of the most
powerful machines ever constructed...Trains. With over 100 cars joined
together, and stretching over a mile in length, they can move tons of
materials at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. They ride on
almost 100,000 miles of steel rails that literally crisscross the
nation. To service this vast system, an equally huge complex of
railroad boneyards has emerged. Imaginative entrepreneurs have found
new and innovative uses for every single component of the
railroads--from tracks and ties--to the trains themselves. Though most
of these great iron horses will ultimately be ripped and torn apart
for scrapping, some will be grandly restored to live on in other
roles.

10-11pm -- Boneyard - Automotive
The boneyard becomes the last stop for millions of autos every year
due to old age, obsolescence or lack of parts. Most of these old road
warriors are shredded into scrap and recycled, but some are treasured
as priceless engineering marvels. Discover the unusual after-life of
these retired vehicles and take the fascinating ride to and back from
the boneyard.

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Friday, August 24, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - 60's Tech
Take a groovy ride back to the freewheeling days of the 1960s and
recall the technological happenings that helped shape the decade.
Television went from black and white to color. Satellite broadcasting
made coast-to-coast live broadcasts possible. Transistors made radios
portable, computers downsized and telephones began switching from
rotary to touch-tone. The 60s also brought along the Ford Mustang and
other hot wheels. For fun, there was slot car racing, etch-a-sketch,
the superball, and lava lamps. The decade gave us quite a
technological rush, with the introduction of concert sound,
psychedelic light shows and the birth of the rock festival.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Non-Lethal Weapons.
They stun, debilitate, immobilize--providing police and peacekeepers
with options other than shouting or shooting. From the ancient
caltrop--a multi-pointed contraption hurled by foot soldiers into a
horseman's path--to sting-ball grenades, electrical shock devices, and
sound, light, and energy weapons, we examine non-lethal weapons that
disperse crowds and take down criminals. And in a whiff of the future,
we see why the government thinks stink bombs might prove useful in the
war against terror.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - No Room for Error
Famous battles are recreated using state-of-the-art computer graphics.
With up to 25 percent of the program consisting of animation, viewers
will feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy. First-hand
accounts will drive the story. Rare archival footage and original
shooting supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Pankration: The Original Martial Art
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff plunge into the cradle of
civilization, Athens, Greece, to explore what some thing is the
world's original mixed martial art. Literally translated as "all
powers," Pankration is the ancient Greek art of hand-to-hand combat.
Nearly four thousand years old and made famous by Spartans and ancient
Olympians, Pankration has recently been revitalized as a modern sport.
One that Jason and Bill will experience firsthand. From back alley
gyms to the oldest standing fortress in all of Greece, our hosts
immerse themselves in the origins of wrestling, boxing, grappling and
kickboxing and come to understand why Pankration has inspired art and
literature and martial arts for centuries. At the end of their
journey, one of them will face the ultimate test: a legal Pankration
match with a World, European, and six-time national champion
Pankration fighter--a true HUMAN WEAPON.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Vacuums
Vacuums aren't just for cleaning floors. There are giant vacuums that
clean up after disasters like Hurricane Katrina and underwater vacuums
that save coral reefs by suctioning up invasive algae. In the 19th
century pneumatic vacuum tubes delivered mail speedily via miles of
tubes. Visit the Hoover Vacuum Museum, see how the household sweeper
was invented and learn about some unusual applications. Finally, a
trip to world's largest vacuum chamber at NASA's Plum Brook Research
Center reveals how NASA tests vehicles and equipment before their
journey into the final frontier.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007
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7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 10 - The Final Run
Take a look at the men who undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on
earth--ice road truckers. In the thick of winter truckers in giant
eighteen wheelers carry equipment and supplies to miners in the
Canadian tundra. Travel over ice and frozen lakes in blizzard
conditions with men who are trained in self survival; from fixing a
truck in sub-zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if
the ice cracks. Follow the truckers in a tradition that goes back over
a hundred years as they race against time to reach the miners and make
it back before the temperatures rise.

