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Primetime Programming Schedule

Listings For This Month (schedules available after the 1st)

NOTE: We are listing both EST/Pacific Time and individual television ratings. All rated [G] or [PG] unless noted. [NR] = Not Rated, news-related program.

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Saturday, November 1, 2003 
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7-7:30pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey -
Surviving Like a Primitive Man
Millions of years ago, our ancestors weren't at
the top of the food chain, but a merely a tasty
item on its menu. Roger Daltrey goes prehistoric
for a hands-on look at how humans survived and
thrived in an often hostile world. Roger learns
the secrets of making fire and how to fashion
history's first tools and weapons. He builds and
sails one of history's first boats, slaps
together one of history's first houses, and picks
up his stone-age weapons for a very real manhunt!

7:30-8pm -- Mail Call - Military Pilot
Training/Flak/Doolittle Raid/One-Man
Submarine/Military Radios: #36
How do we train our military pilots? What is flak
and what is the origin of the word? How did the
U.S. pull off the daring Doolittle Raid against
the Japanese during WWII? Did the OSS really use
a one-man submarine named Sleeping Beauty? What
kind of radios are used in the field by today's
military? Does a foxhole radio really work? Shot
on location, R. Lee Ermey answers viewers'
questions about military methods and technology
with practical demonstrations by military experts
in the field.

8-12am -- Movies in Time - Dances with Wolves
Movie. Beautifully shot in South Dakota, Kevin
Costner's directing debut took home seven Oscars
including Best Picture, Director, and
Cinematography. Costner stars as the idealistic
Lt. John Dunbar, who requests a position on the
western frontier after the Civil War, where he
makes friends with a wolf and a Sioux tribe, who
dub him "Dances with Wolves". As the frontier
disappears and the army advances, Dunbar must
make a decision that will affect the lives of the
Sioux he now calls his people. (1990)

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Sunday, November 2, 2003 
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4-8pm -- Movies in Time - Dances with Wolves
Movie. Beautifully shot in South Dakota, Kevin
Costner's directing debut took home seven Oscars
including Best Picture, Director, and
Cinematography. Costner stars as the idealistic
Lt. John Dunbar, who requests a position on the
western frontier after the Civil War, where he
makes friends with a wolf and a Sioux tribe, who
dub him "Dances with Wolves". As the frontier
disappears and the army advances, Dunbar must
make a decision that will affect the lives of the
Sioux he now calls his people. (1990)

8-10pm -- The Real JAG - 
In today's war, each bombing run, missile firing,
or raid by U.S. soldiers is vetted by lawyers
expert in international rules of war. In 1989,
lawyers parachuted in with Special Operations in
Panama; flew with Army troops to Haiti in 1994;
were deployed in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the
first Gulf War; and have been sent to Kosovo,
Somalia, and Rwanda. In a 2-hour special, we
review the history of Judge Advocate Generals,
examine the JAG role in military law, and growing
battlefield influence.

10-10:30pm -- 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.

10:30-11pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey
- Surviving the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the legendary rock
band The Who and avid history buff, braves the
mountain wilderness as we recreate the most
famous expedition in U.S. history. Roger heads to
the wilds of Montana to find out just how Lewis
and Clark survived their epic quest. From buffalo
tongue to beaver tail, Roger samples their
culinary delights and fashions an impossibly
heavy canoe. Complete with shooting and skinning,
it's a down and dirty look at how two American
legends pulled off a miracle!

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Monday, November 3, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Mt. Rushmore
The incredible tale of how Gutzon Borglum created
the world's largest sculpture by carving the
faces of four U.S. presidents into the Black
Hills of South Dakota. Chronicles the "swiveled
pointer" that Borglum put in each President's
"head", and how workmen hung like spiders 6,000
feet above the ground to blast away 450,000 tons
of rock.

8-8:30pm -- Mail Call - F-15 Eagle/Flying
Platform/Atomic Annie/Army Missiles/Tommy Gun v.
Burp Gun/Measuring Bullets: #37
R. Lee Ermey rides in an F-15 Eagle, courtesy of
the Oregon Air National Guard--and proudly
returns all 3 of his airsickness bags empty! Find
out about a wacky single-man vertical flight
machine tested in the 1950s--the Hiller Flying
Platform; Atomic Annie, a howitzer that fired
both conventional and nuclear warheads; why the
Army controlled missile programs in the 1940s and
'50s; which WWII submachine gun was better, the
U.S. Tommy Gun or German Burp Gun; and the terms
used to measure bullets.

8:30-9pm -- Guts & Bolts - Flight Training:
Centrifuge/Ejection Seat/Flight Simulator: #8
Take a bucket full of water and spin around. The
water stays in the bucket due to centrifugal
force. In this episode, the bucket is a
multi-million dollar centrifuge and the water is
Tim Beggy. Watch him experience 6 times the force
of normal gravity in an exercise reserved for
elite military pilots. Then, he tests the one
piece of equipment no pilot wants to use--an
ejection seat--and finds out if the virtual
reality technology of the Air Force's Flight
Simulator is really like flying the real thing.

9-11pm -- The True Story of the Screaming Eagles:
The 101st Airborne - 
True story of one of the Army's most
distinguished divisions, the 101st, which was
formed in WWI, becoming the 101st Airborne in
WWII. The 101st participated in D-Day and the
Battle of the Bulge, guarded black students in
Little Rock, and was renamed the 101st Air
Cavalry in Vietnam to mark the transition from
parachutes to helicopters.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Golden Gate Bridge
More than 50 years after its construction, the
Golden Gate remains one of the world's greatest
engineering marvels. It took 25-million man-hours
and 80,000 miles of cable to complete. But the
cost in human life proved even greater.

8-9pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - Skeleton in the
Sand: The Montana
The riverboat Montana was a "mountainboat" built
to carry both passengers and freight into the
Western Territories and compete with the new
transportation threat--railroads. But a trip
along the Missouri River from St. Louis to Kansas
City in June 1884 proved to be her last. Brave
the "Big Muddy" as we explore this queen of
mountainboats and find out if she carried the
seeds of her own destruction. Our diver's
communication gear allows him to share with the
archaeologist who first studied The Montana.

