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Listings For This Month (schedules available on or after the 1st & 15th)

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Sunday, April 1, 2007
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7-8pm -- Ten Commandments - Part 2.
Thousands of years ago, the laws of Moses were given to the
Israelites--laws that prescribed both their relationship with God and
with each other. The 10 Commandments, the word of God, carved into
stone--a sacred covenant between God and the Israelites. In both
Exodus and Deuteronomy, it tells us that Moses brought down these
commandments in the form of two tablets. It has become traditional to
split the commandments between them, half on one tablet, and half on
the other. The first commandments deal with God and how He should be
worshipped. The second set of commandments, sometimes called the Laws
of Man, provided society with the means of living with one another.
We'll take a close look at these last commandments and see how they
have translated into our modern legal system.

8-10pm -- The Exodus Decoded -
The story of the Exodus invokes an epic tale--Pharaohs and Israelites,
plagues and miracles, splitting of the sea and drowning of an army,
and Moses. It's at the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
After much research--working with archaeologists, Egyptologists,
geologists, and theologians--filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici concluded
that the Exodus took place hundreds of years earlier than thought.
With a new timetable, Jacobovici reexamined artifacts and discovered
that the traditional consensus on the date was reached without
reference to Judaic texts that record the oral traditions. When
Jacobovici consulted these texts, they revealed names of people and
places unknown to researchers until recently when extensive
excavations in the Nile Delta took place. Teaming up with special
effects designers, he created a unique digital experience of the
Exodus. Blending archaeological findings with eye-catching effects,
Jacobovici creates a virtual museum to showcase his discoveries.

10-12am -- Bible Battles -
In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people
called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their
ancient military exploits are described in one of history's most
famous religious texts--the Old Testament of the Bible. But by reading
between the religious lines, military historians unlock the soldiers'
secrets of the Bible by examining the weapons, strategies, and the
commanders, some of whom are not always thought of as warriors, like
Abraham, Moses, and Deborah. In this 2-hour special, we explore the
biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham
until David's ascension to the throne. Blood often flows more freely
than holy water in the days of the Old Testament, and the military
secrets of the Bible have yet to be revealed...until now!

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Monday, April 2, 2007
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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 -- UFO Files - Out of This World.
Are we alone in the universe? Is the earth on the brink of a cosmic
catastrophe? Do aliens really exist? And if they do, how do they get
here? Long before man landed on the moon, people have been asking
these and other questions that are out of this world. Perhaps clues to
some of these questions lie in understanding the behavior of
asteroids, life on Mars, and secrets that our government may hold
about UFOs and Roswell.

9-10pm -- Digging for the Truth - Search for King David
King David is the shepherd poet who slays the giant Goliath, according
to the Old Testament. He then goes on to become the first king of a
united Israel. Some scientists claim that the archaeological evidence
appears to call the story into question; others believe they have
already found the evidence to prove that it is true. Join host Josh
Bernstein as he examines an ancient basalt slab inscribed with David's
name, recreates his famous fight with Goliath, and descends through a
secret waterway into the heart of Jerusalem.

10-12am -- Egypt: Engineering an Empire -
Twenty-five hundred years before the reign of Julius Caesar, the
ancient Egyptians were deftly harnessing the power of engineering on
an unprecedented scale. Egyptian temples, fortresses, pyramids and
palaces forever redefined the limits of architectural possibility.
They also served as a warning to all of Egypt's enemies-that the
world's most advanced civilization could accomplish anything. This
two-hour special uses cinematic recreations and cutting-edge CGI to
profile the greatest engineering achievements of ancient Egypt, and
the pharaohs and architects who were behind them. Includes Djoser's
Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Senusret's Nubian Superfortresses,
Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple at Dier el-Bahari, Akhenaten's city at
Amarna, and the temples of Ramesses the Great at Abu Simbel.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Da Vinci Tech.
Nearly 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci still intrigues
us. Most people think of him as a great artist, but he was also a
remarkable scientist and inventor. His love of mechanics was
unparalleled and he filled his notebooks with pages of incredible
machines--from weapons of war to "Ships of the Skies", from submarines
and scuba suits to robots and an analogue computer...even contact
lenses and alarm clocks! How did a 15th-century man envision such
modern innovations? If we follow his plans, would any of his designs
work? We need wonder no more. With recent technological advances and
new materials, we're the first generation able to bring Leonardo's
drawings to life--to learn whether his "mechanical dreams" were
workable plans. We explore the fascinating intersection of his art,
science, and engineering marvels, and use them to offer insight into
this "Genius of Geniuses", who remains as elusive as Mona Lisa's
smile.

8-9pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 14 - Machines III
One thousand years ago, when Europe was still in the dark ages, China
was at the forefront of technology. We unveil the remarkable story of
how China created a myriad of ingenious devices including cosmic
machines able to collect data on the stars, hydraulic hammers,
water-controlled clocks, and mass production plants powered by water.
We visit a reconstruction of an ancient Chinese iron furnace to
unravel how the Chinese created a forty-ton iron artifact five
centuries before the West discovered cast-iron technology. Meet the
leading clay expert Professor Ye Hongming who has spent a lifetime
seeking to discover the secrets of how the ancient Chinese created
their vast terracotta army.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - Ships.
Lurking beneath Lake Nemi's blue waters lay the titans of Roman naval
engineering--the Nemi Ships. Titanic luxury liners of the ancient
world, they held inventions lost for thousands of years. But why were
they built? Were they Caligula's notorious floating pleasure
palaces--rife with excess and debauchery? Flagships of a giant sea
force? It took Mussolini's obsession with all things Roman to finally
prise the two wrecks from the depths of Lake Nemi near Rome. Using an
ancient Roman waterway, he drained the lake and rescued the ships, an
accomplishment captured on film that we access to illustrate this
astounding story. Sophisticated ancient technology discovered in the
boats transformed the understanding of Roman engineering overnight.
Yet by 1944, the adventure had turned sour and the retreating German
army torched the boats. We reveal the mysteries of the Nemi Ships and
the ancient technology that made them possible.

