Archive for January, 2002

Million Dollar Tech

Thursday, January 31st, 2002


For millennia, luxury toys have functioned as flashy instruments of affluence, authority, and identity and driven many kingly consumers to covet, create, and purchase these status symbols. From the Roman Emperor Caligula’s special barges to Carl Faberge’s impossibly intricate eggs, from plasma screen TVs to $600,000 Bentleys and Rolex watches, we examine spectacular personal possessions–paeans to the lords of a consumer culture that grows richer and technologically more sophisticated daily.

Laura Prepon, James King, Jason Schwartzman

Thursday, January 31st, 2002

Jason Schwartzman
James King
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Laura Prepon, James King, and Jason Schwartzman.

Remote Control

Wednesday, January 30th, 2002


From Battle-bots to the ocean floor, the skies over hostile territory to the surface of Mars, MODERN MARVELSĀ® explores the remote control world. Travel back to 1898, when Nicola Tesla started a technological revolution by successfully controlling a six-foot long model boat using radio waves. From that humble beginning, the world of remote control has grown exponentially, with microwave, infrared and a host of other technologies expanding our virtual reach ever farther. REMOTE CONTROL shows how the various methods work and goes into the labs where scientists and engineers are developing the next generation of remote control devices, including a solar-powered helicopter that can fly up to 100,000 feet and remain there for months at a time.

Private Jets Part 2

Monday, January 28th, 2002


Learn what it takes to buy a previously-owned jet, and travel to Dallas to visit the Associated Air Center, a company that creates very high-end, lavish jet interiors. Also the latest in kit jets, and look into the new must-have of the super rich–personal jets the size of commercial airliners.

Private Jets Part 1

Monday, January 28th, 2002


From today’s ultra chic, state-of-the-art private jets to Lockheed’s 1957 Jetstar, this 2-part special investigates the history, the luxury, and technology of America’s corporate jets. We meet a few of the men and women who pioneered them–Bill Lear, Clyde Cessna and his nephews, Walter and Olive Beech.

Rob Zombie, Jamal Anderson, SUM 41

Thursday, January 24th, 2002

SUM 41
Jamal Anderson
Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Rob Zombie, Jamal Anderson, and SUM 41.

Stockard Channing

Sunday, January 20th, 2002

Actress Stockard Channing is interviewed about her career.

Helicopters

Thursday, January 17th, 2002


From the early “egg beaters” of World War II to the “flying tanks” of Operation Desert Storm, we’ll fly aboard one of the most agile and potent weapons on the battlefield–the helicopter. Meet the first pilot to fly a combat rescue mission in WWII and a USAF female aviator; and view classified footage of the Apache in Iraq.

Nelly, O-Town, Russell Simmons

Thursday, January 17th, 2002

Russell Simmons
O-Town

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Nelly, O-Town, and Russell Simmons.

Will Smith

Sunday, January 13th, 2002


Actor Will Smith is interviewed about his TV and movie career.