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Primetime Programming Schedule

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

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History Channel Primetime Listings

Sunday, December 31
7pm  Decoding The Past: End of the World theories
8pm  Hooked, Illegal Drugs: Marijuana
9pm  History Of Sex in the 20th Century (1st hour) Romance & Sadism (2nd hour)
No listings received for January 1
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Tuesday, January 2, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Doomsday Clock.
Developed in 1947 as an image to symbolize urgency in
the Cold War and the threat of nuclear disaster, the
mission of the Doomsday Clock has expanded to include
non-nuclear global security issues. Maintained by the
Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic
Scientists, it's based at the University of Chicago.
In response to world events, they move the clock's
minute hand closer to or away from midnight--doomsday.
In this hour, we cover the clock's history, its
effectiveness, and its critics.

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

9-10pm -- Saddam and the Third Reich - 
Few people realize that the Baath party was actually
formed upon the principles and organizational
structure of the Nazi party. Iraq, because of its oil
and hatred of Jews, was an important battleground
between the Axis and Allied powers in World War II.
Nazi propaganda was broadcast throughout Baghdad, and
Iraqis often went on rampages against Jews throughout
the war. One of the most ardent Nazi supporters during
WWII was named Khairallah Talfah. Talfah was Saddam's
uncle. After the war, many of the key Iraqi Nazi
supporters, all of whom evaded prosecution, wound up
involved in Saddam's rise to power. This special
examines the key individuals of the Iraqi-Nazi
connection, the little-known battle for Iraq in WWII,
and the strange link to Saddam Hussein.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Saddam Hussein & The
Nerve Gas Atrocity.
March 16th, 1988: In the Iraqi city of Halabja
thousands unknowingly face a hellish death. The man
responsible for this unspeakable horror is notorious
Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In an act of brutality
he unleashes a massive chemical weapons attack
designed to wipe-out an entire city of innocent
civilians.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Shovels.
From a prehistoric sharpened digging stick to today's
$15-million monster machines, our journey for the
ultimate shovel begins in California's borax mines,
where the P&H 4100 uses advanced electronics, brute
strength, and savvy operators to excavate 170-ton
chunks in a single scoop. We travel back to 1835, when
William Otis set off an American digging frenzy with
his patented steam shovel. And at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, we kick the legs of NASA's latest Mars
Lander: Phoenix. This stationary probe has a robotic
arm with a shovel scoop designed to dig into the soil,
locate ice, and analyze its properties. Back on Earth,
the Hitachi Corporation's 200-ton hydraulic
humanitarian shovel is designed to locate and explode
landmines in Third-World countries.

8-10pm -- Modern Marvels - 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.

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, January 4, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Nordhausen.
It was the world's largest underground factory--seven
miles of tunnels built to manufacture Hitler's secret
weapons, primarily the V-2 rocket. But Nordhausen kept
more than one secret. Technology and torture went
hand-in-hand--25,000 concentration camp workers died
there--and some of those associated with Nordhausen
later helped take America to the moon.

8-9pm -- Engineering an Empire - The Persians
The Persian Empire was one of the most mysterious
civilizations in the ancient world. Persia became an
empire under the Cyrus the Great, who created a policy
of religious and cultural tolerance that became the
hallmark of Persian rule. Engineering feats include an
innovative system of water management; a
cross-continent paved roadway stretching 1500 miles; a
canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea; and the
creation of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the
Mausoleum of Maussollos. The rivalry between Persia
and Athens led to a 30-year war known as the Persian
Wars, the outcome of which helped create the world we
live in today. Peter Weller hosts.

9-11pm -- Decoding The Past - Cults: Dangerous
Devotion
From the bizarre prophecies of Charles Manson to the
desperate paranoia of Jim Jones, cult leaders draw us
into worlds of power, paranoia, and death. Through
interviews with world-renowned scholars and the
survivors of cultic tragedy, we will unmask the
mystery of cults. From Jim Jones' pursuit of a
socialist paradise to Warren Jeffs' Yearning for Zion
ranch, cult leaders have twisted the quest for purity
into an obsession with madness and murder.

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Friday, January 5, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Autobahn.
Imagine a superhighway designed for speed...thousands
of miles of roadway unhindered by limits of any kind.
Buckle up for safety as we take you for the ride of
your life when we explore the fascinating history and
current reality of the world's fastest freeway. The
number-one works project of the Third Reich, the
Autobahn was known as Adolf Hitler's Road until
Germany's defeat in WWII. Reconstructed and extended
to more than four times its original size, it became a
symbol of the New Germany.

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 -- Shootout - The Big Red One
The First Infantry Division, a.k.a. Big Red One, is
the oldest and best division in the U.S. Army. These
warriors fought more campaigns than any other U.S.
division in World War Two. Elements of the division
experienced action during the War of 1812, the Mexican
War, and the Civil War and fired the first American
shots in World War I. Decorated veterans of World War
II will take the viewer back to the tense battlefields
of El Guettar, North Africa, Troina, Sicily, Normandy
(Omaha beach) France and their final shootout at the
Falkenau concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

10-11pm -- Dogfights - 05 - Guadalcanal
August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard
American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match
skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they
battle in the skies above Guadalcanal. Legendary
Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients
Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett pit their tough 4F4
Wildcats against the relentless Japanese Zeros. At
stake--the fate of the Pacific War. 

