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Primetime Programming Schedule

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

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Thursday, February 15, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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.

8-10pm -- Nixon: A Presidency Revealed -
Richard Nixon described his career as a journey to the mountaintop and
to the despair of life's deepest valley. The triumphs of his
presidency were overshadowed by a scandal that forced his resignation.
Using hours of recorded conversations and the recollections of those
who worked closest to Richard Nixon, our story will expose the driven
but flawed man who became this nation's 37th president. Included are
in-depth interviews with experts and members of the Nixon staff
including Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, and John Dean, historians
Jonathan Aitken, Robert Dallek, and Washington Post editor Ben
Bradlee. The momentous events of Nixon's career will be covered
starting with his vice presidency, his political resurrection a decade
later and his struggle to end the Vietnam War. Finally we will trace
Nixon's reemergence as an elder statesman.

10-12am -- 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.

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Friday, February 16, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Apollo 11.
As mankind's greatest achievement of the 20th century, Apollo 11 stood
as the apogee of science, exploration, flight, and technological
prowess. In scarcely 10 years, America went from rocketing monkeys to
landing a man on the moon. Leaving Earth on July 16, 1969, Neil
Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Mike Collins pushed the limits of skill
and endurance. See and experience the flight of Apollo 11 through the
eyes of the astronauts, mission controllers, engineers, and designers
who made it happen.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Smart Bombs.
Precision-guided munitions, smart bombs were the media buzz of the
first Gulf War and a major military and political driving force of the
second. But their apparent sudden celebrity is deceptive. The history
of smart bombs goes back to World War I and includes an ingenious, if
eccentric, group of inventions and a cast of characters that boasts a
Kennedy and a president of General Motors. Join us for the underground
history of smart bombs, and a glimpse into the future of precision
weapons.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - F/A-22 Raptor.
Built around "first look, first shot, first kill" design, the F/A-22
Raptor, the most advanced aircraft of its breed, is set to become the
Air Dominance Fighter of the 21st century. Deadly and undetectable at
long-range, this super-jet is the latest in 5th generation fighter
technology. Capable of super-cruise and packing an array of deadly
missile systems, this stealth jet blends dogfighting skill with
precision-strike ground attack capability and can intercept and strike
any target with near impunity. In the 1980s, as Cold War tensions
heightened and US defense spending increased, the Air Force decided it
needed a replacement fighter for its F15 Eagle. The Advanced Tactical
Fighter program was born, and the largest, most expensive program of
its kind hatched the Raptor. Follow the 25-year development of
America's deadliest fighter and see how stealth, super-cruise, and
integrated avionics combine to create a fighter without equal.

10-11pm -- 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.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - George Washington Carver Tech.
One of the 20th century's greatest scientists, George Washington
Carver's influence is still felt. Rising from slavery to become one of
the world's most respected and honored men, he devoted his life to
understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life.
His scientific research in the late 1800s produced agricultural
innovations like crop rotation and composting. Part of the
"chemurgist" movement that changed the rural economy, he found
ingenious applications for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato. At
Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Carver invented more than 300 uses for the
peanut, while convincing poor farmers to rotate cotton crops with
things that would add nutrients to the soil. A visionary, Carver
shared his knowledge free of charge, happy in his Tuskegee laboratory
where he could use his gifts to help others.

8-10pm -- An Alien History of Planet Earth -
Nick Cook, a British aerospace journalist with a 20-year history of
"getting below the surface" of some of the strangest military aircraft
to take to the skies, applies his expert, investigative skills to a
world of mystery and deceit--a fantastical place full of UFOs, strange
encounters, and alien abductions. Much of his time has been spent at
the respected journal, Jane's Defence Weekly. His job is to
investigate secret programs--the shadow defense industry, worth
billions of dollars, but hidden from public view. Now, with more
people than ever believing in UFOs, Cook wants to know what really has
been flying through our air space. He traces the phenomenon from early
sightings of UFOs during WWII to the mass reports of alien abductions
that swept America in the 1980s and `90s. Entering the world of bluff
and double-bluff, he investigates such landmark cases as the Roswell
Incident and the Zamora Sighting to try to answer the question: Are
UFOs real?

