Tuesday, June 15, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- History's Mysteries - Ship of Gold In 1857, en route to New York from California, the steamship Central America vanished in a killer storm off North Carolina's coast, taking with her 400 passengers and nearly 21 tons of gold bullion. Here is the story of the worst U.S. peacetime sea disaster, and how high-tech treasure hunters recovered her fortune over 130 years later. 8-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters Throughout history, the builders and engineers who paved our way out of the caves and into the modern world have also caused some of our worst calamities. What happens when their calculations prove wrong and it all comes tumbling down? From Hammurabi and institution of the first building laws to today's potential nuclear or chemical disasters that can spell the death of thousands, we revisit notable disasters and trace their probable causes in this 2-hour special. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - City Water When you tap your faucet does clean, pure water flow? Can your city supply enough water for industry, firefighting, and street cleaning? U.S. public water-supply systems serve nearly 99 percent of the population, yet few users know how the system of aqueducts, pipes, and pumps work. Learn the colorful history of the water systems in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles when we scour the past and look to the future, including desalination plants that turn seawater into drinking water. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, June 16, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Railroads That Tamed the West The year was 1869 and America had just completed the greatest building achievement in its history--the Transcontinental Railroad. A thin ribbon of steel and wood now connected East and West. But the fledgling country now faced an even greater challenge--how to harness the awesome potential of the railroad to tame the still wide-open and wild West. 8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Inviting Disaster #2 The amazing machines of human invention most often do our bidding with uncomplaining proficiency. But when they go wrong, they exact a terrible wage. In August 2000, the Russian submarine Kursk glided through the depths of the Arctic Sea. But the demands of the Cold War had planted the seeds of disaster in this great ship--118 men would pay with their lives. Their deaths would bring about an enormous step forward in Russia's evolving democracy. Based on James Chiles's book "Inviting Disaster". 9-10pm -- Time Machine - Ship Ablaze: The General Slocum Disaster On a beautiful spring morning in June 1904, approximately 1,300 New Yorkers boarded the steamer General Slocum for a daylong excursion. But in 30 minutes, disaster struck and 1,021 perished. Drawing on firsthand accounts, including the last known interviews with the longest living Slocum survivors, Catherine Connelly and Adella Wotherspoon, we examine why the death toll was so high and why New York's deadliest tragedy prior to September 11, 2001, failed to achieve the infamy of Titanic's demise. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Gadgets Close cousins to machines and tools, gadgets are mechanical or electronic devices that make life a bit easier. While they don't always fall into clear categories, we know one when we see one. We'll view the craziest, cleverest, and most brilliant gizmos, meet the often-quirky gadgeteers, and glimpse gadgetry of the future. ____________________________________________________ Thursday, June 17, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 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. 8-10pm -- Modern Marvels - 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! 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - More Bond Gadgets He's everyone's favorite spy, the man with a woman in every port and a gadget in every pocket! No villain is too strong, no situation too tough for His Majesty's Secret Agent, thanks to his wits, cunning, and the best toys on the silver screen. History Channel cameras travel from the Arizona desert to the British countryside to find the best Bond gadgets--including amazing footage from inside the cockpit of the world's smallest jet and rare home movies taken on the underwater set of "Thunderball". ____________________________________________________ Friday, June 18, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hadrian's Wall 74-miles long and 2,000 years old, Hadrian's Wall winds over the hills and valleys of Northern England, marking the northernmost extent of a long-dead empire. Built of stone and mortar by Roman soldiers, it is the most significant Roman ruin in England. Ordered built by the Emperor Hadrian around the time of his visit in 122 AD, it was more a permanent demarcation and less a defensive barrier. We'll visit this archaeological treasure, which teaches us much of what the Roman era was like for Britain. 8-9pm -- Greatest Raids - The Dambusters On May 15, 1943, 19 Lancaster bombers set off for Germany's industrial heartland, piloted by the brave young men of the 617th Squadron, led by Guy Gibson. Using an ultra-secret weapon--the bouncing bomb--this daring raid was intended to breach the three Ruhr dams and destroy the Nazi war industry. We detail the astonishing concept behind the bouncing bomb, and recreate the raids on each dam, using archive footage to relive the incredible feats of flying and marksmanship of the Dambusters. 