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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)

6/30/15
07:00 AM
"Gasoline"  Without gasoline, modern life would grind to a halt.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
08:00 AM
"Car Wash"  Americans visit car washes 2 million times per day at an annual cost of $25 billion; how car washes are built to clean, ranging from tunnel systems to in-bay automatics; visiting the biggest car wash facility in the United States.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
09:00 AM
"Horsepower"  The improvement of technology and how it has made engines more efficient.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
10:00 AM
"Truck Stops"  Exploring the world's largest truck stops.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
11:00 AM
"Driver's Seat"  Behind the wheel of some of the largest, fastest and most powerful machines on the planet.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
01:00 PM
"Dangerous Roads"  Traveling some of the world's most dangerous roads, including Bolivia's "Death Road," California's fog-shrouded Highway 99, the road to Baghdad's airport and Colorado's Million Dollar Highway; highway safety; off-road drivers.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
02:00 PM
"The World's Fastest"  The Koenigsegg CCR automobile; the Shanghai Maglev train; motorboat racer Ken Warby and the Spirit of Australia; the Kingda Ka roller coaster; the Holloman High Speed Test Track.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
03:00 PM
"Chrome"  Chrome hot rod; the Chrome Shop Mafia adds "bling" to truckers' big rigs in Missouri; Illinois' Arlington Plating Co. adds luster to auto parts; how Harley-Davidson puts chrome to work as both a decorative and protective feature of motorcycles.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/30/15
04:00 PM
"Grease"  The hidden uses of grease inside giant machines; how grease is made in a New York factory; new advances some are working towards for grease.  (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) , Marc Etkind (Director)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.