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Friday, September 1, 2006
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7-8pm -- Making a Name for Yourself - Ben & Jerry.
With flavor names like Phish Food and Karamel Sutra,
Ben & Jerry's Homemade ice cream has built a
reputation over the years as a fun-loving company with
a unique and creative approach to business. When Ben
Cohen and Jerry Greenfield met in gym class in 1963,
they realized that they shared two important
qualities: a hatred for running and a love for food.
They also agreed that it was no fun being in business
just to earn a living--they wanted to enjoy themselves
too. So in 1977 they turned to ice cream making by
enrolling in a $5 correspondence course to learn the
craft. Their recipe was a sophisticated concoction: a
blend of fresh Vermont milk, cream and generous
portions of whatever ingredients took their fancy.

8-10pm -- Violent Earth - Comets: Prophets of Doom.
Comets--these celestial travelers have forever filled
us with fear and wonder. Lurking in the furthest
reaches of our solar system, they come close to Earth
as they orbit our Sun. Could something as destructive
as comets hold the key to life? Are the building
blocks of carbon-based life forms frozen inside? Might
they contain information about the creation of our
solar system? At the conclusion of two spectacular
NASA missions that sent spaceships to rendezvous with
these mysterious objects, we examine the scientific
and historical record of comets, including man's
reaction to them. Did a comet lead the Wise Men to
Bethlehem? Did they foretell the death of kings, the
destruction of civilizations? How did Halley's Comet
provide Isaac Newton with the clues for his theories
of gravity? Finally, what comprises this "dirty
snowball" and how can we protect ourselves if headed
on a collision-course with one?

10-12am -- Quest for Dragons - 
A spirited exploration of the history, science, and
legend of the world's most notorious beast--the
dragon, the best-known creature that never was.
Throughout history, dragons influenced wars, science,
art, and religion. They appear in almost every culture
and many still believe in dragons. How could different
cultures, isolated by geology and millennia, all
invent the same creature? If the dragon is simply the
product of our imagination, how could distant peoples,
with no knowledge of each other, all invent the same
beast? One of the reasons dragons are a perennial
favorite is that even though they are the ultimate
predator and antagonist, it's also fun to identify
with them. In the end, we want to be the dragon as
much as we may want to slay the dragon.

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Saturday, September 2, 2006
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6-8pm -- Reel To Real - High Plains Drifter.
Movie. A mysterious stranger rides out of the desert
and drifts into a small town with a dark secret in the
Wild West. Though the town's people are frightened of
him, they hire him to protect them from three gunmen
who try to kill him. With Verna Bloom, Mariana Hill,
Billy Curtis, and Geoffrey Lewis, the western is
directed by Clint Eastwood who stars as the
vengeance-minded drifter. (1973)

8-10:30pm -- Reel To Real - Pale Rider.
Movie. A mysterious preacher rides into a gold mining
camp in the California foothills and protects it from
a neighboring mining company intent on stealing their
claims. Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With
Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn,
Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, and Richard Kiel. (1985)

10:30-11pm -- Wild West Tech: Revenge
Tech.
It's said revenge is a dish best served cold, but in
the Wild West, it was often served with a heaping
helping of technology. From a liver-eating madman bent
on avenging the death of a loved one to a teenage girl
who switched her gender to exact vengeance on her
husband's murderer, technology made a uniquely brutal
form of frontier justice possible. Host David
Carradine guides viewers through the most grizzly
stories of score-settling the West ever saw.

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Sunday, September 3, 2006
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7-8pm -- Mega Disasters - New York City Hurricane.
What would happen if a Category 3 Hurricane were to
hit New York City? With an awesomely high storm surge
and intense winds attacking one of the most heavily
populated and economically vital locations in the
world, the potential for massive destruction is almost
unprecedented. We explore the less-known but extensive
history of previous northeast hurricanes--especially
the "Great Hurricane" of 1938--in order to create
empirical evidence that a storm of this size is not
science fiction but a very real possibility in the
near future. We'll also explore the scientific nature
and origins of hurricanes and get an overview of some
of the engineering changes that are taking place in
the field of hurricane damage prevention. Using
computer animation, models, and recreations the story
concludes with a jaw-dropping view of what a storm
like this might look like from inside the Big Apple.

8-9pm -- Lost Worlds - Knights Templar.
They defended the Holy Land through bloodshed and
prayer. Founded in the 12th century, these Christian
warrior monks reigned supreme for nearly 200 years
before suffering a spectacular fall from grace. Tried
for heresy, they were disbanded and their Grand Master
burned at the stake. We'll search behind the legend
for their lost world. We recreate the city they knew
as Tortosa--now hidden among modern homes in the
Syrian city of Tartus. We reveal secrets of their
headquarters at Temple Mount in Jerusalem, with
magnificent underground vaults that could stable 1,000
horses. And we visit the circular church in London
built to resemble the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in
Jerusalem and the site of the Templar's mysterious
initiation rites. We bring to life the hilltop
fortress that Lawrence of Arabia called "the finest
castle in the world", and return to the Mediterranean
island where the Knights Templars made their last
stand against Moslem enemies.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Atlantis.
Field investigators using the latest research, expert
analysis, and cutting-edge technology take us back to
ancient Greece, to a peaceful island that exploded
with devastating force. But, at the dawn of the 20th
Century, the remains of a palace were discovered on
the island of Crete, preserved beneath volcanic ash.
Could the ruins be home to the ancient civilization of
Atlantis? Our investigators find that a Cretan palace
and a town on Santorini are linked by unique
engineering of their buildings. Rebuilding towns,
temples, and the palace of Atlantis as described by
Plato, we reveal the majesty and mystery of this lost
world. The builders of the original palace achieved a
level of engineering excellence not matched for
centuries. With its massive scale, complex
water-management systems, and sparkling gypsum walls,
the engineering of this extraordinary palace connects
it to Plato's descriptions of Atlantis.

10-11pm -- Lost Worlds - Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.
In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among
them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitler's
Germany might be close to producing an atomic bomb.
Roosevelt issued an order--the US had to be the first
to develop an atomic bomb and within three years they
were well on their way to creating a hidden world of
secret cities and classified nuclear facilities. Six
decades later, we return to the once-classified sites
where the course of history was decided. In top secret
cities and nuclear facilities, we uncover and rebuild
this lost world in three top-secret cities in isolated
parts of Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington State.
This was to be the most costly and labor-intensive
engineering program ever undertaken. Using classified
material, eyewitness testimony, and cutting-edge
graphic technology, we recreate the secret world of
the Manhattan Project.

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Monday, September 4, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Snackfood Tech.
They crunch; they ooze; they crackle; they pop--mmmmm,
yeah! Soft drinks, donuts, meat snacks, popcorn, and
gum. What's your weakness? From the handmade treats of
the earliest civilizations to hi-tech mass production,
these snacks are borne of man's need to feed his
cravings. Join us for an hour-long tasty treat as we
examine the history of snackfoods and check out how
they are made today.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - The Pacific Bermuda Triangle.
While the Bermuda Triangle is a well-known area of
strange phenomenon in the Atlantic, there is another,
more treacherous triangle in the Pacific off the coast
of Japan known as the "Dragon's Triangle". This
dangerous ocean triangle has reportedly claimed
hundreds if not thousands of ships, airplanes, and
submarines since the first written reports in the 13th
century. Could these lost vessels be the result of bad
oceanic conditions or possibly something more
mysterious? We'll get to the bottom of this unsolved
world mystery. Interviews include Dr. Joann Stock,
Caltech; Joseph Nagy, UCLA; Takuji Wasda, University
of Tokyo; and Japanese UFO experts Junichiro Nirasawa
and Junichi Yaoi.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - The Real Dracula.
In a country torn by bloody civil war, a young man
seizes power. In his native tongue, he is called
Dracula. This is not the vampire, Count Dracula, but a
real historical figure: a Romanian prince. Dracula was
a warlord who became known all across Europe for both
his breathtaking courage and his terrifying cruelty.
But he also left an enduring legacy. Not just in
blood, but also in brick, mortar, and stone. He
constructed palaces. He founded the city that was to
become his country's capital. He also built one of
Eastern Europe's most breathtaking mountaintop
castles. Now, with state-of-the-art computer
animation, we'll bring Dracula's lost world back to
life: his birthplace in the fortified town of
Sighisoara; the gothic splendor of Transylvania's Bran
Castle; the sumptuous palace of Targoviste; and the
real castle Dracula, Poenari.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - Stonehenge Secrets
Revealed.
Stonehenge is one of the most famous and mysterious
structures in the world. Now, host Josh Bernstein
investigates the origins of Stonehenge and the
prehistoric world that surrounded it. From the depths
of a 5,000-year-old copper mine to an ancient quarry
from which the stones were carved, Josh deploys the
latest archaeological evidence to reveal who built
this great monument. Then, using prehistoric
technology as his guide, he reveals how it was built,
and why!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Combat Training.
Sign up at the ultimate survival school, where
soldiers learn to kill or be killed, and learn how
21st-century warriors are training today for the
battlefields of tomorrow. We follow combat training
throughout history, reviewing survival skills and
psychological tools--from ancient Rome to World Wars
One and Two--and learn how modern training is enhanced
by advanced technology and computer simulation.