9-10pm -- Combat Jump - 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 three times faster than the radar of any other fighter jet. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - 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. (1-hour version) ____________________________________________________ Saturday, June 19, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 6:44-8:04pm -- Band of Brothers - Carentan After regrouping in the town of Angoville-au-Plain, Easy Company tries to capture the town of Carentan. Two days after D-Day, some members of Easy Company are still lost and alone in Normandy, including Pvt. Albert Blithe (Marc Warren), who finds the rest of the unit just in time to help take Carentan, which Allied armor from Utah and Omaha beaches need in order to link up. Later, the company returns to England, but celebrations are short-lived when news comes that they'll be moving out again. 9:11-10:21pm -- Band of Brothers - Crossroads Capt. Winters (Damian Lewis) leads a contingent of Easy Company men on a risky mission over a Dutch dike that results in a "turkey shoot" of fleeing Germans, and is promoted to Battalion Executive Officer, leaving Easy Company in the hands of Lt. "Moose" Heyliger (Stephen McCole). After moving back off the line to France, Lt. Nixon (Ron Livingston) insists that Winters take a break and see Paris. But when Winters returns, news comes in of a massive German counterattack in the Ardennes Forest. 10:18-11:53pm -- We Stand Alone Together - This documentary, executive-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, tells the remarkable story of "Easy Company" (the men in "Band of Brothers") in their own words. Featuring recent interviews with the real-life company members, whose deeds are dramatized in the miniseries, combined with rare and archival photographs and film footage. ____________________________________________________ Sunday, June 20, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 6:37-7:47pm -- Band of Brothers - Why We Fight Easy Company finally enters Germany to surprisingly little resistance, and relaxes for the first time in months. A patrol in a nearby forest discovers an abandoned Nazi concentration camp, still filled with emaciated prisoners. The local citizenry, unbelievably disavowing knowledge of its existence, is made to clean it up. Suddenly, news arrives from Berlin--Adolf Hitler committed suicide! 7:46-9:01pm -- Band of Brothers - Points Major Winters (Damian Lewis) leads Easy Company into the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden--once home to top Nazi officers--and receives orders to take the abandoned Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountaintop fortress. As German officers hand over their weapons, soldiers raid wine cellars and snap up souvenirs. But their elation is short-lived--most of the division faces redeployment to the Pacific Theater. A closing vignette tells what happened to the men of Easy Company after they returned home. ____________________________________________________ Monday, June 21, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Panama Canal Chronicles one of the most incredible engineering feats of all time: construction of the 51-mile canal that took 10 years to build and employed over 40,000 workers, 6,000 of whom died of yellow fever, malaria, and other horrors. An earlier, 9-year attempt by the French ended in failure and cost 20,000 lives. 8-8:30pm -- Mail Call - Medieval Madness/National Technical Systems/Fabulous Flops/P-51 Mustang/A-2 Flight Jacket: #44 Medieval expert Jeffrey Hedgecock shows R. Lee Ermey why the longbow was such a feared weapon and how it helped England become a dominant European power in the Middle Ages, and demonstrates the brigandine variety of archer protection. Then, Lee heads to Arkansas, where National Technical Systems tests weapons and equipment; profiles the WWI Chauchat machine gun, a fabulous French flop; gets an up-close look at a restored P-51 Mustang; and swaggers around in an A-2 flight Jacket, a WWII icon. 8:30-9pm -- The Color of War - Silent and Deep As WWII raged across Europe and the Pacific, one branch of the U.S. military went quietly about its business, moving with such secrecy that it was dubbed the "Silent Service". Submarine sailors endured an unique type of battle--with little chance of escape if disaster struck, the sub itself often became a steel coffin. WWII comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates. (Half-hour version) 9-10:10pm -- Band of Brothers - Why We Fight Easy Company finally enters Germany to surprisingly little resistance, and relaxes for the first time in months. A patrol in a nearby forest discovers an abandoned Nazi concentration camp, still filled with emaciated prisoners. The local citizenry, unbelievably disavowing knowledge of its existence, is made to clean it up. Suddenly, news arrives from Berlin--Adolf Hitler committed suicide! ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, June 22, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 8-9pm -- Tactical to Practical - Crash Survival/Cyberwar/ Video Surveillance: #20 Hunter Ellis looks at crash-survival techniques borrowed by Detroit from the military, and how carmakers are experimenting with automatic collision-avoidance systems, developed to aid pilots, and heads-up displays and night-vision technology. Next, he checks out U.S. defense preparations against a terrorist computer attack, and shows viewers how to protect themselves from cybercrime. And Hunter surveys military tactical surveillance, and how video surveillance has made its way into the everyday world. 9-9:30pm -- Tech Effect - Hiroshima In 1942, the U.S. government embarked upon an endeavor it hoped would put a quick and definite end to WWII. Under extraordinary secrecy and with unlimited funds, the top scientists of the day were brought together to work on the Manhattan Project. On August 6, 1945, at 8:16 a.m., three years of technological advancements exploded in the form of the first uranium fission bomb, Little Boy, over Hiroshima. We profile the technology surrounding the fateful moment that changed the world forever. 9:30-10pm -- Tech Effect - Apollo 11 In 1961, President Kennedy challenged the nation to put a man on the moon before the decade ended. Just under the wire in July 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface. We examine that decade's technological advancements and see how they culminated in Apollo 11 and the lunar landing, including: spacesuits; Saturn V, the largest rocket ever built; the computers and cameras onboard the lunar module; and a deep-space network of satellites that beamed the images around the world. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, June 23, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The NYC Subway Informative look at that amazing "hole in the ground", the New York City subway system. Meet the riders, a towerman who helps run the system, a revenue agent collecting the day's cash from token booths, amateur musicians that perform at the stations, and others who make the subway one of the city's most fascinating public spaces. 8-10pm -- The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt - A group of American paleontologists set out on a real-life "Indiana Jones" adventure and unearth what is now recognized as a new species of dinosaur--Paralititan stromeri--and our cameras are there to document every step of the 7-week expedition through sandstorms and the blazing hot sun of the Sahara Desert. One of the most significant finds in the history of dinosaur science, we document every step of the University of Pennsylvania expedition on state-of-the-art high definition video. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Bible Tech Arguably the most influential book ever written, the Bible provides a glimpse into the origins of ancient technology and its use to withstand the elements, build great structures, wage war, and conserve precious water. We examine the technological plausibility of biblical structures and machines--including the Tower of Babylon, the Temple of Jerusalem, ancient bronze and iron forging, and shipbuilding skills that might have been employed to build Noah's Ark. ____________________________________________________ Thursday, June 24, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 8-10pm -- The Quest for King Arthur - For centuries, the adventures of King Arthur and his fabled court have dominated the imagination of the western world. But how did this overpowering legend begin and what truth lies behind the enduring story of Arthur, King of Britons? In this 2-hour exploration of the Arthurian medieval myths, we examine the tantalizing historical facts behind the story of this band of deathless heroes and illuminate the contemporary quest by researchers to establish if the 6th-century warlord truly existed. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Axes, Swords and Knives Blade implements have been a part of civilized man's arsenal since the Paleolithic Age, when sharp tools were chipped off of flint or obsidian. But with the discovery of metallurgy, people were able to forge stronger, more versatile blade implements. We visit an axe-throwing contest in Wisconsin for an introduction to the least subtle of the blade tools. Then we visit a swordsmith and an experienced swordfighter who work in traditional methods from ancient sources, and review the history of knives. ____________________________________________________ Friday, June 25, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Wheel Spinning your wheels isn't just going around in circles. In fact, it's revolutionary--literally. The history of civilization has turned on the wheel, and we have traveled as far as we have because of it. One of the six simple machines and perhaps the most important invention in the history of mankind, the wheel has been essential in all aspects of life--from farming to fighting, traveling to trading. Features interviews with scientists, historians, philosophers, millers, potters, and spinners. 8-9pm -- The History of Poker - The History of Poker In a high-stakes hour, we trace Poker through U.S. history--from the early 19th century, when French settlers played the game in New Orleans, up the Mississippi with riverboat gamblers, through the Civil War with Generals Grant, McClellan, and Custer, across the frontier with gambling legends like Wild Bill Hickok, up to today's high-profile Vegas tournaments. Features archival footage, period pulp artwork, reenactments, firsthand accounts, and demonstrations by "The Godfather of Poker" Doyle Brunson. 