9-10pm -- Tactical to Practical - Hot
Choppers/Lasers/Firefighting: #8
Former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter
Ellis explores technology, inventions,
techniques, and products born in the military
that went on to find applications in civilian
life. In a high-action, high-tech, high-adventure
approach to military and historical storytelling,
Hunter goes on location to illustrate how these
products came out of military conflict, their
development, and evolution into usage in everyday
life. In this episode, we examine helicopters,
lasers, and firefighting vehicles.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Inviting Disaster: #3
No program better symbolizes human mastery of
machines than does the space shuttle. But the
breakups of Challenger and Columbia revealed the
program is tragically flawed. Based on the James
Chiles's book "Inviting Disaster", we look at the
1930 crash of the R-101, a dirigible which, much
like Challenger, was rushed into flight and met
with disaster, and the Hindenburg, whose 1937
explosion ended dreams of commercial flights for
an entire industry. Will the shuttle program go
the way of the dirigible?

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Wednesday, November 5, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Empire State Building
The amazing story of how the New York City
skyscraper was constructed during the depths of
the Depression. Requiring 10-million bricks and
60,000 tons of steel beams, and using a
revolutionary technique to hold the steel girders
in place--hot rivets--the landmark building was
completed four months ahead of schedule.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - The Battleships
Carrying the largest, most powerful guns ever to
be placed on a warship, the battleships of World
War II served with distinction and created a
vivid legacy that resonates today.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - The PT Boats
Inch for inch, pound for pound, the small wooden
Patrol Torpedo Boats of WWII were among the most
powerful warships of all time. Fast,
maneuverable, and versatile, the PT's hazardous
missions in enemy waters became legend, helped
pave the way to the Presidency for a dashing
young lieutenant (John Kennedy), and saved an
American general from almost certain capture.
Daring PT vets recall how their relatively small
boats were able to take on and destroy their
giant steel-hulled targets.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Shipyards
Shipyards are waterside construction sites where
the extraordinary takes shape and where some of
the largest tools built by humans help create the
biggest machines on earth. But shipyards and
ships of today bear little resemblance to those
of antiquity. From ancient days to the
18th-century Industrial Revolution to the epic
effort performed at Pearl Harbor, we examine the
shipyard, and look to its future. Will the
craftsmanship and practical knowledge of how to
build ships disappear in the 21st century?

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Thursday, November 6, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The St. Louis Arch
It is a majestic structure that rises boldly over
the Mississippi river--40,000 tons of steel and
concrete that create the biggest arch of its kind
in the world. Nothing like it had ever been built
before, nor attempted since. We'll see how its
simple and elegant form results from remarkable
achievements in construction and engineering.

8-10pm -- Time Machine - When Cowboys Were Kings
Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when
the Western was the backbone of American movies.
When names like Tom Mix, Gene Autry, and Lash
LaRue stood alongside a Gable or Garbo in
popularity charts. This 2-hour special traces the
Western from the early Thomas Edison Studios
through B-Western to TV aftermath and today's sad
festival of bursting blood bags. Features rare
clips and interviews with Bruce Dern, Carroll
Baker, Ernest Borgnine, John Ritter, Ricardo
Montalban, and Tom Selleck.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - The Winchester
Winchester...the name still evokes images of the
Wild West and the taming of the frontier--it was
the first reliable repeating rifle and settlers
brought it along as they moved west. Prized by
Civil War soldiers, the lever-action rifle was
preferred by lawmen and outlaws alike. A classic
Winchester can command upwards of $100,000 from
collectors trying to buy a piece of the Old West.
We see how a shirt manufacturer named Oliver
Winchester became the most famous gun maker of
the American West.

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Friday, November 7, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hoover Dam
The task was monumental: Build the world's
largest dam in the middle of the desert, and tame
the river that carved the Grand Canyon--all in
seven years! When the Hoover Dam was completed in
1935, it was the largest dam in the world. We'll
reveal how this engineering wonder of the world
was conceived and built.

8-9pm -- Dead Men's Secrets - German Death Trap
The Kammhuber Line, an integrated system of air
defense stretching from Denmark to Paris,
protected Germany from Allied bombers and
thwarted Allied intelligence efforts to crack it.
But Allied scientists soon discovered the secret
warning systems that detected approaching
aircraft and directed German fighters to the
incoming Allied bombers. We explain how the
Kammhuber Line worked, how British scientists
cracked the code, and how Allied flyers got
through Germany's technologically advanced
system.

9-10pm -- Combat Jump - 
July 9, 1943. Just before midnight, Colonel Jim
Gavin, age 36, heads towards Sicily in a C47 in
command of just over 3,400 members of the 505th
Regimental Combat Team. This is the inside story
of the first large-scale invasion by paratroopers
in U.S. history, headed by one of WWII's youngest
leaders. Based on the book "Combat Jump: The
Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress
Europe" and drawing on surviving veterans'
stories, this is an in-depth story of epic
determination, fear, and survival.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Guns of the Sky
Hop into the cockpit for a daring century-long
ride through the history of aircraft
weaponry--from the very first handgun fired from
a biplane. Features interviews with Chuck Yeager,
Korean War ace Major Frederick Blesse, and pilots
from Desert Storm and Kosovo, and historic
footage of "Red Flag" exercises, when German
pilots flew Soviet MiGs.

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Saturday, November 8, 2003 
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7-7:30pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey -
Surviving the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the legendary rock
band The Who and avid history buff, braves the
mountain wilderness as we recreate the most
famous expedition in U.S. history. Roger heads to
the wilds of Montana to find out just how Lewis
and Clark survived their epic quest. From buffalo
tongue to beaver tail, Roger samples their
culinary delights and fashions an impossibly
heavy canoe. Complete with shooting and skinning,
it's a down and dirty look at how two American
legends pulled off a miracle!

7:30-8pm -- Mail Call - F-15 Eagle/Flying
Platform/Atomic Annie/Army Missiles/Tommy Gun v.
Burp Gun/Measuring Bullets: #37
R. Lee Ermey rides in an F-15 Eagle, courtesy of
the Oregon Air National Guard--and proudly
returns all 3 of his airsickness bags empty! Find
out about a wacky single-man vertical flight
machine tested in the 1950s--the Hiller Flying
Platform; Atomic Annie, a howitzer that fired
both conventional and nuclear warheads; why the
Army controlled missile programs in the 1940s and
'50s; which WWII submachine gun was better, the
U.S. Tommy Gun or German Burp Gun; and the terms
used to measure bullets.

8-9pm -- Battlefield Detectives - Who Got Lucky
at Hastings?
The Battle of Hastings is the most famous battle
fought on English soil. The Bayeux Tapestry
beautifully renders William of Normandy's victory
over England's King Harold. Did William win
because he was a better general and the Norman
style of fighting from horseback was more modern?
Was the victory inevitable? Since no clues have
been found on the battlefield, we join
researchers using a surprising array of unusual
specialist techniques to investigate what really
happened on that fateful day in 1066.

