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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
12:00 PM
"Bulls-Eye"  Examining how frequently experts in various disciplines can hit their targets, including archers, sharpshooters and even a billiards player; the ancient world's ballista and trebuchet weapons; knife thrower; Cirque du Soleil's daring artists.  (Repeat) HISTORY
9/1/15
01:00 PM
"Axes"  The history and technology behind the ax as a weapon and tool; lumberjack competition; battle-axes; Indian tomahawks; factory; collector.  (Repeat) HISTORY
9/1/15
02:00 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
9/1/15
03:00 PM
"American Trucking"  Brad Paisley and his crew of truckers on the road between Little Rock and Tulsa; the Ford F-150 tackles a devilish test course; the world's most nimble tow truck extracts a car from the tightest parking spot imaginable; Mack truck fanatic.  (Repeat) HISTORY
9/1/15
04:00 PM
"BBQ Tech"  Famous barbecue cook-offs; long-established barbecue restaurants.  (Repeat) H2
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
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.