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Saturday, January 6, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Biggest Machines 5.
Join us for another look at big machines. At NASA's
Ames Research Center, we visit the world's biggest
wind tunnel, part of the National Full-Scale
Aerodynamics Complex, and one of the biggest and most
complex flight simulators, NASA's Vertical Motion
Simulator, or VMS. At the Joy Mining Machinery plant
in Franklin, Pennsylvania, giant machine tools form,
cut, and measure the enormous individual parts that
make up a Continuous Miner, the biggest underground
mining machine in the world. But big machines aren't
limited to science and commerce. Ride with us on the
biggest observation wheel in the world, the London Eye, 
which stands 443 feet high and provides a 360
degree unobstructed view of London. And we take a look
at IMAX technology. The film, cameras, projectors, and
theater screens are the largest in the world. Finally,
we take a ride on every lawn tender's dream
machine--the Claas Cougar, the world's biggest
lawnmower.

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

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

10-11pm -- The Miracle of Stairway B - 
It is perhaps the single most amazing story of
9/11--the story of how 12 firefighters, three office
workers, and a Port Authority cop lived through the
devastating collapse of the North Tower, survived for
hours under half-a-million tons of debris and were
rescued when all hope seemed lost. We reveal the chain
of uncanny coincidences and bizarre events that
enabled these individuals to stay alive when so many
were dying all around them. We tell their interlocking
stories from the time they woke on 9/11, to the moment
they were finally reunited with their families. In
doing so, we also tell the bigger story of the heroic
efforts of the firefighters to save lives--and of the
2,700 men and women who never made it home.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007
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7-8pm -- Rome: Engineering an Empire - Part 1.
For more than 500 years, Rome was the most powerful
and advanced civilization the world had ever known,
ruled by visionaries and tyrants whose accomplishments
ranged from awe-inspiring to deplorable. One
characteristic linked them all--ambition--and the
thirst for power that all Roman emperors shared fueled
an unprecedented mastery of engineering and labor.
This 2-part special chronicles the spectacular and
sordid history of the Roman Empire, detailing the
remarkable engineering feats that set Rome apart from
the rest of the ancient world. Featuring extensive
state-of-the-art CGI animation, and exclusive
never-before-seen footage shot on a diving expedition
in the water channels underneath the Colosseum.
8-9pm -- Rome: Engineering an Empire - Part 2.
In the conclusion of our two-part documentary special
chronicling the spectacular and sordid history of the
Roman Empire, we continue our look at the remarkable
engineering feats that set Rome apart from the rest of
the ancient world. Features extensive state-of-the-art
CGI animation, and exclusive never-before-seen footage
shot on a diving expedition in the water channels
underneath the Colosseum.

9-10pm -- Strange Egypt - 
We all know the Egypt of the pyramids and King Tut's
tomb. But there's much, much more. The daily life of
ancient Egyptians was filled with magic, mystery, and
sex. We'll take a closer look at the beliefs and
habits of one of the world's oldest cultures. There
was incest in the royal palace, divine cats, and an
entire industry devoted to ushering the dead into the
next world. Spells, potions, and incantations ruled
every aspect of life. Yet even in these unusual
customs, we'll find the human face of the ancient
people of Egypt. 

10-11pm -- Caligula: Reign of Madness - 
Caligula ruled the Roman Empire fewer than four years,
and was only 28 when assassinated by officers of his
guard in 41 AD. His reign was a legendary frenzy of
lunacy, murder, and lust. Between executions, he
staged spectacular orgies, made love to his sister,
and declared himself a living god. Join us for a look
at this devoted son, murderer, pervert, and loving
father whose anguished life was far more bizarre than
the myth that surrounds him.

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Monday, January 8, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Assembly Lines.
Its efficiency has produced billions of products, from
toys to Boeing 747s, cheaply and quickly. Follow the
evolution of the assembly line, including its
sometimes troubled relationship with the human beings
who make it work. We'll see how Americans eventually
overcame prejudices toward blacks and women in the
factories during World War II. And we'll follow a
family of four generations of Detroit auto assembly
workers as they tell us how they dealt with the
relentless pace of production. During the 1930s,
assembly lines' frantic pace led to widespread labor
unrest; and in the 1970s, it was a symptom of a
greater concern for quantity than quality.

8-9pm -- UFO Files - Secret UFO Files.
For more than a half-century, America's Central
Intelligence Agency has systematically suppressed,
distorted, and even fabricated reports of UFO
sightings. With the assistance of the CIA's official
historian and newly declassified documents, we provide
an objective, balanced, and at times, highly
controversial examination of the secret role the CIA
has played over the years in concealing and
controlling the official records of reported UFO
sightings throughout the country.

9-10pm -- Engineering an Empire - Da Vinci's World
After the fall of Rome, Italy fell into a dark sleep,
and wasn't reawakened until the 11th century.
Autonomous city-states emerged and these tiny
republics began to revitalize their cities and build
on a massive level not witnessed since the rise of
Rome. In the late 15th and 16th centuries, alliances
among various city-states continually shifted as
foreign superpowers tried to sink their claws into
Italy. The masters who are best known for creating the
works of art and architecture of the Renaissance, were
also the greatest military and civil engineers of the
time. Peter Weller hosts.

