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Modern Marvels

Celebrating technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. 

Crew:
Charlie Maday (Executive Producer), Gerald w. Abrams (Executive Producer), Marc Etkind (Director)

4/3/15
04:00 PM
"'90s Tech"  Technologies of the 1990s: the information superhighway; DVDs; TiVo; GPS; Google; Amazon distribution center; virtual pets; George Foreman's grill.  (Repeat) H2
4/3/15
05:00 PM
"Retro Tech"  The evolution of technology; how things now considered obsolete worked such as the typewriter, VCR, analog TV, vinyl record, film camera and brick-sized mobile phone, as well as products that superseded them.  (Repeat) H2
4/4/15
04:00 AM
"Weird Machines"  Some machines built for sheer spectacle.  (Repeat) H2
4/4/15
07:00 AM
"Bible Tech"  The use of technology is ever-present in the Bible.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/7/15
07:00 AM
"Guns of the Civil War"  The first truly modern weapons begin to be used in the Civil War.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/8/15
07:00 AM
"Engineering Disasters 3"  The leaning Tower of Pisa; nuclear accident in 1961 Idaho; Soyuz 11; the Air Force's Texas Tower Radar Station; Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/8/15
07:00 AM
"Coin Operated"  Americans insert more than 3.5 million coins into vending machines every 15 minutes; how vending machines work; visiting a factory that produces high-tech vending machines; giant gumball machine.  (Repeat) H2
4/8/15
08:00 AM
"Coin Operated II"  The historic one-armed bandits; cutting edge, computerized slot machines; some of the wackiest vending machines; binoculars at popular tourist sites; a unique company that collects and cleans the coins thrown into fountains.  (Repeat) H2
4/8/15
09:00 AM
"World's Strongest"  The Foss Maritime tugboat; Spectra rope; diamond; polycarbonate plastic.  (Repeat) H2
4/8/15
10:00 AM
"World's Strongest 2"  The MegaFly, a giant ram-air parachute; boron carbide body-armor; the monster truck Bigfoot.  (Repeat) H2
Modern Marvels

Premise
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination on a grand scale, ``Modern Marvels'' tells the amazing stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who create everyday items, technological advancements and manmade wonders. The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and 1990s technology are just a few of the many topics that have been covered during the long-running series' run.

Crew:
Charlie Maday (Executive Producer) , Gerald w. Abrams (Executive Producer) , Marc Etkind (Director)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.