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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)

6/2/15
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
6/2/15
04:00 PM
"Mackinac Bridge"  One of the longest suspension bridges in the world connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/2/15
05:00 PM
"Overseas Highway"  The Overseas Highway contains 51 bridges, linking mainland Florida with the Florida Keys.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/5/15
08:00 AM
"Canning"  Packing and preserving food.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
09:00 AM
"Sugar"  The history of sugar; a sugar plantation on Maui; the technology used to create the sweetener.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
10:00 AM
"More Candy"  Chocolate-covered bacon; red and white Starlight Mints; the key ingredient that gives Lemonheads their sour punch; the surprising substance that puts the polish on Mike and Ikes; the amount of sugar in cotton candy.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
11:00 AM
"Supersized Food"  The biggest stacked burger in the world at almost 250 pounds; a plus-sized Sicilian pizza that feeds almost 75 people; a 72-ounce steak that no real cowboy can resist; the seven-pound hot dog that's too big for a bun; a giant cupcake.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
12:00 PM
"Tuna"  The story of tuna, the most popular fish in the American diet; fishing and canning operations; a single tuna can net as much as $100,000 in the world's largest fish market in Tokyo; efforts to save the giant bluefin tuna tuna from overfishing.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
01:00 PM
"Hot & Spicy"  Hot and spicy items; Tabasco sauce made by McIlhenny Co. in Louisiana; McCormick & Co. spices from Baltimore; chili cook-off; capsaicin gives peppers tongue-burning heat; Michael Jordan's SolToro Tequila Grill in Connecticut.  (Repeat) H2
6/5/15
02:00 PM
"Sugar"  The history of sugar; a sugar plantation on Maui; the technology used to create the sweetener.  (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.