10-11pm -- Save Our History - The Search for George Washington
Even though hundreds of 18th century portraits, sculptures and busts
of George Washington still exist, we don't know what he really looked
like. That is until now. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, a forensic
anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh, led a team that
examined virtually every remaining Washington artifact. Using laser
technology, they scanned Washington's spectacles, clothing, dentures,
sculptures and a life mask. All data was analyzed by a team of
computer experts, which then created 3-D images of Washington at 19,
45 and 57. These images were milled into high-density polystyrene foam
molds and they in turn were sent to a 3D design and fabrication
company to create the final amazingly lifelike Washington figures.
It's a compelling journey through time that offers viewers a chance to
see this Founding Father as a more real and complicated person than
ever imagined.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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. Part 2 follows.
8-9pm -- Meteors: Fire in the Sky - Part 2.
It isn't a question of if but when the next deadly impact will take
place. When will the next Earth-killer hit? 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. Part 2 of 2.

9-10pm -- Star Trek Tech -
For forty years Star Trek has engulfed our imagination and sent us on
voyages across the galaxy. We'll take a look at the technology behind
the gadgets used in the series such as phasers and communicators, and
tell their stories from the people who knew them best--the actors,
producers and prop men.

10-12am -- Star Wars: Empire of Dreams. -
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas launched the
most successful movie franchise ever created. We look at how the Star
Wars trilogy changed movie-making, catapulted Harrison Ford to
stardom, and made director George Lucas a legend. For Lucas, what
began as a quest for creative freedom became a philosophy, a cultural
phenomenon, and an empire of dreams. Features film clips, screen
tests, and interviews with Lucas, Ford, Steven Spielberg, Mark Hamill,
and Carrie Fisher.

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Monday, February 19, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Star Trek Tech
For forty years Star Trek has engulfed our imagination and sent us on
voyages across the galaxy. We'll take a look at the technology behind
the gadgets used in the series such as phasers and communicators, and
tell their stories from the people who knew them best--the actors,
producers and prop men.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - Hangar 18: The UFO Warehouse
What happens when a UFO crashes? Some experts claim that the UFO
wreckage and even the pilots are transported to a top-secret facility
in Dayton, Ohio called "Hangar 18" located on Wright Patterson Air
Force Base. Declassified Government documents prove that the "disk"
from the famous Roswell event and fragments of other mysterious
crashes were shipped to Wright Patterson. Hear stories involving
elected officials, UFO researchers, and former base employees, some of
whom are going on the record regarding "Hangar 18." They spin a tale
of flying saucer debris, alien bodies, cryogenic chambers and a vast
underground network that may hold the secrets to the UFO mystery. Is
there a conspiracy to hide UFO evidence from the highest branches in
the U.S. Government, or is it all just a myth?

9-11pm -- Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier -
For forty years Star Trek has engrossed our imaginations and sent us
on voyages across the galaxy. Through ten films and five series this
entertainment juggernaut has become a pop culture icon and a window to
our society. We will look at the impact that Star Trek has had on fans
around the world. From the conventions in Europe and Las Vegas to the
billionaire collector who scours the world for memorabilia, we will
try to find out just what it is about this supposedly "silly" series
that has meant so much to so many. Included in the special will be
interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart as
well as such fans as Jason Alexander and Ben Stiller who discuss the
influences and inspirations Star Trek has had on their lives.

