Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

The History Channel


Primetime Programming Schedule

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

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

******************************************************
To subscribe to a monthly email of this schedule, please visit http://www.HistoryChannel.com/mailinglist
For complete listings go to their site: www.historychannel.com/listings
******************************************************

History Channel Primetime Listings

                                      August 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
____________________________________________________

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 -- 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!

9-11pm -- Lost Worlds - Seven Wonders of the World
The Seven Wonders of the World were a celebration of religion,
mythology, art, power, and science. They were built by the ancients in
a time before Christ and their scale and majesty continues to
mesmerize us today. The structures were created on a scale that's hard
to imagine, and their architects pushed engineering to a new height
which still astounds us today.

____________________________________________________

Thursday, August 2, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- 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.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Ships
A great ship that has reached the end of its useful life is often
destroyed in weapons testing or cut up for scrap. Watch a salvage
operation that saves battleships sunk during Pearl Harbor. Discover a
historic ship Boneyard that is literally the foundation of a city and
ships that are purposely sunk to become living reefs. Some of the
fastest boats on the water have been hot-rodded from the engines of
aircraft of three wars. Follow the dismantling of these large
structures and learn of their unusual after-life.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 12 - Machines of the Gods
Gods and religion played an extremely important role in antiquity. The
problem with so many religions being worshipped by the Greeks and
Romans was how would the priests of these temples pay for their
upkeep? Great scholars such as Philon, Ctesibius and Heron were
patronized by the temples to create "magic". In return, they created
intriguing and mind blowing objects. It was a heavy mix of religion
and science. One of the most famous illusions was found in Alexandria
at the temple of Serapis, where an iron chariot was suspended in mid
air. It appeared to be the work of the gods.

____________________________________________________

Friday, August 3, 2007
____________________________________________________

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 -- Modern Marvels - The F-14.
October 7, 2001: Missiles from lethal US jets rain down onto
Afghanistan. One powerful and deadly plane led the majority of the
assaults--the F-14 Tomcat, the world's most complete military fighter.
No other fighter jet carries the F-14's unique combination of weapons.
Its state-of-the-art system can spot an oncoming enemy plane at almost
200 miles. Its radar can detect targets as low as 50 feet and as high
as 80,000 feet and does so three times faster than the radar of any
other fighter jet.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Gun Kills of Vietnam
The missile age has dawned over the skies of Vietnam and the era of
conventional dogfighting is thought to be over. However, the missiles
of the F-4 Phantom proved ineffective during close-in turning fights
with agile MiG fighters, exemplifying the need for guns in modern air
combat. Watch as A-1H Skyraider pilots pit their prop-driven
workhorses against a lethal jet-powered MiG-17. Viewers will feel like
they're in the battle facing the enemy with state-of-the-art computer
graphics, rare archival footage and first-hand accounts driving the
story.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Karate
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff travel to the island of Okinawa,
Japan, the birthplace of one of the most deadly hand-to-hand combat
arts in the world, Karate. Our hosts will journey across this
legendary island, learning all aspects of the martial art Okinawans
created to help battle invading Samurai warriors over 400 years ago.
After practicing Iron Body Training in a 600 year-old castle,
mastering heart-stopping vital point strikes in an ancient temple and
putting themselves through the rigorous training regiments of ancient
Karate masters, one of the hosts will step onto the mat to face a
black belt, and Okinawan Champion, in a true Karate battle.

____________________________________________________

Saturday, August 4, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Sticky Stuff
Duct tape, scotch tape, fly paper, Polygrip... we take this stuff for
granted, but without it, our lives would come undone. Take a look at
the stickiest of the sticky, and see the impact these much needed
items have on our daily routines.

8-9pm -- Boneyard - Battlefield
Machines are the lifeblood of the American military. Thousands of both
combat and support vehicles face brutal wear and tear brought on by
harsh conditions. Watch as the Abrams tank is completely rebuilt, TOW
missiles are disassembled and recycled and surplus tanks are used as
live-fire targets. Come to the boneyard as they will all be
transformed and face an unusual after-life.

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Aircraft
Marvels of the modern age, today's aircraft are awe inspiring.
However, once their flying days are over, the boneyard beckons.
Dismantling large aircraft is complex and challenging. Some planes
will be destroyed while others are restored to their former glory. No
matter which fate awaits, the process always takes place in the
boneyard.