8-10pm -- Violent Earth - Meteors: Fire in the Sky.
Meteors, comets, and asteroids cross the solar system
to offer clues about our planet and universe. Can they
destroy civilizations? Did they wipe out the
dinosaurs? Have they brought life to our planet? And
when will the next one hit? Aided by elaborate
animation and live-action footage, we learn what these
mysterious space rocks really are and imagine what
likely happened 65-million years ago, when an object
plowed into the Yucatan Peninsula. We see how certain
spectacular meteor falls advanced our understanding of
what they are and the danger that they pose. We talk
to leading experts--astronomers and geologists
including David Levy and Carolyn Shoemaker,
co-discoverers of the Shoemaker-Levy comet that fell
into Jupiter in 1994. And we talk to NASA scientists
about recent missions to asteroids and comets and
speculate on ways to move Earth-threatening asteroids
and comets out of our way. Because it isn't a question
of if but when the next deadly impact will take place.

10-11pm -- Mega Movers - Lost & Found.
In Pennsylvania, our movers must lift an historic 1938
diner out of a building that has covered it for more
than 50 years. But moving the cherished landmark
unscathed will pose quite a challenge for everyone
involved. Meanwhile, a determined mining historian
must rescue a gigantic 1923 steam shovel that has been
hidden high up in the Colorado Rockies. Will 30 years
of sludge and rugged terrain stop this move before it
even begins?

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Junkyard.
It's the place where one man's trash is truly another
man's treasure. Enter the strange and mysterious world
of the junkyard, where many pieces actually do add up
to a whole. Uncover how junkyard operators create
order out of seemingly random piles of junk.

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

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Bathroom Tech.
From tub to toilet to toothpaste, here's everything
you ever wanted to know about the most used and least
discussed room in the house. From the first home
bathrooms in ancient India, Roman latrines, and
bizarre Victorian-era bath contraptions, to modern
luxurious master bathroom suites, we trace the history
of bathing, showering, and oral hygiene. And we reveal
the messy truth about what was used before toilet
paper--brainchild of the Scott Brothers of
Philadelphia--and why astronauts wear diapers.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Water.
It's nature's precious elixir--so powerful it can
carve our landscape, yet so nurturing it can spawn
life and support its intricate matrix. And it's the
only substance on Earth that can exist in three
separate forms at the same temperature--liquid, solid,
and gas. We take it for granted, yet compared to other
natural compounds, it's a genuine oddity. We'll paint
a vivid portrait of this common entity that's anything
but as we explore water's multidimensional
character--from its place in the $10-billion bottled
water industry to its critical role in a Canadian
nuclear reactor. We watch it flow from huge irrigation
machines that have revolutionized American
agriculture, blast 200 miles into space from a newly
discovered geyser on one of Saturn's moons (via
computer animation), coaxed from the clouds by
chemical injection, captured by innovative
"fog-catchers", and cascade with artistic flair from
compressed air jets at the Fountains of Bellagio in
Las Vegas.

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Thursday, September 7, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Doomsday Tech.
The second deadly hour examines more threats--both
natural and manmade--that may endanger civilization.
From the far reaches of space to tiny viruses,
doomsday sources are many. But so are technologies
used to keep doomsday at bay. Asteroids of significant
size have hit our planet before and likely will again.
Asteroid hunters demonstrate the Near Earth Asteroid
Tracking (NEAT) program and methods being developed to
destroy earth-aimed asteroids. Then, it's onto
bioterrorism's sinister technologies--how highly
virulent agents like smallpox and plague can be
weaponized. Next, an ex-hacker turned cyber-security
expert shows how vulnerable the nation's computers are
to cyberterror. Finally, we visit the controversial
world of biotechnology. Could genetically engineered
crops backfire? Does a brave new world of genetically
selected beings loom in our not-so-distant future?

8-9pm -- Where Did It Come From? - Ancient Greece:
Modern Ship Building.
Modern warships, cargo, and container ships are the
cutting edge of maritime technology. But 2,500 years
ago, no one dominated shipbuilding like the Greeks. We
travel to Greece for a firsthand look at how their
maritime expertise evolved. We examine a reproduction
of the Greek warship called a trireme. A 3-D CGI
reproduction captures the grandeur of the gigantic
cargo ship the Syracusia. Host Michael Guillen
demonstrates an Archimedean Screw--designed to pump
water out of a ship's hold. He also demonstrates
Archimedes' most famous discovery: the principle of
buoyancy, a key component in any shipbuilding process.
In England, we investigate the Antikythera device.
After decades of study, historians have concluded that
it was actually a celestial computer that tracked the
movement of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and a
handful of stars. And on the Greek island Kalymnos, we
learn how sponge diving evolved into the lucrative
business of salvage diving.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - The Other Nostradamus.
He predicted WWII, the deaths of US Presidents, and
the turmoil of the 1960s. He prophesied that Israel
would become a state 15 years before the event and
foretold the Great Depression. Many of his visions
seemed to pass unfulfilled, but are now proven
accurate. His name is Edgar Cayce, and to many, he's
known as the other Nostradamus. Throughout the 1930s
and `40s, Cayce was a well-known American figure,
reputed for his "healing abilities" as well as his
prophecies. Cayce's predictions are documented in the
transcriptions of his readings, which he gave until
his death in 1945. Join us as we examine his life and
prophecies.

10-11pm -- American Eats - Beer.
Whether light, dark, bottled, tapped, great tasting,
or less filling America loves beer--20% of the world's
beer is brewed here. As old as civilization and
pre-dating bread, we'll take a look at beer's history
in the US. Believe it or not, the Mayflower was on its
way to the Hudson River Valley but dropped anchor in
Plymouth because of shortages in provisions--including
"beor" ale. By the 1800s, Germans were bringing
different beer-making recipes and know-how. And by the
turn of the 20th century, brewers were taking
advantage of new technologies such as artificial
refrigeration, pasteurization, and transportation. But
breweries had to survive the Prohibition until 1933
when it ended and beer was back on tap. After WWII,
the aluminium can made beer drinkers happy because it
now fit neatly in the fridge. There are currently
1,500 US breweries with a growing number of
micro-breweries that have revived many old recipes and
giving beer drinkers more choice.

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Friday, September 8, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Inventions of War.
Arising from the horrible carnage, deprivation, and
suffering caused by war is a countless array of
everyday items--from hairbrushes to microwaves--that
directly descend from wartime innovations. Wartime
research and development have revolutionized
communication, transportation, and medicine. From Spam
to nuclear power to hairspray and cell phones, life as
we know it ironically owes a lot to war. We'll follow
the day-to-day life of an ordinary woman and see the
influence of war on her life.

8-9pm -- World War III? Beyond Lebanon - 
This special examines the history behind the recent
war in Lebanon and the potential for this regional
crisis to erupt into a global conflict. We analyze how
Hezbollah's alliances with Syria, Iran, and other
countries, along with Israel's close ties to the
United States, could help propel what began as a
border skirmish into World War III.

9-10pm -- The Man Who Predicted 9/11 - 
In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of
security at the Morgan Stanley Bank situated high up
in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Rescorla
was convinced that Osama Bin Laden would use jet
planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center. Long
before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan
for the bank, hugely unpopular amongst the city whiz
kids who worked there who thought he was mad. His
evacuation plan however ultimately saved 3,000 of
their lives. Rescorla's plan was put into effect after
the first jet hit the North Tower--even though WTC
managers were instructing everyone to stay in the
buildings. When the second jet hit the South Tower, he
averted panic and organized a rapid evacuation.
Rescorla went back inside to help those injured and
trapped get out. He was still inside when the building
collapsed. His body was never found.