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Tuesday, February 20, 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 -- Lost Worlds - Churchill's Secret Bunkers.
During WWII, a vast complex of secret bunkers was constructed under
the streets of London. Lost to time, this world was an important
refuge from the nightly onslaught of Nazi air raids, but only now can
we reveal the full extent of the scheme. The existence of Churchill's
Bunker is no secret, but that there was an entire subterranean city,
built to keep the British government running, is only now being
revealed. Very little of this covert network, which also sheltered
American General Dwight Eisenhower, has ever been revealed to the
public. Now this lost world is brought back to life with cutting-edge
computer graphic technology--the tunnels beneath the heart of London's
great buildings; the underground command center from where the Battle
of Britain was coordinated; the deep level, ultra-secure chambers that
could withstand the most deadly weapons in the Nazi arsenal. Beneath
the sidewalk, this program exposes wartime secrets we were never meant
to know.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 09 - Mega Machines
In 2004 the American School of Classical Studies in Greece made a
surprising discovery of two limestone coffins which dated back 3000
years. Archaeologist Guy Sanders was not only surprised by the quality
of the sarcophagi but shocked by their size and weight. The coffins
weighed 3 tons, and he concluded that the people of the Geometric
Period must have used massive machines to move them. From the Pharos
of Alexandria to the Parthenon on the Acropolis we will delve into the
world of the ancient heavy engineers, and discover how their machines
were used to build and transport some of the most amazing structures
in Antiquity.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Hunting Bonnie & Clyde.
In the height of the Great Depression, legendary gangsters Clyde
Barrow and Bonnie Parker killed 14 people in a 2-year crime spree.
Their killing ground--the Midwest; their weapon of choice, the lethal
Browning Automatic Rifle. Clyde becomes known for his uncanny ability
to escape and his ruthless use of extreme firepower. Clyde uses his
BARs for robberies and to pull off a jailbreak at the state prison
where he has spent time. The highly publicized jailbreak draws out a
top manhunter--Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who sets a trap for the
gangsters on a lonely country road...with Browning Automatic Rifles.
Bonnie and Clyde, inside their Ford V-8 with their BARs in the
backseat, don't have a chance on that day in 1934. They meet their
demise at the wrong end of dozens of 30.06 caliber armor-piercing
rounds fired from Browning Automatic Rifles; Clyde takes 25 hits and
Bonnie another 28 rounds. Fate's fusion of man, moment, and machine.

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Wednesday, February 21, 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 -- 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 -- 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.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - Weapons of Mass Destruction
Weapon 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.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - '80's Tech.
Remember "brick" cell phones, Pac-Man, Rubik's Cube, Sony Walkman, and
the first music CDs? Remember all the new and exciting gadgets of the
1980s? Join us as we investigate the transition from Industrial to
Information Age--a digital decade dedicated to ergonomics and
entertainment. The microchip ushered in an era that revolutionized the
way we work, play, and communicate. And we tour Silicon
Valley--birthplace of some of the greatest inventions from an amazing
time of change, including the modern personal computer. Steve "Woz"
Wozniak tells us about the evolution of Apple computers, and we talk
to Sony--makers of the Walkman, Betamax, and the first CD players. A
visit to the Computer History Museum shows fun technological
"artifacts", primitive by today's standards. At Intel, makers of the
first microchips, we learn why technology moves at such a fast pace.
We also take a ride in a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car--few things moved
faster.

8-9pm -- Secret Societies -
Some of the world's most powerful individuals belong to secret
organizations. The Skull & Bones, the Bilderbergs, and the Tri-Lateral
Commission are just a few of the groups that many suspect are
conspiring to take over the world. Others believe they already have.
What fuels such rampant conspiracy paranoia? We examine a number of
these clandestine organizations, past and present, and reveal why so
many people fear their nefarious agendas. I would say more but the
Freemasons put flouride in my drinking water.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - Nazi Prophecies.
Some say that the rise of Nazi Germany was foretold in prophecies that
began in biblical times and continued for centuries until the
emergence of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. These predictions paint
a chilling portrait of an evil, sinister force that would terrorize
the world. We expose the prophecies throughout history that foresaw
Hitler's rise and fall. The program includes biblical prophecies in
the Book of Ester and the Book of Daniel, the haunting predictions of
Nostradamus, the disturbing and exact predictions of Hitler's personal
clairvoyant Eric Jan Hanussen, and more...much more. Plus, we delve
into the roots of Nazism, including Germanic and Aryan legends, the
occult, mysticism, and astrology.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels: B-2 Bomber.
In any battle, the key to victory is the ability to strike the enemy
without them knowing what hit them. Within the US arsenal one such
weapon can go into harm's way, deliver 40,000 pounds of either
conventional or nuclear bombs, and slip away unobserved--the B-2
Stealth Bomber. With its origins in single-wing experimentation in
Germany in the 1930s, the B-2 was developed under a cloak of secrecy.
But when that cloak was lifted, the world was awed by what stood
before them. Able to fly over 6,000 miles without refueling, it can
reach whatever target the US military wants to attack and deliver its
awesome array of laser-guided weapons with pinpoint accuracy. Using
state-of-the-art technology, including over 130 onboard computers, and
shrouded by a mantle of stealth, it's undetectable by any radar.