10-11pm -- Boneyard - Ships
A great ship that has reached the end of its useful life is often
destroyed in weapons testing or cut up for scrap. Watch a salvage
operation that saves battleships sunk during Pearl Harbor. Discover a
historic ship Boneyard that is literally the foundation of a city and
ships that are purposely sunk to become living reefs. Some of the
fastest boats on the water have been hot-rodded from the engines of
aircraft of three wars. Follow the dismantling of these large
structures and learn of their unusual after-life.

____________________________________________________

Sunday, August 5, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 07 - The Rookie Challenge
It's just over a month into the new ice road season and more than 800
truckers are on the ice, working around the clock. There are still
4,000 loads that need to make it to the mines, but with spring just
around the corner, every load could be their last. Alex sets out on a
daring new adventure, one that will take him across a brand new,
138-mile, ice road to the Colomac Gold mine. The main ice road is a
major highway compared to this small, isolated back road. Hugh races
to pick up his 17th load, but first he needs an oil and tire change.
Drew runs out of gas on the side of the road in Yellowknife and his
truck freezes up. This is just the latest in a long string of
mechanical failures. His patience for life on the ice road is wearing
thin so he calls his wife back home for a pep talk. Rookie TJ also
suffers a debilitating blow. While driving, he's overcome with
abdominal pain from an earlier injury strapping down a load.

8-10pm -- 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.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

____________________________________________________

Monday, August 6, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Engines.
Story of the development of engines and motors, with particular
emphasis on the ones that have profoundly changed society. Beginning
with the steam engine, we see how it was created, how it works, and
how it led to the Industrial Revolution. We review the electric motor,
internal combustion engine, jet engine, and rocket engine, and
conclude with a look at futuristic engine technologies, including
hydrogen-powered cars and microtechnology engines so small that they
fit on the tip of a finger.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Chocolate
Americans eat over three and a half billion pounds of chocolate each
year--that's 12 pounds per person per year with annual sales topping
$13 billion! Take a tour through the entire chocolate making process
and learn how chocolate has been thought of as an energizer, an
aphrodisiac and a cure-all. Watch as colorful M&Ms are made by the
millions at Mars. Visit a working cacao bean farm in Central America
for a demonstration of the hand harvesting techniques that have
remained unchanged for centuries. To the delight of those who indulge,
this awesome edible is now even good for you--full of antioxidants,
cholesterol-lowering polyphenols, and heart-healthy flavonols.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - 07 - Catacombs of Death
Beneath the hustle and bustle of Paris streets are a world of snaking
quarries, hidden catacombs, and mushroom-harvesting tunnels. Even
Paris' 10.5 million residents have no idea they live on top of nearly
20 centuries of history carved into the limestone foundation below.
From its Gallic beginnings to the Roman foundations of Lutetia,
today's Paris may be one of the world's most sophisticated cities
above the ground--but below ground it's a different story. Join host
Eric Geller as he reveals the secrets beneath Paris and the Notre Dame
church and what they reveal about a 2,000 year old civilization that
rests underneath it.

10-11pm -- Maneaters -
Through the ages, humans have supposedly gained the upper hand over
the wild beasts of nature. Or so we would like to believe... All
around the world we are still stalked, hunted, mauled, and--yes--eaten
by animals that are bigger, stronger, and faster than we are. This
special looks at the relationship of man and one of the fiercest
members of the animal kingdom: the lion. The lion has posed a special
threat to man and the two have crossed paths often: from Tanzania,
where recently 35 people were killed in attacks; to the famous Lions
of Tsavo, whose lair is said to contain human remains; to the
little-known lions of Gir in India where, in a three-year period, over
120 attacks occurred. Through expert commentary and first-hand
accounts, learn why lions attack and what can be done to prevent it.

____________________________________________________

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hydraulics.
The machines that helped build our world have been powered by
hydraulics, a compact system of valves, hoses, and pumps that
transmits forces from point to point through fluid. This basic concept
of powerful force transmission through fluid provides the drive for
most machines today. From the ancient Roman mastery of the aqueduct to
Universal Studios, a veritable hydraulic theme park, we see how
hydraulics power industry, keep planes flying, and make that
3-point-turn a U-turn.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- The Universe - Life and Death of a Star
Ignited by the power of the atom, burning with light, heat and wrath,
stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other, and
explode in enormous supernovas--the biggest explosions in the
Universe. Using cutting-edge computer graphics, never-before-seen
satellite images, and interviews with the world's leading astronomers,
take a front row seat to the most amazing light show in the cosmos.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

____________________________________________________

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- 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.