10-11pm -- Lost Worlds - The Pagans.
In the late Stone Age, the pagan people of the British Isles 
constructed some of the greatest monuments of
the ancient world. Fabulous constructions of wood,
earth, and stone arose. In this hour, we enter the
world of their builders. We travel from the ancient
stone villages of the Orkney Islands, off the north
coast of Scotland, to Stonehenge, in Southern England.
We reveal a startling new theory about the role this
extraordinary structure played in the lives of the
pagans. With computer animation, we reconstruct the
monument as it appeared to them. We then trace a
forgotten ancient pathway to Stonehenge's lost
twin--Woodhenge, explore the secrets of Silbury Hill,
the world's largest man-made mound, and visit Maiden Castle, 
a fortress that witnessed the pagan world's end. 
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Secret Japanese Aircraft of
WWII.
In the 1930s, Japanese designers created a range of
warplanes, culminating in the legendary Ki-43 Oscar
and the A6M Zero. As the war turned against Japan,
designers created the rocket-powered Shusui, the Kikka
jet fighter, and the experimental R2Y Keiun. We also
disclose frantic preparations to assemble a secret
airforce of jet and rocket planes to counter an
anticipated US invasion in 1945, and chronicle post-war
aviation and the birth of the Japanese rocket program
in the 1950s and '60s.

8-9:30pm -- Modern Marvels - Tomcat Sunset
Hosted by Terry Deitz, a former Tomcat pilot, this
special explores the legacy of one of the greatest
fighter jets ever built. Witness first hand the last
F-14 catapult launches and arrested trap landings
aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Hear what the
aviators and sailors who have flown and maintained
this iconic aircraft over the years have to say about
its long lived active duty career. Deitz will ride
shotgun one last time before the F-14 is retired.
Then, we'll reflect with veteran pilots, Navy brass,
and airplane enthusiasts as the world bids farewell at
the F-14 Memorial and Final Flight Ceremony at the
Naval Air Station in Oceana, VA.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Galileo & the Sinful
Spyglass.
January 7, 1610: Galileo, one of history's most
brilliant men, trains a new invention on the night
sky. His machine is the telescope, and what it reveals
will challenge the Church's view of the universe and
the very word of God. Galileo is about to unlock the
secrets of the heavens, but his work will put him in
mortal danger and lead him to a pivotal moment of
trial by the Holy Roman Inquisition.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Pirate Tech.
Bold, cunning, and audacious, pirates are a breed of
fighting men and women who have terrorized the high
seas since before recorded history. At the height of
their power in the 1700s they literally influenced the
fate of nations when they became embroiled in the
rivalry between England and Spain. This special will
visit maritime museums and shipwreck sites, utilize
walk-and-talk demonstrations of fire arms, swords, and
navigation instruments to help spotlight the
innovations pirates brought to maritime technology.
Includes a look at how many pirates modified their
ships to make them faster and more powerful.

8-10pm -- 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.

10-11pm -- 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.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - The Junkyard.
It's the place where one man's trash is truly another
man's treasure. Enter the strange and mysterious world
of the junkyard, where many pieces actually do add up
to a whole. Uncover how junkyard operators create
order out of seemingly random piles of junk.

8-9pm -- Engineering an Empire - Napoleon: Steel
Monster
Centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, French
kings struggled for control against the church and the
aristocracy. Chaos and bloody warfare rampaged and
France stood on the edge of utter disaster as the
French Revolution turned into a period of brutal
repression. From the ashes emerged one of the greatest
military strategists in history, Napoleon. Throughout
his reign, France built brilliantly innovative, widely
influential masterpieces that have given the world
some of its greatest feats of engineering. They
include: The massive and majestic Notre Dame de Paris,
the Canal du Midi, The Eiffel Tower, and The Arc de Triomphe, 
an enduring monument to the glory of France
under Napoleon. Peter Weller hosts.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - Secrets of the Dollar
Bill.
What do the symbols and numbers on the dollar bill
actually mean? We'll take a look at the shadier and
more intriguing threads of meaning and symbolism at
play in the bill's design. Extraordinary strands of
numerology are interwoven into the bill's structure,
which, on analysis, suggest surprising hidden
alignments. Why does it look the way it does and how
has it changed through the ages? We'll analyze the
significance of changes in the bill's appearance over
time and examine alternative designs. We'll also look
at the historical context of the bill's
conception--what the dollar bill set out to
represent--the patriotism and idealism of a young
republic; and go inside the Treasury's Department of
Printing and Engraving for exclusive access to the
presses and the people who process the millions upon
millions of dollars in circulation.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - ET Tech.
In 2003, with Mars closer to Earth than it had been in
60,000 years, scientists launched three life-seeking
planetary landers. If the long journeys prove
successful, all should be hard at work on the Red
Planet's surface by January 2004. NASA's Spirit and
Opportunity and the European Space Agency's Beagle 2
represent the pinnacle in the history of the search
for extraterrestrial life. Leading scientists, who
believe life may exist beyond Earth, explain
skepticism about ETs having visited Earth.

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Friday, January 12, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Police Technology.
When police forces were born in the 1800s, British
"bobbies" made due with a billy club. Public wariness
and institutional resistance to change held back
technological advances for much of the 20th century.
But in the last decades, police have been swept up in
a technological revolution that has transformed nearly
all aspects of crime fighting.

8-9pm -- The Lost Evidence - 22 - North Africa
In November 1942, the largest amphibious assault force
the world had yet witnessed assembles. Here, in the
harsh terrain of North Africa the feared German Afrika
Korps under the command of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
hand out a brutal lesson in desert warfare to the
allied troops. This is the story of one of the least
well known, but one of the most important, victories
of the war. Both British and German aerial
reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now
been layered over a 3 dimensional contour map to
create a CGI "model" of the battle. Using cutting edge
technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and
extraordinary interviews with the men who were there,
we tell in a totally new way, the story the ambitious
campaign to rid North Africa of Nazi Forces. 

