____________________________________________________ Monday, December 1, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Pleasure Boats As we power-up and unfurl the sails on a magical cruise through time, viewers meet the people who've devoted their lives to pleasure boating. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, we delve into a world of luxury, adventure, and sport on spectacular vessels ranging from classic yachts to sports boats to the ultimate floating palaces. In this timeless pastime, technological wonders continue to evolve and enthrall. 8-8:30pm -- Mail Call - Marine Sniper Rifle/BlowGun/Mulberry Harbor/French Resistance/Frontline Medical Care/Berserk: #31 At Camp Pendleton's sniper school, R. Lee Ermey pops off a few rounds of the Marine's super accurate M40A3 rifle, then takes on his old enemy, a watermelon, using a blowgun--a weapon in use for 40,000 years! Lee examines a WWII "Mulberry Harbour"--floating concrete caissons used to bridge the English Channel, weapons the French Resistance used against the Nazis, and improvements in frontline medical care. In our GI Jargon segment, he explains the military origin of the word "Berserk". 8:30-9pm -- Guts & Bolts - Trials Motorcycle/Car Wash/Time Track Camera: #10 At a 650-acre slice of motorcycle heaven in Tennessee, Tim Beggy tries to master a state-of-the-art motorcycle. Vertigo-inducing hill climbs, mind-boggling balance, leaping tall boulders in a single bound--all par for the course at the Motorcycle Observed Trials. Next, he gets an up-close view of the car wash technology that gets your wheels squeaky clean, and jets off to Switzerland to meet the man who pioneered the Time Track Camera--where everything freezes and the camera spins around. 9-11pm -- Car Tech of the Future - Engage the satellite navigation, fire-up the fuel cell, and activate the radar-guided cruise control! You're in for the joyride of your life as we investigate what drives and will drive our vehicular destiny. In this 2-hour special, we talk to auto industry engineers, designers, historians and futurists, and meet carmakers standing at the threshold of a brave new automotive world and on the verge of technical innovations that might prove as far-reaching as the switch from horses to horsepower. ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, December 2, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Rolls Royce The world's most famous brand, Rolls Royce, is owned by the same company that makes Bentley--a luxury leader once known for its prowess on the racetrack. The storied history of Rolls Royce includes wealth, glamour, speed, sex, scandal, and political intrigue. So hold on to your hat and wallet as we whisk you away in some of the most unbelievable, marvelous mechanical indulgences! 8-9pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - B-29 In 1948, a B-29 Superfortress took off from California on a research mission carrying a strange piece of scientific equipment--the Suntracker. But when the plane crashed into Lake Mead, Nevada, the Suntracker was lost. And all records saying what it was or what the plane was studying were also lost. Now, archaeologists from the National Park Services' Submerged Resources Center explore the wrecked bomber, submerged under 200 feet of water, and learn that it was at the forefront of Cold War science. 9-10pm -- Tactical to Practical - # 10 10-11pm -- Extreme Gadgets - Join us for an exploration of the technological innovations that have made extreme sports a reality. The world's best extreme athletes, designers, manufacturers, and engineers explain and demonstrate why the gadgets, gear, and technology of these sports have captured the public's imagination and revolutionized the sporting industry. Sports covered include surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, in-line skating, street luge, wakeboarding, sport climbing, BMX biking, and sky surfing. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, December 3, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Million Dollar Tech For millennia, luxury toys have functioned as flashy instruments of affluence, authority, and identity and driven many kingly consumers to covet, create, and purchase these status symbols. From the Roman Emperor Caligula's special barges to Carl Faberge's impossibly intricate eggs, from plasma screen TVs to $600,000 Bentleys and Rolex watches, we examine spectacular personal possessions--paeans to the lords of a consumer culture that grows richer and technologically more sophisticated daily. 8-9pm -- History Undercover - FDR's Secret War A dark and unseen Franklin D. Roosevelt lay behind the cheerful voice that inspired millions during WWII. "I am a juggler," he said. "I never let my left hand know what my right hand is doing." For 13 years of desperate times, intrigue and espionage formed the ocean in which FDR swam. Did you know that FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo--before Pearl Harbor? That he ran his own personal spy ring? Based on Joseph Persico's book, we reveal startling secrets from FDR's clandestine world. 