Archive for September, 2000

Sebastian Bach, Sisqo, Lit

Thursday, September 28th, 2000

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Sebastian Bach, Sisqo, and Lit.

James Caan

Monday, September 25th, 2000

A biography, filmography and interview with actor James Caan.

Moby, The Osbournes, Jewel

Thursday, September 21st, 2000

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Moby, the Osbournes, and Jewel.

The Maginot Line

Monday, September 18th, 2000

The Maginot Line, a defensive string of forts with enfilading firepower, was built by France between WWI and WWII. Conceived by Minister of War AndrĂ© Maginot, it was meant to forestall another German invasion until troops could arrive. But the French began to think of the line as a substitute for manpower. When Belgium declared neutrality and exposed France’s flank, Germany was able to sidestep the line. We’ll visit the “impregnable” line’s forts, observation turrets, and underground railroads.

China’s Great Dam

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Aswan Dam

Monday, September 11th, 2000

In 1954, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Arab Republic of Egypt’s first prime minister, had a plan to bring his poor country into the 20th century. To pull it off, he needed to harness the flow of the world’s longest river–the Nile. The ambitious plan called for construction of a high dam in southern Egypt at Aswan. But the builders of the pyramids and the Suez Canal were no strangers to large undertakings. We’ll see how the Aswan High Dam socially, politically, culturally, and agriculturally affected Egypt.

Richard Dreyfuss

Monday, September 11th, 2000

A biography / filmography / interview with actor Richard Dreyfuss.