8-10pm -- Hillbilly The Real Story -
The two-hour special, hosted by celebrity Billy Ray Cyrus, brings
these mythic people to life through stories that span 300 years.
Outcast immigrants, war heroes, isolated backwoodsmen, hard working
miners, fast moving moonshiners, religious warriors, musicians and
statesmen make up the rugged cast of characters.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - The Ice Road: Then and Now
From its geological history going back millions of years, to the
origins of the indigenous Eskimos that have inhabited the land for
hundreds of years, this one hour special will examine in depth the
changes that have taken place in Yellowknife and the ice roads of the
region over the past 75 years. We'll also survey how trucks were
specifically fitted for sub zero temperatures in the 1930's, and how
the mines operated in the 1940's as opposed to the way they operate
now.

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Monday, August 27, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Fire and Ice.
Who could imagine life without our "man-made weather"? On cold winter
nights and hot summer days, we are forever grateful to the visionaries
who took two basic elements--fire and ice--and turned them into true
modern marvels. Fire warmed the caves and primitive dwellings of
mankind for centuries, yet the technology of keeping cool lagged far
behind as we learn in this chronicle of heating and air conditioning
that covers advancements from the home and industry to outer space and
beyond!

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Traps
Gotcha! Traps are a device designed to capture and kill, but they
don't always harm their prey. Often necessary to the survival of a
species, watch as Black Bears are trapped by the West Virginia
Division of Natural Resources biologists for a population study. Feral
cats left stranded in New Orleans after Katrina are trapped, neutered,
and released. Head underwater to see how giant screw traps count
salmon on the Columbia River. Man traps? See high tech versions,
straight out of action movies.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 06 - Rome's Hidden Empire
Rome is a city where the past meets the present on every corner. A
secret cult practiced right next to the Circus Maximus, and their
temple still remains beneath the street. The famous Piazza Navona sits
on top of Domitian's Stadium. Pieces of Trajan's Basilica can be found
under a gallery owned by fashion dynasty Fendi. Rome's underground is
filled with evidence of life during the Empire. Join host Eric Geller
as he discovers what life was like during Nero's tyranny and Augustus'
reforms and reveals the technological marvels that allowed the
construction of one city upon another--literally.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Real Temple of Doom.
Thousands of years before the Inca ruled the nation now called Peru, a
strange and unique civilization dominated the region. It was called
Chavin, and its story is one of the most bizarre in history. Unlike
the other civilizations of the Americas, Chavin's status as a regional
superpower wasn't based on its military muscle. Instead, the rulers of
Chavin exercised a cult-like control over their subjects with the aid
of hallucinogenic plants. Josh Bernstein ventures deep into the miles
of tunnels beneath the ruins of Chavin de Huantar, comes face to face
with some of the most fearsome animals of the Peruvian Amazon, and
investigates a real temple of doom. As he tries to understand this
mysterious culture, he takes part in one of the ancient rituals still
practiced by the country's powerful shaman-priests.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Dynamite.
Join us for a highly charged hour as we see why Alfred Nobel's
invention of dynamite took on earthshattering dimensions as his
product blasted out the natural resources that built our modern world.
We also examine its impact on construction of the roads, tunnels, and
dams that provide us with energy and transportation.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Bathroom Tech.
From tub to toilet to toothpaste, here's everything you ever wanted to
know about the most used and least discussed room in the house. From
the first home bathrooms in ancient India, Roman latrines, and bizarre
Victorian-era bath contraptions, to modern luxurious master bathroom
suites, we trace the history of bathing, showering, and oral hygiene.
And we reveal the messy truth about what was used before toilet
paper--brainchild of the Scott Brothers of Philadelphia--and why
astronauts wear diapers.

