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October 18th

200a
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Really Big Things

Bellagio Fountains

Matt Rogers operates Las Vegas's famous Bellagio Fountains, turns sand into 1700 tons of molten glass, and makes mulch out of a lemon grove with...Hogzilla..
Really Big Things
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Really Big Things

Whale Shark Rescue

Matt Rogers races to save two whale sharks by transporting the world's largest fish to the world's largest aquarium. Then Matt heads to the desert to see how Las Vegas manages its enormous loads of dirty laundry.
Really Big Things
400a

Flying Wild Alaska

Money Pit

In Bethel, pilot Erik Snuggerud is plagued by mechanical issues. On Alaska’s North Slope, pilots Doug Stewart and John Rende battle to keep their plane from careening off an icy runway. In Unalakleet, Ariel receives a surprise visitor.
Flying Wild Alaska
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Dual Survival

Adrift

Facing the classic survival challenge—stranded on a deserted jungle island, somewhere in the South Pacific—Cody and Dave show how to survive despite being surrounded by 65 million square miles of undrinkable ocean. And this time Dave’s also barefoot.
Dual Survival
600a

Most Daring

Wild Women 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.
Most Daring
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Most Daring

Riots & Rumbles

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.
Most Daring
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Most Daring

Wicked Wipeouts

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.
Most Daring
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Modern Marvels

World War I Tech

The first bombing airplanes. The earliest tanks. Submarines. The first large-scale use of chemical weapons. When Industrial-Age technology and war first mix on a large scale, the end result is ruthlessly efficient destruction. World War One epitomized the dark underbelly of the industrial revolution. Those technological achievements that had streamlined 19th century production, improved transportation and expanded science were put to use efficiently decimating an entire generation of soldiers during the early 20th century.
Modern Marvels
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Modern Marvels

Apollo 11

As mankind's greatest achievement of the 20th century, Apollo 11 stood as the pinnacle of science, exploration, flight and especially technological prowess. Today the exploration of the moon is a distant memory. But as we approach the 35th anniversary of those first steps on another world, we will be amazed by the fact that it was accomplished at all. In scarcely 10 years, America went from rocketing monkeys in 10-minute flights that scraped the edge of space to landing a man on the moon. We forced the technology of the time to the bitter edge engineering, metallurgy, communications, computing all these and more were driven to their limits for this grand adventure.
Modern Marvels
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Modern Marvels

Nuclear Tech

Nuclear technology ranges from applications that are well known, such as nuclear bombs and nuclear reactors, to little-known but fascinating uses in medicine, food preparation and radiation detection. Nuclear research has also spawned a host of ancillary technologies to store nuclear waste, and yes, clean up nuclear accidents. This explores the atom in war and in peace, and we show you the latest in nuclear power generation, and the latest in safety and security measures in force at nuclear reactor sites.
Modern Marvels
1200p

Auction Kings

King, Bling, and Rodeo Ring

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

Moonshine Still/Civil War Iron Knuckles

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

Swamp Loggers

Nowhere To Go

The crew prepares to start a new tract but is greeted by floodwaters, making it impossible to log. With nowhere to go, Bobby appeals to Corbett and the crew is sent to a distant site where their resourcefulness is put to the test.
Swamp Loggers
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Swamp Loggers

Crisis at the Mill

With wood demand unusually high and the supply of cut timber low, the mills pressure Bobby and his crew to cut more logs. When equipment setbacks and a logging site filled with beaver damaged trees slows progress, Bobby is forced to regroup.
Swamp Loggers
300p

America's Book of Secrets

Big Brother

This episode uncovers uncovers the secret surveillance methods the government and big business use to watch, monitor and record our every move. Government whistleblowers, Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack, reveal how the NSA decided to aggressively monitor Americans' correspondence after 9/11. Documentarian Cullen Hoback explains how the government has partnered with Silicon Valley high-tech companies like Facebook and Yahoo to gather data on every American citizen. Journalist Glenn Greenwald describes his first meeting with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who claimed that very few of America's surveillance programs have anything to do with 9/11, terrorism or national security. And former computer hacker Sammy Kamkar explains how someone could watch you from inside your own home. In today's digital age, is the concept of privacy now extinct?
America's Book of Secrets
400p

America's Book of Secrets

American Terrorists

Political dissidents... armed to kill. Sociopathic outsiders... harboring hatred. Religious zealots... plotting mass destruction. And all of them hiding in plain sight. But just who are these killers in our midst and is there any way to stop them? This episode delves into the world of terrorism on American soil and reveals how authorities are working to stop these radical groups. Deputy Chief of LAPD Counter Terrorism Michael Downing reveals terrorists recruiting tactics in American prisons. Former Sergeant of the Massachusetts State Police Sean Murphy recounts the manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers. And journalist Laura Sullivan describes how today's new terrorists may be as close as your next-door neighbor. With an estimated tens of thousands of terrorists operating in the United States, can Americans ever reclaim the peace and security that was once taken for granted? Is there any chance of winning the so-called "war on terror?"
America's Book of Secrets
500p

Factory Made

Episode 39

On this episode of Factory Made, uncover the secrets behind how plastic bags, American flags, fire axes, and pocket screwdrivers are made!
Factory Made
530p

Factory Made

Episode 40

On this episode of Factory Made, discover how vinyl records, wire baskets, compasses, and aluminum cans are made!
Factory Made
600p

Modern Marvels

Bathroom Tech

From tub to toilet to toothpaste, we tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the most used and least discussed room in the house. From the first home bathrooms in ancient India, Roman latrines, and bizarre Victorian-era bath contraptions, to modern luxury master bathroom suites, we trace the history of bathing, showering, and oral hygiene. And we reveal the messy truth about what was used before toilet paper--brainchild of the Scott Brothers of Philadelphia--and why astronauts wear diapers.
Modern Marvels
700p

Modern Marvels

Bible Tech

Arguably the most influential book ever written, the Bible provides a glimpse into the origins of ancient technology and its use to withstand the elements, build great structures, wage war, and conserve precious water. We examine the technological plausibility of biblical structures and machines--including the Tower of Babylon, the Temple of Jerusalem, ancient bronze and iron forging, and shipbuilding skills that might have been employed to build Noah's Ark.
Modern Marvels
800p

Modern Marvels

Oil Fire Fighting

When a burning gusher shoots flames into the air, only a handful of men know how to snuff out the monster. Fighting fire with fire, they place explosives around the flames to blow it out, or douse it with tons of water. The modern world depends on these risk takers, but their industry began less than 100 years ago. Join us for a scorching hour as we review the rich history of this "breed apart", and look at modern heat-resistant clothing, new technology, and regulations that protect oil firefighters.
Modern Marvels
900p

Blowdown

Nuclear Plant

Four cooling towers at an active nuclear power plant
Blowdown
1000p

Blowdown

Vegas Casino

A landmark Las Vegas casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip
Blowdown
1100p

Blowdown

The Miami Job

A resort complex on Miami’s dense coastline
Blowdown