9-11pm -- Breaking Vegas - They were "Whales"--the highest of high rollers. Treated like royalty by casinos worldwide, they won millions throughout the early to mid-1990s. And nobody had a clue that they were MIT students, part of an underground blackjack team--card counters who used mathematical wizardry to win. This is the true story of the rise and fall of the MIT Blackjack Team, featuring interviews with Ben Mezrich, author of "Bringing Down the House", casino executives, security experts, and actual members of the team. ____________________________________________________ Saturday, June 26, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Investigating History - Investigating History: Lincoln: Man or Myth? Abraham Lincoln remains our country's most beloved president--but nearly 200 years after his birth, we're still trying to piece together a true picture of this man who never fails to fascinate, surprise, and enlighten us. Scholars and historians examine how Lincoln became a myth. Was he really the Great Emancipator who deeply wanted to free slaves or a racist and white supremacist? Did the writings that inspired a nation truly come from his pen? Do we really even know what he looked like? 8-10pm -- The Lincoln Assassination - The Lincoln Assassination He is perhaps the most beloved president in American history. But in his lifetime, Abraham Lincoln was hated by so many that an envelope inside his desk marked "Assassination" was stuffed with 100 morbid letters. What led Lincoln to predict his own murder and handsome actor John Wilkes Booth to kill him? 10-11pm -- Time Machine - Sex in the Civil War It's perhaps the most widely discussed and hotly debated era in U.S. history. We know all about the glorious battles and godlike generals. But what about life when the lights went out? More than 50,000 books have been written about the Civil War, and yet, hardly a peep about sex. Only one book, in fact, deals directly and exclusively with the topic and reveals the secrets that have long been hidden in history's closet. Join us as we lift the covers on sexual practices during the Civil War. ____________________________________________________ Sunday, June 27, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Making History with Roger Mudd - A Conversation with David Childs Roger Mudd sits down with David Childs, lead design partner with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, one of America's top architectural firms. Childs is in charge of designing the world's tallest--and perhaps most controversial--building, The Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site. Childs, whose career includes working on public projects like the Washington Mall, and in New York, where his modernist skyscrapers include the Time-Warner Center, reflects on the intersection of politics and architecture. 8-9pm -- Stealth and Beyond - Air Stealth They are the swarthy eagles of the sky, the sleek sharks of the sea, the invisible warriors of the battlefield. Join us for a 3-part look at the stealth aircraft, ships, and soldiers of today, yesterday, and tomorrow. This hour highlights past, present, and future advances in stealth military aircraft. Features footage of the F-117 Nighthawk, B-2 Spirit Bomber, and the Air Force's newest fighters, the F/A-22 Raptor and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and talks to test pilots and flight engineers. 9-10pm -- Stealth and Beyond - Sea Stealth It's one thing to make a 60-foot-long jet aircraft seem invisible, but quite another to hide a 400-foot-long warship from the prying eyes of an enemy. In this hour, we explore the challenging world of stealth technology at sea and how modern engineering can make our largest warships appear to be tugboats or fishing vessels. Features exclusive footage of some of the most advanced warships in the world, including the Sea Shadow, DDX, and Arleigh-Burke-class destroyer, plus a glimpse at the future. 10-10:30pm -- 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. 10:30-11pm -- 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. ____________________________________________________ Monday, June 28, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Battlefield Engineering Meet some of the most important, yet least-recognized, warriors--the battlefield engineers who lay the groundwork for oncoming conflicts. We'll cover combat engineering from ancient Rome to modern-day Iraq, and take a look at the "Next Big Thing". 8-9pm -- Iraq's Warring Factions - When an interim government brokered by the UN and the U.S. takes over Iraq on June 30, the country faces a host of critical questions, ranging from whether the country's basic services can be restored to the most serious of all, can it remain a nation without dissolving into a brutal civil. Three competing groups--Arab Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims, and Kurds--are vying for power. We go behind the scenes to uncover these historic divisions and look at potential future leaders. 