9-10pm -- The Universe - Search for ET
In a galaxy filled with a billion stars, in a universe filled with a
hundred billion galaxies--are we alone? SETI--the Search for
Extraterrestrial Intelligence--is a privately funded project using
radio telescopes and optical telescopes to scan the stars for signals.
NASA is planning missions to Mars, Jupiter's sixth moon, Europa, and
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to look for primitive, microbial life in
ice concentrations. Whether we discover primitive or intelligent life,
how will that knowledge impact humankind's view of itself?
Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to bring the universe down to
earth to show what life would be like on other planets, and to imagine
what kind of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - The Ice Road: Then and Now
From its geological history going back millions of years, to the
origins of the indigenous Eskimos that have inhabited the land for
hundreds of years, this one hour special will examine in depth the
changes that have taken place in Yellowknife and the ice roads of the
region over the past 75 years. We'll also survey how trucks were
specifically fitted for sub zero temperatures in the 1930's, and how
the mines operated in the 1940's as opposed to the way they operate
now.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Insulation.
It keeps us warm. It keeps us cool. It protects us and makes our world
more comfortable. As simple as a pane of glass, or as complex as the
fuselage of a space station, it's all around us, but is almost always
out of sight. We explore where insulation technology has been, where
it is today, and where it's going. We'll visit the manufacturing
facilities of two of the most recognizable insulating materials:
fiberglass and foam; and explore how insulation has evolved.
Historical highlights include how the ancient Romans and Greeks
insulated their homes, as well as the natives of tropical and arctic
climates. New technologies covered include insulated concrete forms
and gas-filled panels. Whether at home or in the office, on a space
station, or beneath the sea, insulation is essential for making our
world habitable. We'll show that how we use insulation, and how we
develop it, will be a major factor in how we conserve our supply of
energy in the coming years.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - 70's Tech
The 1970s were a decade of excess. Dust off your mirror ball, put on
your leisure suit, and rediscover the gadgets of the era. Play PONG
with its inventor and learn how this simple game created a billion
dollar empire. Texas Instruments engineers explain how the technology
behind the Speak & Spell ended up in our cell phones. Discover how Mr.
Coffee became America's favorite breakfast buddy, and how Polaroid
engineered a film that magically developed right before your eyes.
Climb aboard the Concorde and learn how Britain and France trumped the
Soviet Union and the United States in a race for supersonic air
supremacy.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Henry VIII
Considered one of England's greatest Kings and builders, Henry VIII
remains famous for his six wives. Henry ruled by fear, executing his
opponents and several of his wives. He ordered the destruction of
beautiful buildings, libraries and works of art. However, Henry also
built many magnificent palaces like Hampton Court and transformed
Westminster Abbey from a modest church into the epicenter of the
Protestant religion. Henry VIII remains one of the most important
monarchs to have ruled England.

10-11pm -- UFO Files - UFOs of the 70's
The 1970s were one of the most active periods of UFO sightings. The
most famous sightings of the decade are recalled and up-to-date
information on the closest of encounters is provided. From Delphos,
Kansas to Roswell, New Mexico, explore the mysterious and the unknown,
and meet those who claim to have seen UFOs, or were even abducted by
aliens. Is the truth out there?

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Thursday, August 30, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Desert Tech.
It's hot, dry, deadly, and hard to ignore with close to 40% of Earth
classified as desert. But in this scorching hour, the desert turns
from barren wasteland into an environment rich with hope. In the
Middle East, desalination of seawater now fills water needs. Americans
have created booming desert communities like Las Vegas, where the
Hoover Dam produces hydroelectric power and manmade Lake Mead supplies
water. Native Americans farmed the desert on a small scale, but
20th-century technology begot greater opportunity. Once desolate areas
of California and Mexico now grow agriculture due to irrigation, and
the desert's abundant sunshine allows solar-energy and wind-power
production. And in the future, desert technology may enable
colonization of planets like Mars. We also take a look at how
refrigeration and air conditioning have made life in desert
communities tolerable, and examine the latest in survival gear and
equipment.