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 -- Lost Worlds - Kama Sutra
One thousand years ago in the northern region of central India, the
Hindu Kings built their capital city, Khajuraho. Eighty-five stunning
temples were built, twenty of which remain today. Famed above all for
the delicate sensuality and eroticism of their sculptures, these frank
representations of sexuality are considered an expression of India's
world renowned Kama Sutra.

10-11pm -- 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.

____________________________________________________

Thursday, August 9, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Racetrack Tech.
A look at the "science of safety" as applied to Indy or NASCAR racing.
From tires to roll-cages to hood flaps, we examine the incredible
technology that's helping prevent crashes and enabling drivers to
survive the inevitable ones. See how today's innovative minds
digitally reconstruct crashes and design new technology that keeps
pushing the limits of racing. The drivers may grab the glory, but they
wouldn't dare get behind the wheel if it weren't for the guys in white
lab coats. (1-hour version)

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters 5.
Examines some of the most notorious engineering failures of recent
years and asks what went wrong and what we learned from them. We take
viewers to the southern coast of Louisiana, where a misplaced oilrig
caused an entire lake to be sucked into an underground salt mine;
review the 1972 Buffalo Creek dam disaster; revisit the Exxon Valdez
oil spill; see how radio and TV antenna towers collapse with alarming
regularity; and look at the collision of two California
icons--freeways and earthquakes!

9-10pm -- Boneyard - Mines
Mining is one of the oldest endeavors of man. See where modern ore
processing machines go when they wear out. Will they be restored, or
scrapped for the furnace. Incredibly, a former uranium mine is now a
world-famous health spa. A giant smelting facility has been
transformed into a world class golf course. In one of the most
extensive and complex projects of its kind ever attempted, witness the
dramatic transformation of a 110-square mile mining complex.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 07 - Cars & Planes
Surprising archaeological finds have led historians to new conclusions
about the transportation technology invented by ancient peoples. An
ancient railway was built in Greece in the 6th century BC and wind
cars' dating to the 6th century AD used in China could carry thirty
men and traveled hundreds of miles per day. Evidence of possible
flying machines goes all the way back to ancient Greek, Egyptian and
Chinese societies. Tombs in Abydos, Egypt, are adorned with
hieroglyphics shaped remarkably like a modern helicopter. Forgotten
through the ages, these machines are stunning examples of ancient
societies' skill and determination.

____________________________________________________

Friday, August 10, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Oil Tankers.
The biggest moving objects ever built by man, oil tankers dominate the
world's waterways, both in size and numbers. Upwards of 10,000 strong,
the world tanker fleet's vast number results from the modern,
insatiable thirst for oil. We'll dig into the history of oil
transport--from Civil War days to the critical WWII years and
invention of the supertanker in the 1950s. And we examine the
financial impact of modifying these steel leviathans to prevent future
catastrophic environmental disasters.

8-9pm -- 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?

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Dogfights of the Holy Land
The Israeli air force mastered the use of the Mirage III over decades
of intense air combat with its neighbors. Go into battle with Israel's
ace of aces, Giora Epstein as he takes on a swarm of Egyptian MiG-21s
in one of the most thrilling dogfights of the jet age.
State-of-the-art computer graphics are used to recreate famous
battles. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and original
shooting will make the viewer feel like they're in the battle facing
the enemy.

10-11pm -- Human Weapon - Savate Streetfighting
Hosts Jason Chambers and Bill Duff are in France, to study the combat
art of Savate. Literally translated to mean "old boot," Savate
developed through necessity. In the early 1800s, violent street gangs
looking for trouble ruled the Parisian underground scene. Their prey
was the aristocratic class who, to protect themselves, began taking
self-defense classes. Over the years this training evolved into modern
Savate - an exacting combat sport, and also the official hand-to-hand
assault system of the French RAID police. On their mission to uncover
Savate's distinct style, Jason and Bill navigate the dockyards of
Marseille, roam the grounds of a 14th-century castle, and even breach
a secret police training site to practice and perfect the painfully
efficient kicks and punches that comprise this elegant yet ruthless
art of combat. Finally, one of our hosts will enter the ring to take
on a Savate heavyweight champion.