10-11pm -- Grounded on 9/11 - 
In response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, the
FAA orders all planes out of the air. US and Canadian
air traffic controllers face a calamity of epic
proportions--how to safely re-route and land 6,500
planes carrying close to a million people. For
individual air traffic controllers, the work is
chaotic, intense, and deceptively simple: pick a new
route for each flight; radio instructions to turn;
listen for pilot confirmation; hold traffic to keep
airways from overcrowding. From Cleveland, Ohio to
Gander, Newfoundland, controllers on September 11th
searched for alternate airports to land large jets
even as their traumatized colleagues stream back from
break rooms after watching the attacks on TV.

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Saturday, September 9, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Levees
From collapsing floodwalls in New Orleans to high-tech
mechanical storm surge barriers in Europe, we'll
explore the 2,500-year history of keeping rivers and
tides at bay by erecting levees. To get a lesson on
how levees are built and why they fail, we'll climb
atop Sacramento, California's crumbling river levees
to see evidence of erosion that portends a New
Orleans-level disaster. In stark contrast are the
ingeniously engineered levees and dikes holding back
tidal waters in the Netherlands. Their success
inspired other mechanized flood barriers on both the
River Thames outside London and one currently under
construction near the sinking city of Venice, Italy.
We'll also take a look at the hard lessons learned
when levees are breached. In New Orleans, we'll see
what the US Army Corps of Engineers is doing to
protect the Crescent City from future hurricane
seasons.

8-9pm -- Mega Disasters - West Coast Tsunami.
What would happen if a massive earthquake and tsunami
were to strike the West Coast of the United States?
Experts say it could easily match the catastrophic
2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in scale and might. A
700-mile stretch of coast, from northern California to
southern British Columbia lies just off the extremely
volatile Cascadia Subduction Zone. Many seismologists
say that after more than 300 years of massive pressure
build-up, it is likely to erupt in the not too distant
future. And it has happened in the past. Geologists
have discovered evidence of a massive tsunami that
struck the Pacific Northwest in 1700--as powerful as
the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004. Hundreds
of thousands of lives are at stake. We'll talk to
emergency planners, seismologists, and other
researchers who are trying to get a handle on when
Cascadia will blow, and what--if anything--we can do
to minimize the disaster.

9-11pm -- The World Trade Center - 
On September 11, 2001, terrorists did the unthinkable
when they flew two fuel-loaded jetliners into the
World Trade Center. The Twin Towers' physical height
and symbolic stature made them the perfect target.
They were remarkable achievements in architecture,
construction, and technology. In this 2-hour profile,
we look at how the WTC was constructed and talk to
representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, New
York's Office of Emergency Management, FEMA, and DNA
experts about the aftermath.

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Sunday, September 10, 2006
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7-8pm -- Grounded on 9/11 - 
In response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, the
FAA orders all planes out of the air. US and Canadian
air traffic controllers face a calamity of epic
proportions--how to safely re-route and land 6,500
planes carrying close to a million people. For
individual air traffic controllers, the work is
chaotic, intense, and deceptively simple: pick a new
route for each flight; radio instructions to turn;
listen for pilot confirmation; hold traffic to keep
airways from overcrowding. From Cleveland, Ohio to
Gander, Newfoundland, controllers on September 11th
searched for alternate airports to land large jets
even as their traumatized colleagues stream back from
break rooms after watching the attacks on TV.

8-10pm -- American Vesuvius - 
On August 25th, 79 AD, two of the Roman Empire's most
promising cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum, were
flash-frozen in time as Mount Vesuvius erupted
destroying all life in its path. Noted paleontologist,
archaeologist, and forensic physicist Charles
Pellegrino is the author of Ghosts of Vesuvius, a
fascinating look at this ancient volcanic eruption.
Pellegrino uses the emerging science of forensic
archaeology to decipher clues and gather evidence that
helps him reconstruct the final moments of the
victims. Using the same forensic techniques, he
undertakes an investigation of the ruins of the World
Trade Center. By processing evidence and interviewing
witnesses, he illustrates dramatic physical parallels
between Vesuvius's eruption and the collapse of the
Twin Towers. His scientific exploration results in an
array of startling connections between the destruction
of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the man-made
devastation at Ground Zero of our own Vesuvius.

10-11pm -- The Revolution - 01 - Boston, Bloody
Boston.
Relive the drama in this exciting documentary series
that explores the founding of the United States. The
opening episode dramatizes the controversies and
conflicts leading to war--the Stamp Act riots, Boston
Massacre, Boston Tea Party, and Battles of Lexington
and Concord. A Continental Congress is convened and we
are introduced to some of the major political players
involved in the rebellion, including Samuel Adams,
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, and
Thomas Hutchinson, as well as England's King George
III and British General Thomas Gage.

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Monday, September 11, 2006
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7-8pm -- The Man Who Predicted 9/11 - 
In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of
security at the Morgan Stanley Bank situated high up
in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Rescorla
was convinced that Osama Bin Laden would use jet
planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center. Long
before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan
for the bank, hugely unpopular amongst the city whiz
kids who worked there who thought he was mad. His
evacuation plan however ultimately saved 3,000 of
their lives. Rescorla's plan was put into effect after
the first jet hit the North Tower--even though WTC
managers were instructing everyone to stay in the
buildings. When the second jet hit the South Tower, he
averted panic and organized a rapid evacuation.
Rescorla went back inside to help those injured and
trapped get out. He was still inside when the building
collapsed. His body was never found.

8-9pm -- The Miracle of Stairway B - 
It is perhaps the single most amazing story of
9/11--the story of how 12 firefighters, three office
workers, and a Port Authority cop lived through the
devastating collapse of the North Tower, survived for
hours under half-a-million tons of debris and were
rescued when all hope seemed lost. We reveal the chain
of uncanny coincidences and bizarre events that
enabled these individuals to stay alive when so many
were dying all around them. We tell their interlocking
stories from the time they woke on 9/11, to the moment
they were finally reunited with their families. In
doing so, we also tell the bigger story of the heroic
efforts of the firefighters to save lives--and of the
2,700 men and women who never made it home.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Braveheart's Scotland.
At the end of the 13th century, Scotland was a country
under attack. Defeat seemed inevitable. But from
nowhere emerged a man who became Scotland's greatest
hero--William Wallace, commonly known as Braveheart.
Rising from obscurity in a violent age, he became an
inspirational leader and national symbol of patriotism
and survival. Now, new research allows us to journey
back to his world. Traveling down secret pathways that
still lie beneath Scotland, we rediscover a
surprisingly sophisticated culture that hasn't been
seen for 700 years--a world Braveheart died to
protect. Uncovering the mysteries beneath Eldersie, we
reveal the town that gave rise to the Guardian of
Scotland. Restoring the Castle of Lanark to its former
glory, we visit the place where he sought revenge for
the murder of his wife. And rebuilding Stirling
Bridge, we relive Wallace's famous battle against the
English army--a turning point in the history of
Scotland and the life of its champion.

10-12am -- Countdown to Ground Zero - 
A gripping, dramatic look, with the most recently
released materials, at the extraordinary events of
September 11th, 2001...not just this infamous day in
history, but also how this day came to be through the
dramatic stories of people whose lives converge at a
moment when history turns. We'll recount the story of
Al Qaeda's agents as they plan and execute the most
deadly strike on the US since Pearl Harbor. It's also
the story of the men and women who were attacked in
the World Trade Center, and of the heroic rescuers who
risked everything to save those trapped inside the
doomed Twin Towers. And finally, it's also a political
action thriller. It portrays FBI agents and
counterterrorism experts in the months leading up to
the attack as they desperately try to convince key
players in both the Clinton and Bush administrations
of the dangers of Al Qaeda and the possibility of a
deadly attack on US soil.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Plumbing: The Arteries of
Civilization.
Each day, billions of gallons of water flow through
cities into homes and back out again in a confusing
mess of pipes, pumps, and fixtures. The history of
plumbing is a tale crucial to our survival--supplying
ourselves with fresh water and disposing of human
waste. From ancient solutions to the future, we'll
plumb plumbing's depths.

8-9pm -- Violent Earth - Rogue Waves.
Join us for the amazing story of one of nature's most
terrifying forces. With striking visuals from ships in
storm-tossed seas, the special presents dramatic tales
of rogue wave disasters throughout history, and
explores the astonishing scientific discoveries
surrounding this deadly phenomenon. Aided by
mind-blowing CGI footage from the motion picture
Poseidon by Wolfgang Petersen, director of The Perfect
Storm, we reveal the awesome power of this ocean
menace as it really is--a monster rising from the
deep!

