Archive for March, 2002

The Wheel

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002


Spinning your wheels isn’t just going around in circles. In fact, it’s revolutionary–literally. The history of civilization has turned on the wheel, and we have traveled as far as we have because of it. One of the six simple machines and perhaps the most important invention in the history of mankind, the wheel has been essential in all aspects of life–from farming to fighting, traveling to trading. Features interviews with scientists, historians, philosophers, millers, potters, and spinners.

Motors

Tuesday, March 19th, 2002


A looks at Motors of all sorts on Modern Marvels

The F-14

Tuesday, March 12th, 2002


The U.S. Navy’s most lethal fighter soars at supersonic speeds. This episode tells the complete story of this legendary aircraft, following it from the initial design sessions to its most recent missions. Find out how its sweep-wing technology works and why it was developed, and track the innovations that have kept the F-14 effective for nearly three decades. Pilots reveal what it is like to fly the Tomcat in combat, and our cameras capture the action from inside the cockpit as an F-14 soars at supersonic speeds.

Sissy Spacek

Sunday, March 10th, 2002

Actress Sissy Spacek is profiled and interviewed about her career.

Keyshawn Johnson, Jason Taylor

Thursday, March 7th, 2002

Jason Taylor

Cribs takes a look inside the homes of Keyshawn Johnson and Jason Taylor.

The Junkyard

Tuesday, March 5th, 2002


It’s the place where one man’s trash is truly another man’s treasure. Enter the strange and mysterious world of the junkyard, where many pieces actually do add up to a whole. Uncover how junkyard operators create order out of seemingly random piles of junk.