9-10pm -- Shootout - Hunt for Bin Laden.
If you thought the war in Afghanistan was over, think
again. Young Americans continue to fight and die as
they pursue Osama bin Laden, battle with al-Qaida, and
destroy the last remnants of the Taliban regime.
Fighting a tenacious enemy across searing deserts and
frigid mountain peaks requires strong weaponry and
sound tactics. These American veterans had both.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant William Bodette shows us how
he fought off three enemy ambushes in one month and
lived to tell the tale. Three National Guardsmen--all
cops back in America's heartland--diagram their rescue
of two Special Forces snipers pinned down by al-Qaida
gunmen. Sergeant Jason Thompson breaks down the
shootout on an Afghanistan hillside that left him
seriously wounded and took the life of one of the
young Marines under his command.

10-11pm -- 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. 

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Saturday, January 13, 2007
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6-8pm -- Mega Disasters - San Francisco Earthquake.
At the dawn of the 20th century, San Francisco was the
place to be; a hub of trade and travel, business and
banking. Located just to the east of the San Andreas
Fault, the bay area is interlaced with eight major
earthquake-producing faults. We examine the
cataclysmic earthquake that struck on April 18,
1906--it jolted the city for 50 seconds, the earth
split for 270 miles, and a resulting firestorm raged
for three days. Amazing photographs document the
city's destruction and efforts to rebuild. But the
rush to get back in business came at a price--the city
was rebuilt on the same seismic hazards. Now
scientists warn that if it happens again damage and
casualties will be much worse. The potential
catastrophe unfolds through state-of-the-art graphics
with bridges collapsing, high-rise fires, and freeways
destroyed. A similar seismic jolt today would lead to
a mega-disaster in San Francisco, with billions of
dollars in damage and casualties in the tens of
thousands.

8-9pm -- 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.

9-10pm -- The Antichrist - Zero Hour
From popes and presidents to dictators, Antichrists
have been identified in all periods of recorded
history and in all walks of life. Even nations,
movements, and technologies have been thought by some
to be the agents of the Antichrist. Throughout
history, people have seen their own times as the most
morally bankrupt and have recognized signs of the
coming of the Apocalypse. If the end is near, what
will it be like? What is the Antichrist's agenda? How
does he intend to take over the world and wreak
destruction? Is this escapist fantasy or inescapable
fate? Maybe it's an omen

10-11pm -- Decoding The Past - 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.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007
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7-8pm -- UFO Files - Alien Encounters
Beginning in the 1960s, thousands of UFO landings,
flyovers and collisions have left scientific evidence
behind for study. These events have become known in
the field of UFOlogy as the "trace cases." There are
over 3,000 documented UFO physical trace cases and
they have occurred in over 90 countries around the
world. From impressions in the dirt, burned or broken
vegetation and trees to scientific abnormalities that
have yet to be explained, "trace cases" offer up some
of the most convincing evidence of the UFO reality.
Join us as we reveal what could possibly be evidence
of "alien encounters."

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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Monday, January 15, 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 - 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.

9-11pm -- 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.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Panzers.
German tanks revolutionized military doctrine. Their
speed and tactical usage, backed up by the Luftwaffe,
helped create the Blitzkrieg (lightning war) that
stormed over Europe and dominated battlefields.

8-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Engineering Disasters.
Throughout history, the builders and engineers who
paved our way out of the caves and into the modern
world have also caused some of our worst calamities.
What happens when their calculations prove wrong and
it all comes tumbling down? From Hammurabi and
institution of the first building laws to today's
potential nuclear or chemical disasters that can spell
the death of thousands, we revisit notable disasters
and trace their probable causes in this 2-hour
special.

10-11pm -- 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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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hunting Gear.
They are lethal tools that ensured our survival,
altered our evolution, and maintained our dominion
over other animals. Though hunting technology is the
backbone of a multi-billion-dollar sports industry,
current cutting-edge gear is a far cry from
prehistoric man's rudimentary tools. From the crude
knife to 24-hour digital cameras that monitor animal
movement and earmuffs with microphones to amplify
outside noise while blocking gunshot sound, we examine
the development of hunting weapons and gear.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Containers.
They hold just about everything--Containers. We follow
a day-in-the-life of a steel freight container from
port to port and see how standard containers can be
transported by ship, train, or truck while looking
into new technology and security measures being used
today. We visit a Georgia Pacific plant to see how raw
materials are processed in a state-of-the-art plant.
We also visit the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, an
underground container used for extraordinary amounts
of vital product. The containers that hold the US
Strategic Petroleum Reserve are actually underground
salt domes. In a visit to Bryan Mound, Texas, one of
four locations housing the SPR, we learn how the
caverns within the salt domes are created and how the
oil contained in these caverns actually benefits from
this type of storage. We also check out silos that
were necessary for farmers' progress. And finally, we
sip from metal cans, which revolutionized the food and
beverage industry.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - Rubber.
The story of rubber is more than tires, toys, gloves,
and gum--it's imbedded in modern life, from the
controversial Challenger O-rings to seals on hydrogen
fuel cells. A gigantic worldwide synthetic rubber
industry creates exotic elastomers for high-tech
applications, while China's rapid industrialization
plays havoc with the world's natural rubber supply.
From the ancient Olmecs of Yucatán, who knew the
secret of vulcanization, to modern processing plants,
we trace rubber's history and future.

10-11pm -- 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.