9-10pm -- The Seven Deadly Sins - 
Get ready to repent as we head to Sin City--Las
Vegas--to investigate historical iniquity. Were
Pompeii's ancient residents sex fiends? Was
Alfred Packer, sole survivor of a party of
prospectors, a cannibal? How was it possible for
a con artist to sell the Eiffel Tower? Was
Blackbeard pirate or legal privateer? Was Great
Britain on the wrong side in the Opium War? And
talk about gluttony! William the Conqueror's
corpulent body exploded when attendants tried to
squeeze it into a sarcophagus!

10-11pm -- History Alive - Heaven and Hell
From the beginning of recorded history, people
from all over the world have believed in an
afterlife. In Christianity, the powerful images
of heaven and hell--fire and brimstone, harps and
halos--have shaped Western thought for thousands
of years. What does the Bible tell us about
everlasting punishment and eternal life? Join us
on a biblical journey as we explore the origins
of heaven and hell and the symbols that represent
them.

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Sunday, November 9, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Master and Commander - 
How true is Hollywood to history? What are the
real stories behind the people and events
portrayed in some of the best-known feature films
of our time? We take a behind-the-scene look at
the epic adventure film "Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World", directed by Peter
Weir. Russell Crowe stars as Captain Lucky Jack
Aubrey, who sets sail to taste life on the far
side of the world, but encounters danger during
the Napoleonic Wars.

8-10pm -- We Can Make You Talk - 
Ever since images of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay
were first broadcast, the methods used to
interrogate suspects in the War on Terror have
come into the spotlight. This 2-hour history of
modern interrogation methods uses a
groundbreaking combination of reality TV and
historical documentary. We pit a group of
volunteers who think they can keep a secret
against a team of military interrogators; and
reveal stories of the 20th century's most
influential interrogators and those they tried to
break.

10-10:30pm -- Mail Call - M-1 Garand Rifle/First
Assault Rifle/JATO/Golden Knights Parachute
Team/Barrage Balloons: #28
R. Lee Ermey answers viewer questions about the
M-1 Garand, the rifle General Patton called "the
greatest battle implement ever devised", and
demonstrates the world's first assault rifle, the
German MP-44. He takes to the sky to explain jet
assisted take-off (JATO); offers an eye-popping
look at the stunts performed by the Golden
Knights, the Army's precision freefall parachute
team; explains how barrage balloons protected
London during the Blitz; and goes through the alphabet--military style!

10:30-11pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey
- Surviving an 1812 Battleship
Roger Daltrey finds out what life was like aboard
the U.S. Brig Niagara--a War of 1812 ship
commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry in his defeat of
the British Royal Navy at the Battle of Lake
Erie. Roger joins a working crew for three days,
where he learns that life was basically hell for
the common sailor. The gutsy rocker learns how to
set up his hammock, tastes naval delicacies like
Dog's Body and Spotted Dick, mans the oars of a
longboat, and even climbs 50 feet above a swaying
deck to loose a sail!

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Monday, November 10, 2003 
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7-8pm -- The Royal Navy - The King's Ships
In an exciting miniseries exploring the dramatic
rise and decline of English naval power, host
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, examines Britannia's
rule of the seas for several centuries. Witness
creation of a Royal Navy under orders of King
Henry VIII, the daring exploits of Sir Francis
Drake's Golden Hinde, the revolutionary
innovations of John Hawkins' race-built Galleons,
backbone of Elizabethan naval power in the Age of
Discovery, and the climatic showdown with Spain's
Invincible Armada in 1588.

8-12am -- Movies in Time - Dances with Wolves
Movie. Beautifully shot in South Dakota, Kevin
Costner's directing debut took home seven Oscars
including Best Picture, Director, and
Cinematography. Costner stars as the idealistic
Lt. John Dunbar, who requests a position on the
western frontier after the Civil War, where he
makes friends with a wolf and a Sioux tribe, who
dub him "Dances with Wolves". As the frontier
disappears and the army advances, Dunbar must
make a decision that will affect the lives of the
Sioux he now calls his people. (1990)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003
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7-8pm -- The Royal Navy - England's Wooden Walls
During three 17th-century wars against a powerful
Dutch fleet, the Royal Navy's war efforts are
aided by Samuel Pepys' visionary reforms of the
Admiralty, and by codification of naval tactics
in "The Fighting Instructions". However, during
the American Revolution, French admirals win
astonishing victories over the British,
ultimately helping free America. Then, a
little-known Scottish landlubber stimulates a
revolution in naval tactics and Admiral Horatio
Nelson wins a stunning victory at Trafalgar.

8-9pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - Gold Rush
Disaster: The Frolic
Just off the coast of Northern California, our
Deep Sea Detectives dive into a cove near
Mendocino--a rocky inlet called "the Washing
Machine" for its turbulent currents. There they
find the wreckage of The Frolic, a clipper that
smuggled opium into China during the 1840s. Who
built and owned it? How did remnants of its
cargo--Chinese ceramics--turn up in 1984 in a
Native-American village in the Redwood Forest?
How could there be no historical record of a
shipwreck just off the California coastline?

9-10pm -- Tactical to Practical -
Tanks/Satellites/Parachutes: #2
Former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter
Ellis explores technology, inventions,
techniques, and products born in the military
that went on to find useful and exciting
applications in civilian life. In this episode,
we see how tanks, satellites, and parachutes have
been adapted into common usage.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Trucks
Icons of the open road, trucks form the backbone
of the construction and transportation
industries. The facility to handle nearly any
load and the ability to deliver goods almost
anywhere make trucks integral to modern life.
From 18th-century steam-powered carriages to
tomorrow's computerized trucks, it's a long haul
you'll enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 
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7-8pm -- The Royal Navy - Steam, Steel &
Dreadnoughts
Except for setbacks inflicted by the fledgling
U.S. Navy in the War of 1812, the 19th century
proved a time of unchallenged mastery for the
Royal Navy, with technical innovations developing
at an unprecedented rate--iron and steel replaces
wood and sails give way to steam power. In 1906,
in an extraordinary leap forward, the supership
HMS Dreadnought is launched, which sparks an arms
race with Germany that helps touch off WWI, and
also sows the seeds of the Royal Navy's ultimate
downfall.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - 4x4
In this full-immersion journey through the world
of maximum off-roading, learn what it's like to
blow the carbon out of your system as we trace
the history of the four-wheel drive vehicle. From
the annual Baja 1000-mile race to the
Paris-to-Dakar rally, off-roading has become an
international sport for motorized thrill seekers.
Drive along in your Jeep, dune buggy, Hummer, or
SUV for this high-adrenaline, fun-filled romp as
we see why 4x4s go where no one has gone before!