9-10pm -- Private Planes - The plane's on the runway and revving up for our flight of power and whimsy. The panorama reveals some amazing machines--from vintage aircraft to homemade winged wonders to posh private jets. It's a tale that merges technological progress and the fantasies of an unique type of person, who refuses to be grounded by earth's surly bonds. 10-11pm -- Tailgating - At stadiums nationwide, thousands of football fans come together to show team spirit, eat incredible food, and join the community of tailgating. We journey around the U.S. to legendary tailgating colleges like Penn State, the University of Miami, and Louisiana State University, and visit the home-team parking lots of the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and Philadelphia Eagles. We taste the food, meet the spectators, and reveal the evolution of tailgating--from horse and buggy to tricked-out RV. ____________________________________________________ Thursday, December 4, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Sports Cars Car aficionados rarely agree on what makes a true sports car, but they concede that in little over a century, they went from crude to grand. We compare Britain's MG, Triumph, Morgan, and Jaguar; Italy's Ferrari; Germany's Porsche and BMW; America's Corvette; and Japan's Miata. Take a fast-paced, high-octane ride, and you decide! 8-9pm -- History's Mysteries - Hell's Angels Are they romantic figures of rebellion, or traveling, rowdy misfits? Jump on you "hog" and ride along as we reveal the history of this motorcycle club with a punch! From inception by a former pilot from the "Hell's Angels" squadron, to the true incident on which "The Wild One" is based, to today, it's a rowdy ride you won't want to miss. 9-11pm -- Motorcycles - Set the sedan's safety brake and hop on your "hog" for a 2-hour high-speed history of the motorcycle--from the 1868 "steam velocipede" to the early 20th century, when they were a low-cost alternative to automobiles; from Harley-Davidsons preferred by Hell's Angels and police to motocross riders who take bikes into the air and onto the dirt. We also look to the motorcycle's future, featuring Jay Leno's jet-propelled Y2K sportbike and Erik Buell's bike-without-a-gas-tank creation. ____________________________________________________ Friday, December 5, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 6-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Private Jets From today's ultra chic, state-of-the-art private jets to Lockheed's 1957 Jetstar, this 2-hour special investigates the history, the luxury, and technology of America's corporate jets. We meet a few of the men and women who pioneered them--Bill Lear, Clyde Cessna and his nephews, Walter and Olive Beech. Actor Michael Dorn explains what it takes to buy a previously-owned jet. And, we see the latest in kit jets and look into the new must-have of the super rich--jets the size of commercial airliners. 8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - More Engineering Disasters Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into the modern world also caused some of mankind's worst disasters. Often a huge calamity is traced back to a tiny cause, insignificant in itself, but triggering a domino effect. We'll revisit notable disasters and search for probable causes. 9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Limos Limousines have been stretched to greater and greater lengths--as has the notion of what can be done inside them! You can have a rolling disco in a stretched SUV, go for a rumble off-road in a monster truck limousine, or take a direct hit in an armored limo and still make your meeting. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride of your life as we review the history of chauffeured limousines--from weddings, proms, and funerals to the ultimate adult playpen and the President's "Cadillac One". 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Convertibles Topless, unobstructed--the convertible completely transforms the driving experience and unlike any other car, sets the driver free. During this face-paced hour, experts highlight the history of the world's most dynamic car design and the essential quality that makes it so unique. From the very first convertible design in 1915 to modern-day marvels of retractable hardtops, we peer under the hoods to see why the convertible remains the car that everybody wants, but only a few are bold enough to own. ____________________________________________________ Saturday, December 6, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 6-8pm -- BOYS' TOYS: - MOTORCYCLES 8-9pm -- Battlefield Detectives - Agincourt's Dark Secrets A battlefield investigation of Henry V's English victory over the French, made famous by William Shakespeare. The English were heavily outnumbered, battle-weary, retreating, and--according to contemporary chronicles--suffering from dysentery. Yet they still beat the French. How could this have happened? Was it simply the power of the English longbow? 