Archive for December, 2005

Nature Tech: Hurricanes

Friday, December 30th, 2005

Explore how hurricanes start, how scientists track them, and how if at all possible they can be stopped.

Walt Disney World

Monday, December 26th, 2005

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Walt Disney World
In this two-hour special, journey underground and backstage at Wald Disney World, a make-believe world spanning some 27,000 acres, brought to life by cutting-edge technology.

More Snackfood Tech

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

They crunch; they ooze; they crackle; they pop–mmmmm, yeah! Soft drinks, donuts, meat snacks, popcorn, and gum. What’s your weakness? From the handmade treats of the earliest civilizations to hi-tech mass production, these snacks are borne of man’s need to feed his cravings. Join us for an hour-long tasty treat as we examine the history of snackfoods and check out how they are made today.

Barbara Walters

Monday, December 19th, 2005
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Barbara Walters
The TV journalist discusses her career.

Close Encounters

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Why do so many people claim to have been visited or abducted by aliens? Are these sightings mere hallucinations or something more? Experts interviewed consider most to have been concocted by the brain operating in a culture awash in UFO images and folklore. Studies show that dreams can be triggered by something as simple as electromagnetic waves. But if aliens want to contact us, how can they do this? One way is through radio waves. SETI investigators scan the skies searching for a signal from intelligent life form. Perhaps beings more advanced have discovered how to manipulate time and space to find shortcuts to overcome the barrier of distance between locations in the universe. Or maybe they have sent tiny robots to investigate our planet.


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

With Foreman as House’s supervisor, the team must figure out if a woman who cried wolf too many times is really ill.

The Cast of The Producers

Monday, December 12th, 2005
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Matthew Broderick
The transition of the Broadway smash “The Producers” into a film is discussed by actors Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane and director Susan Stroman.

More Hardware

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

The hardware store is the epicenter of the construction world for both the weekend handyman or professional builder.

Custom Cars

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Custom Cars

For most of us, cars are an ordinary fixture of daily life. But then there are custom cars–literal labors of love. Supercharged hot rods, sublimely sculpted classics, flashy tricked-out lowriders, neon-bright “import tuners”–an eye-popping blend of fine art and mechanical know-how. In this episode, we trace the history, technology, and cultural connections between successive generations who have turned the common car into an American art form. We’ll ride with hot rodders and lowriders and visit the speed shops and paint shops where ordinary cars become art.

Da Vinci Tech

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Modern Marvels takes a look at the incredible works of Leonardo da Vinci.