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August 21st

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Most Daring

YOUNG & THE RECKLESS 2

Producer Bruce Nash ("Most Shocking") is behind this adrenaline-fueled series that features civilians and law enforcement officers in risky, selfless rescue missions. Each one-hour episode presents an account of a rescue effort from the dual perspectives of hero and victim.
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Modern Marvels

Glue

Super! It's Krazy! And it can be found in everything from carpet to computers, books to boats, shoes to the Space Shuttle. It's even used in surgery! Without it, our material world would simply fall apart. In this episode, we'll visit the stuck-up, tacky world of glue. Glue's sticky trajectory spans human history and we'll cover it all--from Neolithic cave dwellers who used animal glue to decorate ceremonial skulls to modern everyday glues and their uses, including Elmer's glue, 3M's masking and Scotch tape, and the super glues. Remember the Krazy Glue commercial in which a man held himself suspended from a hard hat that had just been glued to a beam? Well, that 1970s vintage ad understates the power of glue. With the help of a crane, we're going to hoist a 6,000-pound pickup truck off the ground by a steel joint that's been bonded with glue!
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Modern Marvels

Edwards Air Force Base

Carved out of the middle of nowhere in the California desert, Edwards Air Force base has become the world's foremost center for aviation research. Edwards Air Force Base gave America its first jet plane, first rocket plane, first Flying Wing, and first Space Shuttle landing. It's where Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, and where the X-43 scramjet took jet power to nearly ten times the speed of sound.
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Modern Marvels

Deadliest Weapons

Put your finger on the trigger of the most lethal devices ever invented. Deadliest Weapons looks at the world's doomsday devices form the Iron Age to the War on Terror. Among the early weapons chronicled are: the gladius, the Roman double-edged sword responsible for more deaths on the battlefield than any other weapon until the invention of the firearm; siegecraft and artillery, such as catapults used by Alexander the Great and later the Romans as covering artillery; the crossbow, used by Norman invaders at the Battle of Hastings, and the development of gunpowder, firearms and cannons.
Modern Marvels
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Auction Kings

Antique Doctor's Buggy/ Cleopatra Folio

Buyers in the Atlanta area searching for those one-of-a-kind items -- a vampire hunting kit, anyone? -- know exactly where to go, but the quantity is always limited and the prices fluid. "Auction Kings" follows the action at Gallery 63, a storied auction house in Hotlanta with a reputation for selling both bizarre and high-end items. Its owner, Paul Brown, manages his feisty staff and mingles with his customers, bidders and buyers who come from all walks of life.
Auction Kings
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Auction Kings

Skee-Ball/ Antique Fishing Gear

Buyers in the Atlanta area searching for those one-of-a-kind items -- a vampire hunting kit, anyone? -- know exactly where to go, but the quantity is always limited and the prices fluid. "Auction Kings" follows the action at Gallery 63, a storied auction house in Hotlanta with a reputation for selling both bizarre and high-end items. Its owner, Paul Brown, manages his feisty staff and mingles with his customers, bidders and buyers who come from all walks of life.
Auction Kings
100p

Really Big Things

Ski Dubai

Matt Rogers heads to the Middle East to explore the world's tallest building and escapes the 120-degree heat on the world's largest indoor ski area. Back home in the U.S., Matt manufactures and installs a 50-foot colossal fossil banner.
Really Big Things
200p

Mega Builders

Mighty Shovel

With gold prices at record highs, Barrick Gold wants to sell all the gold it can. So it orders the World's Biggest Gold Mining Shovel to replace a shovel half its size at its massive open pit mine in Nevada.. Now the clock is ticking. First, Brenda Hanamann, the manager of the P&H weld factory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin must weather one delaying crisis after another as her welders build the giant parts of the shovel. Then, in Nevada, twenty-four year old assembly foreman Landon Hendrix must steer his young crew through bad weather and dangerous crane lifts to fit the Mighty Shovel together from the thousands of parts shipped from Milwaukee. He has just eight weeks to do it. Now the pressure's really on. Will the shovel be finished on time? If it isn't, P&H must pay Barrick Gold rich penalties for every day the shovel misses its delivery deadline.
Mega Builders
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Mega Movers

Sub Salvage

It's the ultimate in muscle-power and mega-danger as Mega Movers dive into the abyss to raise sunken submarines, braving deadly radiation and nuclear warheads. Witness the untold story behind the recovery and move of the doomed Russian sub Kursk. Remarkable feats of engineering are put to the test with the epic struggle to raise the Civil War sub, the H.L. Hunley - the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. In another first, Mega Movers pull off something that's never been done - rescue survivors trapped inside a submarine 243 feet down on the seabed and then recover the sub itself. Finally, the remarkable story of moving one of history's most famous subs - the HMS Holland One... it never saw battle but single-handedly changed the course of both world wars.
Mega Movers
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Mega Movers

Moving An Airport

When you're a Mega Mover it's not just the white zone that's used for loading and unloading. The Denver International Airport - by land size it's the largest airport in America. Its enormous Landside Terminal, with its famed white peaked fabric roof, spans a million-and-a-half square feet. Imagine trying to move it someday. Farfetched? Not for a Mega Mover. Using the most heavy-lift equipment ever amassed for a move -- combined with an array of new technology -- the site of this structure cruising through the airport is a true miracle in motion. In New York, at JFK International Airport, part of the famed TWA terminal has to be moved nearly a quarter-mile. The 800-ton triangular-shaped building with its walls of glass is an unwieldy, unevenly distributed load that during the move is at risk of toppling like a house of cards.
Mega Movers
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Factory Made

Episode 5

On this episode of Factory Made, discover how quarters, aquariums, limestone and highlighters are made.
Factory Made
530p

Factory Made

Episode 6

On this episode of Factory Made, learn how pencils, giant bolts, pickles and inflatables are made.
Factory Made
600p

Modern Marvels

Desert Tech

It's hot, dry, deadly, and hard to ignore with close to 40% of Earth classified as desert. But in this scorching hour, the desert turns from barren wasteland into an environment rich with hope. In the Middle East, desalination of seawater now fills water needs. Americans have created booming desert communities like Las Vegas, where the Hoover Dam produces hydroelectric power and manmade Lake Mead supplies water. Native Americans farmed the desert on a small scale, but 20th-century technology begot greater opportunity. Once desolate areas of California and Mexico now grow agriculture due to irrigation, and the desert's abundant sunshine allows solar-energy and wind-power production. And in the future, desert technology may enable colonization of planets like Mars. We also take a look at how refrigeration and air conditioning have made life in desert communities tolerable, and examine the latest in survival gear and equipment.
Modern Marvels
700p

Modern Marvels

Butcher, The

In a carnivorous world, a butcher is a necessary link in the food chain, carving a carcass of unsavory flesh into mouthwatering cuts. We trace the grizzly trade's evolution--from yesteryear's butcher-on-every-corner to today's industrial butcher working on a "disassembly" line. We tour the infamous remains of the Chicago Stockyards, where Upton Sinclair, Clarence Birdseye, and refrigeration changed butchering forever; witness high-speed butchering; and travel to a non-stop sausage factory. And if you're still squeamish, a USDA inspector offers the lowdown on HAACP--the country's new system of checks and balances on everything from quality grading to E. coli, Salmonella, and Mad Cow Disease. Finally, we visit the last bastion of old-school butchering--the rural custom butcher, who slaughters, eviscerates, skins, and cuts to his customer's wishes.
Modern Marvels
800p

Modern Marvels

World's Biggest Machines 3

Giant, flame-breathing robots. A floating fortress, home to 5,500 sailors, longer than the Empire State Building is tall. And a diesel engine with 108,000 horsepower. (You read that right.) These giants must be seen to be believed! In this episode, we travel over land and sea to find these and more of the biggest, baddest, most audacious feats of engineering in the world.
Modern Marvels
900p

Engineering an Empire

Great Britain

At its pinnacle, the British empire spanned every continent and covered one quarter of the Earth's land mass. Through the centuries, the rulers of this enormous powerhouse used extraordinary engineering feats to become an industrial and military titan, loaded with riches. Some of their many pioneering accomplishments include the world's first locomotive, a superhighway of underground sewers, the imposing and grand Westminster Palace, and the most powerful and technically advanced navy in the age of sail. Using cutting edge CGI, we'll take a look at the key leaders of the British empire--and explore the mark each left on society. Peter Weller hosts.
Engineering an Empire
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Engineering an Empire

Carthage

After its founding at the end of the seventh century B.C., Carthage soon grew into one of greatest civilizations of the Ancient World - a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for nearly 600 years. Over that span of time, Carthaginian engineers harnessed their extensive resources and manpower to develop some of the ancient world's most groundbreaking technology. Like the Egyptian masters before them, they built colossal structures able to withstand the ravages of time and man.
Engineering an Empire
1100p

Yukon Gold

Home Stretch

Ken and Guillaume face a dangerous situation. Karl finally hits a pay streak. Cam tries to finish his season on a positive note.
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