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Modern Marvels

Celebrating technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. 

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

7/18/14
08:00 AM
"Measure It"  How distance, time, speed, weight and temperature are measured; weighing a whale; how a speedometer works; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; measuring tapes made by Stanley Tools.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
09:00 AM
"Sticky Stuff"  Duct tape; transparent tape; flypaper; denture adhesive.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
10:00 AM
"Coffee"  The beverage coffee originates in Ethiopia more than 1,000 years ago.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
11:00 AM
"Milk"  Around the world, people consume billions of gallons of milk every day; a cow-milking parlor; pasteurization; a three-story milk evaporator; milking a yak; the world's largest butter churn; yogurt.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
12:00 PM
"Rice"  Find out everything there is to know about growing, harvesting and milling rice.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
01:00 PM
"Food Trucks"  Mobile eateries with surprising innovations.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
02:00 PM
"Ice Cream"  The history of ice cream ranging from the gelato of Italy and a 19th-century French process to today's frozen desserts; visiting Dreyer's, TCBY and Joy Cone Co. factories; Ben & Jerry's flavor innovations.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
03:00 PM
"Fast Food Tech"  Vendors grow, process, freeze, ship, track and cook fast-food across the U.S.; the history of fast-food chains.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
04:00 PM
"Candy"  Boxed chocolates as See's Candy; Schimpff's Confectionery; Jelly Belly; salt-water taffy pullers.  (Repeat) HISTORY
7/18/14
05:00 PM
"More Candy"  Chocolate-covered bacon; red and white Starlight Mints; the key ingredient that gives Lemonheads their sour punch; the surprising substance that puts the polish on Mike and Ikes; the amount of sugar in cotton candy.  (Repeat) HISTORY
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)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.