9-11pm -- Time Machine - Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, was an historical turning point--the world was forever changed after the fateful Japanese attack against the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It resulted from a combination of interrelated and complicated factors--and at any point, the dangerous operation could have been called off before its commander radioed back the code words "Tora, Tora, Tora" (Tiger, Tiger, Tiger), which meant complete surprise had been achieved. Here is the real story of the "Day of Infamy". ____________________________________________________ Sunday, December 7, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - Japanese Sub at Pearl Harbor The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a move of unprecedented aggression that shook the U.S. out of its peaceful slumber and into WWII. But for 60 years, veterans of the destroyer USS Ward claimed they sank an enemy submarine outside the harbor more than an hour before the aerial attack began. The wreck was never found, and the story was dismissed. In August 2002, a dive team crossed its path and their find made headlines worldwide. We travel to Pearl Harbor to investigate the midget sub mystery. 8-9pm -- The SS - Himmler's Mania Presented in meticulous detail, our 6-part investigation of the SS reveals film footage long believed lost and eyewitnesses only now prepared to discuss Hitler's sinister reign of terror. Focusing on the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, we see how his penchant for the occult determined his barbaric politics, and how he mixed anti-Semitism with blood-and-soil mysticism. A chicken farmer with an agriculture diploma, he instigated "breeding" a new race and administered mass genocide like a tax official. 9-10pm -- The SS - Heydrich--The Hangman Hitler called him "the man with the iron heart" and as head of the Security Police and SD (Security Service), Reinhard Heydrich commanded killing squads in Poland and the Soviet Union that shot hundreds of thousands of the "racially and nationally undesirable". Architect of the Holocaust, he authorized Adolf Eichmann to work out a large-scale deportation program for Europe's Jews that would end in extermination centers. Features footage of Heydrich's personal life from private archives. 10-10:30pm -- Mail Call - Marine Sniper School/Hand Signals/Ho Chi Minh Trail/Motorcycles/Loading Palettes/C-119: #32 How do the Marines train snipers? What kind of hand signals do our soldiers use? How did the Viet Cong manage to bring so many supplies into South Vietnam on the primitive Ho Chi Minh Trail? What types of motorcycles has the military used through the years? Can the military air drop tanks? When did the C-119 Flying Boxcar transport plane operate and what did it carry? R. Lee Ermey heads to the field to answer these exciting viewers' questions on military technology. 10:30-11pm -- Mail Call - Cobra Attack Helicopter/Sidewinder Missile/C-54 Skymaster/MPs/Flintlock Pistol: #39 What puts the "super" in the Marines' attack helicopter, the AH-1W Super Cobra? As long as we're talking snakes, why are there so many AIM (Air Intercept Missile) Sidewinders? Why do many consider the C-54 Skymaster transport plane the true hero of the Berlin Airlift and the first Air Force One plane? What kind of training and gear are supplied to our military police? How accurate were the old Flintlock Pistols? Shot on location, R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions on military technology. ____________________________________________________ Monday, December 8, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - MiG 15 The MiG 15 was 1 of the 20th century's most feared high-performance weapons. When it first appeared in 1950, its high speed, lightning maneuverability, and intense firepower outclassed everything in the sky. During the Korean War, when Soviet MiGs engaged with America's F 86 Sabre jets, they finally met their match and a new era in air warfare had begun. Features exclusive interviews with MiG fighter pilots who flew against U.S. pilots and the nephew of the founder of the MiG Design Bureau. 8-9pm -- The Last Samurai - How true is Hollywood to history? Our experts go behind the scenes of the film "The Last Samurai", director Edward Zwick's look at of the birth of modern Japan. Tom Cruise stars as Captain Nathan Algren, hired by the Emperor to train the country's army in modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for modernization, Algren finds himself drawn to the Samurai philosophy and at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds. 9-11pm -- The Samurai - The knights of medieval Japan, the Samurai held power for over 700 years. Ferocious in combat, these masters of sword and bow were bound by an unforgiving code of ethics. Their legacy of martial artistry, ceremony, self-discipline, and tenacity persists. Explore the history and mystery of this elite warrior class as present-day Samurai demonstrate their ancient skills in this 2-hour special, and historians and experts examine the meaning and ritual of Bushido--the way of the warrior. ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, December 9, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Firing Ranges Discover how military and police personnel, as well as private citizens, hone their shooting skills with one of the oldest of training techniques when we review the history of firing ranges--from a simple knot on a tree, old bottles, rusted tin cans, and highway signs to high-tech targets and advances in weaponry. 