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Thursday, January 18, 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 -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That
Way - LSD, Ecstasy and the Raves.
How did the psychedelic drugs LSD and Ecstasy journey
from a scientific discovery to a popular recreation to
banned drugs? Mental health professionals once
believed that LSD could treat schizophrenia or
alcoholism. Meanwhile, Ecstasy, the "penicillin for
the soul", was used in marriage counseling. Now,
continuing the cycle of the hallucinogen, some of the
latest derivatives in this category of drugs, the
"rave" drugs such as GHB and Ketamine, are about to be
banned.

9-11pm -- Decoding The Past - Vampires Secrets
Since Bram Stoker first published his novel Dracula in
1897, the world's most popular vampire has made his
appearance in 44 languages. The vampire myth however,
is much older than Count Dracula, popping up from
Athens to Beijing almost 1000 years before the
Transylvanian legend. Vampire legends have two things
in common: drinking blood and returning from the dead.
Long before Jesus urged his followers to drink his
blood and eat his flesh, prehistoric man held similar
rituals. From the Bible and ancient Mesopotamian
history to blood drinking societies in New York, we
reveal the amazing truth behind one of the most
terrifying legends in history. 

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Friday, January 19, 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 -- The Lost Evidence - 14 - Breakout from
Normandy
July 10th 1944. For six long weeks since D-Day, Allied
forces have been caught in a battle trying to breakout
of the invasion beachhead at Normandy. In the East,
the British and Canadian Armies are fighting to take
the city of Caen, and have suffered over 26,000
casualties and in the West, the US forces, in just 12
days, lose over 10,000 troops. In a final throw of the
dice, the Allied commanders come up with an audacious
plan, operation Cobra. If successful, they will split
the German forces and sweep into France. Aerial
reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now
been layered over a 3 dimensional contour map to
create a CGI "model" of the battle. For the first time
these original high-resolution images, allows the
viewer to track the battle, step by step, from the
air. Individual stories of courage and heroism can be
placed in the exact location where they took place.

9-10pm -- Shootout - North Hollywood Shootout.
This is the story of the fiercest gun battle in US
police history. On February 28, 1997, a high-stakes
bank robbery went awry and devolved into an urban
firefight that became one of the most violent
shootouts in law enforcement history. With TV cameras
capturing the action from above, two
paramilitary-style gunmen take over a bank using
terrorist technology. Donning full body armor and
automatic weapons, they charge out of a Bank of
America branch in North Hollywood, California, and
with brutal and brazen disregard, they fire
armor-piercing ammo at police and citizens, turning a
congested residential area into a combat zone that
ends with deaths and numerous injuries. Police on the
scene that day recount their ordeal that very
dangerous day.

10-11pm -- Dogfights - 07 - The Zero Killer 
It's 1943 and the skies over the Pacific are filled
with the infamous Japanese Zero fighter. They are
decimating all American aircraft; no allied plane can
match Japan's deadliest fighter plane. The American
Navy rushes to deploy a new fighter to take on the
unstoppable Zero...the F6F Hellcat. The Zero has met
its match. Now, you're in the cockpit with legendary
dogfighters Robert Duncan, Hamilton McWhorter and Alex
Vraciu, whose epic dogfights blazed a new chapter in
the annals of aerial warfare. We recreate famous
battles using state of the art computer graphics.
Viewers will feel like they're in the battle, facing
the enemy. Rare archival footage, first-hand accounts
and original shooting will supplement the remarkable
computer graphics.

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Saturday, January 20, 2007
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7-8pm -- 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.

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.

10-12am -- Decoding The Past - Cults: Dangerous
Devotion
From the bizarre prophecies of Charles Manson to the
desperate paranoia of Jim Jones, cult leaders draw us
into worlds of power, paranoia, and death. Through
interviews with world-renowned scholars and the
survivors of cultic tragedy, we will unmask the
mystery of cults. From Jim Jones' pursuit of a
socialist paradise to Warren Jeffs' Yearning for Zion
ranch, cult leaders have twisted the quest for purity
into an obsession with madness and murder.

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Sunday, January 21, 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 -- Digging for the Truth - The Da Vinci Code:
Bloodlines.
Josh Bernstein searches for solid evidence behind the
controversial theory laid out in Dan Brown's book The
Da Vinci Code. Brown's theory claims that Jesus
married Mary Magdalene and that she conceived a child.
It also suggests that the bloodline
continues--unbroken--to this day. Josh shows what's
true and what's clearly make-believe in Dan Brown's
bestseller. From musty libraries to ancient churches,
Josh's unique quest leads him to seek the DNA evidence
that might prove or disprove one of the most
sensational claims in modern history. Most remarkably,
he'll orchestrate the first ever DNA test on a
Merovingian royal to find out if the story of a divine
bloodline stretching back to Jesus and Mary Magdalene
could possibly be true.

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

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - Ancient Computer?
Journey back in time for an eye-opening look at the
amazing ancient roots of technologies we like to think
of as modern. New research suggests that many of the
inventions of the last 200 years may, in fact, have
already been known to the ancients. In this hour, we
explore the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient machine
that was discovered deep in the Aegean Sea. Could it
perhaps have been an ancient computer? Could
Archimedes have had a hand in its creation?

