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Saturday, October 1, 2011
8:00 PM -- Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Confederate Gold
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and his team dig into one of the Civil War's most enduring legends: that millions of dollars' worth of missing gold and silver from the Confederate treasury are still buried in secret hiding places across America. According the legend, the only way to find that buried treasure is to decode cryptic signs and symbols left behind by a shadowy Confederate group known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. Brad and the Decoded team join veteran treasure hunter Bob Brewer, whose lifetime effort to understand the KGC's secret code paid off when he uncovered a small fortune in buried Confederate coins. Bob soon shows just how well he understands those codes as he and the team follow KGC clues to the location of another possible treasure trove.
9:00 PM -- Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Secret Societies
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and his team try to penetrate Bohemian Grove, one of America's most tightly guarded gatherings of the rich and powerful. The Decoded team converges on the group's hideaway in a northern California redwood forest to pursue rumors of ritual sacrifice and secret agreements that control the lives of everyday Americans. Brad soon finds out just how difficult it is to uncover Bohemian Grove's secrets. He knew sending the team into the Grove would be risky, but he never expected they'd be calling him for bail money.
10:00 PM -- Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Apocalypse in Georgia
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and the team search for the true meaning of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones. Often called America's Stonehenge, this granite monument is located on a remote hilltop outside Atlanta. Brad and the team examine the multilingual messages carved into the stones for any clues to the monument's anonymous creator, who's known only by the pseudonym -- J.C. Christian. The Decoded team checks out rumors that the Guidestones are really the work of a secretive religious sect called the Rosicrucians, who've been accused of practicing alchemy and mind control
11:00 PM -- Brad Meltzer's Decoded - The White House
The team gets to the bottom--literally--of a mystery concerning the cornerstones of our democracy. Laid by the ultra secretive Freemasons, this landmark piece of stone vanished. The search for the White House cornerstone has been on for over 200 years, everyone from Harry Truman to Barbara Bush have looked for it. Is it a coincidence...or is there a secret conspiracy tied to these stones and the buildings they were meant to support?

Sunday, October 2, 2011
8:00 PM-8:30 PM -- Pawn Stars - The Wright Stuff
The Pawn Stars snap to attention when an 1830's percussion musket from West Point marches into the shop. One of only a couple hundred ever made, will this rare cadet training weapon pass inspection, or will it end up with a demerit? Then, get ready to take flight when a guy soars in with a collection of letters and pilot licenses signed by the father of flight, Orville Wright. Will Rick be able to get this deal off the ground, or will a tough negotiation send him back to the drawing board? And later, Rick and the Old Man get ready to spend all their nickels when a guy brings in an antique slot machine from the 1930's. Will they take a gamble and hit a jackpot with this deal, or will a cold streak leave them busted?
8:30 PM-9:00 PM -- Pawn Stars - Off the Wall
The Pawn Stars prepare to charge when a man brings in a Civil War musket once carried by an ancestor wounded in battle. Complete with rare documentation, will the guys execute a brilliant battle plan for this firearm or will the customer secede from the shop? Then, Rick blows a gasket when his son Corey sells an extremely rare movie poster from his personal collection--can Corey make it up to him, or will this movie memorabilia mess-up bomb? And later, a rusted-out 1950s atomic missile-themed pedal car squeaks its way into the shop. Will the seller hit his target to turn his trash into cash or should this Cold War relic been dismantled years ago?
9:00 PM-10:00 PM -- IRT Deadliest Roads - Rise of the Rookies
Patience and tempers are stretched to the limits on the Bolivian Death Road day after day. Dave and Lisa deal with their malfunctioning truck, racing against the clock to make sure they can still deliver their load on time. Hugh and Rick battle both the international language barrier and muddy roads as tempers boil. Inexperience catches up to rookies Tim and Tino, where they'll have to second-guess their ability to drive the deadly, cliffside roads. And at the end of the day, two truckers, pushed to their limits, call it quits.
10:00 PM -- Around The World In 80 Ways - Titicaca or Bust Whether rushing down Victoria Falls in a barrel, hang gliding over Rio, or crossing the Kalahari by ostrich, hosts Robert "Boston Rob" Mariano (Survivor, The Amazing Race) and Dennis Anderson (creator of the monster truck Gravedigger), have to employ 80 different forms of transportation without repeating any vehicle. It's an extreme expedition that will take them not only across the miles, but through time as they explore the history behind the many ways people have gotten around throughout the ages. Dennis and Rob begin the journey to their first destination -- Lake Titicaca, Peru. In South America, a wrong-way bus trip leads to a ride down the world's highest zip line, followed by a gnarly descent down a cliff face with only rebar ladders for support. On the Incan trail, they use horses, llamas, motorbikes, and water taxis to arrive at the lake, where they race each other in the traditional reed boats of the indigenous people.