8-9pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - Andrea Doria: Tragedy at Sea In 1956, the pride of Italy's passenger liner fleet, the Andrea Doria, set sail from Genoa bound for America. More than 3,500 miles away, the liner Stockholm left New York heading home to Sweden. In less than 8 days, the ocean liners mysteriously collided in the North Atlantic in one of the 20th century's worst maritime accidents. Now, Deep Sea Detectives John Chatterton and Richie Kohler launch a full-scale investigation into what happened on July 25 and uncover controversial new evidence. 9-11pm -- The Wright Challenge - On December 17, 1903, with Orville belly down on the wing and Wilbur watching closely, the Kitty Hawk left gravity-bound earth for 12 brief, celestial seconds--the Aviation Age was born and the world forever changed. Our 2-hour special follows four teams of replica plane builders from across America as they try to recreate history and rebuild the 1903 flyer--100 years later. But will their planes fly? With limited knowledge from the secretive Wrights' original plan, all accept the Wright Challenge. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, December 10, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Battle Gear From battle armor to bubble gum, you might be surprised by what soldiers have carried into battle--and what they'll carry in future wars. In this look at the development of weapons--from the Roman soldier's gladius to the M16 assault rifle to infrared scopes and biological weapons protection--we also discover the evolution of body armor--from knights to Kelvar-protected "Land Warriors". And we'll also find out what the "Future Warrior" will look like. 8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Car Crashes In the mid-1960s, the U.S. lost an average of 55,000 people yearly to car crashes. Since then, the number of cars on the road has doubled, but fatalities have decreased by nearly a third. The dramatic reduction is the culmination of research and development that led to safer roads and cars and quicker emergency response. But car-crash technology's future involves removal of its biggest threat--human drivers! Find out if computers and radar can prevent everything from fender-benders to pile-ups. 9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters 4 Engineering disasters can result in personal tragedy, national humiliation, and economic ruin. But buried within their wreckage lie lessons that point the way to a safer future. The fire at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel, the collapse of Seattle's Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge, the car that spurred creation of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and the flaw that grounded the first commercial jet are among the engineering disasters that led to improvements in design and safety. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Failed Inventions Join us for a salute to the dreamers and schemers who brought the world an odd assortment of flawed ideas--like flying, swimming, and jet-powered automobiles, flying rocket belts, and radium-filled clothes that promised to inflate the owner's sagging love life! And we explore the minds of the off-kilter geniuses who thought up these off-the-mark concepts. Some tinkerers' musings were merely ahead of their time and deemed flops during the inventor's lifetime, but others were just plain bad! ____________________________________________________ Thursday, December 11, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Coal Mines Coal--the fuel responsible for more than half the electricity used daily. We unearth the amazing technological advances that have led to today's extremely efficient methods--from ancient techniques to the simplistic bell pit method, from drift mining, surface mining, and strip mining to modern longwall mining, when a massive machine extracts an entire wall of coal in seconds. We go underground with miners in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming, and also address environmental concerns. 8-9pm -- Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil - An examination of the minds of two of the 20th century's most brutal dictators and mass murderers--Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Based on recent psychological and medical studies, the program explores the personalities of these ruthless leaders, who were directly responsible for millions of deaths--their paranoia, suspiciousness, cold-bloodedness, sadism, and lack of human feeling. Includes interviews with Martin Bormann's son and Hitler's butler. 9-10pm -- Time Machine - Nazi Guerrillas After the end of WWII, Allied forces faced guerrilla bombings and attacks in occupied Germany--Nazi loyalists tried to derail reconstruction by sabotage and killing collaborators, while Werewolves, an underground organization of die-hard SS officers, boasted of rebirth of the Party. Find out if their bark was worse than their bite in a 2-hour investigation into how Werewolves terrorized military and civilian targets, and the Allied attempt to purge Germany's past at denazification tribunals. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Death Devices The hangman, gas chamber, firing squad, and electric chair are just a few of the ways in which societies have rid themselves of those who committed capital crimes. And throughout history, a select few have developed the devices that have carried out the mandate of the people. This is the dark story of those inventors and the macabre history of execution mechanics--from the first "stone" of antiquity to today's sterile injection chambers--with a peek at the future of death technology. ____________________________________________________ Friday, December 12, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 6-8pm -- Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked - Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked Comic books--serious or escapist fantasy? This 2-hour special shows how comic book superheroes reflect their times--from the 1930s to the 21st century--and how these wish-fulfillment figures became role models for generations of children. Following the most representative cartoon crusaders and villains, as well as the industry that formed them, we see how they mirrored society--from the Depression, WWII, the Cold War, and the turbulent '60s to today--and how they proved adaptable to other media. 8-9pm -- Dead Men's Secrets - America's Secret War Examines U.S. intelligence gathering--from inception in the 1920s and development during WWII through the Office of Strategic Services and the Allied Intelligence Bureau. We investigate espionage during the war, the breakthrough in aerial reconnaissance technology, cracking of the Japanese naval codes by Navy intelligence, and birth of the Central Intelligence Agency. We also look at the darker side. Did the CIA strike a deal with Nazi war criminals in return for their help in the Cold War? 9-10pm -- History Undercover - Death of the Battleship Follows one of Britain's greatest maritime disasters--the sinking of Force Z. On December 2, 1941, the HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse arrived in Singapore as a deterrent to the Japanese. By December 10, both lay at the bottom of the South China Sea. In less than 90 minutes, they were sunk by Japanese planes in the first conflict between battleships and aircraft in open sea. Now, military and civilian divers have filmed the wrecks in detail and we attempt to unravel why they sank so fast. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Military Movers The challenge: Move millions of soldiers and tons of cargo halfway around the world and into the thick of action. How? Use the biggest ships, the widest planes, and the strongest trucks. Today, military planners move men and equipment further and faster than ever. The United Sates Transportation Command, answering to the Department of Defense, runs military transport like an efficient private shipping and travel agency. From the Civil War to US Transcom, we track the development of military logistics. ____________________________________________________ Saturday, December 13, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-7:30pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey - Surviving Like a Civil War Soldier Roger Daltrey heads to Spotsylvania County, Virginia to experience life on the frontlines during America's Civil War. Roger goes through the day to day regimens of men in both armies--not just enlisted men, but unsung heroes like surgeons and battlefield photographers. He loads and fires a variety of period weapons and learns their devastating effect on human flesh, assists in a dramatic recreation of a Civil War amputation, and aids a photographer in a race against time to document the war. 7:30-8pm -- Mail Call - Newest Coast Guard Ship/Carrier Battle Group/Tanks/Sherman Tank/XM-29 Rifle/WWII V-Mail: #25 R. Lee Ermey sends viewer questions to military experts for answers and demonstrations. Go aboard the Coast Guard's latest and greatest--the multi-purpose 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB); find out which and how many ships comprise a carrier battle group; learn why we call a tank a tank and not a toilet, and why the Sherman was considered a deathtrap; get a look at the M-16's replacement, the futuristic XM-29 rifle; and hear how WWII V-mail didn't talk, but kept letters flowing from the front to home. 8-9pm -- Battlefield Detectives - Trafalgar A decisive series that approaches famous historical battles in a fresh and fascinating way--by bringing to life the characters, drama, and tragedy through the eyes of modern-day forensic scientists, archaeologists, ballistics experts, and microbiologists, as well as historians and military experts. Recent scientific research provides insight into some of the puzzling questions surrounding legendary battles and those who fought in them. 9-11pm -- The Last Mission - Meet Jim Smith, radio operator on a B-29 that flew WWII's final mission. Smith, attached to the secret 315th Bomb Wing, flew the longest continuous mission of WWII, six days after the atomic bombs, ending the largest and