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Monday, January 22, 2007
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7-8pm -- Digging for the Truth - The Real Sin City:
Sodom & Gomorrah.
According to the Bible, the cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah were destroyed by God to punish them for
their wicked ways. Was this just a biblical parable,
or is there evidence that such a thing actually
happened? Josh Bernstein travels to the Near East to
follow the clues laid out in the Bible. His search
takes him to modern-day Jordan, where, nestled near
the Dead Sea, two sister cities reveal archaeological
evidence of a great destruction. What happened here
and when? Josh will climb Mount Sodom to inspect a
strange "Pillar of Salt"--just like the one the Bible
claims Lot's wife became--and works with a pyrotechnic
expert to reconstruct a natural-gas explosion that
could have resulted in the destruction of Gomorrah.
Could these be the fabled cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah, and if so, can the tools of modern-day
archaeology reconstruct what happened in those fateful
days before these cities were laid to waste? 

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.

9-11pm -- 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 a mysterious sunken city. Equipped with state
of the art technology, Josh leads an exclusive boat
expedition off the coast of Crete in search of the
"true" Atlantis.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Plumbing: The Arteries of
Civilization.
Each day, billions of gallons of water flow through
cities into homes and back out again in a confusing
mess of pipes, pumps, and fixtures. The history of
plumbing is a tale crucial to our survival--supplying
ourselves with fresh water and disposing of human
waste. From ancient solutions to the future, we'll
plumb plumbing's depths.

8-9pm -- Lost Worlds - The Real Dracula.
In a country torn by bloody civil war, a young man
seizes power. In his native tongue, he is called
Dracula. This is not the vampire, Count Dracula, but a
real historical figure: a Romanian prince. Dracula was
a warlord who became known all across Europe for both
his breathtaking courage and his terrifying cruelty.
But he also left an enduring legacy. Not just in
blood, but also in brick, mortar, and stone. He
constructed palaces. He founded the city that was to
become his country's capital. He also built one of
Eastern Europe's most breathtaking mountaintop
castles. Now, with state-of-the-art computer
animation, we'll bring Dracula's lost world back to
life: his birthplace in the fortified town of
Sighisoara; the gothic splendor of Transylvania's Bran
Castle; the sumptuous palace of Targoviste; and the
real castle Dracula, Poenari.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 11 - Siege of Troy
For 3000 years the Siege of Troy has remained steeped
in mystery. Journey with us to the site in Turkey
believed to be the location of the real Troy, as we
analyze one of the world's greatest historical
battlegrounds for new clues. This program takes us
behind the Troy celebrated by Hollywood to uncover
fascinating evidence in regard to Achilles' duel
against Hector, the sailing of the vast Mycenaean
fleet and the wooden ship of Troy. Watch as we apply
modern technology, archaeology and engineering to
uncover the real story behind the legend of Troy.

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, January 24, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Future Tech.
A paper-thin, wall-sized holographic television...a
car that runs on processed seawater...an army of
robotic killing machines...outer-space luxury resorts
and a cleaning droid controlled by your mind?
Buckle-up for safety as we race into the near
future--where fantasy becomes fact. There have always
been visionaries, futurists, and dreamers predicting
the world of tomorrow--flying cars, space-station
colonies, and android personal assistants. But time
has proven the fallacy of many of their predictions.
So what future technology can we realistically expect?
With the help of 3D animation, we present some pretty
far-out predictions and take you to various research
labs to see working prototypes of these technologies
in their infancy. Join us on a rollicking ride through
the entertainment room, down the road, over the
battlefield, through the mind, out in space, and into
the future, where science fiction becomes science
fact. 

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Nature's Engineers.
Towering skyscrapers buzzing with life, intricate
tunnels connecting entire communities, mighty dams
that tame the wildest rivers--this is construction
animal style! Take a walk on the wild side as we
investigate common creatures seemingly designed to
alter their habitat and remake the world. Our ability
to learn and capacity for abstract thought may
separate us from beavers, honeybees, birds, termites,
and spiders, but these engineers of nature remind us
that we're merely the latest in a long line.

9-10pm -- 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.

10-11pm -- 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.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Heavy Metals.
They are elements that occupy a select portion of the
periodic table and are so essential to America's
economic and military might that they are stored in
the National Defense Stockpile in case of all-out war.
We plan a riveting visit. Some of the vital heavy
metals that we survey include copper, uranium, lead,
zinc, and nickel. We also take a look at
superalloys--consisting of steel combined with
chromium, cobalt, and dozens of other heavy
metals--that resist corrosion and perform increasingly
elaborate functions. From Earth to space, from
cosmetics to vitamins, in a million different ways,
heavy metals are here to stay!

8-9pm -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That
Way - Opium, Morphine, and Heroin.
An examination of the history of the poppy plant and
three of its deadliest derivatives. In ancient times,
the poppy was considered divine, but in the 19th and
20th centuries, its addicting and lethal qualities
caused unprecedented national outrage, social
upheaval, and even sparked two wars. Used by the upper
classes as patent medicines, heroin became the bane of
society when the working class began to use it. In
1914, Federal law banned heroin and opium, and
restricted morphine to medicinal use.

9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Tibetan book of the Dead is an important document
that has stood the test of time and attempts to
provide answers to one of mankind's greatest
questions: What happens when we die? Experts ranging
from the Dalai Lama to Columbia University's Robert
Thurman will discuss the books importance.
State-of-the-art computer generated graphics will
recreate this mysterious and exotic world. Follow the
dramatized journey of a soul from death...to re-birth.
In Tibet, the "art of dying" is nothing less than the
art of living.