9-10pm -- Mega Disasters - American Volcano.
The 1980 Mount St. Helens' eruption alerted the world
to the dangers of an explosive volcano in the Cascade
Range. The fiery blast that killed every living thing
within a 25-mile radius and unleashed the biggest
landslide in recorded history. Now, Mount Rainier, 60
miles east of Seattle, threatens an even greater loss
of life and property. This 14,000-foot peak holds more
ice and snow than all other volcanoes in the Cascade
Range combined. Even a small eruption at Rainier could
unleash a debris mudslide that would entomb several
towns in the valley below. Tens of thousands of people
are in grave danger. Geologists say that it's not a
question of if Rainier, an active volcano, will
erupt...but when. Experts have mapped out the hazard
zone and engineered a sophisticated warning system.
But when Rainier blows, the window for evacuation is
small. As we'll see, people must have an efficient
evacuation plan, or else the loss of lives will be
incredible.

10-11pm -- Mega Movers - America Moves.
In America's heartland, few structures are as iconic
as the country barn and the local church. In Nebraska,
our team attempts to transport an historic gothic
horse barn to a new farm. Working in sub-zero
temperatures, they'll have to maneuver the massive
structure through 26 miles of extremely narrow,
unpaved country roads to reach their destination. And
in Texas, a 115-year-old church has to be cut into
five pieces before being relocated to a new spot two
miles away. Will our Mega Movers be able to reassemble
this cherished chapel and preserve it for future
congregations?

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Garage Gadgets.
Handy around the house? You will be after this history
of the household garage. From lawn care products to
snow removal and outdoor cooking, the garage gadgets
for do-it-yourselfers have evolved over the decades to
meet the ever-changing challenges of maintaining a
home. With a typical garage as our starting point,
we'll explore the uncommon histories behind some
common garage items such as the lawn mower, string
trimmer, leaf blower, barbecue grill, and more.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Shovels.
From a prehistoric sharpened digging stick to today's
$15-million monster machines, our journey for the
ultimate shovel begins in California's borax mines,
where the P&H 4100 uses advanced electronics, brute
strength, and savvy operators to excavate 170-ton
chunks in a single scoop. We travel back to 1835, when
William Otis set off an American digging frenzy with
his patented steam shovel. And at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, we kick the legs of NASA's latest Mars
Lander: Phoenix. This stationary probe has a robotic
arm with a shovel scoop designed to dig into the soil,
locate ice, and analyze its properties. Back on Earth,
the Hitachi Corporation's 200-ton hydraulic
humanitarian shovel is designed to locate and explode
landmines in Third-World countries.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Drilling.
Spiraling deep into the ground...driving holes through
solid rock...rotating, hammering, and scraping its way
through whatever it may encounter...whether it's earth
or ice, steel or stone, nothing can stand in its way!
This episode penetrates the world of drilling and
explores various types of drilling's colorful
histories. From drilling for water in the New Mexico
desert to searching for oil in the Gulf of Mexico,
we'll show you how it's done. The program features the
quest to drill the deepest hole ever and the
scientific drill ship expected to perform the feat,
and also looks at drills used to recover ice cores
that will unearth thousands of years of climate
history. We also examine the latest and greatest
tunnel boring machines, robotic drills, and handheld
power drills. Finally, we check out laser drills--both
large and small--including a drill that can bore a
hole a fraction of the diameter of a human hair.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Copper.
It transports electricity, water, and heat. Our bodies
can't survive without it, yet it can kill microbes in
minutes. It brings music to our ears and beauty to our
eyes. We'll delve into all of copper's impressive
traits, history, and how it's mined. This versatile
red metal's most famous attribute is its ability to
conduct electricity--copper wires connect and energize
the world. And it's revolutionizing the electronics
industry by enabling ever-shrinking computer chips.
It's also formed into plumbing pipes to convey water
and is the metal of choice for beautiful roofs and
sculptures. It doesn't only look good--it sounds great
too. A visit to a bell foundry reveals why bronze, a
copper alloy, has been used to make music for hundreds
of years. In myriad shapes and for innumerable uses,
copper figures prominently in our world.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Household Wonders.
Reviews the revolution in home improvement and
glimpses the kitchen of tomorrow. Included: the
development of the stove, sewing machine, refrigerated
air, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, toaster, and
mixer.

8-9pm -- Where Did It Come From? - Ancient Rome: The
Rise of Apartments.
The state of the art in high-rise living, New York
City's Time Warner Center features all the amenities:
a health club, restaurants, dry cleaners, top notch
security, and citywide views. But high-rise,
high-density living isn't new. Romans were living in
high-rise apartments 2,000 years ago. Host Michael
Guillen travels to Rome and its ancient seaport of
Ostia where a number of them still exist. He
illustrates many similarities we share with the
ancient Romans including health clubs and dry
cleaners. Food of all kinds was available at
restaurants called thermopelia. As for the apartment
complexes, some were as high as seven stories but
building with un-reinforced concrete limited their
height. We travel to Bath, England for an appreciation
of the brilliantly designed Roman baths. Michael shows
how ancient dry cleaners, known as fullers, cleaned
garments with human waste. And the Los Angeles Fire
Department helps demonstrate the Roman fire pump.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - Playing Cards and the
Occult.
Playing cards are an everyday object used for gambling
and game playing the world over. But the familiar deck
of cards conceals hidden meanings that have links to
secret societies and the occult. Why are there four
suits and why hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs? What is
the significance of the picture cards? What is the
meaning of the symbolism of the Tarot? We look beneath
the surface of the playing card and reveal an
intriguing journey from their much disputed roots in
China, Persia, and Egypt. And we uncover the secrets
of card design, investigating rumored Masonic links
and the way the design has changed to mirror the
cultures and beliefs of the people who used them
through the ages. What emerges is an extraordinary
story that reveals the mysteries and meanings of the
humble playing card--a history that is intimately
entwined with the occult, voodoo, and man's
fascination with mystical beliefs.

10-11pm -- American Eats - Cereal: History in a Bowl.
Move over pancakes, step aside bacon! Cereal is
arguably the true breakfast king, a $9-billion
industry with an indisputable place in pop-culture
history. Full of surprise, nostalgia, and fascinating
facts, our special celebrates the colorful--and
crunchy--saga of a distinctly American breakfast. We
see how a Presbyterian
minister-turned-health-food-fanatic--Sylvester Graham,
of "Graham cracker" fame--turned his countrymen from
fried pork breakfasts to grain- and bran-heavy diets
in 1824. We reveal the rivalries, tricks, and
accidents that turned cereal into a breakfast
sensation. And we examine the amazing feats of
marketing used to promote the product--from creating
iconic characters for packaging, to ingenious prizes
that drove consumers to the shelves in droves.

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Friday, September 15, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Bathroom Tech.
From tub to toilet to toothpaste, here's everything
you ever wanted to know about the most used and least
discussed room in the house. From the first home
bathrooms in ancient India, Roman latrines, and
bizarre Victorian-era bath contraptions, to modern
luxurious master bathroom suites, we trace the history
of bathing, showering, and oral hygiene. And we reveal
the messy truth about what was used before toilet
paper--brainchild of the Scott Brothers of
Philadelphia--and why astronauts wear diapers.

8-10pm -- Dog Fights - 
Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in
the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no
more. This special puts viewers in the cockpit to
recreate four famous air battles, using computer
graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival
footage to make these thrilling and dangerous
dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an
introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he
is engaged in, the history and technology of the
aircraft that he flies, and the mortal enemy he must
face. Then comes the moment of contact with the
enemy--the fight begins! Experience a
computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as
the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death
combat. 

10-11pm -- Weird Weapons - The Axis.
Between 1939 and `45, the world was locked in a
nightmare struggle of unprecedented ferocity. When the
smoke from WWII cleared, bizarre stories emerged of
extraordinary armaments dreamt up by both sides' most
inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything before.
New ways of bringing destruction to the enemy were
born of desperation and wild imagination. And in a
world gone mad, nothing seemed too strange to try.
Axis powers tested a strange range of weapons: a
vortex cannon designed to tear wings off aircraft, an
assault rifle that could shoot round corners, a death
ray that could boil people alive, and most bizarre of
all, an army in space. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters 19.
Examine one of the most mysterious maritime tragedies,
when the sturdy Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly sank on a
stormy night in November 1975; and unlock the
mysteries of the rudder problems behind two Boeing 737
crashes--a 1991 United flight and 1994 US Air flight.
Then, we take viewers inside one of the most dangerous
but least-known nuclear disasters in US history--a
meltdown at a secret government facility in 1959. We
also travel to an oil storage facility where nearly
4-million gallons of diesel fuel suddenly flowed out
as the storage tank cracked and catastrophically
unzipped from top to bottom. Finally, we take a "close
look" at microscopic structures causing gigantic
problems in the electronics industry--tin whiskers, as
they are known by researchers, that spontaneously grow
from pure tin coatings on electronic boards and
microchips.