10-12am -- Beyond The Da Vinci Code -
Is it the greatest story ever told - or the greatest story ever sold?
A best-selling novel sparks a debate that could change Christianity
forever. Were Jesus and Mary Magdalene married and co-leaders of their
movement? Was Mary Magdalene, herself, the Holy Grail - the vessel
said to hold Jesus's blood--and mother of his descendants? Did the
early Church know this "truth" and deliberately mislead followers? Is
there a secret, ancient society, the Priory of Sion, which still
protects this bloodline? Have some of the most illustrious names in
art and science been members? These are some of the questions that Dan
Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code raises. We examine both
sides of the story--the conventional view of Christianity and the
"alternate history" proposed by Brown--so that viewers can decide.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Codes.
Whenever a culture reaches a level of sophistication in literacy,
science, and language, codes spring up spontaneously. As the social
life of a community increases in complexity, the demands for private
communication between two or more people inevitably lead to
cryptology--a system of secret symbolic messages. We explore the rich
history of communicating with secret symbols--from Egyptian
hieroglyphics to Caesar's encrypted directives, from WWI and WWII
codebreakers to cyberspace.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Candy.
It pulls, stretches, bubbles, hardens, crunches, and melts! We eat
about 7-billion tons of it yearly. We're talking about Candy--loved by
kids and savored by adults. Candy-making evolved from a handmade
operation to high-tech mass production. Nowhere is that more apparent
than at Hershey's. On a tour of their newest production facility, we
learn how they process the cocoa bean. At See's Candy, we see how they
make their famous boxed chocolates--on a slightly smaller scale than
Hershey's. We get a sweet history lesson at Schimpff's Confectionery,
where they still use small kettles, natural flavors, and hand-operated
equipment. Then, we visit Jelly Belly, purveyors of the original
gourmet jellybean. Saltwater-taffy pullers hypnotize us on our
sweet-tooth tour; we gaze at extruders making miles of licorice rope;
and watch as nostalgia candy bars Abba-Zaba and Big Hunk get packaged.
And in this sugary hour, we digest the latest sensations--gourmet
chocolates and scorpion on a stick!

10-12am -- Modern Marvels - Walt Disney World.
Journey underground and backstage at the technological marvel that is
Walt Disney World. Enter a make-believe world spanning some 27,000
acres, brought to life by cutting-edge technology. What was once
Florida swampland now boasts the world's largest theme park. The ride
technology ranges from space-age centrifuges to enhanced motion
vehicles powered by 3,000 PSI of hydraulic pressure. And hundreds of
audio animatronics brought to life through the power of pneumatics,
hydraulics, and electrical systems. Walt Disney World is made up of
four separate theme parks, each with its own innovations: the 107-acre
Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
The four parks are all part of a megaplex of a resort. Twice the size
of Manhattan, it was the final vision and crowning achievement of a
man who spent more than 40 years pushing the limits of technology to
create entertainment magic: Walt Disney.

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Thursday, April 5, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Mummy Tech.
After thousands of years, Egyptian mummies are speaking from the
grave. With the use of state-of-the-art computer tomography scanning,
known as CT-scanning, we explore inside a 2,000-year-old mummified
body of an Egyptian child. With today's technology, mummies are
studied without being unwrapped. Researchers travel around inside the
mummy's head and body with 3-D imagery. We meet Dr. Robert Brier, a
renowned Egyptologist. Dr. Brier reveals secrets of Mummification--it
took up to 70 days to preserve the dead. Aided by new technology, we
investigate the death of one of the most famous mummies, King Tut. Was
he murdered or did he die from an illness? We also uncover the case of
the Mummy who lay in obscurity for over a hundred years, until modern
science unlocked the secrets of his identity as an Egyptian pharaoh.
And we join a team of conservationists as they build a nitrogen-filled
glass display case to provide a safe sanctuary to prevent mummies from
decay.

8-9pm -- Something About Mary Magdalene -
Mary Magdalene has been a Christian icon for almost 2,000 years, but
her role in Christianity is getting a dramatic reassessment. Was Mary
a prostitute, Jesus' wife, or was she something even more surprising?
Explore the new image of Mary coming into focus among scholars, a
picture drawn from the heretical gospels found buried in Egyptian sand
in the last century, and controversial new interpretations of New
Testament scripture. Is Mary Magdalene the co-founder of Christianity
and the Church, the mysterious so-called "beloved disciple" in the
Gospel of John? Is there evidence of a rivalry between Mary Magdalene
and St. Peter in the early Church? Discover a woman who was a powerful
source of inspiration among the earliest Christians, and for growing
numbers of women in the Church today, is a beacon for the future.

9-10pm -- Ten Commandments - Part 1
What's the real story behind history's most famous written document?
Our 2-part special examines the three different--and sometimes
contradictory--biblical accounts of Moses on the Mount, and then looks
at each of the 10 Commandments in historical context. Adultery,
perjury, murder, theft, graven images, Sabbath laws, coveting--what
did they mean then? And do they mean anything today? Also examined are
the other 603 commandments prescribed by Moses that took a backseat to
the more famous first 10. What was in these commandments and why have
they been largely forgotten? Legal, religious and historical scholars,
including legal author Alan Dershowitz and Old Testament expert Daniel
Smith-Christopher, reveal how the issues raised by the 10 Commandments
have been viewed--and punished--throughout history. From ancient times
to modern times, see how the definitions, the laws, and morality have
changed within the parameters of history's most formidable "Top 10"
list.

10-11pm -- Ten Commandments - Part 2.
Thousands of years ago, the laws of Moses were given to the
Israelites--laws that prescribed both their relationship with God and
with each other. The 10 Commandments, the word of God, carved into
stone--a sacred covenant between God and the Israelites. In both
Exodus and Deuteronomy, it tells us that Moses brought down these
commandments in the form of two tablets. It has become traditional to
split the commandments between them, half on one tablet, and half on
the other. The first commandments deal with God and how He should be
worshipped. The second set of commandments, sometimes called the Laws
of Man, provided society with the means of living with one another.
We'll take a close look at these last commandments and see how they
have translated into our modern legal system.

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Friday, April 6, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Supermarket.
Our basic need and desire for food has made the supermarket one of the
great success stories of modern retailing. Making customers' visits to
the market as efficient as possible has led to many technological
advancements such as bar coding and a scale that recognizes the type
of produce placed on it. We'll explore the psychology of the
supermarket including store layout, lighting, music and aromas that
trigger the appetite. With a growing percentage of the public
interested in eating healthier foods, organic grocers are carving out
an increasingly large niche. These are just a few of the items worth
checking out in this appetizing hour.

8-9pm -- Snipers - Stalk and Kill.
Meet the ultimate hunters in a deadly game where the quarry shoots
back--U.S. Army snipers. Experts of stealth and stalking, they can
kill with a single shot from nearly a mile, or creep within yards of
an enemy target remaining virtually invisible. Starting with American
snipers in the Revolutionary War and ending with 21st-century snipers
and the latest technology at the U.S. Army Sniper School, we review
the history of these marksmen who train to become the "most hated men
on the battlefield."

9-10pm -- Dogfights - 06 - The Last Gunfighter
Skilled fighter pilots Paul Speer and Phil Wood, tackles the fierce
North Vietnamese MiG over the killing skies of Vietnam. They fly the
U.S. Navy's top fighter, the F8 Crusader. In one of the longest,
gut-wrenching dogfights on record, Lt. Commander Richard
Schaffert--out of missiles and with his guns jammed--takes on a lethal
MiG-17 and the best enemy pilot he's ever faced. His only chance lies
with the amazing capabilities of the F8 Crusader, "the last
gunfighter." Using state of the art computer graphics, viewers will
feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy.