10-11pm -- Modern Marvels - More Snackfood Tech.
They crunch; they ooze; they crackle; they pop--mmmmm,
yeah! Soft drinks, donuts, meat snacks, popcorn, and
gum. What's your weakness? From the handmade treats of
the earliest civilizations to hi-tech mass production,
these snacks are borne of man's need to feed his
cravings. Join us for an hour-long tasty treat as we
examine the history of snackfoods and check out how
they are made today.

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Friday, January 26, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Icebreakers.
They are the toughest ships in the water, plowing
headlong into one of nature's hardest obstacles.
Modern icebreakers can smash through 10-foot thick ice
sheets without stopping, allowing scientists and
commercial shipping access to some of Earth's most
inhospitable spots. Join our blustery journey as we
patrol the Great Lakes on the USCG Cutter Mackinaw and
traverse the infamous Northwest Passage on the maiden
voyage of the USCG Healy, the newest Polar Class
Icebreaker in the US Fleet.

8-9pm -- The Lost Evidence - 15 - Liberation of Paris
August 2nd 1944. The Allies have broken out of
Normandy and are preparing to sweep into Central
France. The US Army and their British Allies set a
trap for the Germans. Seventy miles away in Paris, the
French resistance eagerly watch the allies advance.
The race is now on for the Allies to get to Paris and
save its citizens from possible slaughter. They must
also get there in time to stop the Germans from
reducing the most beautiful city in the world to a
pile of ash and rubble. Both British and German aerial
reconnaissance photographs have now been layered over
a three dimensional contour map to create a CGI model
of the battle. For the first time these original
high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the
battle, step by step, from the air.

9-10pm -- Shootout - Okinawa: The Last Battle of WWII.
It was the last battle before the bombs--the final
stepping stone on the warpath to Japan. Equal parts
bloodbath and chess match, these are the strategies
and tragedies that made Okinawa the Pacific's
bloodiest battlefield. Rifleman Leonard "Laz" Lazarick
and mortarman Donald Dencker relive the massive
Japanese assault on Nishibaru Ridge that nearly cost
them their lives. Sgt. Jack Mullikin and
machine-gunner Mel Heckt take us moment-by-moment
through a death-defying shootout inside a ruined
shack, and Private Jack Houston recalls the terrifying
moments as his company of Marines is cut down on the
slopes of infamous Sugar Loaf Hill. We will examine
the strategy, leadership, and firepower of this battle
using unique visual graphics and eyewitness testimony.

10-11pm -- Dogfights - 11 - Dogfights of the Middle East
Viewers will feel like they're in the battle, facing
the enemy as we recreate famous battles using state of
the art computer graphics. First-hand accounts will
drive the story. Rare archival footage and original
shooting will supplement the remarkable computer
graphics.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007
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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!

8-10pm -- 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 a mysterious sunken city. Equipped with state
of the art technology, Josh leads an exclusive boat
expedition off the coast of Crete in search of the
"true" Atlantis.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 11 - Siege of Troy
For 3000 years the Siege of Troy has remained steeped
in mystery. Journey with us to the site in Turkey
believed to be the location of the real Troy, as we
analyze one of the world's greatest historical
battlegrounds for new clues. This program takes us
behind the Troy celebrated by Hollywood to uncover
fascinating evidence in regard to Achilles' duel
against Hector, the sailing of the vast Mycenaean
fleet and the wooden ship of Troy. Watch as we apply
modern technology, archaeology and engineering to
uncover the real story behind the legend of Troy.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Diamond Mines.
Half a mile below the earth's surface, men mine for
rough diamonds--a pure carbon substance. Brilliant
when cut and polished, they are marketed as the most
precious gem in the world. From the earliest mines of
the 4th century BC to today's technological wonders in
South Africa, we explore the history and technology of
the diamond mine.

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 -- 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.

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Monday, January 29, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Magnets.
We played with them as children, but the world of
magnets isn't kid's stuff! The pervasive magnet serves
as the underpinning for much of modern technology.
They can be found in computers, cars, phones, VCRs,
TVs, vacuum cleaners, the washer and dryer, the
ubiquitous refrigerator magnet, and even in an
electric guitar! On the cutting edge of technology,
scientists experiment with a variety of magnets.
Magnets' amazing forces of attraction and repulsion
may some day take us to the far reaches of outer
space.

8-9pm -- UFOs: Then and Now? Aliens and
Contact.
On July 11, 1991, thousands across Mexico looked
skyward during a total eclipse and were greeted with a
wave of UFO sightings. Was this a prelude to imminent
contact? Or will humans get to the aliens first? Join
us for a review of mankind's efforts to reach out to
Extraterrestrial Intelligence as we listen for a
cosmic signal that we are not alone!

9-10pm -- 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.

10-11pm -- Engineering an Empire - Greece
Western Civilization has been influenced by many
cultures, but it was born in Ancient Greece. The
Ancient Greeks laid a foundation that has supported
nearly 3000 years of European history. Philosophers
like Aristotle and Socrates, Olympian gods, the
beginnings of democracy and great conquering armies
can be attributed to the Ancient Greeks. This strong
and charismatic people strategically harnessed the
materials and people around them to create the most
advanced technological feats the world had ever seen.
From The Tunnel of Samos: a mile-long aqueduct dug
through a large mountain of solid limestone, to
Agamemnon's Tomb, to The Parthenon, we will examine
the architecture and infrastructure engineered by the
Greek Empire. Peter Weller hosts. 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Hoover Dam.
The task was monumental: Build the world's largest dam
in the middle of the desert, and tame the river that
carved the Grand Canyon--all in seven years! When the
Hoover Dam was completed in 1935, it was the largest
dam in the world. We'll reveal how this engineering
wonder of the world was conceived and built.