8-11pm -- Reel To Real - Windtalkers (2002 movie)
World War II drama about Navajo Indians trained
to use their native language as code to help US
Marines battling the Japanese in the Pacific. Nicolas
Cage plays a Marine with difficult orders: Protect the
life of one of the Navajos, but kill him if he's about
to be captured to protect the code. With Adam Beach,
Christian Slater, and Noah Emmerich. 

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Sunday, September 17, 2006
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7-8pm -- Mega Disasters - American Volcano.
The 1980 Mount St. Helens' eruption alerted the world
to the dangers of an explosive volcano in the Cascade
Range. The fiery blast that killed every living thing
within a 25-mile radius and unleashed the biggest
landslide in recorded history. Now, Mount Rainier, 60
miles east of Seattle, threatens an even greater loss
of life and property. This 14,000-foot peak holds more
ice and snow than all other volcanoes in the Cascade
Range combined. Even a small eruption at Rainier could
unleash a debris mudslide that would entomb several
towns in the valley below. Tens of thousands of people
are in grave danger. Geologists say that it's not a
question of if Rainier, an active volcano, will
erupt...but when. Experts have mapped out the hazard
zone and engineered a sophisticated warning system.
But when Rainier blows, the window for evacuation is
small. As we'll see, people must have an efficient
evacuation plan, or else the loss of lives will be
incredible.

8-10pm -- Sahara - 
A certain mystique lingers in its very name. It's a
haunting and hostile arena with a past as captivating
as its landscape. In this desert blanketing 11 nations
in Northern Africa, nature has crafted a world of
mesmerizing desolation and across its scorching sands
humanity has dared to carve history. Our cameras
explore a land of mirage and myth--from a mountain
fortress of ancient freedom fighters to a vast stadium
filled with gladiators' gore to the vibrant chaos of a
camel auction to the fabled metropolis of Timbuktu.
Historians chronicle how a devastating climate change
turned a lush savanna into the world's harshest
desert. The Sahara...sinister and seductive, mythic
and mysterious...as tantalizing and elusive as a
mirage.

10-11pm -- The Revolution - #2 - Rebellion to
Revolution.
Rebellion escalates into war with the Battle at Bunker
Hill. The Continental Congress establishes an army and
appoints George Washington as Commander-in-Chief. But
Washington faces nearly insurmountable obstacles in
turning the motley militias into a battle-ready army.
When the Continental Army surrounds British troops
that occupy Boston, Britain sends additional troops
and its three best generals--William Howe, John
Burgoyne, and Henry Clinton--to take over command in
the insurgent colonies. The Continental assault from
Dorchester Heights forces the British and Loyalists to
evacuate the city.
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Monday, September 18, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Future Tech.
A paper-thin, wall-sized holographic television...a
car that runs on processed seawater...an army of
robotic killing machines...outer-space luxury resorts
and a cleaning droid controlled by your mind?
Buckle-up for safety as we race into the near
future--where fantasy becomes fact. There have always
been visionaries, futurists, and dreamers predicting
the world of tomorrow--flying cars, space-station
colonies, and android personal assistants. But time
has proven the fallacy of many of their predictions.
So what future technology can we realistically expect?
With the help of 3D animation, we present some pretty
far-out predictions and take you to various research
labs to see working prototypes of these technologies
in their infancy. Join us on a rollicking ride through
the entertainment room, down the road, over the
battlefield, through the mind, out in space, and into
the future, where science fiction becomes science
fact. 

8-9pm -- UFO Files - Deep Sea UFOs.
Join us for a detailed examination of the little-known
phenomenon of USOs, or "Unidentified Submerged
Objects", an advanced type of UFO that can operate
just as efficiently in water as in the atmosphere.
These supposed otherworldly vessels have been
reported, some believe, as far back as ancient Egypt.
Others believe that USOs were reported by Alexander
the Great and Christopher Columbus, and might even
involve the lost city of Atlantis. Highlights include
the 1967 "Shag Harbour Incident", a
government-documented USO crash off the coast of Nova
Scotia, Canada, and a trip to the area around Laguna
Cartegena in Puerto Rico, a reported hotbed of USO
activity. Interviewees include the US Navy's Bruce
Maccabee, UCLA's Kathryn Morgan, as well as USO and
UFO experts Stanton Friedman, Bill Birnes, and Preston
Dennett.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - The First Christians.
A team of field investigators using the latest
research, expert analysis, and cutting-edge graphic
technology take us back to the aftermath of Jesus's
crucifixion when barely a hundred of his followers
survived. Yet within a few decades, Christianity had
spread around the Mediterranean and across the Roman
Empire. The man responsible once persecuted Christians
but underwent a conversion and gave his life to
spreading the gospel. We revisit places that were
first to hear St. Paul's message and were altered
forever. From his birthplace, the port of Tarsus where
a mixture of Roman and Jewish culture helped form him,
we follow the systems of trade and transport that
helped him travel 20,000 miles. And in Cappadocia in
the Turkish desert, we find evidence of how the new
religion reached a mysterious community of
cave-dwellers. These persecuted Christian communities
sought refuge by literally heading underground. Our
investigators enter the vast subterranean cities they
built.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Da Vinci Code:
Bloodlines.
Josh Bernstein searches for solid evidence behind the
controversial theory laid out in Dan Brown's book The
Da Vinci Code. Brown's theory claims that Jesus
married Mary Magdalene and that she conceived a child.
It also suggests that the bloodline
continues--unbroken--to this day. Josh shows what's
true and what's clearly make-believe in Dan Brown's
bestseller. From musty libraries to ancient churches,
Josh's unique quest leads him to seek the DNA evidence
that might prove or disprove one of the most
sensational claims in modern history. Most remarkably,
he'll orchestrate the first ever DNA test on a
Merovingian royal to find out if the story of a divine
bloodline stretching back to Jesus and Mary Magdalene
could possibly be true.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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7-8pm -- 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)

8-9pm -- Violent Earth - Biblical Disasters.
The world of the Bible was one beset by terror, when
disasters of truly biblical proportions ravaged
humanity. It was a time of global flooding, fiery
destruction, plagues, earthquakes, killer epidemics,
and famine. Are these biblical accounts fact or
fiction? We'll explore new and controversial evidence
as we seek to learn how ancient disasters may provide
valuable insight for a modern world besieged by
similar catastrophes.

9-10pm -- Mega Disasters - California's Katrina.
The floods that destroyed so much of New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina showed how fragile levee systems can
be. Now, experts believe a devastating flood could
also strike Sacramento. The levees that are supposed
to protect the area from two rivers could fail and a
250-mile area could become an inland sea. By
revisiting the Katrina disaster, we witness what
happens when a city floods. A catastrophic failure of
the Sacramento levee system would be similar to the
New Orleans disaster, but it could be worse. If those
levees fail, thousands of lives would be in jeopardy
and the devastation could extend beyond the Sacramento
delta. A levee break would suck in salt water from the
San Francisco Bay, fouling California's water supply
and destroying one of the world's most important
agricultural areas.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - BBQ Tech.
An old-fashioned style of cooking, barbecue has
evolved into a modern food craze and spawned a
multi-billion dollar industry. We digest famous
barbecue cook-offs and visit long-established barbecue
restaurants like Arthur Bryant's in Kansas City, where
the huge grills and taste thrills of true barbecue are
more popular than ever. At home, three out of four US
households own a grill. After WWII's end, the
phenomenon of backyard barbecuing swept the nation,
thanks to inexpensive and mass-produced grills,
including the kettle-shaped Weber. Our tour of Weber's
modern factories shows how they keep pace with demand
by manufacturing more choices than ever, including
portable mini-grills. We also examine the variety of
fuels available for the savory selection of spicy
sauces and rubs. Join us as we devour the
mouthwatering flavors of BBQ in this episode.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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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 -- Modern Marvels - Renewable Energy.
In the young 21st Century, two realizations are
dawning on the world's population: we are hopelessly
dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get
more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by
our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization
in ways that we're only beginning to grasp. Stepping
in to fight both of these massive problems are the
rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable
energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire
are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat,
electricity, and even automobile fuel. We'll take an
in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources:
solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power.
From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable
energy sources are overflowing with potential... just
waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike
fossil fuels, they'll always be there.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Horsepower.
Buckle up for a rip-roaring ride through the world of
extreme horsepower. Experience the fastest
accelerating cars on earth. Find out how horsepower
was first coined as a marketing tool for the steam
engine in the early 1800s and meet the horsepower
police--the Society of Automotive Engineers who test
today's most powerful car engines. Feel the amazing
power of Unlimited Hydroplane racing as 3-ton
boat-beasts careen across water at speeds of over 200
miles per hour. Journey to the bowels of an enormous
container ship where the world's most powerful diesel
engine provides over 100,000 horsepower. At the Hoover
Dam, watch as it harnesses the enormous power of
water. Explore the 80,000 horsepower pumping units at
the Edmonston Pumping Plant that delivers 2-billion
gallons of water a day to thirsty Californians. And
sit behind the steering wheel of a new generation of
hybrid cars that boast 400-horsepower yet get 42 miles
per gallon of gas.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Freight Trains.
They are the life blood of the American Economy,
transporting 1.8 billion tons of freight each year,
carrying everything from crops, to consumer
electronics, cars to chemicals, not to mention coal
and just about any other item that you can think of.
This program will take you to what is considered the
greatest freight transportation system in the world,
the Union Pacific's Bailey yard--a pit stop for much
of the nation's freight on its journey across the
continent. We'll also explore the history of freight
transportation from its humble beginnings as tramways
in mines to complex system of rails that stretches to
every corner of the nation.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Great Inventions.
Join us for a survey of the world's greatest
inventions in which we examine the wheel, steam
engine, railroad, automobile, airplane, printing
press, electric light, wireless telegraph, telephone,
TV, and computer. Then, travel back in time to the
labs, candle-lit offices, and garages to see how these
marvels were created.