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Dangerous Cargo
Toxic traffic is everywhere! An average of
800,000 shipments of hazardous materials hit our
highways and railways daily. From Wild West
wooden crates filled with explosives to hazmat
containers of nuclear waste, we shadow dangerous
cargo. We ride shotgun on a hazardous material
shipment that's tracked by satellites; hunt down
the hush-hush "ghost fleet"--trucks carrying
classified government materials; and board a
Con-Air flight moving another kind of nasty
stuff--dangerous felons!

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Extreme Trucks
Hop into the cab for the ride of your life as we
examine extreme trucks, including: a jet truck
that can travel 300 mph; the Baltimore Technical
Assistance Response Unit's mobile command truck;
a garbage truck with an articulated arm; a
concrete pumper truck with telescoping boom and
pumping mechanism; and a 4-wheel-drive truck that
can convert from mower to street sweeper to
backhoe to snow blower in mere minutes. Learn how
SWAT, bomb squad, hazmat, and crime scene
specialty trucks are built.

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 
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7-8pm -- The Royal Navy - The Sun Never Sets
As WWII begins, England stands alone, paying the
price of treaty limitations that allowed Germany
and Japan to secretly build more powerful ships.
Though England can't spare ships from the
Atlantic to pursue the Japanese, after VE Day,
her carriers prove decisive elements in the
Pacific. After WWII, the Empire and the Royal
Navy decline as a world force. But the 1982
Falklands War revives the Navy, and today, its
nuclear subs and jump-jet carriers attest to its
centuries-old history and tradition.

8-9:30pm -- Time Machine - Doomed Tower at Sea
Isolated off New Jersey's coast, Air Force radar
station Texas Tower #4 scanned the skies for
Russian bombers during the Cold War. Today, it
lies at the bottom of the Atlantic, a mass of
rusting steel. This 90-minute special shows how
flawed construction finally led to the Tower's
demise during a violent nor'easter in 1961,
killing the crew of 28. Underwater
cinematographer Al Giddings captures the site
today, and home movies from the 1950s and '60s
show life aboard the ever swaying tower.

9:30-10pm -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey -
Surviving an 1812 Battleship
Roger Daltrey finds out what life was like aboard
the U.S. Brig Niagara--a War of 1812 ship
commanded by Oliver Hazard Perry in his defeat of
the British Royal Navy at the Battle of Lake
Erie. Roger joins a working crew for three days,
where he learns that life was basically hell for
the common sailor. The gutsy rocker learns how to
set up his hammock, tastes naval delicacies like
Dog's Body and Spotted Dick, mans the oars of a
longboat, and even climbs 50 feet above a swaying
deck to loose a sail!

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Ice Road Truckers
During the harsh winter of Canada's Northwest
Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut
off from the world. To keep them supplied, a
tenacious group of long-haul truckers drive their
rigs over hundreds of miles on ice roads cut
across the surface of frozen lakes. Sometimes the
ice cannot support the heavy rig, and driver and
cargo plunge through the ice and sink to the
bottom. Hitch a risky ride along with the Ice
Road Truckers as they drive headlong into
bone-chilling danger.

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Friday, November 14, 2003 
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7-8pm -- Kennedy Presidency: History of Hype? - 
In a freewheeling town hall discussion at
Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, we
explore how today's college students view the
presidency of John F. Kennedy and how it compares
with the traditional view. What is it about JFK's
1000-day presidency that continues to resonate?
Can the "Camelot" myth be separated from the
harsh reality of crises during the 1960s? Phil
Donahue hosts our panel of historians and
authors--Robert Dallek, Steve Gillon, Doris
Kearns Goodwin, and Professor Ernest May.

8-9pm -- Dead Men's Secrets - Disaster at Sea:
HMS Dasher
In 1943, when the HMS Dasher sank off the coast
of Scotland, nearly 500 sailors died. Later that
year, during the Allies' Operation Mincemeat, a
corpse was floated off the coast of Spain
carrying battle plans in a briefcase chained to
his wrist. But the corpse was a plant, the plans
were faked, and the Germans were totally fooled.
What was the true identity of the body, and was
it linked to the mysterious sinking of the HMS
Dasher?

9-10pm -- The Aircraft Carrier - 
The dramatic story of how the Essex-class
aircraft carriers rose like a phoenix after the
Pacific Fleet's destruction at Pearl Harbor.
Weighing in at over 27,000 tons, and over 800
feet in length, they were known as floating
cities--and the spearhead of every naval battle
in the Pacific Theater of War. Despite their huge
size, each carrier was terrifyingly vulnerable,
holding tens of thousands of gallons of fuel.
Though the target of kamikaze assaults, no
carrier was sunk by the Japanese.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Pickup Trucks
It's an icon that represents freedom and
individuality--the venerable pickup truck. For
almost a century, it has been part of the
American automotive culture. Once a lowly farm
vehicle, the pickup has moved from the back roads
to main streets. We trace the evolution of the
truck from 1918 to the 21st century, and visit
truck shows, design studios, and body shops. From
the wood-spoke wheels of early models to bad-boy
concept trucks of tomorrow, you're in for a wild
ride!

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Saturday, November 15, 2003
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7-8pm -- Master and Commander - 
How true is Hollywood to history? What are the
real stories behind the people and events
portrayed in some of the best-known feature films
of our time? We take a behind-the-scene look at
the epic adventure film "Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World", directed by Peter
Weir. Russell Crowe stars as Captain Lucky Jack
Aubrey, who sets sail to taste life on the far
side of the world, but encounters danger during
the Napoleonic Wars.

8-11pm -- Time Machine - Battle in the Air
In an intense 3-hour look at three key WWII air
campaigns over Europe, eyewitnesses,
participants, and archival film thought to have
been lost, provide a detailed look at the
destruction and panic that reigned on the ground.
We look at the 1940 Battle of Britain, then the
air war over Germany from 1941-45, and finally
the firebombing of Dresden, Berlin, and 39 other
German cities.

