Show details

Listings are for East Coast. For local listings, Enter zip code   or   Sign in

Modern Marvels

"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)

Sun 5/4 8:00 AM  HISTORY
Duration: 1 hour
Rated: TV-PG
Documentary, History

Charlie Maday (Executive Producer), Gerald w. Abrams (Executive Producer)

04:00 AM
"Retro Tech"  The evolution of technology; how things now considered obsolete worked such as the typewriter, VCR, analog TV, vinyl record, film camera and brick-sized mobile phone, as well as products that superseded them.  (Repeat) H2
07:00 AM
"Locomotives"  The history of locomotives; the oldest diesel; the fastest locomotive that travels the French countryside.  (Repeat) HISTORY
08:00 AM
"More Engineering Disasters"  Attempts to create modern marvels collapse.  (Repeat) HISTORY
09:00 AM
"Engineering Disasters 10"  Tropicana Casino Garage collapse; Transvaal Aqua Park roof collapse; gas-storage explosion; Bhopal chemical plant disaster.  (Repeat) HISTORY
10:00 AM
"Pocket Tools"  Items carried in people's pockets.  (Repeat) HISTORY
11:00 AM
"Weird Machines"  Some machines built for sheer spectacle.  (Repeat) HISTORY
12:00 PM
"Ropes & Chains"  High-flying workers who depend on rope to do their jobs safely; how window washers, rock climbers and bungee jumpers safely use ropes; dockworkers who rely on ropes around the clock; industrial chain links.  (Repeat) HISTORY
01:00 PM
"Nuclear Tech"  Nuclear technology has uses in medicine, food preparation and radiation detection.  (Repeat) HISTORY
02:00 PM
"Built by Hand"  A pilot who builds his own jet-powered glider; canoe makers in Montana; a knife maker in Washington; craftsmen keep alive the ancient art of weapon making; Skulls International in Oklahoma City; handmade special effects.  (Repeat) HISTORY
03:00 PM
"Tiny Weapons"  Small weapons can have a big impact on the battlefield.  (Repeat) HISTORY
Modern Marvels

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.

Charlie Maday (Executive Producer) , Gerald w. Abrams (Executive Producer)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.