10-11pm -- Mail Call - 92 - Mail Call
R. Lee Ermey gets the skinny on Pinnacle Armor, the military's newest
state-of-the-art body armor and finds out if it'll stand up to a
direct hit from an AK-47. Learn the history of the U.S. Cavalry's last
great campaign--the Punitive Expedition against Mexico that pitted
Pershing against Pancho Villa. Take a joy ride in the M274 mechanical
mule, a vehicle designed for the recoilless rifle and understand the
history of combat cameramen with a focus on WWII and the outstanding
work of Norm Hatch. Finally view a live-fire demonstration with the
MG-42, the German-made machine gun with the highest rate of fire of
any weapon in WWII.
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Saturday, April 7, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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.

8-10:30pm -- Planet of the Apes -
Movie. The year is 3978 and a spaceship with a crew of four crashes
down on a distant planet. One of the crew members had died in space
and the other three head out to explore the planet. The planet is much
like their own; however, it is inhabited by intelligent apes. One of
the men is shot and killed and the others are taken to the apes' city.
There, one undergoes brain surgery and is put into a state of living
death. The other (Charlton Heston) befriends some of the apes but is
feared by most. After being put through ape trial he escapes with a
female human native to the planet. He then learns the planet might not
be so distant after all... Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter co-star in
this film classic. (1968) MonsterVision review & host segments

10:30-11:30pm -- Giganto: The Real King Kong -
An exploration of the Giganto (King Kong) legend using modern science,
technology, and historic eyewitness accounts. Gigantopithecus (the
Latin term for "Giant Ape") is believed to have existed 9 to 5-million
years ago and supposedly was around 10-feet tall. Some fossil evidence
shows that it may have lived in China or India. Scientists of varying
fields will attempt to genetically connect Giganto to modern-day
creatures from around the world. Could Bigfoot be a relative? Forensic
testing, extensive scientific research, 3-D animation, and body
reconstruction will help determine the true mystery behind this
prehistoric ape.

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Sunday, April 8, 2007
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7-8pm -- Banned from The Bible - Part 1.
In a 2-part special, we scrutinize ancient writings that didn't "make
the cut" in the battle to create a Christian Bible in the new
religion's first few centuries. Biblical archaeologists and scholars
examine why they were left out and if others might yet be found.
8-9pm -- Banned from The Bible - Part 2.
The conclusion of our 2-part look at the manuscripts, codices, scrolls
and clay tablets that were known, but deemed unfit to grace the pages
of the sacred scriptures for Jews and Christians? Why were they left
out? And are there still others writings yet to be discovered, works
that may have more to say about our spiritual and religious ancestry
than some books that are currently included?

9-11pm -- Banned from The Bible II -
Take another look at ancient texts that were edited out of the Bible.
Are they the missing links to Christ's true teachings, or heretical
attempts to rewrite history? Explore the kabalistic stories of angels
and demons disavowed by orthodox leaders, and the apocalyptic visions
and the sexual imagery that were barred from the Old Testament. Why
was Peter's account of a "Lord of The Rings"-style battle of wits and
magic repressed by Rome? With discoveries being made all across the
world--in caves, ruined temples, ancient libraries and
monasteries--these tantalizing fragments continue to be found and
debated. Are they heresy or hidden truth?

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Monday, April 9, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Money
How does America make money--literally? We visit the United States
Mint and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving to see the secretive
government facilities where our legal tender is generated. With a
storied past as tantalizing as the wealth they create, these mints can
spit out fortunes in an hour and keep our economy flowing.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - Majestic Twelve: UFO Cover-Up.
What really happened in Roswell, New Mexico in the summer of 1947? Did
a flying saucer crash in the vast desert scrubland? The initial Army
Air Force press release claimed they had recovered a flying disk. But
a day later, the story dramatically changed--now they called it a
weather balloon! In 1987, secret documents surfaced indicating the
existence of the "Majestic 12"--an elite group of scientists and
military and intelligence officials, allegedly brought together by
President Harry Truman. Did the MJ-12 truly exist? If so, did these
men forever trivialize the most talked-about UFO event in history, as
well as all UFO sightings thereafter?

9-10pm -- Digging for the Truth - Lost Treasures of the Copper Scroll
In the depths of an Israeli cave, archaeologists found rolls of dusty
manuscripts dating to the 1st century AD, and they are inscribed on a
copper scroll! Scholars believe the copper scrolls represent a
detailed treasure map--a list of hiding places where the priests of
Jerusalem's Second Temple stored their most precious silver and gold
artifacts during times of trouble. Join host Josh Bernstein in his
search as he rappels into the caves outside Qumran. He then creates
his own copper scroll, and uses ground-penetrating radar inside a
newly excavated tunnel hundreds of yards beneath the ground.

10-11pm -- Decoding The Past - Mayan Doomsday Prophecy
The world is coming to an end on December 21, 2012! The ancient Maya
made this stunning prediction more than 2,000 years ago. We'll peel
back the layers of mystery and examine in detail how the Maya
calculated the exact date of doomsday. Journey back to the ancient
city of Chichen Itza, the hub of Maya civilization deep in the heart
of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, to uncover the truth about this
prophecy. The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers--their
calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and
planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made
extraordinary predictions based on them--many of which have come true.
Could their doomsday prophecy be one of them? In insightful interviews
archaeologists, astrologers, and historians speculate on the meaning
of the 2012 prophecy. Their answers are as intriguing as the
questions.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Banks.
Backbones of worldwide economics, for centuries banks enabled the
creation of wealth, and industry leaders became icons. But modern
technology revolutionized the way banks do business, and the Internet
insures they must adapt or disappear. From banking's early European
origins to "e-banking", this is an hour you can't afford to miss!