____________________________________________________

Saturday, August 11, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- 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!

8-9pm -- Dogfights - Jet vs. Jet
In the skies above North Korea, a new kind of air war is raging at
500mph...jet vs. jet dogfighting for the first time in history.
American pilots bravely pit their F-86 Sabres against Communist
MiG-15s. They will re-define air combat in pursuit of a previously
unknown glory...the title of "Jet Ace." Their missions are fraught
with peril. The new jet aircraft fly at nearly twice the speed of the
piston-driven fighters of WWII. At edge of the speed of sound, life or
death is decided in fractions of a second and tactics have to evolve
quickly to meet the break-neck pace of jet combat. On May 20, 1950,
Capt. James Jaraba rushes headlong into combat despite a
malfunctioning jet. He claims his fifth and sixth victories in the
resulting dogfight, becoming the first American ace of the jet age.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - Thunderbolt
Machine gun fire rips through the fuselage. Flames fill the cockpit
and the aircraft plummets in a wild spin. But time and again the pilot
of a P-47 Thunderbolt pulls out and keeps on fighting. Over occupied
Europe, the P-47 Thunderbolt blazed a reputation as the most rugged
fighter of WWII. Pilot Robert S. Johnson flies with the renowned 56th
fighter group. His flight is jumped by 16 deadly Focke-Wulf 190s. As
hundreds of enemy rounds impact his fighter, Johnson's life depends on
the legendary protection his armored cockpit affords. In June 1944,
Lt. George Sutcliffe enters the fight of his life in an effort to
escape 40-plus Me109s looming above him. The Thunderbolt's defensive
capabilities inspired confidence in its pilots. But the aircraft was a
dogfighter at heart.

10-11pm -- Dogfights - Gun Kills of Vietnam
The missile age has dawned over the skies of Vietnam and the era of
conventional dogfighting is thought to be over. However, the missiles
of the F-4 Phantom proved ineffective during close-in turning fights
with agile MiG fighters, exemplifying the need for guns in modern air
combat. Watch as A-1H Skyraider pilots pit their prop-driven
workhorses against a lethal jet-powered MiG-17. Viewers will feel like
they're in the battle facing the enemy with state-of-the-art computer
graphics, rare archival footage and first-hand accounts driving the
story.

____________________________________________________

Sunday, August 12, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 08 - Into the Whiteout
It's day 37 of the ice road season and there almost 3,000 more loads
to go. Drivers are washing out and the road is beaten up. Rick Fitch,
has a backlog of critical supplies that need to be delivered and an
arctic storm is brewing. Rick organizes a special convoy of five
trucks to get the loads out. TJ gets separated from the convoy just as
the storm hits the road. The rest of the convoy makes it to the mine
just before the road is shut down and is stranded at the mine for 16
hours with no word from TJ. Meanwhile, Hugh Rowland struggles with
having lost two of his drivers this season.

8-10pm -- 9/11 Conspiracies -
An Internet search for "9/11 conspiracy theories" yields nearly two
million hits. Were the attacks on 9/11 perpetrated by the Bush
Administration to advance its own interests? Could a government
missile have hit the Pentagon? As outrageous as these ideas may sound,
many people believe them. Why do these theories arise in the first
place? An interview with James Miegs, Editor-in-Chief of Popular
Mechanics, who refutes many of these theories. Watch as experts in the
fields of aeronautics, engineering and the military put these theories
to the test.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 09 - The Big Melt
It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers
remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a
last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too
late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a
100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the
ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be
suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in
forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most
unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst
blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already
feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load
across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