Monday, October 3, 2011
8:00 PM-8:30 PM -- Pawn Stars - Missile Attack
The Pawn Stars take evasive action when a Cold War era heat-seeking missile guidance system locks onto the shop. Will the guys engage and try to blast this deal out of the sky or is this former military secret still too hot to handle? Then, Corey and Chumlee check out a 1986 Buick Regal. Customized from top to bottom, can Corey shift into gear and hit cruise control or will a bumpy negotiation make this low rider hit rock bottom? And later, a man hops into the shop looking to sell an original 1960's Playboy Bunny uniform. Will Rick jump up his offer to buy this iconic costume or has the price for this sexy rabbit become over inflated?
8:30 PM-9:00 PM -- Pawn Stars - Chummobile
The Pawn Stars have an opportunity to buy one of the most recognizable cars of all time: The Batmobile. Will they use every gadget on their tool-belt for this legendary set of wheels or will they decide crime fighting doesn't pay? Then, Rick and Chumlee are presented with a mysterious 19th century letter signed by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Can Rick read between the lines and decode the decrepit document or will it fall to pieces in their hands, sealing it's secrets for all time? And later, a small antique writing desk comes into the shop packing more than just stationary. Will this locked and loaded spy-desk trigger their interest or will the deal end up shooting blanks?
9:00 PM-10:00 PM -- American Pickers - California Dreamin'
Cruising along the California coastline, the guys know they're in for something big. Mil Blair founded the iconic motorcycle magazine Easyriders and, for the first time ever, the legend is willing to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia. Later, the guys visit Bird's temple of surfing. Although he doesn't normally sell, the guys convince him to part with a few choice surfboards. Also, the guys visit Alfie in the Malibu Hills. His eclectic collection includes over a half million albums and a real bombshell. And finally, they get their new surfboards appraised at the California Surf Museum and make a generous donation.
10:00 PM-10:30 PM -- Pawn Stars - Take a Seat
Take a seat with the Pawn Stars as a chair from the U.S. Senate floor rolls through their doors. Will a motion to buy this chair result in a resounding "Yay" or will the Old Man veto the deal? Then, Corey and Chumlee have their heads in the clouds when a guy brings in a signed photo of NASA's Gemini launch. With over a dozen astronautical autographs, will the guys take one giant leap to buy this piece of space history or will they forced to abort the mission? And later, a man races into the shop with a NASCAR driver's suit that once belonged to Ryan "The Rocket Man" Newman. Will the guys set a new lap record to make a deal or will negotiations crash before reaching the finish line?
10:30 PM -- Pawn Stars - Pablo Pawncasso
Get revved up with the Pawn Stars as they check out a rare REO Flying Cloud hot rod from the 1930s. Will Rick muster the strength to crank up an offer for this classic ride or will the deal take a detour and sputter out? Then, Rick and Corey are presented with a well-known Picasso etching called "Poor Roby." Will the guys draw themselves a masterpiece of a deal or will critic reviews call it "Poor Rick?" And later, Rick and Chumlee meet a man trying to sell his pair of pants -- miniature gold plated pants awarded to Ohio State football players when they beat Michigan. Will the guys cautiously step into this deal one leg at a time or jump right in with both feet?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
8:00 PM-9:00 PM -- American Pickers - Hobo Jack
Concerned about slow sales and high expenses, Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game and make some serious money. Mike and Frank feel the pressure. They uncover lots of great stuff in Tony's sprawling Illinois collection, but not the big-ticket item they're looking for. It doesn't get much better in a small town they come across. There, they spot some great vintage garage signs, and although they're not for sale, Ken has room after room of unusual items, including an early bicycle and rare Victorian-era erotica. But their luck really changes when Danielle calls with a lead about Hobo Jack. When the guys walk into his hidden, heavily wooded overgrown property, they are surprised by his incredible collection. But will they find the mother lode they've been looking for?
9:00 PM-10:00 PM -- American Pickers - 8th Grade Humor
Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve. After the boys spot a rusty toy museum sign, lifetime collector George opens the doors to his heavenly collection. A former church turned personal showcase, the shelves are overflowing with vintage toys and George is in the mood to sell. The bearded charmer works his magic and the guys soon find themselves picking with a local history buff. As a fire marshal, John empties abandoned houses before burning them down! He's filled several outbuildings with salvaged treasures. Mike spots an item so unusual he's willing to take a huge gamble. In Des Moines, auction-addict Roger has a 3,000-square-foot mega-pick that's jam-packed with treasure that he's finally willing to sell.
10:00 PM -- Top Shot - Stacked
The individual stage of the competition kicks off with the highly accurate McMillan TAC-50 Sniper Rifle. Taking aim at targets 500 yards downrange, one marksman has a meltdown and struggles to complete the individual challenge. In the elimination, it's all on the line for two competitors as they duke it out with a notorious WWII handgun.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
8:00 PM-9:00 PM -- Ancient Aliens - Aliens and Deadly Weapons
Iron swords forged in blazing hot fires... Gunpowder with the power to tear apart human flesh... And rockets capable of destroying entire cities... Throughout history, advances in technology have lead to the development of powerful weapons--each more deadly than the last. But were these lethal weapons the product of human innovation--or were they created with help from another, otherworldly source?
9:00 PM-10:00 PM -- Ancient Aliens - Aliens and the Founding Fathers
What is the meaning behind secret messages found throughout Washington, D.C.? Did America's Founding Fathers know something about ancient aliens that the general public did not? And if so, could this knowledge have been incorporated into the symbols, architecture, and even the founding documents of the United States of America?
10:00 PM -- Brad Meltzer's Decoded - Ft. Knox
Every now and then a researcher will discover a historical enigma, an unproven rumor, a story with a puzzling outcome. Such encounters are an irresistible challenge for Brad Meltzer, the #1 New York Times best-selling author. What if I told you Fort Knox was empty? Buddy, Scott and McKinley travel to Kentucky to investigate the history of the legendary vault, and discover the devastating impact it would have on our economy and our pocketbooks if the gold were gone. Fort Knox has not been audited since 1974, but does that mean the government is shielding its empty pocket book from the prying eyes of the American public, or is the privacy in place to protect a different secret altogether?

Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:00 PM -- Around The World In 80 Ways - Titicaca or Bust
[repeated from Sunday above]
9:00 PM -- History of the World in Two Hours
A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, emergence of life, spread of man and the growth of civilization--and reveals their surprising connections to our world today.

Friday, October 7, 2011
7:00 PM -- Modern Marvels - Driver's Seat
Get behind the wheel and take control of the some of the largest, fastest, most powerful machines on the planet. These aren't your average vehicles--and handling one of these rides is unlike anything else. But you need more than just a learner's permit to take control of these need training, experience, and above all, guts--if you plan to sit in the Driver's Seat.
8:00 PM-8:30 PM -- Pawn Stars - Patton Pending
The Pawn Stars snap to attention as they check out a photo album signed by one of history's greatest military leaders--General George S. Patton. Containing pictures labeled as "classified," can the gang make a strategic advance for these images from World War II or will they be out-maneuvered and forced to retreat? Then, it's off the races when Rick and Chumlee come across a pair of jockey boots autographed by horse-racing legend Willie Shoemaker. Will Rick chomp at the bit for this rare piece of sports history or will he back the wrong horse? And later, a man comes in hoping to sell his Kevlar bulletproof vest. Will Corey take aim at buying this heavy-duty body armor or is this deal too tough to penetrate?
8:30 PM-9:00 PM -- Pawn Stars - Ace in the Hole
The Pawn Stars hope to capture a glimpse of the Old West when they are presented with an antique professional gambler's toolkit. Complete with every game of the trade and elaborately designed with a secret compartment for trouble, will they up the ante and make an offer or will they be forced to fold? Then, Rick and Corey look to buy rare pieces of 1896 U.S. currency known as the "Educational Series." Lavishly designed by the U.S. Treasury, will the bills receive high praises or will a series of bad reviews send to them back to school? And later, a man hopes to sell his 1950's radiation detecting Geiger counter. Will the shop emit some serious energy for this relic of the Cold War or will the deal force them all to duck and cover?
9:00 PM-9:30 PM -- American Restoration - Hot & Cold
After Rick's son Tyler stumbles upon a 1950's coffee vending machine, the team has to brew up an instant formula for restoration. Will they turn this junky java dispenser into a vintage valuable, or will this project land them in hot water? And later, Rick is challenged to convert a 1930s Montgomery Ward refrigerator from icebox to wine-box. Can Rick keep his cool as he completes this retro refurbishment or will this arctic assignment cause a Merlot meltdown?
9:30 PM-10:00 PM -- American Restoration - Jackpot
Rick and his team have a chance to restore a prohibition era slot machine, will they take a backroom gamble and hit the restoration jackpot or will this one-armed bandit walk off with all their winnings? And later, when a 1940's Pepsi cooler comes in for an icey overhaul, will an archaic bottle of pop distract the team, or will this frosty cooler quench the teams thirst for soda salvation?
10:00 PM-10:30 PM -- American Restoration - Rusted and Busted
Rick and his crew drive full speed ahead when a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle roars into the shop. Can they burn restoration rubber with this kiddie contraption, or will this rapid refurbishment suddenly hit the skids? And later, a client brings in a crumbling 1950s bumper car. Will Rick decide to buckle up and steer this challenging overhaul, or will this retro amusement park ride be more trouble than its worth?
10:30 PM -- American Restoration - Grippin' Mad
Rick and his team flex their muscles when they strong-arm a powerful penny arcade strength tester from the 1940's. Can they get a grip and swiftly squeeze out a macho machine, or will this resistant restoration be too tough to tackle? And later, a client brings in a small gum and cigarette-vending slot machine from the 1930's. Will the team hit a junior jackpot on this gambling gadget or will this miniature machine burst their itty-bitty bubble?
11:00 -- Modern Marvels - Rice
You can fry it up, eat it for breakfast, or quaff it down on a hot summer day. It's the world's most versatile grain: RICE. At last count, there were over 140,000 types--white, brown, long-grain, wild, short-grain, jasmine, Arborio, Basmati, black Thai, sweet, sticky--enough to satisfy any discerning palette. From the mountaintops of Nepal to the fertile fields of California and Arkansas, we'll find out everything there is to know about growing, harvesting and milling this tiny, life saving fare. We'll travel to restaurants and distilleries to experience the delicious creations talented masters whip up. It comes in all the colors of the rainbow, served up everyday in countless dishes. It even brews into alcoholic drinks--sake and beer. We'll also go inside the factories that make Rice Cakes and Rice Krispie Treats to discover how they use RICE to make their "snackable" delights.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
8:00 PM-10:00 PM -- - The Stoned Ages
From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. Explore the reasons we've used drugs through the ages, while considering the devastating consequences that accompany the choice to use certain drugs. This fascinating, fresh, and insightful documentary will ask the question: overall, have drugs done more to help us or hurt us? Host Dean Norris will journey through the millennia and look in on the greatest civilizations in human history to discover if drugs helped these societies flourish or fail and whether drug use was holy or hedonistic, a savior or a curse?
10:00 PM -- - Cocaine: History Between the Lines
This two-hour special goes inside the history of the second most used illicit drug in America. The human appetite for this narcotic goes all the way back to 3000 B.C., when South Americans chewed coca leaves, thinking they were a gift from God. But it wasn't until 1855, when cocaine was first extracted from the coca leaf and used in powder form that its use spiked. Initially it was utilized as an anesthesia. Soon, famed psychologist Sigmund Freud touted it as an effective cure for depression and impotence. In 1886, John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, added it to his new soft drink: Coca Cola or Coke for short. In 1914, the drug was outlawed, but the damaged had been done. The 70's ushered in another boost in the drug's use, fueled in part by new drug cartels in South America. To combat cocaine's rise, the Reagan administration started the War on Drugs in the 80's.
Christmas Wreaths at Arlington
Veterans: Remembering those who were home by Christmas, & those who weren't