8-10pm -- 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 -- 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.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Gold Mines.
Around the world and across the eons, gold stands as a symbol of
power, wealth, and love. The quest for the yellow metal took men
across oceans, into the depths of the Alaskan winter, and miles
beneath South African earth. This is the story of the hunters of the
precious metal and their methods for extracting it.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Bricks.
The history of civilization has been built on the back of brick, and
it's been said that "architecture itself began when two bricks were
put together well." From great Egyptian temples to the Roman
aqueducts, the Great Wall of China, and the dome of the Hagia Sophia,
brick is one of the oldest, yet least celebrated, building materials
manufactured by man. In this hard-packed episode, we explore brick's
past, highlighting defining moments, such as the Great London Fire of
1666, the zenith years of brick in the New York Hudson River Valley,
and brick as an essential building block in infrastructure and
industry. We'll feature advancements through the ages as well as
construction techniques, trends, and the future of brick construction.
Essentially, brick is still just burnt clay...it has been around for
thousands of years, but continues to serve as the backdrop of the
modern age.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Insulation.
It keeps us warm. It keeps us cool. It protects us and makes our world
more comfortable. As simple as a pane of glass, or as complex as the
fuselage of a space station, it's all around us, but is almost always
out of sight. We explore where insulation technology has been, where
it is today, and where it's going. We'll visit the manufacturing
facilities of two of the most recognizable insulating materials:
fiberglass and foam; and explore how insulation has evolved.
Historical highlights include how the ancient Romans and Greeks
insulated their homes, as well as the natives of tropical and arctic
climates. New technologies covered include insulated concrete forms
and gas-filled panels. Whether at home or in the office, on a space
station, or beneath the sea, insulation is essential for making our
world habitable. We'll show that how we use insulation, and how we
develop it, will be a major factor in how we conserve our supply of
energy in the coming years.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Paint.
From the Impressionist canvas to the Space Shuttle...from customized
hotrods to the brilliant orange hue of the Golden Gate Bridge or tiny
electronic devices--paint is one of our most ubiquitous products. And
paint adds more than just pigmentation. It's a crucial engineering
element, protecting ships from water corrosion, stovetops from heat,
and the Stealth Bomber from radar detection. In homes and businesses,
it provides a balanced spectrum of light and protects surfaces from
wear. In this colorful hour, we discover how this marvel of chemistry
and engineering is made, and how it is applied. Come see what's
beneath the surface as we reveal one of man's most ingenious methods
of defeating the elements and adding spice to life!

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Thursday, April 12, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Silver Mines.
It was called the "mother lode", a deposit of silver so massive that
it would produce $300-million in its first 25 years of operation,
establish Nevada as a state, and bankroll the Union Army in the Civil
War. Named after an early investor, we'll see how the Comstock Lode,
discovered near Virginia City, proved to be a scientific laboratory
from which vast improvements in mining technology and safety were
pioneered, including innovations in drilling, ventilation, drainage,
and ore processing.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - More of the World's Biggest Machines.
On land, in the air, or on the sea--we examine some of the biggest
machines ever built, including: the Antonov AN-225, the world's
biggest aircraft; the GE 90-115B jet engine; the Sikorsky CH-53E
helicopter; the Union Pacific's biggest steam locomotive, the "Big
Boy" 4000 and GE's AC 6000; the Discoverer Enterprise, the world's
largest oil-drilling ship; the RB 293 bucket-wheel mine excavator; and
the LED Viva Vision, the world's largest printing screen, which
stretches 4-blocks long in Las Vegas.

9-10pm -- Mega Movers - B-25 Bomber
In 1943, a B-25 Mitchell, WWII's most versatile twin-engine bomber,
crash-landed in South Carolina. It sank 150 feet to the bottom of a
lake and over time was forgotten. Now, 60 years later, a local doctor
is determined to raise the giant bomber intact and give it to a
museum. Our team--divers, engineers, and preservationists--takes on
the job of moving the 20,000-pound bomber to the surface, while faced
with the challenges of working in nearly zero-visibility murky waters
and the wrath of an approaching hurricane, plus fear that the plane
may be breaking apart!

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Yard Tech
In the 21st century, turf grass is the number one crop grown in the
U.S. When suburbia exploded after World War II, turf became the
defining characteristic of nearly every yard. First, it's off to the
research greenhouse facility at The Scotts Company to learn how grass
seed is bred for special characteristics. Then pay a visit to the Toro
Company, a big name in lawnmowers. The Rain Bird Company and its
automatic sprinkler systems is the life giver to thirsty lawns across
the country, and The Davey Company specializes in moving trees in
excess of one million pounds. Finally, take a trip to California
Waterscapes and watch as a crew installs a waterfall and koi pond.

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Friday, April 13, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Stock Exchange.
Welcome to the center of the American economy, where nearly
$90-million changes hands each minute. Journey back to the wooden
wall, built to hold back Indians, where early traders signed a pact
creating the New York Stock Exchange; watch worldwide markets quake
with the crash of 1929; and visit today's computer-driven wonder.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Weapons of Mass Destruction
From the unimaginable power of nuclear bombs to microscopic anthrax
spores, we reveal who possesses these nightmare weapons and explore
the danger posed by terrorists with deadly technologies. Using the
latest computer technology we see an on-screen representation of the
radioactive plume that would result from a mock dirty bomb attack in
Seattle. We will learn how bio-agents are discovered and understand
the technology currently used to identify and prevent suicide
bombings. Weapons of mass destruction have made the world a dangerous
place but we will find out how technology can assist us as we strive
for lasting solutions.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - 08 - Death of the Japanese Navy
In one of the most amazing yet lopsided naval battles in history, a
mighty Japanese fleet led by the Yamato, the biggest battleship in the
world, versus Taffy 3, a small U.S. task unit of tin can destroyers
and baby flat-tops. The U.S. fleet is made up of ships too weak to
fight and too slow to run. David battles Goliath in a fight for
survival, with the lives of thousands of American soldiers in the
balance. We will recreate this famous battle using state of the art
computer graphics. Viewers will feel like they're in the battle,
facing the enemy.

10-11pm -- Mail Call - 93 - Mail Call
Shot on location in San Diego, California at the Strategic Operations
Training Center, R. Lee Ermey answers viewer questions about the
military with practical demonstrations in the field. Lee gets in a
little trigger time training with a group of "insurgents" in an "Iraqi
Village" at the most realistic training facility used by the U.S.
Marine Corps. Then witness the guns and gear used by the British Red
Coats against the American rebels during our War of Independence. Go
with Lee on an in-depth tour of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command,
dedicated to finding and the remains of all missing and unidentified
service men and women. Finally, take a trip to Fort MacArthur in Long
Beach, California to re-enact the great L.A. Air Raid of 1942.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Yard Tech
In the 21st century, turf grass is the number one crop grown in the
U.S. When suburbia exploded after World War II, turf became the
defining characteristic of nearly every yard. First, it's off to the
research greenhouse facility at The Scotts Company to learn how grass
seed is bred for special characteristics. Then pay a visit to the Toro
Company, a big name in lawnmowers. The Rain Bird Company and its
automatic sprinkler systems is the life giver to thirsty lawns across
the country, and The Davey Company specializes in moving trees in
excess of one million pounds. Finally, take a trip to California
Waterscapes and watch as a crew installs a waterfall and koi pond.

8-11pm -- Reel To Real - Clear and Present Danger
Movie. Harrison Ford stars as CIA analyst Jack Ryan in this faithful
adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel that finds Ryan embroiled in a
failed U.S. attempt to destroy a Columbia drug cartel and the
resultant cover-up that reaches into the White House. Co-starring
James Earl Jones and Willem Dafoe. (1994)

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Sunday, April 15, 2007
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7-8pm -- Snipers - World's Deadliest Snipers.
Among the world's best, the British Royal Marines build on their noble
traditions and the lessons of history to hone the skills of snipers
and place them in a proud global lineage. The daring British
Commandos, perfecting their use of camouflage and stalking, cleared
the hedgerows at Normandy. The Russian Red Army snipers, known for
patience and stealth, helped to break the siege of Stalingrad. We also
look at a little-known force--the Red Army's deadly women snipers, who
fought alongside the men.