____________________________________________________

Monday, August 13, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Howard Hughes Tech.
An in-depth look at the technology conceived or developed by America's
first billionaire. A passionate aviator, Howard Hughes built and flew
planes that broke speed records, and developed war machines, spy
aircraft, and commercial airliners. Despite the impressive heights
reached by his technological empire, his health and mental well-being
were fragile. During his last years, he wasn't seen publicly or
photographed, rarely left the hotel suites he occupied, and was
terrified of germs. But when Hughes died in 1976, he left a huge
legacy in aviation and technology. When we board an airliner, view TV
via satellite, or marvel at America's military might, we might do well
to remember the risk-taker who flew faster than his peers and was at
heart an aviator obsessively dedicated to both the art and science of
flight.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Bedroom Tech
We spend one-third of our lives in the bedroom. Explore the
technologies that help to ensure we wake up on the right side of the
bed. Check out ancient Chinese fire clocks, today's flying alarm
clock, big city napping pods, snore stoppers and sunrise simulators.
Electric blankets step aside as Hugh Hefner's fantasy bedroom in the
Playboy Mansion is revealed!

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.

10-11pm -- 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.

____________________________________________________

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - St. Lawrence Seaway.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is a monumental stairway in water, lifting
massive ships hundreds of feet over thousands of miles. It's the
world's longest inland waterway, a system of rivers, lakes, canals,
dams, and locks that stretches 2,400 miles. And it's one of the
greatest engineering triumphs of the 20th century, pulled off against
the violence of raging water and extreme winter. An essential part of
the commercial infrastructure of the US and Canada, this complex
system provides direct access from the Atlantic to North America's
heartland, enabling ships packed with trade to stop at any one its 65
ports--from Montreal to Duluth. From the 16th century, when French
explorer Jacques Cartier searched for the legendary Northwest Passage,
to the modern Seaway, built in the 1950s, we highlight the incredible
engineering feats that went into creating the waterway.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Star Wars Tech
Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films
and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science.
Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones?
What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel
to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.

9-10pm -- The Universe - The Outer Planets
New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental
rethinking of our solar system. Uranus is a toxic combination of
hydrogen, helium and methane. Scientists speculate that the planet was
knocked on its side after colliding with another body. Neptune's
largest moon, Triton, is cold and barren, but some scientists
speculate that liquid water might exist under Triton's icy surface. If
this is proven true, Triton could be the home to one of the biggest
discoveries of all time. Cold and inhospitable, Pluto completes one
orbit around the solar system every 248 years. Cutting-edge computer
graphics are used to bring the universe down to earth to show what
life would be like on other planets, and to imagine what kind of life
forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.

10-11pm -- Ice Road Truckers - 09 - The Big Melt
It's day 53 of the ice road season and only the toughest truckers
remain on a road that's sent many people packing. Alex is part of a
last great push to get some critical loads up the ice before it's too
late. In his convoy is the heaviest load ever to cross the ice---a
100-ton electrical unit for the Diavik mine. If this load damages the
ice, it could be the last run of the season. Rick, who may be
suffering from frostbite, has hit his limit with driving a truck in
forty below with no heat and needs to make a tough decision. The most
unlikely survivor is rookie T.J. He's suffered some of the worst
blows of the season, and although it's not yet over, he's already
feeling like a seasoned veteran as he heads out on his 18th load
across melting ice and a road that will soon disappear.

____________________________________________________

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
____________________________________________________

7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - More Dangerous Cargo.
It comes in many deadly shapes and sizes, and the transportation of
dangerous cargo is one of the most meticulously planned procedures in
the shipping world. We hitch a ride on a "dynamite run" from
explosives factory to construction site; learn how liquid natural gas
is shipped, a fuel that could vaporize entire city blocks if ignited;
accompany a Drug Enforcement Administration truck as it transports
confiscated illegal drugs to an incinerator site for destruction; fly
with Air Net as it moves radioactive pharmaceuticals from factory to
hospital; and tag along with two tigers, part of a breeding program
for endangered species, as they travel from Texas to Ohio. As each
story progresses, we explore the history of the transport of that
particular form of Dangerous Cargo.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Tea
After water, tea is the second most popular drink in the world. It has
been around as a drink for 5000 years, and 6 billion pounds of tea are
harvested annually. We begin with a trip to the Lipton's plant in
Suffolk, VA., where state of the art machines crank out 24 million
teabags a day, and then its off to the only tea plantation in the US,
the 127 acre Charleston Plantation in South Carolina. We'll follow the
flow of tea from England to the Colonies, where a tea tax precipitated
the Boston Tea Party, and chronicle the brief but glorious age of the
Clipper Ships, speed craft that brought tea from China to London in
less than 100 days. Big news in the 20th century for the tea trade
includes the emergence of herbal, powdered, iced and decaf teas. Tour
the Celestial Seasonings plant in Boulder Colorado, and then visit a
boutique tea garden where expensive teas sell for upwards of $300 a
pot.