most violent conflict of arms in the history of mankind! On August 14,1945, the 315th Bomb Wing was ordered to strike the Akita oil refinery, northwest of Tokyo. Incredibly the mission blacked out Tokyo in one precise moment of time that spared the Emperor from being kidnapped by military rebels who had taken over the palace. The rebels had planned to isolate the Emperor and prevent him from recording a war-stopping surrender message to his people. Aided by historians, see how the B-29 air strike unwittingly collapsed the coup, saved Tokyo from nuclear strike, and ended WWII. TV PG ____________________________________________________ Sunday, December 14, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon - Is there a prophetic, highly accurate code locked within the Bible that outlines past and future events? Does the Code contain hidden messages about people such as Napoleon, Einstein, and Hitler, and key world events like WWII, the Kennedy brothers' assassinations, and 9/11? More frightening are references to future events--including Earth's impending end. We take a balanced look, talking to Code supporters and critics, allowing viewers to determine its accuracy in predicting future gloomy events. 8-10pm -- Nostradamus: 500 Years Later - Nostradamus: 500 Years Later The life story of Nostradamus unfolds in medieval Europe at the time of the Great Plague and the Inquisition. He lived in an age of superstition and magic and believed that he could foretell the future. For this he was labeled both a prophet and a heretic, and his cryptic journals continue to inspire controversy just as they did in the 16th century. In this 2-hour examination into his life, we visit his birthplace in France and trace his career as doctor, astrologer, father, and seer. 10-10:30pm -- Mail Call - Claymore Mine/1st U.S. Nuclear Sub/Resupply at Sea/Patriot Air Defense Missile/Jody Songs: #34 R. Lee Ermey demonstrates the claymore anti-personnel mine--a favorite weapon for perimeter defense in Vietnam that's still in use--and checks out the medieval claymore--a 16th-century sword used by Scottish warriors. Other viewer questions Lee addresses include: America's first nuclear-powered submarine; how naval vessels resupply at sea; if the Patriot Missile performs better now than in the first Gulf War; the origin of the name for the rhythmic cadence songs used while drilling or running. 10:30-11:30pm -- Tactical to Practical - Attack Planes/Animals at War/Inflatables: #4 Hunter Ellis shows off the best in 21st-century fighter jets, including the F-22 Raptor--the stealthiest aircraft ever--and sees how business and personal jets offer some of the same avionic and design features. After demonstrating prop-driven war machines of the past, Hunter hops into an F-18 for some Top Gun fun with his Blue Angel buddies. He also sees how animals are used in combat and by civilian authorities, and how surplus WWII air-filled pontoons developed into white water-rafting boats. ____________________________________________________ Monday, December 15, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The F-14 October 7, 2001: Missiles from lethal U.S. 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 3 times faster than the radar of any other fighter jet. 8-8:30pm -- Mail Call - Avenger/Stinger & Red Eye Missiles/Military Firefighter & Smokejumper/Kiowa Helicopter/Kilroy: #38 R. Lee Ermey checks out the Marine Corps' Avenger Air Defense System; explains the difference in the Stinger and Red Eye missile that replaced it; finds out how military firefighters train differently than their civilian counterparts; learns about the first military smokejumpers--an all African-American unit known as the 555th Test Platoon or Triple Nickels; discovers the function of the Kiowa Scout Helicopter on the battlefield; and unravels the mystery behind the WWII drawings "Kilroy was here." 8:30-9pm -- Mail Call - Medieval Weapons/Lewis Gun/Carrier Pigeons/Gliders in Combat/Anti-Tank Missile/Ejection Seats: #21 What were some of the wickedest medieval weapons? What is a WWI Lewis gun? How were carrier pigeons used during WWI and WWII? Were people really crazy enough to use gliders in combat? How does the TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile system) anti-tank missile work? How do ejection seats work? Shot on location, R. Lee Ermey sends these questions out to military experts in the field for answers and brief demonstrations. 9-11pm -- Boone & Crockett: The Hunter Heroes - Of the many pioneers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains to begin a new life in the wilderness, we look at two who were singled out for immortality: Daniel Boone and David Crockett (born two generations after Boone). Boone brought civilization and Jeffersonian values to the rugged frontier and Crockett fought for the poor and dispossessed and against the forced removal of the Southeastern Indians. We see how these famed hunters, fighters, and American heroes came to represent the common man. Primetime listings for rest of month never receivedFor more on UFOs, check out the interview on MonsterVision's Mars Attacks page
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