8-10pm -- The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy -
No other murder in history has produced as much speculation as the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Forty years after he was
fatally shot, more than 70 percent of polled Americans believe there
was a conspiracy and that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. In this
2-hour special, ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings takes a fresh look at
the assassination, the evidence, the various and many theories, and an
exact computer simulation of the famous Abraham Zapruder film that
offers surprising results.

10-12am -- Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed -
The U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as Fort Knox, is home of the
United States Army and one of the world's most top secret fortresses.
Hidden deep inside the vault is an estimated $73 billion dollars in
gold. Almost all information about it is classified. Through
interviews with eyewitnesses, rare photos and rarely seen films, we
will construct a picture of what the building might look like. Hear
testimony of those journalists and congressmen who were among the
select few invited inside in 1974. Discover the history and secrets
behind the Army's tank warfare and the classified military
technologies it will use to fight the wars of the future.

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Monday, April 16, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Biggest Machines 4.
From a giant machine press that stamps out an entire car body to a
125-ton chainsaw that cuts through the world's hardest rock; from a
huge telescope that glimpses the ends of the known universe to the
world's largest rock crusher. Join us for a workout of the world's
largest machines, and take a long look through the lens of the world's
biggest optical telescope, the Keck Observatory, atop 13,800-foot
Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - UFO Hot Spots.
For those who study the UFO phenomenon, "UFO Hot Spots" are places
around the globe known for a long history of UFO sightings and
reports. From Brazil to Mexico, from Washington State to Florida,
multiple witnesses, including air traffic controllers and even
military personnel, confirm that something unexplained is repeatedly
happening in the night sky. Tales of alien abductions, bizarre and
chilling photographs of UFOs, and hours of videotape all abound as we
search for UFO Hot Spots.

9-10pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Aztecs: Of Blood and Sacrifice
The Aztecs were the largest civilization to ever rule Mesoamerica.
Archaeology and modern science are now shedding new light on the blood
rituals they practiced. Join host Josh Bernstein as he travels to
Mexico City to investigate and use forensic science to examine the
bones of sacrificial rituals. Next he'll try his hand at the weapons
of the Aztecs, sample the potions of the priests and even cut through
flesh using the technology of the ancients.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - Lost Empire of Genghis Khaan
Genghis Khaan and his Mongol Horde created the largest land empire in
recorded history, and they did it in less than seventy years. How were
Genghis Khaan and his army able to achieve this military dominance on
such a grand scale? What ultimately became of the great Empire of the
Khaans? Join host Josh Bernstein as he builds a ger on the Mongolian
steppe, fires arrows from horseback like a Mongolian warrior, and uses
DNA science to trace the genetic legacy of the military genius,
Genghis Khaan.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
It stretches 2,500 miles from Boston to Miami. The Atlantic
Intracoastal Waterway is comprised of a system of canals, land cuts,
and a series of natural and artificial barrier islands, which provide
a protected passage for low-draft vessels wishing to avoid the
tumultuous currents of the Atlantic Ocean. The AICW was conceived in
the late 18th century, before there was a system of roads in America.
A time when the numerous rivers, bays, and sounds along the eastern
seaboard were the roads and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway was
envisioned to be America's first superhighway. Much like Route 66, the
AICW represents a bygone era. A time when the transport industry was
in its infancy, and life moved at a slower pace. It's a safe bet that
the ships that sail its waters today value it for that very reason.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 10 - Robots
Is there any truth in the amazing and sensational idea that the
ancients had robotic devices? Heron and Philon would be the masters of
ancient robotic inventions including famous automatic devices such as
robotic temple doors and the automatic serving girl. Included in the
machines of the ceremonial halls of the Byzantine Emperor of 830 AD
are stories of a gold pear tree with singing birds, two lions which
roared whilst twisting their heads and several wild animals that
surrounded the throne roaring. Attempts will be made to reconstruct
some of these awe inspiring machines--and show for the first time that
the ancient engineers and inventors knew how to harness robotic
technology 2000 years ago.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - JFK & the Crisis Crusader.
October, 1962: For thirteen days a desperate showdown puts the world
on the brink of nuclear war. One man hopes to end this high-stakes
gamble, but President John F. Kennedy can't afford to make any
mistakes. Only one machine can make this happen, the RF-8 Crusader,
capable of the low-level reconnaissance photography needed to prove
what the Soviet Union is up to on Castro's Cuba. Failure is
unthinkable.

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Friday, April 20, 2007
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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 -- The Lost Evidence - 19 - Battle of Berlin
On April 16th 1945, 9000 Soviet guns and more than a million Red Army
soldiers unleashed a devastating bombardment on German troops manning
the outer defenses of Berlin. Time had run out for Adolf Hitler's
Third Reich. However, the battle-hardened veterans of the Red Army now
face an enemy fighting with a ferocity born of desperation and at the
heart of the defense is Hitler himself--refusing to admit defeat and
demanding suicidal counter attacks. We use aerial reconnaissance
photographs taken during the course of the battle combined with
cutting edge computer graphics to create 3D models of Hitler's
embattled capital city. For the first time it is possible to follow
step by step the savage battle which brought the war in Europe to an
end.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - 12 - Long Odds
Bomber's vs. Fighters face off in three of the most intense dogfights
in history! Courageous bomber pilots from World War II and Vietnam
challenge deadly foes against incredible odds. Using state of the art
computer animation, you're in the cockpit with legendary World War II
Navy ace Swede Vejtasa's SBD dive bomber as he fights off eight lethal
Japanese Zeroes. World War II Medal of Honor winner Jay Zeamer and his
crew pit their slow B-17 bomber against 17 Japanese fighters in a
battle for survival. Next, soar with Air Force Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness
as his F-105 Thunderchief takes on a flight of skilled MiG-17's in the
skies over Vietnam.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Edwards Air Force Base.
Examine the colorful history of the premier flight test center, and
America's most important aviation facility for more than 60 years,
Edwards Air Force Base in California. Every single aircraft to enter
the Air Force's inventory has been put through its paces at Edwards,
along with many Navy and Army aircraft as well. With unprecedented
access to several forgotten and abandoned facilities on the base, we
are guided by Richard Hallion, former chief historian for the US Air
Force. Today, Edwards continues to push the envelope. Among the many
cutting-edge projects currently being tested is the Airborne Laser,
designed to focus a basketball-sized spot of intense heat that could
destroy a ballistic missile.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Military Movers
Soldiers, machines, and supplies are only effective if they arrive at
the battlefield in time. Explore the history and the technology behind
the machines that do the heavy moving in times of war. The V-22 Osprey
is designed to combine the best qualities of a helicopter with the
best qualities of a fixed-wing aircraft. For all of its ingenuity and
promise, the Osprey has had a tumultuous development period. These
controversies will be examined as Osprey advocates explain how the
aircraft's shortcomings have been worked out. Take a look at the
Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter--a versatile, twin engine, tandem
rotor, heavy lift copter that is a major military workhorse. Also
spotlighted are LMSRs, which are some of the largest non-combatant
ships in the military. Reaching nearly a thousand feet in length, they
are capable of carrying an entire U.S. Army task force.