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Friday, February 23, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Failed Inventions.
Join us for a salute to the dreamers and schemers who brought the
world an odd assortment of flawed ideas--like flying, swimming, and
jet-powered automobiles, flying rocket belts, and radium-filled
clothes that promised to inflate the owner's sagging love life! And we
explore the minds of the off-kilter geniuses who thought up these
off-the-mark concepts. Some tinkerers' musings were merely ahead of
their time and deemed flops during the inventor's lifetime, but others
were just plain bad!

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 -- Mail Call # 94 
Shot on location at Hurlburt Field, Florida, R. Lee Ermey answers
viewer questions about this historic piece of real estate with a focus
on Air Force Special Operations and hardware. Lee tours the Air Force
Base and gets a taste of what the officer candidates call "Hell Week";
then, Gunny goes to school and trains in car bomb and explosives
detection and fires assault rifles used by terrorists. Finally, Lee
takes off in the meanest gunship in the Air Force, the AC-130 and
squeezes off a few rounds with its 105 mm cannon.

10-12am -- Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles -
Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic
air battles of all time? Imagine no more. This special puts viewers in
the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer
graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make
these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment
begins with an introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he
is engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he
flies, and the mortal enemy he must face. Then comes the moment of
contact with the enemy--the fight begins! Experience a
computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the
pilot plays out this life and death combat.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007
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7-8pm -- A Distant Shore: African Americans of D-Day -
1.2 million African Americans served in World War II in some capacity,
and although largely forgotten by history, nearly 2,000 African
Americans were among the troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy.
For the first time ever, seven of these forgotten heroes tell their
stories. We will examine, through recreations and interviews, the
African-American contribution to the Normandy invasion.

8-10pm -- Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier -
For forty years Star Trek has engrossed our imaginations and sent us
on voyages across the galaxy. Through ten films and five series this
entertainment juggernaut has become a pop culture icon and a window to
our society. We will look at the impact that Star Trek has had on fans
around the world. From the conventions in Europe and Las Vegas to the
billionaire collector who scours the world for memorabilia, we will
try to find out just what it is about this supposedly "silly" series
that has meant so much to so many. Included in the special will be
interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart as
well as such fans as Jason Alexander and Ben Stiller who discuss the
influences and inspirations Star Trek has had on their lives.

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

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Sunday, February 25, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Axes, Swords and Knives.
Blade implements have been a part of civilized man's arsenal since the
Paleolithic Age, when sharp tools were chipped off of flint or
obsidian. But with the discovery of metallurgy, people were able to
forge stronger, more versatile blade implements. We visit an
axe-throwing contest in Wisconsin for an introduction to the least
subtle of the blade tools. Then we visit a swordsmith and an
experienced swordfighter who work in traditional methods from ancient
sources, and review the history of knives.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- Dogfights - 10 - Hunt for The Bismarck
May, 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, the most powerful warship
on earth breaks, out into the North Atlantic. It wields enough
firepower to crush vital British convoys! The British unleash every
weapon in their arsenal to hunt down this Nazi terror. Join the
greatest sea chase in history... fly with Swordfish torpedo-bomber
pilots desperately trying to the Bismarck. Rare archival footage and
original shooting will supplement the remarkable computer graphics and
make viewers will feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy.

10-11pm -- 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.

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Monday, February 26, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Mountain Roads.
Join our journey along monumental feats of engineering that preserved
America's natural wonders while paving the way towards her future.
Travel the Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, site of a dark
chapter in US history. Today, crews use the latest technology to keep
I-80 open during the worst winter storms. Enjoy the view while
traveling to the summit of Pike's Peak in Colorado, inspiration for
America the Beautiful. The "Going-to-the-Sun-Road" slices through
Montana's majestic Glacier National Park, crossing the Continental
Divide and allowing motorists unsurpassed views of mountain scenery.
Outside Denver, the Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel, carved through
mountain rock, united eastern and western Colorado. And the Blue Ridge
Parkway, which took 52 years to complete, snakes through large, scenic
swatches.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - UFOs: Then and Now? The Innocent Years.
In a comprehensive series investigating the UFO experience, we begin
with a review of surprising imagery from cave paintings to Medieval
frescoes to Renaissance art. But in the late 1940s, the modern era of
UFO sightings took off with the mysterious crash of a flying object
near Roswell, New Mexico.