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Sunday, November 16, 2003
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5-8pm -- Time Machine - The Last Days of World
War II
Hitler boasts that his glorious Third Reich will
last more than a 1,000 years. However, in the
fall of 1944, his soldiers are retreating on two
fronts. In this 3-hour special, we chronicle the
beginning of the end for the Nazi war machine
after the Allies storm the European continent and
survive the Battle of the Bulge. Nazi plunder,
last-chance secret weapons, the race for the
A-bomb, and Hitler's mysterious death are all
part of the frenetic activity leading up to V-E
Day.

8-11pm -- JFK: A Presidency Revealed - 
President John F. Kennedy's legacy is largely
defined by the permanent scar his assassination
left on America's psyche. This 3-hour analysis
reveals the saga of an amazing man who led the
charge in a technologically advancing world, yet
was restricted by personal obstacles, national
crises, and international challenges. Using JFK's
private records, phone logs, medical reports, and
secret recordings of staff meetings, we expose a
flawed giant who dominated his time through sheer
determination.

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Monday, November 17, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Guns of Infamy
In a dramatic review of guns that changed the
course of history, we examine the firearms used
to assassinate Presidents Kennedy, McKinley,
Garfield, and Lincoln, and the gun used to kill
Archduke Ferdinand--a key event that triggered
the outbreak of WWI. We'll also look at
candidates for the gun that may have been used to
fire the "shot heard 'round the world" in the
American Revolution, as well as guns of notorious
Wild West outlaws. Who owns these highly
sought-after guns today?

8-9pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Smoking Guns
This new program in Nigel Turner's series
explores evidence of conspiracy and cover-up in
the 1963 murder of the 35th president and
examines the Secret Service's behavior on that
fateful day. Did they destroy evidence from the
presidential limo to keep the focus on Oswald as
a lone "nut" assassin? Also revealed, the
cover-up of another shot from in front that
produced a gaping wound in the back of JFK's
head. Observed by Dallas doctors that day, it's
been the subject of persistent government
denials.

9-10pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Love Affair
THC has exclusive access to a woman who has
remained undercover since JFK's assassination and
has never before been interviewed. This woman
claims to have had a passionate affair with Lee
Harvey Oswald that began in early 1963 and ended
with his death. She was privy to inside details
of the last several months of Oswald's life and
reveals new facts about the assassination in
great detail--with ramifications beyond the love
affair itself. A continuation of Nigel Turner's
controversial series.

10-11pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Guilty Men
Focuses on the darkest and most challenging area
of President Kennedy's assassination on November
22, 1963, and addresses two key questions that
lie at the heart of the tragedy--who commissioned
his murder and why? The roots of the crime lie
buried deep in the heart of Texas and revolve
around Lyndon Baines Johnson and high-powered
supporters of the assassination who felt their
fortunes threatened by JFK's presidency. Features
an interview with Johnson's mistress, the late
Madeleine Brown.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Big Rigs of Combat:
Tanks
The rousing story of the tank, from its primitive
appearance in WWI to the high-tech world of
modern tank warfare, with emphasis on the tank's
Golden Age during WWII.

8-9pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Coup D'etat
In the first episode of this investigation into
the assassination of President Kennedy, several
eyewitnesses break their silence and reveal some
startling facts about that fateful day. Nigel
Turner's authoritative series is definitive
account of American history's most controversial
mystery.

9-10pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Forces of Darkness
After a 4-year search for the killers of JFK, an
intrepid investigator uncovers a former
government agent who provides shocking insights
into the Kennedy assassination. Part 2.

10-11pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Cover-Up
Searching for the truth behind JFK's
assassination, investigators uncover a
clandestine police tape, recorded two weeks
before Kennedy's murder, that accurately details
the plot. Part 3.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Cemeteries
More than 2-million people die in the U.S. each
year. That works out to about 5,500 burials a
day, with roughly 80 percent taking the long
goodbye in a casket, and the remaining 20 percent
electing to be cremated or finding some
alternative method of crossing eternity's
threshold. We take a look at dealing with the
dead throughout the centuries, and at today's
$20-billion funeral industry. Any way you look at
it, it's a healthy business, with new generations
of customers year after year!

8-9pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Patsy
Was Lee Harvey Oswald a lone assassin...or just
the fall guy in an elaborate plot to murder
Kennedy? Interviews with Oswald's friends and
associates shed light into his character and
state of mind at the time of the killing. Part 4.

9-10pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Witnesses
If in 1963 there had been an honest investigation
of the Kennedy assassination, we might today know
the truth. In the fifth episode, witnesses help
us decide for ourselves--who really killed
Kennedy?

10-11pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Truth Shall Make You Free..
Startling information reveals a conspiracy and
cover-up as the sixth episode exposes the
official charade that the case is closed on the
assassination. Includes a new look at
photographic evidence using the latest image
processing techniques. Also, an exclusive
interview with Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina.

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Thursday, November 20, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Police Guns
Police represent a thin blue line protecting
ordinary citizens from hardened criminals. We'll
look at the vast array of weapons that police
officers across America have wielded for over a
150 years in their endless fight to maintain law
and order.

8-9pm -- Time Machine - Dead Men's Secrets: The
Mysterious Death of Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy Jr., the pilot of an U.S. Navy
Liberator on a top-secret mission at the end of
WWII, was thought to be destined to be
president--until he became the first of the
Kennedy dynasty to be killed prematurely. Why did
Kennedy's aircraft explode? Why were the facts of
his death so carefully covered up? We open the
file on the death of Joe Jr. and, using computer
graphics and archive footage, analyze the purpose
of his mission and the possible causes of the
tragedy.

9-11pm -- Time Machine - Kennedys: The Curse of
Power
Traces the Kennedy clan's calamities that
occurred on the rise to power--from immigration
from Ireland up to John Kennedy Jr.'s tragic
death in 1999. The first hour sees the loss of
Joe Jr. in WWII and the assassinations of JFK and
RFK. Hour two witnesses Ted's downfall and role
as surrogate father to a fatherless generation.

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Friday, November 21, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Monster Trucks
Ride shotgun in our rollicking history of the
Monster Truck, and meet the father of the mythic
beast, Bob Chandler, whose "Bigfoot" gave birth
to the sport in a cornfield years ago! Weighing
10,000 pounds, the behemoths entertain using
brute force. Thrill to breathtaking stunts in
California, Indiana, and Florida, as mounted
cameras demonstrate the shakes, rattles, and
rolls drivers experience; and meet the men who
race these mechanical mammoths in one of the
world's fastest-growing motorsports.