8-10pm -- Jonestown Paradise Lost -
Framed by recently released, U.S. Government information and eye
witness accounts, this special follows Congressman Leo Ryan's fatal
journey into "Jonestown", a community carved out of the jungles of
Guyana by the followers of messianic/charismatic pastor, Jim Jones.
Using extensive and fact backed dramatic re-enactments, as well as
archival footage, and heart-rending interviews, we go beyond "official
reality" and deep into the inner workings of this tragic cult and its
apocalyptic end.

10-11pm -- The States - 01 - California, North Carolina, Kansas, New
Hampshire, West Virginia
Take a history lesson filled with surprising facts, figures and
stories from five American states. In California, see how the
discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, in 1848 started the largest
migration in US history, and then learn how scientists are currently
trying to predict the next big earthquake. Next it's off to North
Carolina's tobacco fields and the mystery of Roanoke--the lost colony.
Wichita, Kansas is the "Aviation Capital of America" and Wyatt Earp
put Dodge City on the map. New Hampshire is the state where the first
act of open rebellion in America's Revolutionary War took place and
the first presidential primary each election season is held. Finally,
learn about The Battle of Blair Mountain, West Virginia, where in
1921, over 10,000 unionizing coal miners faced off with state and
federal troops in what was one of the largest armed uprisings in
America since the Civil War.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007
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7-8pm -- Weird Weapons - The Allies.
In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship
made of ice, bat bombs, floating tanks, rocket-propelled wheels that
would roll through enemy lines, pigeon-guided missiles, and earthquake
bombs designed to penetrate the earth and shake structures to pieces.
More bizarre stories of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by the some
of the time's most inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything
before. And what about the atomic bomb?

8-9pm -- 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.

9-11pm -- Sherman's March -
Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled
in the South as a brutal war criminal, General William Tecumseh
Sherman is one of the truly enigmatic and complex figures in the
American pantheon. His legacy was built during a five-week campaign of
terror and destruction that would become known as "total war". Sherman
ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, destroy railroads,
pilfer food supplies and to make sure the South's civilian
infrastructure was shattered. Although the concept had been around for
centuries, this is the first time in modern warfare that total war was
used to such an extensive degree. First Savannah was captured, and
then he marched from Georgia through South Carolina and burned the
capital to the ground. On the heels of Sherman's destructive
onslaughts, the Confederacy officially conceded victory to the Union
on April 9, 1865.

11-1am -- Sherman's March -
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Monday, April 23, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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.

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 -- Cities of the Underworld - 04 - Scotland's Sin City
Edinburgh, Scotland is a thriving metropolis, but take a look into its
past, and you'll find it has led a double life. A sophisticated and
educated surface city evolved above while a darker, seedy world grew
below--from plague victims getting buried alive under the streets to
body snatchers, illegal distilleries and castle dungeons. Join host
Eric Geller as he investigates these stories, deciphering fact from
fiction, while uncovering the engineering marvel of Edinburgh's
underground--created when the city actually changed its street level.

10-12am -- Digging for the Truth - Atlantis: New Revelations
Is Atlantis, the story of the fabled continent, a myth or based in
fact? One of the most enduring legends of all time, Atlantis was
described as a perfect society--peaceful, artistic, and
technologically advanced--but it was destroyed in a cataclysm that
literally drowned the continent. Could Atlantis still be waiting to be
discovered? Join host Josh Bernstein as he heads to the Mediterranean
Sea in search of Atlantis. Walk in the footsteps of Plato in Greece,
and dive the blue waters of the Mediterranean to discover mysterious
sunken artifacts. Equipped with state of the art technology, Josh
leads an exclusive boat expedition off the coast of Cyprus in search
of the "true" Atlantis.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Alaskan Oil Pipeline.
In 1973, a desperate America, starved by an OPEC embargo, began
construction on an 800-mile lifeline for its insatiable oil hunger.
We'll examine this technological triumph, built over impenetrable
mountains and tundra, where temperatures drop to 75 below zero. We
also study its impact on a fragile ecological system.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 15 - Machines of The East
While the ancient Greeks had amazing engineers like Heron and
Ctesibius, the Islamic world had Al-Jazari--a prolific writer and a
talented craftsman. Working in what is now modern Turkey, he produced
books which featured fifty mechanical devices in six different
categories; including water clocks, hand washing devices, machines for
raising water and geared mechanisms. In 1976 The Science Museum in
London, reconstructed one of Al-Jazari's water clocks. It would take
the shape of an elephant with an intricate clock mechanism which would
chime automatically. For the first time watch as some of Al-Jarazi's
most important inventions are recreated and see how sophisticated the
inventors of the ancient Islamic world had become.

10-11pm -- Man Moment Machine - Alexander the Great and the
Devastating Catapult.
Only Alexander the Great would have the audacity to attempt such a
daring siege--the fortified island city of Tyre seems invincible, but
his Macedonian troops are inspired and determined, and the young
Alexander has a secret weapon--a machine created for the destruction
of cities: the catapult. If Tyre falls, it will be a pivotal victory
in Alexander's quest for a new empire--a key stop on a march that will
cover more than 10,000 miles and span three continents.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Nature's Engineers 2.
Think man is unique within the animal kingdom? You might not after
this hour that features an amazing collection of earth's non-human
inhabitants that use tools, build intricate structures, create traps
to capture prey, and perform complex procedures, including farming.
From Egyptian vultures utilizing stones to crack open hard-shelled
ostrich eggs to chimpanzees using a "tool kit" to extract termites
from their nests, we learn that our ability to create tools is not
exclusive. Other mammals create subterranean structures, including
those prodigious diggers Prairie Dogs, and many animals and insects
make devices to augment hunting, such as the Ogre-faced Spider that
spins a small web to throw down on unsuspecting passersby. And we're
not the only ones to work as a unified, multi-skilled force.
Aphid-Raising Ants protect and care for herds of plant juice-sucking
aphids that they "milk".

