Archive for October, 2005

Landslides

Monday, October 31st, 2005


Unlike many other natural disasters, landslides offer no real advance warning. Often triggered by heavy rainfall, landslides pose a danger to those who live in areas where humans have altered the local geography. In addition to video taken of landslides in progress, this episode highlights efforts being made to protect motorists from rocks and boulders falling onto roadways.

Michael J. Fox

Monday, October 31st, 2005
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Michael J. Fox
James Lipton interviews actor Michael J. Fox, an Emmy winner for his work in the TV series “Family Ties” and “Spin City, and star of the “Back to the Future” films, who talks about his craft and his handling of the disease that ended his career.

Uzbekistan

Monday, October 24th, 2005


Tony explores the 2000-year-old city of Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan with his friend Zamir. He partakes in local culture, attends a wedding, and also receives a “relaxing” massage at a sauna.

Birth of the Earth

Monday, October 24th, 2005


Naked Science examines evidence that has survived over 4 billion years to answer questions that have plagued scientists and philosophers alike, such as: why we are here, what caused our planet to come to existence, what caused the diversity of life and natural spectacles available on this pristine ecosystem we call earth, and what exactly does it take to support human life. Via direct and indirect evidence and interviews with many of the best minds of science, Naked Science aims to not only answer these questions, but answer the questions that drive the human spirit.

Rosie O’Donnell

Monday, October 24th, 2005
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Rosie O'Donnell
Comedian/actress/talk show host Rosie O’Donnell is interviewed about her career.

Las Vegas

Monday, October 17th, 2005


Given a deadline to write about Vegas food by a food magazine, Tony spends four days exploring Las Vegas and learns how it’s transforming into a mecca for chefs.

Tsunami Warning

Monday, October 17th, 2005


Ever since the tragedy on December 2004 when huge waves pummeled the coastline of the Indian Ocean, people have been left with three questions: how, why, and what can we do to prevent it from happening again. The first is simple enough. However, the other two require more thought and initiative. The reasons may never be fully understood, but as human beings we have the ability to minimize or possibly even prevent the loss of human life should this merciless disaster ever strike again. Naked Science investigate what exactly the governments of the world are doing to get warnings out to people within hours, days, possibly weeks before one happens again. Scientists worldwide are for the first time working together to develop an understanding of the circumstances that take place to create tsunamis and consider what it takes to prevent the loss of human life and property.

Elton John

Monday, October 17th, 2005
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Elton John
James Lipton interviews legendary musician Elton John.

Secret Allied Aircraft of WWII

Saturday, October 15th, 2005


At WWII’s outset, US and UK military aircraft designs were woefully behind Germany’s and Japan’s technologically superior planes. But the genius and ingenuity of innovators on both sides of the Atlantic closed the gap. For America, it was a handful of visionaries and their teams; for Great Britain, a creative and thoughtful spirit emanated from the top leadership on down. In this hour, we recount the untold stories of their cutting-edge designs and solutions, some of which proved decades ahead of their time.

Sicily

Monday, October 10th, 2005


While in the small country of Sicily, Tony is treated to tripe at the II Capo Market. He tries a spleen sandwich with the President (of Sicily). And, Tony attempts to determine where you can find the greatest cannoli.