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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)

4/22/15
07:00 AM
"Corpse Tech"  The human body is host to a multitude of hidden secrets even after death; coroner; funeral home director; forensic anthropologist; engineers.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/27/15
06:00 AM
"Coffee"  The beverage coffee originates in Ethiopia more than 1,000 years ago.  (Repeat) HISTORY
5/1/15
08:00 PM
"Fry It"  Fairgrounds fried classics such as funnel cakes and churros; frog legs; Twinkies and Coke; forging a cast iron frying pan; Kentucky's World Chicken Festival.  (Repeat) H2
5/1/15
09:00 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
5/1/15
10:00 PM
"Coin Operated"  Americans insert more than 3.5 million coins into vending machines every 15 minutes; how vending machines work; visiting a factory that produces high-tech vending machines; giant gumball machine.  (Repeat) H2
5/1/15
11:00 PM
"Snackfood Tech"  Potato chips; candy bars; Twinkies; chocolates; pretzels; lollipops; cupcakes.  (Repeat) H2
5/2/15
12:00 AM
"Fry It"  Fairgrounds fried classics such as funnel cakes and churros; frog legs; Twinkies and Coke; forging a cast iron frying pan; Kentucky's World Chicken Festival.  (Repeat) H2
5/2/15
01:00 AM
"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
5/2/15
02:00 AM
"Coin Operated"  Americans insert more than 3.5 million coins into vending machines every 15 minutes; how vending machines work; visiting a factory that produces high-tech vending machines; giant gumball machine.  (Repeat) H2
5/2/15
03:00 AM
"Snackfood Tech"  Potato chips; candy bars; Twinkies; chocolates; pretzels; lollipops; cupcakes.  (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.