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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)

5/4/15
08:00 AM
"Tuna"  The story of tuna, the most popular fish in the American diet; fishing and canning operations; a single tuna can net as much as $100,000 in the world's largest fish market in Tokyo; efforts to save the giant bluefin tuna tuna from overfishing.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
09:00 AM
"Distilleries"  History of alcohol distillery; how each liquor is produced; spirits-tasting event.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
10:00 AM
"Soft Drinks"  The history of soft drinks; the production process at Dr. Pepper, the world's third-largest soft-drink supplier; the Gatorade sports drink; energy drinks; the roots of ginger ale and root beer.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
11:00 AM
"Overseas Highway"  The Overseas Highway contains 51 bridges, linking mainland Florida with the Florida Keys.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
12:00 PM
"Paving America"  American roads: from pre-World War II highways to the interstate system.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
01:00 PM
"Superhighways"  How superhighways move millions of people every year; 20-lane project in Houston; China's 28,000-mile National Trunk Highway System; High-Five interchange in Dallas; the anatomy of a traffic jam.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
02:00 PM
"Extreme Trucks"  Jet truck; mobile command truck; building specialty trucks.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/13/15
07:00 AM
"Statue of Liberty"  The intrigue, politics, financial disaster, heartbreak and hope that went into the construction of the Statue of Liberty, France's gift to the United States.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/13/15
07:00 AM
"Carbon"  All life-forms and modern technology are built on a foundation of carbon; the steel industry; coal-fired power plants; graphite pencils; a charcoal water filter; diamonds.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
08:00 AM
"Drilling"  Tunnel-boring machines; robotic drills; hand-held power drills.  (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.