9-10pm -- Lost Worlds - Armageddon
Located on a rocky plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, the now-ruined
fortress of Masada once had walls 1,400 meters long and four meters
thick, storehouses, barracks, an armory, a palace and massive cisterns
filled with rainwater. Designed to withstand any invader, it became
the scene of one of history's most bloody sieges, a siege that ended
in mass suicide.

10-11pm -- 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.

  Sorry, no listings received for 2nd half of month yet


Nostradamus predicts a war between Christians and Muslims
(aired previously on A&E/History Channel)

This fan website is not connected in any way with any TV channel. If you buy anything from Amazon.com using their links here, they pay 6% commission, but there were no sales for the last 30 days. At this rate, this website may soon cease to exist.
If you are not American, here is our link to the Amazon.co.uk website

The History Channel's real-life Pirates Of The Caribbean website including a Mail Call videoclip of their favorite weapons

Let them choose their own gift: Amazon.com Gift Certificates

Download & watch your favorite TV-shows online from episodes of "24" to Star Trek, whether they're available on video/DVD or not!
Or your choice of over 3000 movies online

All 3000 names from September 11, 2001
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wild West Tech @ 9am hosted by David Carradine, some episodes narrated by Keith Carradine:
Saturday July 07
 Wild West Tech : Execution Tech.
Saturday July 14
 Wild West Tech : Massacres II.
Saturday July 21
 Wild West Tech : Biggest Machines in the West.
Sunday, July 22 
 Wild West Tech: Massacre Tech. 
Mail Call (rated TVPG-L, cc) in 2007, all 30-minute unless noted:

July 8 @ 12pm: Navy Marine Mammals/WC54 Ambulance/Desert Ducks: #55.
The Gunny proves that the Navy Marine Mammals program is no fish tale and discovers just how dolphins and sea lions help to win wars. Next, R. Lee Ermey discovers how we got our injured soldiers from the battlefield to field hospitals by the chain of evacuation in WWII, and takes a ride in the WC54 ambulance. Finally, we profile the Desert Ducks, the Navy unit in charge of delivering the mail to ships in the Persian Gulf.

Friday, July 27 @ 12pm & 6pm: Afghanistan: #68
R. Lee Ermey returns to Afghanistan and Bagram Air Base devoted to the hard-charging Marines stationed there. The Gunny goes on foot patrol into the rural villages surrounding Kabul. With his armed Marine Corps escorts, he shows what it's like to gather intelligence and promote goodwill among the Afghanis. Next, Lee goes for a ride in the Ch-53 Super Stallion, gets a little trigger time on a helicopter gunship--the Cobra attack helicopter, and test drives the Marine Corps' newest heavy duty truck, the MTVR. Finally, Lee spends time with the lifeline for the Marines in Afghanistan, the Medical Corpsman, and finds out how they treat injuries on base and on the battlefield. Rating: TVPG L
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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

For info on UFOs, check out the interview on MonsterVision's Mars Attacks page

Watch Mailcall or drop and give me 20 Watch Mail Call every week if you know what's good for you, scumbag,
hosted by R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket
(movie available on video and DVD)

Previous History Channel primetime listings:

June-July

May

April

March

February

January 2007

December 2006

Hellcats of the Navy

See if your favorite person, TV series or
motion picture is available on DVD:

Search:
Keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com


From the invention of the electric battery in 1800 to the murdered remains of missing Washington intern Chandra Levy being discovered in a Washington D.C. park*, find out what happened when with our exclusive History of the World Timeline!
GO TO: History Channel's This Day In History

You might also check out A&E Prime Time listings for this month

Official HistoryChannel.com Homepage
Find out more about any topic any time, including this day in history (your choice of decade), with our Best Search in History: www.HistoryChannel.com

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

Visit Amazon.com's Jame Bond store!
Or
Our James Bond movies page

MonsterVision's Movies Recommendations on TV & Cable for today

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle" - Abraham Lincoln