8-9pm -- Super Tools - Ship.
A modern-day aircraft carrier is like a floating city: with 5,000
crewmembers, 80 aircraft, and a four-and-a-half acre big flight deck.
It's nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall, and has its
very own 20-story skyscraper balanced on top of it. Constructing one
of these is as much a marvel as the ship itself. We take viewers to
the Newport News Shipyard in Virginia, where the George H. W.
Bush--the latest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier--is inching closer to
completion. Gone are the hammers, nails, and even rivets of the old
shipyards, replaced with plasma, lasers, and robots that are pressed
into service building the largest warship afloat. We go deep inside
the guts of this warship-in-the-making to get up close to the tools
that rule the shipbuilding world: the plasma beveling cutter, robotic
welder, shafting lathe, laser tracker, and pneumatic drill.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Katrina
New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras, spicy food, jazz and cemeteries.
In 2005 Hurricane Katrina transformed the face of the city forever.
1,500 people died, thousands were left praying for rescue. It was the
worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Every step of the way, there
are powerful reminders of the cost of misjudging the power of
nature--a mistake that can surrender entire cities to the Boneyard.

10-12am -- Boneyard: Where Machines End Their Lives -
Where do machines go when they die? From B-52 Bombers to massive
aircraft carriers, from passenger cars to Cold War cruise missiles and
remnants of the Twin Towers, all that we manufacture has a lifespan.
But reaching the end of their original purposes can be just the
beginning. Join us on a fascinating visual journey as we follow some
of our greatest achievements in manufacturing, design engineering, and
construction to their after-lives and final resting places.

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Friday, August 31, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Fire.
Fire--we have learned to create and control it, but have yet to tame
it? It's alive--it breathes, feeds, and grows. Fire is behind
essentially every component of the modern world and has spawned entire
industries. We'll feature great feats in pyrotechnology, or the
intentional use and control of fire by humans--from the massive
8-story fire-breathing boilers that create steam heat for downtown
Philadelphia, to the nearly 2,000 degree flames that create
electricity at a biomass plant. From the massive coal-fired
locomotives that powered us across the continent, to the rocket
engines that took us to the moon, we'll cover what fire is, how we
have learned to create and harness it, and its behavior with various
fuel sources. At a match factory, we see how the seeds of fire are
made and explore the significance of this seemingly simple innovation.
We also take a look at the important role that fire has played in
technological advances as well as warfare.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - B-2 Bomber.
In any battle, the key to victory is the ability to strike the enemy
without them knowing what hit them. Within the US arsenal one such
weapon can go into harm's way, deliver 40,000 pounds of either
conventional or nuclear bombs, and slip away unobserved--the B-2
Stealth Bomber. With its origins in single-wing experimentation in
Germany in the 1930s, the B-2 was developed under a cloak of secrecy.
But when that cloak was lifted, the world was awed by what stood
before them. Able to fly over 6,000 miles without refueling, it can
reach whatever target the US military wants to attack and deliver its
awesome array of laser-guided weapons with pinpoint accuracy. Using
state-of-the-art technology, including over 130 onboard computers, and
shrouded by a mantle of stealth, it's undetectable by any radar.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Night Fighters
Famous battles are recreated using state-of-the-art computer graphics.
With up to 25 percent of the program consisting of animation, viewers
will feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy. First-hand
accounts will drive the story. Rare archival footage and original
shooting supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Krav Maga of the Israeli Commandos
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff travel to Israel to study one of
the deadliest and most effective hand-to-hand combat systems in the
world. Specifically designed for the Israeli Defense Forces in the
1940s, Krav Maga is dirty, anything-goes fighting style that is used
to disarm and destroy assailants carrying multiple weapons. Our hosts
journey to some of the most sacred religious locations in the world as
they learn to escape deadly chokes, deflect weapons, and perfect
ruthless counterattacks in their quest to become true human weapons.
Never before have our hosts learned a martial art that is not only
physically demanding, but also a combative necessity in this war-torn
country. Their journey ends with a fight against an entire unit of
elite-level Krav Maga professionals.





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