8-9pm -- Where Did It Come From? - Ancient Egypt:
Iconic Structures.
Iconic structures are apparent: the Empire State
Building, St. Louis Arch, Space Needle, and Statue of
Liberty. But their roots go back over 5,000 years to
ancient Egypt. Entry to a glorious afterlife and
worship of the gods led Egyptians to build some of the
world's most impressive structures. We travel to Egypt
to see how such monumental masterpieces as the Great
Pyramid, Library at Alexander, Temple of Karnak,
Sphinx, and the obelisks were built using only
primitive tools and brute labor. Host Michael Guillen
demonstrates how ancient Egyptians might have leveled
13 acres of ground to within two inches before
building the pyramids. He offers an explanation as to
how a 100-foot long obelisk made of a single slab of
granite was raised. And he commissions an engineering
study to determine what the Great Pyramid would cost
to build today. 

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - Heaven: Beyond the
Grave.
Heaven has influenced politics, decided the course of
nations, become the obsession of learned scholars, and
inspired countless works of art. Most of all, the
promise of heaven has determined how people have lived
their lives...and how they've died. Through interviews
with religious scholars and leaders, we explore the
concept of heaven and its rich history. We trace the
evolution of the idea of an afterlife--from ancient
Egypt, through Renaissance writers and artists whose
work it inspired, to the uniquely American vision that
traveled across the sea on the Mayflower--and explore
other religious views of heaven. Our experts also
tackle the difficult subject: Can only those who
accept Jesus Christ be admitted to heaven? What of the
virtuous of other religions? Will they be excluded
because they aren't Christian? Our experts discuss
this delicate question, reflecting on the idea that
perhaps a heaven as we know it waits for each of us on
the other side of death.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Cities of the Underworld.
Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and
exotic cities in the world. Once the capital city of
three of the world's most powerful empires--The Roman,
Byzantine, and Ottoman--its strategic location made it
the perfect spot for empires to rise, fall...and rise
again. Today Istanbul's residents are walking on top
of remnants of these fallen civilizations...literally.
Taxis drive over parts of Constantine's Lost Great
Palace; children play on cobblestone streets
concealing a massive Byzantine dungeon; a high school
sits on a 3rd century wall leading to the bowels of a
100,000 seat ancient Roman Hippodrome; and basement's
of old Ottoman homes lead to subterranean tunnels and
secret cisterns. Join host Eric Geller as he leaves
the buzz of the city streets behind and follows the
pull of the past. Teamed with leading archeologists
and experts, Eric peels back the layers of the
past--to reveal a hidden history that hasn't seen the
light of day for ages.

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Friday, September 22, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Magnets.
We played with them as children, but the world of
magnets isn't kid's stuff! The pervasive magnet serves
as the underpinning for much of modern technology.
They can be found in computers, cars, phones, VCRs,
TVs, vacuum cleaners, the washer and dryer, the
ubiquitous refrigerator magnet, and even in an
electric guitar! On the cutting edge of technology,
scientists experiment with a variety of magnets.
Magnets' amazing forces of attraction and repulsion
may some day take us to the far reaches of outer
space.

8-9pm -- Godfathers of Havana - 
If Castro and his Cuban communist compadres had not
thrown the corrupt Batista government and US Mafia out
of Havana in 1958, the Mob wouldn't have needed to
develop Las Vegas as the ultimate City of Sin. Havana
was a tropical paradise fueled by rum, rhumba, and
gangsters. Join us as we expose a network of
extraordinary corruption and the formation of a brutal
criminal state on America's doorstep. Visited by the
most celebrated Hollywood stars, top Mafia bosses,
presidents, and politicians, this was a city of glitzy
casinos, luxurious clubs, exotic dancing girls, and
endless nights. Havana was at the crossroads of the
Mafia-controlled narcotic super-highway before the
Cuban Revolution took down the corrupt, Batista
government.

9-10pm -- Cannibalism: Extreme Survival - 
Cannibalism never fails to evoke strong reactions.
Often, cannibal tales recall starving people eating
the dearly departed out of desperation and an
ingrained will to survive. But there's an even darker
side. Sometimes people go beyond eating those who have
died and kill comrades for the flesh on their bones.
The consequences can be severe--from imprisonment to
ostracism to madness. We delve into three stories of
cannibalism. The first is about four British sailors
in the 1800s stranded at sea in a dinghy after the
yacht they were on sank. Next, we delve into a classic
cannibal horror tale of a prisoner at Sarah Island, a
remote penal hellhole in Tasmania in the 1820s, who
escaped with other prisoners. And we look at a WWII
story set among Japanese troops on New Guinea. 

10-11pm -- Cannibals #2 - 
Cannibalism evokes an image of uncivilized people
roasting enemies over a fire. But the reality is that
even the most civilized humans have resorted to
cannibalism. And there's new evidence that some of
Europe's first humans had a taste for their own kind
of flesh. Usually cannibalism occurs as a last
resort--people being pushed to do the unthinkable in
order to survive. And while there's little doubt that
it occurred, survivors struggle to conceal the truth
or simply deny it happened. Was it a practice accepted
by societies long ago? We also investigate the recent
discovery of Neolithic bones in England that show
signs of cannibalism--a discovery that shocked experts
and horrified many since some bones belonged to
newborns. Our three tales of cannibalism suggest that
those who ate human meat are far from alone. Secrecy,
denial, even pride, are emotions that accompany the
act of eating human flesh. But how do we handle the
truth behind the act?

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Saturday, September 23, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Sewers.
A simple flush and it's forgotten. But haven't you
secretly wondered where it all goes when we go? Join
us as we explore this less-than-polite topic, and
examine the network of underground pipes and tunnels
that carries human waste and excess storm water away.
From ancient Rome's pristine sewage-conveying systems,
through the disease-spreading, out-the-window system
of Europe in the Middle Ages, and into the progressive
sanitation engineering of the 19th and 20th centuries,
we go with the flow of sewage history. And we sift
through the flotsam and jetsam of our cities' sewer
systems and delve into the sewers of Paris, Boston,
and Los Angeles to study waste management's evolution.
We meet a sewer diver (and his robotic counterpart)
who inspects and ensures the efficient operation of
the conduits; decipher the myths about "treasures" and
creatures found in the murky depths; and find out
exactly where it goes, how it gets there, and how
we've learned to use it to our benefit.

8-9pm -- Save Our History - Victorian Reborn.
To commemorate their 60th anniversary, Lowe's home
improvement store teams up with The History Channel to
restore the McCubbins-McCanless House of Salisbury,
North Carolina. Built in 1891 on land that cost just a
dollar, the 2 story Queen Anne Victorian was based on
designs created by Southern architect George Barber,
whose firm still operates. Over a century of weather
and wear have ruined this once magnificent home, but
with the help of Lowe's, we will donate the cost of
restoration to the Historic Salisbury Foundation that
will oversee the reconstruction process. This program,
hosted by Steve Thomas, will document the revival
efforts covering every facet of the home--from the
foundation, plumbing, electrical, and landscaping to
the masonry work on the four chimneys. 