A treaty with the Big Bad Wolf (1942)

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The History Channel's real-life Pirates Of The Caribbean website including a clip of their favorite weapons: click on the pirate ship there to see video

All 3000 names from September 11, 2001
Wild West Tech @ 9am hosted by David Carradine, some episodes narrated by Keith Carradine

Our Web chat with R. Lee Ermey, which took place live from Kuwait on July 6, 2003 Other videos posted by Ermey at the History Channel
Do you have written goals? In a survey of Harvard MBA grads in 1979: 84% had not set goals for themselves, 13% made goals but hadn't written them down, and 3% had written goals. By 1987, the 13% were earning twice as much as the 84% and the 3% were making ten times the earnings of the other 97%

R. Lee Ermey (Mail Call) has decided to play something other than a tough drill sgt. (Full Metal Jacket). His latest movie is a prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre called "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" as the head of a very strange & lethal family of mutants

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Watch Lock N' Load or drop and give me 20 Watch Lock N' Load every week if you know what's good for you, scumbag,
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Transcript of the Live Chat with Ermey in Kuwait (2003)

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Griffith Park Observatory According to Ripley's Believe It Or Not, the 800-mile long Aruwimi River, which flows through the Aruwimi Forest in the Congo, was unwittingly named by famous explorer David Livingstone. He asked a native what the name of the river was. The native replied "Aruwimi," which means, "What is he saying?"

In 1942, Adolf Hitler inherited 9,000 acres of grazing land in Colorado from German relatives. The PT Boat of WW2 was based on a blueprint from Andrew Higgins, a bootlegger who had used the speedboat design for rumrunning during Prohibition. And Arlington National Cemetery has four Tomb Of The Unknown Soldiers (WW1, WW2, Korea & Vietnam) but only 3 bodies: identification processes have become so good that all remains returned from Vietnam are eventually identified!

In 1963, ventriloquist Paul Winchell was awarded a patent for the first successful artificial heart. The plastic heart was first tested on a calf, which lived 94 days.

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