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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)

5/13/15
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
5/13/15
09:00 AM
"Horsepower"  The improvement of technology and how it has made engines more efficient.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
10:00 AM
"Aluminum"  Rolling mills; the creation of aluminum foil; aluminum bats.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
11:00 AM
"Deep Freeze"  Freezer unit filled with 135 million pounds of ice cream; Alcor, where researchers keep cadavers on ice in hopes of future revival.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
12:00 PM
"Acid"  Dangerous acid; explosives; a sulfuric acid plant; acid etching; vinegar.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
01:00 PM
"Mad Electricity"  Each flip of an electric-light switch attests to the genius of Nikola Tesla, creator of the alternating current system; the Tesla coil; energy-efficient bulbs.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
02:00 PM
"Drilling"  Tunnel-boring machines; robotic drills; hand-held power drills.  (Repeat) H2
5/13/15
03:00 PM
"Horsepower"  The improvement of technology and how it has made engines more efficient.  (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.