9-11:30pm -- Reel To Real - Patriot Games.
(1992 movie) CIA operative Jack Ryan is back, and this time
he's out to stop Irish terrorists from assassinating
British royals and killing his own family. Harrison
Ford stars in the suspenseful thriller based on the
Tom Clancy novel. Co-stars Anne Archer, Patrick
Bergin, and Sean Bean, and directed by Phillip Noyce.
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Sunday, September 24, 2006
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7-8pm -- Mega Disasters - Windy City Tornado.
Chicago is known as the "Windy City", but many believe
a tornado can't strike a downtown filled with massive
high-rise skyscrapers. It's a dangerous misconception.
In 1967, a destructive high-speed tornado screamed
along a 16-mile path through the south Chicago suburb
of Oak Lawn and all the way to Lake Michigan. Had the
path been just 10 miles to the north, the twister
would have punched its way right into the Loop. The
city's emergency officials say it bluntly: "Chicago is
at high risk for tornadoes." In 1967, 33 people died.
In the future, how many more will be at risk? Will the
city's skyscrapers survive? It happened before, it can
happen again. We'll revisit the '67 disaster, restage
it using state-of-the-art computer animation, and
simulate how Chicago might hold up in the face of
current catastrophe.

8-10pm -- Sharp Shooters - 
Wild Bill Hickok. John Wesley Hardin. Buffalo Bill. 
Doc Carver. Annie Oakley. Some of these skillful shots
used their talents to survive in a hostile and lawless
American West. Others honed their abilities onstage to
make a living performing for audiences. But it turns
out their legends might be the least accurate thing
about these shooters. So famous are these historic
gunslingers, it's hard to separate the truth from the
myth...until now. We stack up some of today's greatest
sharpshooters against the legendary feats of the past.
Bill Oglesby, Jerry Miculek, and Tom Knapp demonstrate
attempt to recreate famous gun-slinging achievements.
We also cast a skeptical eye at many stories culled
from newspaper accounts and pulp fiction novels. Along
the way, we'll meet some of history's greatest shots.
In the process, we might just blow a hole in some of
those treasured old legends. So keep your eye on the
target, because you won't believe your eyes.

10-11pm -- The Revolution - 03 - Declaring
Independence.
1776: Noble ideas and dreams of independence ring out
as America is born. However, dark and devastating
struggles will quickly challenge these hopes and leave
few believing that the glorious cause will survive.
Join us as we relive the drama surrounding the birth
of the United States in this documentary series.

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Monday, September 25, 2006
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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 -- UFO Files - UFOs: Then and Now? Aliens and
Contact.
On July 11, 1991, thousands across Mexico looked
skyward during a total eclipse and were greeted with a
wave of UFO sightings. Was this a prelude to imminent
contact? Or will humans get to the aliens first? Join
us for a review of mankind's efforts to reach out to
Extraterrestrial Intelligence as we listen for a
cosmic signal that we are not alone!

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - The Pagans.
In the late Stone Age, the pagan people of the British
Isles constructed some of the greatest monuments of
the ancient world. Fabulous constructions of wood,
earth, and stone arose. In this hour, we enter the
world of their builders. We travel from the ancient
stone villages of the Orkney Islands, off the north
coast of Scotland, to Stonehenge, in Southern England.
We reveal a startling new theory about the role this
extraordinary structure played in the lives of the
pagans. With computer animation, we reconstruct the
monument as it appeared to them. We then trace a
forgotten ancient pathway to Stonehenge's lost
twin--Woodhenge, explore the secrets of Silbury Hill,
the world's largest man-made mound, and visit Maiden
Castle, a fortress that witnessed the pagan world's
end. 

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Vikings: Voyage
to America.
Did the Viking explorers Erik the Red and Leif the
Lucky make it all the way across the Atlantic to
America 500 years before Columbus? Josh Bernstein
sails a Viking ship from Denmark to discover what made
the Vikings such masterful mariners. With the ancient
Viking sagas as a guide, he embarks on a 4,000-mile
journey from Scandinavia to Newfoundland, via Iceland
and the wilds of southern Greenland. Along the way, he
tracks down the archaeological evidence behind the
Viking legends and proves, once and for all, that they
really did beat Columbus to become the first Europeans
in the New World!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Bulletproof.
How do you stop a speeding bullet? From body armor to
armored cars and trucks, we review the history of the
race between the bullet and a successful way to stop
it. It's not exactly easy to design material that can
catch gunfire traveling up to 3,000 feet per second.
We'll look at little-known advances like bulletproof
layering hidden in walls, futuristic smart materials
that "remember" how to stop a bullet, and a system
that deploys a shield within milliseconds when it
detects an oncoming round.

8-9pm -- Violent Earth - Comets: Prophets of Doom.
Comets--these celestial travelers have forever filled
us with fear and wonder. Lurking in the furthest
reaches of our solar system, they come close to Earth
as they orbit our Sun. Could something as destructive
as comets hold the key to life? Are the building
blocks of carbon-based life forms frozen inside? Might
they contain information about the creation of our
solar system? At the conclusion of two spectacular
NASA missions that sent spaceships to rendezvous with
these mysterious objects, we examine the scientific
and historical record of comets, including man's
reaction to them. Did a comet lead the Wise Men to
Bethlehem? Did they foretell the death of kings, the
destruction of civilizations? How did Halley's Comet
provide Isaac Newton with the clues for his theories
of gravity? Finally, what comprises this "dirty
snowball" and how can we protect ourselves if headed
on a collision-course with one?

9-10pm -- Mega Disasters - Asteroid Apocalypse.
Many scientists now believe that a "killer asteroid"
wiped out the dinosaurs and 70% of all living things
160-million years ago. How likely is it that a similar
event can occur again? In this episode, we explore the
catastrophic effects of a 2-kilometer-long asteroid
hitting just off the coast of Los Angeles. Using the
Chicxulub asteroid impact of 160-million years ago
(the one that killed off the dinosaurs), we
watch--moment by moment--as the blast annihilates not
just Los Angeles, but communities within 100 miles of
the coast. A firestorm consumes much of southern
California and tsunamis wreak havoc up and down the
entire western US coast. The resultant dust cloud
covers much of the Midwest, devastating crops for at
least a year. Millions of people die from the direct
effects of the impact, and millions suffer a famine
the likes of which the world has never seen. The good
news is that technology has given us the tools
to--perhaps--avert such a disaster.

10-11pm -- Mega Movers - Perils in Paradise.
When it comes to working in extreme environments, our
movers are ready! In this episode, we travel from
Florida to Hawaii where our movers confront two
different working conditions--both considered danger
zones. In Florida, they battle the elements to
preserve a hurricane-ravaged beach by moving nearly 3
million cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor to
the coastline. In Hawaii, an old plantation house is
moved deep into a rain forest on the edge of an active
volcano. Join us as we learn the ways the pros who
know the conditions get the job done.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Guns of the Civil War.
It was a war in which brother fought brother and
battlefields became slaughterhouses. During the Civil
War, the country was in the midst of an industrial
revolution and developed the most destructive killing
machines the world had ever seen. Join us for a test
fire of Civil War guns--the first truly modern
weapons.

8-9pm -- Test Lab - 
Will a waterproof watch really work at 300 meters
under the sea? How much weight will an elevator hold
before it snaps? How many bullets can a Kevlar vest
withstand? This special examines the history of
product testing, where experts break, pound, smash,
crash and disable their products in order to market
new inventions or improve the existing ones.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - 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.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - 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 Stealth
Cruiser/Destroyer, and Arleigh-Burke-class destroyer,
plus a glimpse at the future.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Non-Lethal Weapons.
They stun, debilitate, immobilize--providing police
and peacekeepers with options other than shouting or
shooting. From the ancient caltrop--a multi-pointed
contraption hurled by foot soldiers into a horseman's
path--to sting-ball grenades, electrical shock
devices, and sound, light, and energy weapons, we
examine non-lethal weapons that disperse crowds and
take down criminals. And in a whiff of the future, we
see why the government thinks stink bombs might prove
useful in the war against terror.