9-10pm -- Digging for the Truth - Ramesses: Visions of Greatness
Was Ramesses II Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh? He built soaring statues,
grand temples, and monuments to himself throughout Egypt. He even
declared himself a living god. What forces drove him to be the
greatest pharaoh? Join host Josh Bernstein as he travels to Egypt to
try his hand at stone masonry, decodes the propaganda of the pharaohs,
and gets hi-tech to discover if Ramesses lI was as "great" as he
thought he was.

10-11pm -- Engineering an Empire - The Maya: Death Empire.
At the height of its glory, this mysterious civilization ruled a
territory of 125,000 square miles across parts of Guatemala, Mexico,
Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. What began as a modest population of
hunters and gatherers expanded into more than forty flourishing
city-states who engineered sky-high temple-pyramids, ornate palaces
and advanced hydraulic systems. Where did they come from and what
catastrophes caused the collapse of this innovative civilization? From
the Temple-Pyramids at Tikal, to the royal tomb at Palenque, to the
star observatory at Chichén Itzá, this episode will examine the
architecture and infrastructure that enabled the rise and fall of the
ancient Maya civilization.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Apollo 13.
The Apollo 13 mission was intended to be a "routine" trip to the moon.
But when an oxygen tank exploded, the spacecraft was crippled and its
3-man crew placed in mortal danger. The Lunar Module, intended for
deployment on the moon's surface, instead became a lifeboat.
Scientists and engineers on earth fought a race against time to save
the crew. We'll examine the mission, which nearly ended in tragedy,
but instead was a resounding success, and in some ways became NASA's
finest hour.

8-9pm -- Lost Worlds - Atlantis.
Field investigators using the latest research, expert analysis, and
cutting-edge technology take us back to ancient Greece, to a peaceful
island that exploded with devastating force. But, at the dawn of the
20th Century, the remains of a palace were discovered on the island of
Crete, preserved beneath volcanic ash. Could the ruins be home to the
ancient civilization of Atlantis? Our investigators find that a Cretan
palace and a town on Santorini are linked by unique engineering of
their buildings. Rebuilding towns, temples, and the palace of Atlantis
as described by Plato, we reveal the majesty and mystery of this lost
world. The builders of the original palace achieved a level of
engineering excellence not matched for centuries. With its massive
scale, complex water-management systems, and sparkling gypsum walls,
the engineering of this extraordinary palace connects it to Plato's
descriptions of Atlantis.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - Egyptian Warfare
Egyptian monuments and great works of art still astound us today. We
will reveal another surprising aspect of Egyptian life--their weapons
of war, and their great might on the battlefield. A common perception
of the Egyptians is of a cultured civilization, yet there is
fascinating evidence which reveals they were also a war faring people,
who developed advanced weapon making techniques. Some of these
techniques would be used for the very first time in history and some
of the battles they fought were on a truly massive scale.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Da Vinci & the Handgun.
February 18, 1563: Orleans, France. An assassin lies in wait for his
victim. In the killer's hand is a deadly new weapon, a machine that
can destroy lives in a flash. He hopes to strike a blow for religious
freedom. His weapon is an invention from the master of art and
engineering, Leonardo da Vinci. It is a device so fearsome that
European rulers move to ban it. In the hands of this assassin it will
eliminate the Duke of Guise and raise the stakes in France's long and
blood civil war.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Strongest.
Strength...A powerful word, but what does it mean? How is it measured?
Why are some things simply stronger than others. How strong is a rope,
a tractor, a diamond, a tugboat or even plastic. From Spectra fibre to
Lexan learn where, how and why strength matters to us every day.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Freight Trains.
They are the life blood of the American Economy, transporting 1.8
billion tons of freight each year, carrying everything from crops, to
consumer electronics, cars to chemicals, not to mention coal and just
about any other item that you can think of. This program will take you
to what is considered the greatest freight transportation system in
the world, the Union Pacific's Bailey yard--a pit stop for much of the
nation's freight on its journey across the continent. We'll also
explore the history of freight transportation from its humble
beginnings as tramways in mines to complex system of rails that
stretches to every corner of the nation.

10-11pm -- 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.

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