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Balls
From professional sports to the playground, balls have been a way of
life for generations. We will explore the research, development,
technology and performance of balls as they spin through our sporting
lives, bouncing evenly, spiraling tightly, and careening off our feet,
bats, racquets and clubs. We'll tour the Wilson Football Factory and
the Rawling's Costa Rica Baseball Factory as well as visit the
National Soccer Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame in
Cooperstown, N.Y. Learn about the ancient Mesoamerican ballgame known
as juego de pelota wherein a loser's skull might be used as the core
around which a new rubber ball would be made.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Canning
It's the unsung essential of modern life. Canning is the method of a
preserving and packaging food, without which civilization would never
have ventured beyond the local food supply. It changed the way the
world eats and revolutionized the food industry. There are self
heating and self cooling cans, microwaveable cans, ozone safe aerosol
cans and cans that store nuclear waste. We will explore where canning
has been, where it is now and where it is going in the future.

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!

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Thursday, April 26, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Environmental Tech
From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper we'll see
the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. New
technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on
our most daunting environmental crises, from global warming and
deforestation to nuclear waste and resource scarcity. See how
blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and methane
from decomposing garbage is turned into clean-burning natural gas.
Finally, we'll see how trees and other natural environments can be
used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying
rivers.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Extreme Aircraft.
Join us for a supersonic look at some of the most cutting-edge
aircraft ever developed--from the X-1 that first broke the sound
barrier to the X-43 Scramjet that recently flew at Mach 7. These
extreme aircraft have made their mark on aeronautical history, and
sometimes on political history as well. The U-2 and SR-71 spy planes
played a crucial role in the Cold War, and now Lockheed Martin's
top-secret "Skunkworks" division is touting the new "air dominance"
fighter plane-- the F/A-22 Raptor.

9-10pm -- Mega Movers - Biggest Moves # 2
How do you move a 180 foot railroad bridge? An 8 story lighthouse? A
500 ton oil rig? Or an entire beach all in one week? This two-part
compilation of last season's Mega Movers highlights the travels and
travails of relocating the biggest, heaviest and least mobile
structures imaginable. You'll see all the crucial steps from planning
to placement as highly skilled movers tackle the impossible knowing
that an inch miscalculation here or there can mean the difference
between a successful move and disaster. Will these mega structures
find their way safely to a new home or will they disintegrate and be
lost for all eternity?

10-12am -- Boneyard: Where Machines End Their Lives -
Where do machines go when they die? From B-52 Bombers to massive
aircraft carriers, from passenger cars to Cold War cruise missiles and
remnants of the Twin Towers, all that we manufacture has a lifespan.
But reaching the end of their original purposes can be just the
beginning. Join us on a fascinating visual journey as we follow some
of our greatest achievements in manufacturing, design engineering, and
construction to their after-lives and final resting places.

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Friday, April 27, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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.

8-9pm -- Stealth and Beyond - Land Stealth.
Remember Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man? Well, sometime in the
future, the US hopes to deploy invisible warriors. In this hour, we
examine the highly secretive world of the stealth soldier. Using
deception, illusion, reflective surfaces, and forced perspective, the
soldier of tomorrow will have advantages unimagined in history and
science. We highlight new technology in materials and sensory
detection being developed for the ultimate in military dupery.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - 11 - Dogfights of the Middle East
The sound of jet combat reverberates above the tombs of the Pharaohs
as the small Israeli Air Force delivers a knock-out punch to the
Egyptians in the 1967 Six Day War. Fly in the Mirage III with the
IAF's first jet ace Giora Romm as he chases down two MiG-17s over the
Suez Canal at dusk. Be in the cockpit with 119 Squadron Commander and
ace Ran Ronen as he flies into hostile Jordan for a top secret
rendezvous--arranged by the Israeli Mossad, and later as he speeds
deep into enemy territory for a bombing mission that ends up as a
swirling dogfight directly over the Egyptian base. Witness the first
combat engagement of the McDonnell Douglas F-15, and how Major Moshe
Melnik draws first blood for the Eagle in the skies over Lebanon in
1979. Learn how the Israeli Air Force of today hones its capabilities
with cutting edge technology that makes it the most feared opposition
in the sky.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack.
The tide has suddenly turned in the war in Europe on December 16,
1944. The hard-hit German Army has secretly assembled a massive force.
They slam through woods in Belgium-Luxemburg and hit the Allies with a
steel fist. In the middle of one of the coldest winters in history,
the front line is buckling. The enormous bulge in Allied lines gives
the battle its name. The 101st Airborne Division and elements of
Patton's 10th Armored Division are rushed to stop the onslaught. In
the town of Bastogne, the Germans surround the Americans and begin to
tighten the noose. It looks like no one can relieve them until the
Americans send in their most aggressive warrior--George S. Patton--to
beat back the enemy assault with the best machine in his arsenal--the
M-4 Sherman tank.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007
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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.

8-10pm -- Sherman's March -
Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled
in the South as a brutal war criminal, General William Tecumseh
Sherman is one of the truly enigmatic and complex figures in the
American pantheon. His legacy was built during a five-week campaign of
terror and destruction that would become known as "total war". Sherman
ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, destroy railroads,
pilfer food supplies and to make sure the South's civilian
infrastructure was shattered. Although the concept had been around for
centuries, this is the first time in modern warfare that total war was
used to such an extensive degree. First Savannah was captured, and
then he marched from Georgia through South Carolina and burned the
capital to the ground. On the heels of Sherman's destructive
onslaughts, the Confederacy officially conceded victory to the Union
on April 9, 1865.

10-11pm -- The States - 02 - Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Iowa, Delaware
Another history lesson filled with surprising facts, figures and
stories from five American states. Texas hit the jackpot in 1901 with
the discovery of oil at Spindletop Well in Beaumont. Puritans came to
Massachusetts to escape religious persecution, but their own zeal to
convert Native Americans led to one of the bloodiest wars in US
history. Arkansas, 1957--nine African American high school students
attempted to enroll at Little Rock's Central High School and made
Civil Rights history. During the Iowa Caucuses farmers rub elbows with
would-be presidents. Finally, Delaware patriot Caesar Rodney rode into
history in 1776 when he raced 80 miles on horseback to break the
deadlocked vote for American independence.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007
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7-8pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 04 - Scotland's Sin City
Edinburgh, Scotland is a thriving metropolis, but take a look into its
past, and you'll find it has led a double life. A sophisticated and
educated surface city evolved above while a darker, seedy world grew
below--from plague victims getting buried alive under the streets to
body snatchers, illegal distilleries and castle dungeons. Join host
Eric Geller as he investigates these stories, deciphering fact from
fiction, while uncovering the engineering marvel of Edinburgh's
underground--created when the city actually changed its street level.

8-10pm -- Countdown to Armageddon -
Asteroids on a collision course with Earth, super volcanoes, global
warming, killer viruses--all are potential catastrophes that threaten
to wipe out life on our planet. Are these simply natural disasters
that have been occurring since time immemorial? Or are these threats
terrifying prophesies from the Bible that are at last coming true? Are
our fears overblown? Or are the infamous Four Horsemen of the
Apocalypse riding among us in a countdown to Armageddon?