8-9pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Guilty Men
Focuses on the darkest and most challenging area
of President Kennedy's assassination on November
22, 1963, and addresses two key questions that
lie at the heart of the tragedy--who commissioned
his murder and why? The roots of the crime lie
buried deep in the heart of Texas and revolve
around Lyndon Baines Johnson and high-powered
supporters of the assassination who felt their
fortunes threatened by JFK's presidency. Features
an interview with Johnson's mistress, the late
Madeleine Brown.

9-10pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Smoking Guns
This new program in Nigel Turner's series
explores evidence of conspiracy and cover-up in
the 1963 murder of the 35th president and
examines the Secret Service's behavior on that
fateful day. Did they destroy evidence from the
presidential limo to keep the focus on Oswald as
a lone "nut" assassin? Also revealed, the
cover-up of another shot from in front that
produced a gaping wound in the back of JFK's
head. Observed by Dallas doctors that day, it's
been the subject of persistent government
denials.

10-11pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Love Affair
THC has exclusive access to a woman who has
remained undercover since JFK's assassination and
has never before been interviewed. This woman
claims to have had a passionate affair with Lee
Harvey Oswald that began in early 1963 and ended
with his death. She was privy to inside details
of the last several months of Oswald's life and
reveals new facts about the assassination in
great detail--with ramifications beyond the love
affair itself. A continuation of Nigel Turner's
controversial series.

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Saturday, November 22, 2003
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6:30-7:30pm -- History Alive - The Men Who Killed
Kennedy: The Guilty Men
Focuses on the darkest and most challenging area
of President Kennedy's assassination on November
22, 1963, and addresses two key questions that
lie at the heart of the tragedy--who commissioned
his murder and why? The roots of the crime lie
buried deep in the heart of Texas and revolve
around Lyndon Baines Johnson and high-powered
supporters of the assassination who felt their
fortunes threatened by JFK's presidency. Features
an interview with Johnson's mistress, the late
Madeleine Brown.

7:30-8pm -- Image of an Assassination - 
On November 22, 1963, Dallas dress manufacturer
Abraham Zapruder brought his movie camera to film
President John F. Kennedy's motorcade for his
grandchildren. As it turned out, Zapruder
captured one of the 20th century's most important
documents. In 1997, two media companies created a
digital replica of the original, which is
presented here, along with Zapruder's business
associates, photography experts, and National
Archives employees, who piece together the
history of the crucial 26-second film.

8-11pm -- JFK: A Presidency Revealed - 
President John F. Kennedy's legacy is largely
defined by the permanent scar his assassination
left on America's psyche. This 3-hour analysis
reveals the saga of an amazing man who led the
charge in a technologically advancing world, yet
was restricted by personal obstacles, national
crises, and international challenges. Using JFK's
private records, phone logs, medical reports, and
secret recordings of staff meetings, we expose a
flawed giant who dominated his time through sheer
determination.

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Sunday, November 23, 2003
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7-8pm -- Dead Reckoning - Blood Spatter
Blood spatter evidence first came to prominence
in the murder trial of Dr. Sam Sheppard. We see
how it has developed since 1955, and helped solve
two Washington State cases. When Kimberly Wilson
was found strangled, police went to tell her
family--and stumbled upon the bodies of her
father, mother, and sister, with blood splattered
throughout the home. And when reporters for a
Bainbridge Island paper discover blood dripping
from their ceiling, police find the body of a
brutally beaten woman.

8-10pm -- LBJ vs The Kennedys: Chasing Demons - 
The death of President Kennedy thrust Lyndon
Johnson into the nation's highest office--and a
new chapter in a bitter feud with Robert Kennedy.
One of the greatest rivalries in U.S. history,
this 2-hour look at their tumultuous relationship
features never-before-heard oral histories and
LBJ's White House telephone recordings. We reveal
how the Kennedys saw Johnson as a threat to the
New Frontier, while LBJ nursed a deep-seated fear
of being overshadowed by an increasingly
mythologized JFK legacy.

10-10:30pm -- Mail Call - Rocket-Assisted
Projectile/WWII German Gustav/Tent Tech/Pup
Tent/Tomahawk/Slingshot: #29
What is an RAP--Rocket-Assisted Projectile? What
is the biggest artillery gun ever used in combat?
What's the latest in tent technology, and where
did the "pup" tent get its name? How did Native
Americans make and use tomahawks? Was the sling
really used as a weapon? R. Lee Ermey answers
these viewers' questions on military technology
with practical demonstrations by military experts
in the field. And Lee gets a few shots in against
his favorite enemy--a watermelon!

10:30-11:30pm -- Tactical to Practical -
Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar: #3
Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest
weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series
host Hunter Ellis as he explores the technology
that led from the submarine to handheld sonar
devices that help tourists catch that "big" fish.
We also look at miracle materials, such as
carbon-fiber technology, and radar--now being
used to help locate people trapped in the rubble
of collapsed buildings.

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Monday, November 24, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Landmines
A major battlefield weapon since the American
Civil War and the stuff of nightmares ever since,
the civilian toll from landmines remains immense.
Inflicted by an enemy that can't be seen,
landmines are littered throughout 64 countries,
making life a game of Russian Roulette for
two-thirds of the world's poorest nations.
Featuring an interview with Jerry White,
co-founder of Landmine Survivor's Network, who
lost a leg due to a landmine in Israel.

8-8:30pm -- Mail Call - Trebuchet/Troop
Headcounts/BAR/Smart Bombs/Modern
Parachutes/Boomerangs: #18
R. Lee Ermey, the sergeant in "Full Metal
Jacket", answers viewers' mail about the armed
forces. In this episode, we learn how a
trebuchet, or catapult, was used by medieval
armies; how many troops are in a platoon, a
company, and a division; the history of the
Browning Automatic Rifle; how smart bombs work;
the types of parachutes used by today's
paratroopers; and how the weapon version of a
boomerang was used.

8:30-9pm -- Mail Call - LAV/Landing
Craft/Doughboy/OPFOR/Chain Mail/Military Salute:
19
R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' mail about the
armed forces. This week, Ermey rides along with
the Marines in an LAV, or Light Armored Vehicle.
He finds out why landing craft don't sink when
their ramps come down, what the WWI term
"Doughboy" means, who our troops train against
(the OPFOR, or "Opposing Force"), how to make
medieval chain mail, and how the military salute
developed.

9-10pm -- Rommel - The Warrior
In 1944, at the state funeral for the beloved
general Erwin Rommel, the oration, prepared by
Goebbels, ended with "his heart belonged to the
Fuehrer." Even in death, Rommel was unable to
break free of Adolf Hitler, to whom he owed his
military career. Yet, Rommel joined a conspiracy
to kill Hitler that cost him his life. We see
what led to that point, and examine his tactical
brilliance in both WWI and WWII, up to his
dazzling desert victories in North Africa and
promotion to Field Marshal in 1942.

