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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)

5/3/15
07:00 AM
"Inventions of War"  Everyday items directly descend from wartime innovations.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/4/15
07:00 AM
"Ice"  Ice plays a key role in shaping history and makes its mark as an unusual tool of technology; how glaciers sculpted North America.  (Repeat) HISTORY
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
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.