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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)

8/28/15
04:00 PM
"Battle Ready"  Challenges faced by modern U.S. soldiers.  (Repeat) H2
8/28/15
05:00 PM
"Strange Weapons"  Strange weapons of the past and present include Japanese ninja claws, microwavelike rays, lasers, robots, the "pukelight," and a superslippery substance.  (Repeat) H2
9/1/15
10:00 AM
"Engineering Disasters 21"  A steam-pipe explosion in Manhattan; Boston's Big Dig highway project; a Mannheim, Germany, air show.  (Repeat) HISTORY
9/1/15
11:00 AM
"Engineering Disasters 22"  From a massive oil spill to refinery blaze to a downed plane, find out what went wrong and how to prevent the next engineering disaster.  (Repeat) HISTORY
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
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.