8-9pm -- Lost Worlds - Braveheart's Scotland.
At the end of the 13th century, Scotland was a country
under attack. Defeat seemed inevitable. But from
nowhere emerged a man who became Scotland's greatest
hero--William Wallace, commonly known as Braveheart.
Rising from obscurity in a violent age, he became an
inspirational leader and national symbol of patriotism
and survival. Now, new research allows us to journey
back to his world. Traveling down secret pathways that
still lie beneath Scotland, we rediscover a
surprisingly sophisticated culture that hasn't been
seen for 700 years--a world Braveheart died to
protect. Uncovering the mysteries beneath Eldersie, we
reveal the town that gave rise to the Guardian of
Scotland. Restoring the Castle of Lanark to its former
glory, we visit the place where he sought revenge for
the murder of his wife. And rebuilding Stirling
Bridge, we relive Wallace's famous battle against the
English army--a turning point in the history of
Scotland and the life of its champion.

9-10pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 07 - Ancient 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 travelled 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.

10-11pm -- Man, Moment, Machine - Enzo Ferrari & the
Historic Race.
It is 1951, and we're at the British Grand Prix in
Silverstone, England. One man, Enzo Ferrari, will push
his team to the brink for a win. His machine, the 375
Formula One racecar, has enough performance and power
to be competitive. But Ferrari is going up against the
world champion Alfa Romeo team and their driver, Juan
Manuel Fangio, widely considered to be the best
Formula One driver in the world. Ferrari is betting
his reputation, and perhaps his future as an
automaker, on a strategy he considers a secret
weapon--his car should need less fuel to make it
through the race than the car of his nemesis, Alfa
Romeo. If he's right, he could win the race and make a
name for himself, if he's wrong, it could be another
humiliating and devastating defeat.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Leather.
Sometime at the dawn of civilization, animal hides
were rubbed down with animal fat, making them more
flexible, durable, and malleable. By the 5th Century
BC, this "tanning" process expanded to include
vegetable and tree oil washes, creating what's now
known as "leather"--one of man's most reliable and
versatile products. Without advances in leather shoes,
the Romans could never have marched to the Tigris; nor
could the Pilgrims have survived winters in Plymouth.
Today, leather is a staple of our daily lives. Modern
tanners have devised techniques to make leather more
versatile, colorful, and luxurious than ever. We visit
modern tanneries of conventional cowhide leather, and
explore the more exotic leathers made from alligator,
snakes, and even sting-ray. And we'll examine the race
of modern science to create synthetic leathers that
are supposedly more convenient in today's fast-paced
life. We'll see how leather binds us to the past in an
unparalleled way.

8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - Harvesting.
Cutting, digging, picking, stripping, shaking, and
raking--whatever the crop, there's a custom machine to
harvest it. It all began with handpicking and today
it's often one man and one machine harvesting hundreds
of acres in a single day. The farmer may even get a
little help from satellites. Far above the earth,
high-resolution photography is giving the grower more
opportunities to cut costs and maximize the harvest.
From the debut of the sickle in ancient Egypt to
McCormick's famous Reaper to the field of ergonomics
that assists human harvesters, we'll dig into the past
and future of the harvest.

9-10pm -- Modern Marvels - The Butcher.
In a carnivorous world, a butcher is a necessary link
in the food chain, carving a carcass of unsavory flesh
into mouthwatering cuts. We trace the grisly trade's
evolution--from yesteryear's butcher-on-every-corner
to today's industrial butcher working on a
"disassembly" line. We tour the infamous remains of
the Chicago Stockyards, where Upton Sinclair, Clarence
Birdseye, and refrigeration changed butchering
forever; witness high-speed butchering; and travel to
a non-stop sausage factory. And if you're still
squeamish, a USDA inspector offers the lowdown on
HACCP--the country's new system of checks and balances
on everything from quality grading to E. coli,
Salmonella, and Mad Cow Disease. Finally, we visit the
last bastion of old-school butchering--the rural
custom butcher, who slaughters, eviscerates, skins,
and cuts to his customer's wishes.

10-11pm -- 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
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Wild West Tech hosted by David Carradine, some episodes narrated by Keith Carradine:
Wednesday, January 3
 11am  Wild West Tech: Vigilante Tech
Saturday, January 6
 9am  Wild West Tech: Massacre Tech
Saturday, January 6
 11pm  Wild West Tech: Brothel Tech
Saturday, January 20
 9am  Wild West Tech: Freak Shows, part 2 
Saturday, January 27
 9am  Wild West Tech: Gold Rush Tech 
Sunday, January 28
 11am  Wild West Tech: Bounty Hunters 
Monday, January 29
 11pm  Wild West Tech: Freak Show Tech 

Mail Call, rated TVPG-L | cc, for 2007:
Friday, January 5
12pm & 6:30pm Mail Call #71: tour of the Marine Corps Training Command Center @ 29 Palms
Saturday, January 6
 8am or 8:30am Mail Call #60: the weapons and warriors of the War of 1812 
Friday, January 12
12pm & 6:30pm Mail Call #72: Civil War Special
Friday, January 19
12pm  Mail Call: Iwo Jima Special: #73. 
Saturday, January 20
8am  Mail Call: #80. 
Friday, January 26
12pm  Mail Call: Gator Navy: #75. 
Saturday, January 27
8am  Mail Call: Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Colt Peacemaker, Merrill's Marauders, Screaming Mimi #85
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