Archive for October, 2000

Sigourney Weaver

Monday, October 30th, 2000


Actress Sigourney Weaver is interviewed about her career.

Busta Rhymes, Trick Daddy, Tommy Lee

Thursday, October 26th, 2000

Tommy Lee
Trick Daddy

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Busta Rhymes, Trick Daddy, and Tommy Lee.

Suez Canal

Wednesday, October 25th, 2000


Modern Marvels looks at the Suez Canal

Assembly Line

Thursday, October 19th, 2000


Its efficiency has produced billions of products, from toys to Boeing 747s, cheaply and quickly. Follow the evolution of the assembly line, including its sometimes troubled relationship with the human beings who make it work. We’ll see how Americans eventually overcame prejudices toward blacks and women in the factories during World War II. And we’ll follow a family of four generations of Detroit auto assembly workers as they tell us how they dealt with the relentless pace of production. During the 1930s, assembly lines’ frantic pace led to widespread labor unrest; and in the 1970s, it was a symptom of a greater concern for quantity than quality.

Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker, Master P

Thursday, October 19th, 2000

Master P
Silkk the Shocker

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker, and Master P.

Farming Technology

Wednesday, October 18th, 2000


The US agricultural process, from seed to shelf, is so efficient that most people don’t think much about it. But food growing and processing is ever more sophisticated, employing computer-guided, ground-shaking machinery, and sometimes controversial techniques. It’s an industry of declining family farms, diminishing returns, yet higher yields. We review the evolution of the tools used to produce food, show the steps in the cycle that bring food to the table, and look at the future of farming.

Machine Tools

Tuesday, October 17th, 2000


Machine tools, power-driven machines of all shapes and sizes, are used to make metal parts and have built our modern world. Life today would not be possible without them. Beginning with the story of the steam engine and traveling forward to modern-day “machining centers” that are used to make incredibly complex space shuttle parts, we’ll examine the basic types of machine tools and their development. We’ll also look at machine tools of the future that will change the way products are made.

Body Shop II

Monday, October 16th, 2000


This engrossing, two-hour show goes under the hood and a whole lot farther, as two certified mechanics dissect a 2000 Ford Taurus, providing a fascinating, nuts-and-bolts view of its major systems and explaining how it all works. While the Taurus surrenders its secrets, automotive experts and historians detail how cars have evolved since the days of the horseless carriage, tracing the developments that have made autos swifter, safer, more economical and just plain better. Visits to museums and private collections highlight important older cars, while concept cars and computer animations offer a glimpse into the automotive future.

Body Shop I

Monday, October 16th, 2000


This engrossing, two-hour show goes under the hood and a whole lot farther, as two certified mechanics dissect a 2000 Ford Taurus, providing a fascinating, nuts-and-bolts view of its major systems and explaining how it all works. While the Taurus surrenders its secrets, automotive experts and historians detail how cars have evolved since the days of the horseless carriage, tracing the developments that have made autos swifter, safer, more economical and just plain better. Visits to museums and private collections highlight important older cars, while concept cars and computer animations offer a glimpse into the automotive future.

Destiny’s Child, P.O.D., Joey McIntyre

Thursday, October 12th, 2000

Joey McIntyre
P.O.D.
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Destiny’s Child, P.O.D., and Joey McIntyre.