9-10:15pm -- Band of Brothers - Points Major Winters (Damian Lewis) leads Easy Company into the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden--once home to top Nazi officers--and receives orders to take the abandoned Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountaintop fortress. As German officers hand over their weapons, soldiers raid wine cellars and snap up souvenirs. But their elation is short-lived--most of the division faces redeployment to the Pacific Theater. A closing vignette tells what happened to the men of Easy Company after they returned home. 10:15-11:50pm -- We Stand Alone Together - This documentary, executive-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, tells the remarkable story of "Easy Company" (the men in "Band of Brothers") in their own words. Featuring recent interviews with the real-life company members, whose deeds are dramatized in the miniseries, combined with rare and archival photographs and film footage. ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, June 29, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Prisons "All hope abandon, ye who enter here!" This sentiment has permeated the masonry and clanging bars of prisons built throughout the ages. We'll see how the philosophy and architecture of today's American prisons emerged from the sewer cells and castles and dungeons of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and 18th-century England. 8-9pm -- Tactical to Practical - The Cavalry/Cyberwar/Biological and Chemical Defense: #21 Hunter Ellis looks at the rich history of cavalry units and horse artillery teams, learns the techniques of "horse soldiering", and rides with the mounted officers of U.S. Border Patrol. Then, Hunter examines cyberdefense and learns how we are preparing to protect against a computer attack that could open the floodgates of dams or shut down all emergency services. And then, he delves into the frightening world of biological and chemical defense--from the Mongols to personal protection strategies. 9-9:30pm -- Tech Effect - The Hindenburg In the 1930s, rigid airships enjoyed popularity among the rich as an exclusive form of travel. But on May 6, 1937, one such trip ended in tragedy. When Germany's pride, the Hindenburg, attempted to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on a stormy night, a spark ignited the hydrogen inside--within 34 seconds the disaster was complete. The Hindenburg, and soon thereafter, rigid airships were no more. And we look at the media's role in the first disaster to be documented by audio, still photos, and film. 9:30-10pm -- Mail Call - Heavy Support Vehicles/Dragon Wagon/Roping & Rappelling/Alice Gear/WWII Merchant Ships/Deep 6: #45 At ease, Private! R. Lee Ermey is your commanding officer as we answer viewer questions about military methods and technology with practical demonstrations. Topics covered: Army Heavy Support Vehicles, including the M88 Heavy Recovery Vehicle and the M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter; the Dragon Wagon, a WWII-era recovery vehicle; Ranger training in fast-roping and rappelling; All-Purpose Light Weight Individual Carrying Equipment; WWII Liberty and Victory Ships; and the term "Deep Six". 10-11pm -- Wild West Tech - The Gunslingers In this series that provides an inside look at the inventions, advancements, concepts, and contraptions of America's Wild West past, host Keith Carradine highlights a special breed of man--the gunslinger--and his weapons of choice. Sometimes he wore a badge, sometimes he fought the law. But he always had a gun at his side--and the willingness to pull the trigger. Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Wyatt Earp--we go behind the legends to see how these men were defined by the weapons they carried. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, June 30, 2004 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Saloons From a ladle and tin cup in an 1850s mining camp and Civil War tent saloons to Prohibition-era speakeasies, we investigate the history of the American saloon, and go behind-the-scenes at Billy Bob's, a 3-acre Texan saloon, and a Los Angeles sports bar with a computerized liquor-dispensing system. We see what it took to create the elaborate carved bars, the purpose of the brass foot-rail, the impact of refrigerated railroad cars on beer supply, and the transformational power of the bottle cap. 8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - High Voltage Look closely at those tall metal towers that span the country and you might see tiny specks climbing up the soaring steel like spiders on an enormous web. Meet the courageous linemen who erect, string, and repair 250-foot high electrical transmission towers, working with energized power lines that can carry up to 765,000 volts! 9-10pm -- 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. 10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Logging Tech When Paul Bunyan cried "Timber!", he never foresaw today's cutting-edge, controversial industry that feeds a ravenous, lumber-crazy world--a world striving to protect nature while devouring it. Come into the woods to see how he-men and hi-tech combine forces to topple 4-billion trees annually; journey to 19th-century America, when lumberjacks cut a legend as large as the timber they felled; and travel with a tree from stump to sawmill and learn its non-wood uses--from aspirin to film to toothpaste! No descriptions were received for 1st half of monthFor more on UFOs, check out the interview on MonsterVision's Mars Attacks page
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