Archive for February, 2004

About the Show

Saturday, February 21st, 2004


HBO presents Entourage, the hit comedy series executive produced by Mark Wahlberg that takes a look at the day-to-day life of Vincent (Vince) Chase, a hot young actor in modern-day Hollywood, and his entourage. He’s brought with him from their hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric, half-brother Drama, and friend Turtle. The series draws on the experiences of industry insiders to illustrate both the heady excesses of today’s celebrity lifestyle, as well as the difficulty of finding love and success in the fast track of show biz. Now that the boys are getting used to the perks of stardom, Eric, along with superagent Ari, keep Vince’s star rising while making sound decisions for a long-lasting career in a world of fleeting fame.

Adrian Grenier (“Drive Me Crazy,” “Hart’s War”) stars as Vince. Kevin Connolly (“Antwone Fisher,” “John Q”) plays Eric, Vince’s closest confidant who’s learning the rules of the business as he tries to help Vince make the right choices and keep his trajectory aimed high. Kevin Dillon (“The Doors,” “Platoon”) plays Vince’s half-brother Drama, whose own acting aspirations have been eclipsed by Vince’s success. Jerry Ferrara (“Grounded for Life,” “Leap of Faith”) plays Turtle, the house manager, who’s always up for a good time. Jeremy Piven (“Old School,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) plays Ari, Vince’s aggressive, high-powered agent, who clashes with Eric over his client’s decisions.

Also appearing in ENTOURAGE are Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “The Tuxedo”) as Vince’s publicist Shauna and Rex Lee as Lloyd, Ari Gold’s much-maligned assistant.

Racetrack Tech

Thursday, February 19th, 2004


A look at the “science of safety” as applied to Indy or NASCAR racing. From tires to roll-cages to hood flaps, we examine the incredible technology that’s helping prevent crashes and enabling drivers to survive the inevitable ones. See how today’s innovative minds digitally reconstruct crashes and design new technology that keeps pushing the limits of racing. The drivers may grab the glory, but they wouldn’t dare get behind the wheel if it weren’t for the guys in white lab coats.

Jay Leno

Sunday, February 15th, 2004



Comedian and talk-show host Jay Leno is interviewed about his career.

Gangster Guns

Friday, February 13th, 2004


During the 1920s and ’30s in big cities and small towns alike, they earned a fierce reputation in a blaze of bullets. They were the best friends of criminals such as John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, Al Capone, and Bonnie and Clyde. Handle their Colt 45s and 38s, Tommy guns, Whippets, and Browning automatic rifles as we uncover the stories of gangster guns.

Diane Lane

Sunday, February 8th, 2004




Pacific Coast Highway

Thursday, February 5th, 2004


For 25 years, construction crews dug, blasted, tunneled, and bridged their way up America’s West Coast along the California, Oregon, and Washington shoreline to build the Pacific Coast Highway. Historians, road and bridge engineers, and experts relate this story of perseverance, primal machines, convict labor, and engineering brilliance as we tour its scenic route. And we look at the latest technologies used to keeping it running despite floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides.