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How the Earth Was Made

Traveling the globe to reveal geological processes that shaped Earth. 

4/22/15
10:00 AM
"Great Lakes"  Scientists seek clues to the formation of North America's Great Lakes, the largest expanse of fresh water on the planet; delving into an underground salt mine; investigating a fossilized coral reef; diving to the bottom of Lake Superior.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
11:00 AM
"Everest"  The geological history of Mount Everest and the Himalayas, formed when plate tectonics smashed India into Asia.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
12:00 PM
"Driest Place on Earth"  The virtually rainless Atacama Desert nestled along Chile's Pacific coast west of the Andes is considered the driest place on Earth; bacteria found in the Atacama gives scientists hope they might find life on Mars.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
01:00 PM
"Loch Ness"  Scotland's Loch Ness was once part of America, frequented by dinosaurs and engulfed by huge volcanic eruptions; examining whether the legendary Loch Ness monster could be descended from dinosaurs.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
02:00 PM
"Great Lakes"  Scientists seek clues to the formation of North America's Great Lakes, the largest expanse of fresh water on the planet; delving into an underground salt mine; investigating a fossilized coral reef; diving to the bottom of Lake Superior.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
03:00 PM
"Everest"  The geological history of Mount Everest and the Himalayas, formed when plate tectonics smashed India into Asia.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
04:00 PM
"Driest Place on Earth"  The virtually rainless Atacama Desert nestled along Chile's Pacific coast west of the Andes is considered the driest place on Earth; bacteria found in the Atacama gives scientists hope they might find life on Mars.  (Repeat) H2
4/22/15
05:00 PM
"Loch Ness"  Scotland's Loch Ness was once part of America, frequented by dinosaurs and engulfed by huge volcanic eruptions; examining whether the legendary Loch Ness monster could be descended from dinosaurs.  (Repeat) H2
4/29/15
07:00 AM
"San Andreas Fault"  A West Coast trip along the roughly 800-mile San Andreas Fault explores the geology that gives it immense destructive power; scientists warn about the devastation a major earthquake on the fault could unleash on Los Angeles.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/29/15
08:00 AM
"Yellowstone"  Geologists evaluate Yellowstone National Park, one of the most-dangerous geological features on Earth; 500 earthquakes hit the park early in 2009, raising concerns that a supervolcano is beginning to stir.  (Repeat) HISTORY
How the Earth Was Made

Premise
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.