8-9pm -- Where Did It Come From? - Ancient Greece:
Weapons of Mass Destruction.
An examination of ancient Greek weapons of mass
destruction. Host Michael Guillen demonstrates the
forerunner of the long-range missile, a ballista--a
catapult that could launch a 25 pound missile over a
quarter of a mile. Greeks also developed toxic weapons
by coating the tips of arrows with poisons ranging
from jellyfish, to human waste, to snake venom to
poisonous plants. They refined the use of fire as a
weapon of terror. Michael introduces us to Professor
John Haldon who recreated the weapon known as Greek
Fire. Developed by Byzantine Greeks, it closely
resembled napalm. The engineering consulting firm Arup
tests whether the story of Archimedes' "burning
mirror", which reflected sunlight off soldiers shields
with deadly effects, was fact or fiction. The episode
ends by demonstrating how the "arms race" started with
the ancient Greeks, who developed ever more potent
weapons of mass destruction to overcome their enemy's
defenses.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - The Templar Code:
Crusade of Secrecy.
For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar were the
medieval world's most powerful order, a fearsome and
unstoppable Crusader militia. Then came accusations of
unspeakable crimes. Who were the Templars, really? How
did they become so powerful, so fast, and why did they
fall just as quickly? Evidence hints that the Templars
excavated under Jerusalem's Temple of Solomon. What
did they find there? Was it, as The Da Vinci Code
suggests, the true identity of the Holy Grail--the
bloodline of Christ? Or an unimaginable treasure,
documented in the Dead Sea Scrolls, buried 1,000 years
before Christ's birth? We explore the Templar's
origin, how they lived, trained, fought and became a
medieval world power, and the suspicious circumstances
behind their sudden downfall. Narrated by Ed Herrmann
and featuring preeminent Templar authors.

10-11pm -- American Eats - Hot Dogs.
Each baseball season, 26-million hot dogs are
consumed. A century before mobile phones or portable
computers, Americans embraced the ultimate in portable
dining--the hot dog, an edible emblem of democracy,
accessible to all. Though its origins date back
thousands of years before the Constitution, We the
People claim the hot dog as a native son--and eat
about 70 hot dogs per person, per year! That's 600 a
second--supplied by state-of-the-art factories that
can churn out as many as a half a million hot dogs a
day. The hot dog has its roots in Germany and Austria
and didn't become red-white-and-blue until we stuffed
it on a bun and put stuff on it. The name "hot dog" is
a mystery, though recent studies trace the term back
to Yale students commenting on the ingredients of
campus sausages. Join us for an appetizing hour as we
digest the history of the hot dog--from Nathan's in
Coney Island to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the
Wienermobile and competitive hot dog eating.

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Friday, September 29, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Bullets.
From "safe" bullets that stop hijackers but leave
aircraft unscathed to bullets that chain-saw through
steel and "smart" bullets computer-programmed to hit a
target, this explosive hour examines the evolution of
bullets from origin in the 1300s--stones and round
lead balls shot from iron and bamboo tubes. Lead balls
ruled until 1841 when a conical-shaped bullet changed
ammo forever. We learn how to construct a modern
cartridge, and at pistol and rifle ranges view
demonstrations of modern firepower.

8-10pm -- The Mexican-American War - 
At a time when immigration reform continues to be one
of the most heated topics in political and business
circles, this 2-hour special reexamines the
controversial war that resulted in the United States
taking control of what was nearly half of Mexico's
territory. Featuring lavish reenactments, and
interviews with both Mexican and American historians
to ensure accuracy from both nations' points of view,
we convey the story of President James K. Polk's
desire to expand US territory to the Pacific Ocean.
Hosted by boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya, we also
travel to Mexico City to visit the historic Castillo
de Chapultepec, where the climactic battle of the war
took place, and the Palacio Nacional, the home of
Mexico's government.

10-11pm -- Horrors at Andersonville Prison: The Trial
of Henry Wirz - 
An angry peace lay over Washington during the summer
of 1865, following the Civil War's end and President
Lincoln's assassination. This was the tense atmosphere
surrounding the trial and execution of Captain Henry
Wirz, commandant of Andersonville Prison, where 13,000
Union POWs perished. In a collision of vengeance and
justice, his trial proved a pivotal point in the
nation's reconstruction. We illustrate the horrors of
the prison camp, the drama of Wirz's trial, and the
roles that others--from both South and North--may have
played in the Andersonville atrocities. And we see why
the controversial trial, one of the nation's first war
crime tribunals, created enduring moral and legal
notions and established the precedent that certain
wartime behavior is unacceptable, regardless if
committed under the orders of superiors or on one's
own (note: William Shatner's first movie after Star Trek
was a 1970 TV-movie about the Andersonville Trial).

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Saturday, September 30, 2006
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Sugar.
The sugar industry came of age on the backs of slaves
toiling in Caribbean fields, and British desire to
control production of sugar and its byproduct, rum.
Sugar also played a surprisingly critical part in
America's battle for independence. Tour a sugar
plantation on Maui, Hawaii to get an inside look at
how cane sugar is produced today and learn how the
sugar stalks are put through an extensive process of
extraction and purification--and how a ton of
harvested cane results in 200 pounds of raw sugar.
Learn the technology behind creating the sweetener in
all of its permutations, including corn syrup, brown
sugar, powdered sugar, and cube sugar, and how it's
used in candies, soda, and sauces as well as more
exotic uses such as in pipe tobacco and processed
meat.

8-9pm -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That
Way - Marijuana.
In a series investigating the history of drug use, we
begin our trip tracing the rise of marijuana and
synthetic amphetamines. Marijuana, from the Indian
hemp plant, has been used worldwide as a source of
rope, cloth, and paper; its medicinal qualities were
first documented 4,000 years ago in China. But it's
best known as the drug of choice of the 1960s. During
WWII, US troops were given an estimated 200 million
amphetamines to fight drowsiness and battle fatigue,
and they're still used to fight depression.

9-10pm -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That
Way - Cocaine.
Derived from South America's coca leaf, cocaine was
touted as a cure-all in the late 19th century and was
the secret ingredient in many medicines and elixirs
such as Coca-Cola. But cocaine's allure quickly
diminished as racism entered the picture--the concept
of the "cocaine-crazed Negro" even led police to
strengthen the caliber of their guns from .32 to .38.
We'll see how, though it was outlawed in 1914, its
popularity soared in the 1980s and '90s and gave birth
to a deadlier form--crack.

10-11pm -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That
Way - Opium, Morphine, and Heroin.
An examination of the history of the poppy plant and
three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times,
the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and
20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities
caused unprecedented national outrage, social
upheaval, and even sparked two wars. Used by the upper
classes as patent medicines, heroin became the bane of
society when the working class began to use it. In
1914, Federal law banned heroin and opium, and
restricted morphine to medicinal use.
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Wild West Tech marathon:
Deadwood Tech.
Saturday September 2 10:00 AM
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Freak Shows 2.
                     12:00 PM
Biggest Machines in the West.
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Execution Tech.
                     02:00 PM
The Gunslingers.
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Revenge Tech
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Bren Gun & Carrier/Special Forces Final Exam/Beasts of Burden/Predator/1st RPV: #52
Tuesday September 05 12pm & 6pm
R. Lee Ermey rolls up to HQ toting a WWII light machine gun, the Bren Gun, and rides in a "Tankette", the armored vehicle that carried the Bren and its 2-man team. At the Army's Special Warfare Center and School, he checks out "Operation Robin Sage", the final exam--a 14-day "war" waged in North Carolina. Lee learns that Green Berets are training to handle pack beasts like camels and donkeys, and looks at the leading remote-powered vehicle, the Predator, and the first RPV, WWII's Weary Willy.

MK-19 Grenade Launcher/PPSH-41/WWII Weasel/Vertijet: # 79
Tuesday September 05 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM
R. Lee Ermey, is back at HQ for a new season of shows jam-packed with gear, gun and guts. First, the Gunny is pitching horseshoes and because "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades," it's the perfect introduction to Lee's trip to Camp Pendleton where he gets some trigger time with the MK-19 grenade launcher. Next, the focus is on Russian tactics and weapons of WWII. Lee shows us the Russian sub machine gun of choice during the campaign, the PPSH-41. Then, it's time for a test drive when a WWII Weasel shows up at HQ. Finally, it's time to dip into the Gunny's Fabulous Flops file for a segment about the Vertijet, America's first vertical take-off jet aircraft.

M-1 Garand Rifle/First Assault Rifle/Jato/Golden Knights Parachute Team/Barrage Balloons
Saturday September 09 11am & Wednesday September 20 12pm
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!

Revolutionary War Musket/Jousting/Foxholes: #8
Saturday September 16 11am
Find out how fast a Revolutionary War soldier could fire a musket, the ins and outs of jousting, and how to dig a foxhole.

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