10-11pm -- Rommel - The Doubter
June 21, 1942. Winston Churchill reads a telegram
comprised of three words: "Tobruk has
capitulated." It is the darkest hour of his
political career. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and
his Afrika Corps pursue the British, rather than
moving on to Malta, as planned by the general
staff. This proves to be a mistake. We'll see how
the brilliant Desert Fox's luck began to change,
until ultimately he was recalled by Hitler to
Germany. Was he sick, or had he lost hope?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2003
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7-8pm -- The History of Thanksgiving - 
From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, Lincoln's
1863 declaration naming it a national holiday, to
turkey, Macy's parade, and football, we'll share
the abundant feast of Thanksgiving
history--including all the trimmings!

8-9pm -- Deep Sea Detectives - Treasure Hunt:
Search for the Atocha
In the 1970s, Mel Fisher became obsessed with
locating and excavating the Spanish galleon
"Nuestra Senora de la Atocha" that had gone down
off the Florida Keys in 1622 while carrying over
47 tons of treasure. He gathered a ragtag group
of divers and spent 16 years searching for the
elusive ship. In 1985, he finally located the
mother lode--$400-million worth of gold and
silver. We join Mel Fisher's family as they
continue his search for the $200-million that
remains somewhere in the Atlantic.

9-10pm -- Tactical to Practical - Survival
Training/People in Space/Explosives: #9
Survival in war isn't just about dodging bullets,
but keeping alive in extreme conditions.
Explorers and adventurers also face
life-threatening situations. Hunter Ellis tests
new high-tech gadgets for your next adventure.
Once a Cold War battleground, today's space race
sees super-rich dreamers competing to launch
space tourism--with $10-million in prize money at
stake! Then, Hunter examines explosives--from the
military to avalanche control, diamond mining,
special effects, and fireworks.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - ET Tech
In 2003, with Mars closer to Earth than it had
been in 60,000 years, scientists launched 3
life-seeking planetary landers. If the long
journeys prove successful, all 3 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.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2003
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7-8pm -- Black Sheep Squadron - Best Three out of
Five
A round of "R-and-R" for Pappy Boyington (Robert
Conrad of the Wild Wild West tv-series) and his men may turn out to be permanent
when Colonel Lard (Dana Elcar) plots to give the
Black Sheep's aircraft to another unit. Based on
a book by WWII Marine Air Ace Gregory "Pappy"
Boyington, the series co-stars James Whitmore
Jr., John Larroquette, and Dirk Blocker.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Towing
Think you know towing? As simple as engaging a
tow man when your car is stalled? From mighty
tugboats that guide massive ships safely into
port to dizzying roller coasters that send cars
careening up and down hills, to funicular
railroads that climb mountainsides, when it comes
to towing, being a "drag" was never so good! We
also watch as a 125-year-old church is towed on
the back of a flatbed truck, and rocket towards
space as we're towed 20,000 feet-high behind a
747!

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - The World's Biggest
Machines
Join us for a look at the biggest, heaviest,
tallest, longest, meanest machines on the planet!
We'll see what these monsters do and how they
operate, and how they're designed and assembled.
Machines investigated include the largest
draglines, excavators used in mining; the biggest
dump truck; a front-end loader with an 80-ton
bucket and the largest tires of any vehicle; the
cruise ship, The Voyager of the Seas; a 240-foot
tall wind generator; and a fusion reaction
machine the size of a football field.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Metal
Metal constitutes the very essence of the modern
world; the cadence of our progress sounds in the
measured ring of the blacksmith's hammer. From
soaring skyscrapers and sturdy bridges to jet
planes and rockets, metals play a key role. Our
journey begins before the Bronze Age and takes us
into the shiny future when new metal
structures--engineered at a molecular level to be
stronger, lighter, and cheaper--shape human
progress, as they have since man first thrust
copper into a fire and forged a tool.

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Thursday, November 27, 2003
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6-8pm -- Movies in Time - Jesus of Nazareth, Pt. 2
Jesus (Robert Powell) grows up to become a
prophet, healer, and spiritual leader, and his
teachings and miracles begin to draw large crowds
and a number of followers. When he travels to
Jerusalem, he is greeted with suspicion by the
local Jewish temple, where he is viewed as a
threat by the local rabbis. With Anthony Quinn,
Laurence Olivier, and James Mason. (1977)

Pt. 3
Beautiful location filming in Jordan lends
authenticity to director Franco Zeffirelli's
reverent depiction of the life of Christ.
Zeffirelli diligently provides the sociopolitical
background that gave rise to Jesus's (Robert
Powell) following and the crisis of belief that
he caused within the people of Israel

10-12am -- Pt. 4
Jesus (Robert Powell) is on the road to
Calvary, and Part 3 paints an unforgettable
picture of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection 3
days later. With Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene,
Rod Steiger as Pontius Pilate, Peter Ustinov as
Herod the Great, Ernest Borgnine as the
Centurion, Ian McShane as Judas Iscariot, and
Stacy Keach as Barabbas. Directed by Franco
Zeffirelli

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Friday, November 28, 2003
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Observatories:
Stonehenge to Space Telescopes
From Stonehenge to the Hubble Telescope, man has
always been a species of stargazers.
Unforgettable film footage and expert accounts
reveal the facts of astronomy's most
mind-boggling discoveries.

8-9pm -- Dead Men's Secrets - Escape from
Hitler's Bunker
As Soviet tanks roared through Berlin, a few of
the world's most hated men cowered in a bunker
under the Reich Chancellery. Goering and Himmler
fled Berlin, but were caught and later committed
suicide. Goebbels and his wife killed their 5
children in the bunker before taking cyanide
pills. Hitler and Eva Braun also took the
coward's way out. But what about party secretary
Martin Bormann and Gestapo Chief Heinrich Muller?
Did they survive the hunt for Nazi war criminals?

