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How the Earth Was Made

Traveling the globe to reveal geological processes that shaped Earth. 

10:00 AM
"New York"  How the geology of Manhattan helped shape its skyline; New Jersey and Africa were neighbors 250 million years ago; Long Island is covered in rubble from the retreat of ice sheets 10,000 years ago.  (Repeat) H2
11:00 AM
"The Rockies"  Stretching from Alaska to New Mexico, the Rockies rank as one of the great mountain belts of the world and they are relatively young and still growing.  (Repeat) H2
12:00 PM
"Vesuvius"  An eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the volcano continues to threaten a densely populated area of 3 million people.  (Repeat) H2
01:00 PM
"Death Valley"  Death Valley is a place of natural splendor and a treasure trove where geologists have found ironic evidence of the coldest period on the planet in one of its hottest places.  (Repeat) H2
How the Earth Was Made

Historical clues and the expertise of geologists reveal how powerful forces shaped the planet; each episode examines a single location, such as the San Andreas Fault and Yellowstone National Park.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.