10-11pm -- The Antichrist - Part 1.
How would you recognize the most evil person on Earth? According to
many historical texts, you should look for a brilliant, enigmatic
public figure who transforms the world for good--for a while.
Basically, the last person you'd tap as Satan's human emissary. While
many believe the Antichrist has come and gone, just as many believe he
will soon arrive, if he's not already in our midst. Join us for
harrowing look at an evil so obscure that he answers only to Satan.
Real? Our group of prophecy believers and historical experts help sort
it out. We follow the emergence of the Antichrist from pre-Judaic
texts, through the Book of Daniel and Revelation, into Christian
writings of the Middle Ages, and other religious traditions as well.
Aided by interviewees both religious and secular, comprised of eminent
clergy, scholars, historians, psychologists, and culture makers, we'll
examine the evil enigma from every conceivable angle.

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Monday, April 30, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Tobacco.
Discovered around 18,000 years ago, tobacco was first cultivated in
the Andes between 5000 and 3000 B.C. At a modern tobacco farm in North
Carolina, a farmer will show us how the crop is harvested and cured
and we'll visit the Fuente cigar plantation in the Dominican Republic.
While tobacco has brought pleasure to countless smokers the world
over--it has sent millions to an early grave. In an interview with the
Surgeon General, we will explore this leading public health issue. The
show will also look at smokeless methods of consumption as well as
explore the use of nicotine replacement therapy.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - Black Box UFO Secrets.
Reveals for the first time the cockpit and control tower audio
recordings of pilot and astronaut confrontations and sightings of
unidentified flying objects high in our skies. From a detailed account
of one of the very the first reported pilot case, the Arnold case in
1947, to recent recordings over New England and Texas, to NASA
recordings and video from 2005, this special features interviews with
pilots, witness and experts, including UCLA's Joseph Nagy, actor Ed
Asner, and pilot/UFO researcher Don Berliner.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 01 - Hitler's Underground Lair
Berlin, Germany was the battlefield of the 20th century, and today,
sealed up and forgotten beneath its streets are the remnants of a dark
past. Walk anywhere in the city and you could be walking directly on
top of one of the over 1000 Nazi bunkers engineered into Berlin's
sandy soil, lost remnants of Hitler's ill-fated Germania or even beer
brewing plants that inspired the Nazis' journey into the underground.
Join host Eric Geller as he travels through the dark and damp recesses
of Berlin's secretive soil.

10-11pm -- Digging for the Truth - King Tut: Secrets Revealed
The mysterious death of King Tut continues to puzzle archaeologists
and scholars alike. From the moment the "Boy King's" mummy was
discovered in the Valley of the Kings, rumors of foul play emerged.
Recent x-ray's of King Tut's mummy show signs of a possible attack,
but new evidence may point to another cause of death. In his quest for
the truth, host Josh Bernstein climbs into King Tut's tomb, fires the
weapons King Tut took to his grave, and uses modern science to dig
deeper into the rumors of King Tut's murder.
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Wild West Tech hosted by David Carradine, some episodes narrated by Keith Carradine:
Wednesday, April 11
 10am  Wild West Tech: Vigilante Tech (TVPG V, cc) 
Wednesday, April 11
 11am  Shootout: Wild West (TVPG V, cc) 
Saturday, April 21
 8am  Wild West Tech: Cowboy Tech (TVPG | cc) 
Saturday, April 28
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Sunday, April 29
 2am  Wild West Tech: Vices (TV14 | cc) 
Mail Call (rated TVPG-L, cc) in 2007, all 60-minute unless noted:
Friday April 27
11:00 PM Mail Call : 98 - Mail Call
R. Lee Ermey is flying high with P-51s and P-47s, ace war birds from the Tennessee Museum of aviation's collection. Then, it's a trip back in time to see just what kind of gear the WW2 Marines carried into battle. Next, it's back to the skies for a one-of-a-kind ride in the Marine Corps' V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor. Even the Gunny makes mistakes, so R. Lee shows off a few of his most famous SNAFUs. Finally, the Gunny gives a fond farewell to the venerable Navy F-14 Tomcat.
Saturday April 28 08:00 AM
Mail Call : 92 - Mail Call
R. Lee Ermey gets the skinny on Pinnacle Armor, the military's newest state-of-the-art body armor and finds out if it'll stand up to a direct hit from an AK-47. Learn the history of the U.S. Cavalry's last great campaign--the Punitive Expedition against Mexico that pitted Pershing against Pancho Villa. Take a joy ride in the M274 mechanical mule, a vehicle designed for the recoilless rifle and understand the history of combat cameramen with a focus on WWII and the outstanding work of Norm Hatch. Finally view a live-fire demonstration with the MG-42, the German-made machine gun with the highest rate of fire of any weapon in WWII.
Friday May 04 11:00 PM & 3am
Mail Call : 99 - Mail Call
Join host R. Lee Ermey as he checks out the latest in gung ho gear and guns. He test drives the Polaris MV and the Textron M1117 and test fires the M4 carbine and the Beretta M9. Next, Ermey puts gear from Spec Ops, Blackhawk, Oakley, CamelBak, and Camillus through its paces. Then he torture tests flashlights from Surefire and the rugged laptop from VT Miltope as only the Gunny can!
Saturday May 05 08:00 AM
Mail Call : 93 - Mail Call
Shot on location in San Diego, California at the Strategic Operations Training Center, R. Lee Ermey answers viewer questions about the military with practical demonstrations in the field. Lee gets in a little trigger time training with a group of "insurgents" in an "Iraqi Village" at the most realistic training facility used by the U.S. Marine Corps. Then witness the guns and gear used by the British Red Coats against the American rebels during our War of Independence. Go with Lee on an in-depth tour of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, dedicated to finding and the remains of all missing and unidentified service men and women. Finally, take a trip to Fort MacArthur in Long Beach, California to re-enact the great L.A. Air Raid of 1942.
Wednesday May 09 11:00 PM
Mail Call : 100 - Mail Call
Join the Gunny "via satellite" for one-on-one chats with troops in Iraq. At the Atlanta, Georgia headquarters of the Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System, host R. Lee Ermey gets the scoop on the fight against the insurgency. Run by the US Army, DVIDS receives via satellite the combat camera and public affairs videotape of all operations involving the US armed forces. He also meets civil affairs specialists and engineers installing a water purification system for a remote village. Finally, the Gunny pays tribute to an Army Corporal who was recently killed while serving in Iraq.
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R. Lee Ermey (Mail Call) has decided to play something other than a tough drill sgt. (Full Metal Jacket). His latest movie is a prequel to Texas Chainsaw Massacre called "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" as the head of a very strange & lethal family of mutants

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