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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)

9/1/15
05:00 PM
"Food Trucks"  Mobile eateries with surprising innovations.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
06:00 PM
"Fast Food Tech"  Vendors grow, process, freeze, ship, track and cook fast-food across the U.S.; the history of fast-food chains.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
07:00 PM
"Mega Meals"  The complex logistics behind creating feasts for huge crowds; dining aboard a U.S. Navy sub packed with enough food for a 120-day mission; cooks prepare a "Victory Meal" for 1,000 Marines; feeding 69,000 NFL fans during a Philadelphia Eagles game.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
08:00 PM
"Snackfood Tech"  Potato chips; candy bars; Twinkies; chocolates; pretzels; lollipops; cupcakes.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
09:00 PM
"The Potato"  The versatile and nutritious potato; the potato's mysterious origins in South America's Andes; potato knishes in New York City; farming exotic potatoes in Maine; large-scale potato production in Iowa and Pennsylvania.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
10:00 PM
"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) H2
9/1/15
11:00 PM
"Hot & Spicy"  Hot and spicy items; Tabasco sauce made by McIlhenny Co. in Louisiana; McCormick & Co. spices from Baltimore; chili cook-off; capsaicin gives peppers tongue-burning heat; Michael Jordan's SolToro Tequila Grill in Connecticut.  (Repeat) H2
9/2/15
12:00 AM
"Snackfood Tech"  Potato chips; candy bars; Twinkies; chocolates; pretzels; lollipops; cupcakes.  (Repeat) H2
9/2/15
01:00 AM
"The Potato"  The versatile and nutritious potato; the potato's mysterious origins in South America's Andes; potato knishes in New York City; farming exotic potatoes in Maine; large-scale potato production in Iowa and Pennsylvania.  (Repeat) H2
9/2/15
02:00 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) 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.