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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

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

4/23/14
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as the typewriter, VCR, analog TV, vinyl record, film camera and brick-sized mobile phone, as well as products that superseded them.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
4/25/14
07:00 AM
"Locomotives"  The history of locomotives; the oldest diesel; the fastest locomotive that travels the French countryside.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
08:00 AM
"More Engineering Disasters"  Attempts to create modern marvels collapse.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
09:00 AM
"Engineering Disasters 10"  Tropicana Casino Garage collapse; Transvaal Aqua Park roof collapse; gas-storage explosion; Bhopal chemical plant disaster.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
10:00 AM
"Pocket Tools"  Items carried in people's pockets.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
11:00 AM
"Weird Machines"  Some machines built for sheer spectacle.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
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
4/25/14
01:00 PM
"Nuclear Tech"  Nuclear technology has uses in medicine, food preparation and radiation detection.  (Repeat) HISTORY
4/25/14
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
4/25/14
03:00 PM
"Tiny Weapons"  Small weapons can have a big impact on the battlefield.  (Repeat) HISTORY
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)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.