9-10pm -- Burma Bridge Busters - 
Former President George H.W. Bush hosts this
heartfelt tribute to the brave men of the 490th
U.S. Army Air Corps Bomb Squadron that flew 615
missions in the China-Burma-India Theater of
WWII. The 490th's primary mission was to destroy
bridges used by the Japanese--they destroyed 192
between 1943 and 1945, earning them their
moniker. Interwoven are poignant interviews with
vets filmed at a recent reunion in Utah,
including one with Steven Spielberg's father
Arnold, and newly restored private footage.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - B-52
For nearly half a century, one bomber has
dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650
m.p.h., a range of over 8,000 miles, and ability
to drop a massive 70,000 pounds of bombs, it's
the most lethal bomber in the world. This is the
dramatic story of the race to produce the first
intercontinental jet bomber and the success of
the B-52--from the Cold War to its use in the war
against terrorism in Afghanistan. The B-52's
projected combat life is until 2045--no other
bomber comes close to this record.

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Saturday, November 29, 2003
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7-8pm -- Rommel - The Conspirator
Ordered back to Africa, we see Rommel directly
defy Hitler by retreating from El Alamein, thus
saving the Afrika Korps. Their relationship was
never the same again. Rommel now lived a life of
contradictions--outwardly confident, inwardly
convinced of defeat. We look at his life through
final deployment to France to prepare for Allied
invasion, return to Germany for surgery, joining
in a military conspiracy to kill Hitler, and
forced "suicide". His last words? "I loved Hitler
and I still love him."

8-9pm -- America on the Move - 
Journey to Washington as host Josh Binswanger
explores the Smithsonian Institution's new
permanent transportation exhibit at the National
Museum of American History. We examine several
fascinating artifacts in the exhibit and the
pivotal moments in the history of U.S.
transportation of which they are a part.
Throughout the show, Smithsonian curators
describe how they brought this innovative exhibit
to life and detail the significance of
transportation in shaping our history and
culture.

9-10pm -- UFOs: What You Didn't Know - UFOs: What
You Didn't Know: UFO Hot Spots
For those who study the UFO phenomenon, "UFO Hot
Spots" are places around the globe known for a
long history of UFO sightings and reports. From
Brazil to Mexico, from Washington State to
Florida, multiple witnesses, including air
traffic controllers and even the military,
confirm that something unexplained is repeatedly
happening in the night sky. Tales of alien
abductions, bizarre and chilling photographs of
UFOs, and hours of videotape all abound as we
search for UFO Hot Spots.

10-11pm -- UFOs: What You Didn't Know - UFOs:
What You Didn't Know: When UFOs Arrive
It's all hush-hush as we track a secretive global
paper trail, delving into government plans on how
to deal with other-planet visitors. Searching
historical records, we find that protocols are in
place--from the U.S. military's JANAP-146
reporting requirements to France's Cometa files,
from Chapter 13 of the FEMA Fire Officer's Guide
to Disaster Control titled "Enemy Attack and UFO
Potential", to a now-repealed federal law titled
"Extraterrestrial Exposure"
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Sunday, November 30, 2003
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4-5pm -- P-51 Mustang!
Originally built for the RAF, the USAAF's P-51 Mustang became one of the greatest fighter planes ever made and took on the worst that the Luftwaffe had to offer. The pilots of the 8th Air Force dramatically turned the tide of the air war in Europe when they saved the U.S. daylight bombing campaign over Nazi-occupied Europe by flying escort. We take you inside the cockpit of the "Cadillac of the Skies" to experience firsthand the terrifying reality of aerial combat over Berlin in WW2
5-6pm -- Corsair: Pacific Warrior
Its strange bent wings and long nose made the Corsair one of the most distinctive fighter planes. First flown in 1940, it was the world's fastest single-engine fighter, with a diving speed of more than 500 m.p.h. Designed for use on aircraft carriers, it proved too hot to handle during deck landing. Adopted for land use, Marine Corsair pilots decimated the Japanese Air Force in the Solomon Islands, as depicted in the TV-series "Black Sheep." Finally, Corsairs went back to sea and defended the Navy from kamikaze attack
6-8pm -- Platoon (1986 movie)
Written and directed by Oliver Stone, the story is based on his experiences in Vietnam. Charlie Sheen plays Private Chris Taylor, a naive recruit who faces a moral crisis when a sergeant orders a village massacre. Perhaps the most accurate film about the brutality of the Vietnam War, the top-notch cast in this gritty look at the lives of a platoon includes Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, Johnny Depp, and Chris Pederson. TV 14
8-10pm -- Greatest Movie Gadgets
Cars that fly and drive themselves. Spiffy spy tools that see under doors and through walls. Water "Harleys" that fly above and below the surface. Only in the movies, right? Hollywood may have dreamt these things up, but regular guys are making them for real as we see in a 2-hour special combining clips of recent blockbusters and hilarious old movie serials, along with a look at real-life creations, including intelligence-gathering "insects" and undersea robots. Gadgets lovers beware your bank accounts!
10-10:30pm -- Mail Call
Anti-Tank Rocket/Bazooka/HQ Tour/Tactical Operations Center/Downed Pilots Rescue/21-Gun Salute: #23
R. Lee Ermey heads to the range with the Marines to demonstrate the bazooka's replacement--an AT-4 shoulder-mounted anti-tank rocket--and finds out how the bazooka got its name. After a tongue-in-cheek tour of Mail Call Headquarters, we learn how commanders stay in touch with the battlefield at a Tactical Operations Center, a mobile command post for the computer age. We meet Air Force Pararescuemen, who rescue downed pilots behind enemy lines, and discover the origin of a 21-gun salute.
10:30-11:30pm -- Tactical to Practical
Survival Training/People in Space/Explosives: #9
Survival in war isn't just about dodging bullets, but keeping alive in extreme conditions. Explorers and adventurers also face life-threatening situations. Hunter Ellis tests new high-tech gadgets for your next adventure. Once a Cold War battleground, today's space race sees super-rich dreamers competing to launch space tourism--with $10-million in prize money at stake! Then, Hunter examines explosives--from the military to avalanche control, diamond mining, special effects, and fireworks.
11:30-12am -- Extreme History with Roger Daltrey
Surviving the First 100 Years of the FDNY
Daltrey joins New York's Bravest as we recreate life in the early days of the FDNY. Roger goes on a mission with one of the most decorated firefighters, Paul Hashagen, to find out how the FDNY evolved from a bunch of unruly hooligans with buckets to highly trained professionals. At the legendary New York Fire Academy, Roger, Paul, and FDNY firefighters battle conflagrations through the centuries using a broad range of period gear and techniques. TV PG-L

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Watch Mail Call every week if you know what's good for you, scumbag, hosted by R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket (movie available on video and DVD)

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October 2003

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* Congressman Gary Condit (D), who reportedly told police he'd had an affair with Levy, is no longer considered to be a suspect in the case. Condit lost his bid for re-election in the Democratic Primary of 2002.

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