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    Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

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    The History Channel
    According to the History Channel, this show first aired in January of 1995, but it was released on VHS in 1994. It was probably on another network before the History Channel was formed in January of 1995.moreless
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    Outrageous Acts of Science

    Outrageous Acts of Science

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    The Science Channel
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    Wild Kratts

    Wild Kratts

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    PBS
    Join creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS KIDS GO's new series "Wild Kratts". Children are pulled into the show as they tag along with Chris and Martin on their animal-powered adventures.moreless
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    The Most Extreme

    The Most Extreme

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    Animal Planet
    Made by Natural History New Zealand, this series showcases the world's most extreme animals, in various categories such as speed or stinkiness, in a top-ten countdown format. FAQ:
    I've seen an animal on the show rank number 1 in jumping, but only able to jump a couple of feet - what's that about? Most everything on the show is body sized porportioned. Can I nominate an animal for the show? No, sorry, you can not. Can I be on this show? Most of the show is computer animated or animals recorded in their natural habitat so, no. Are humans ever ranked on the show? Yes, they are sometimes compared to all the other animalsmoreless
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    American Pickers

    American Pickers

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    The History Channel
    This show looks into the world of antique and collectible hunters who make an adventure out of traveling across America to find the rarest items.
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    Gold Rush

    Gold Rush

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    Discovery Channel
    Gold Rush features determined men responding to the current economic downturn in America to go in search of gold in the wilds of the far north. Watch as they try to strike it rich!moreless
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    Cash Cab

    Cash Cab

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    Cash Cab is yet another British import game show making the rounds on American television. Comedian Ben Bailey is the host and driver of the Cash Cab. Once in the cab, players are bombarded with trivia questions. The first four questions are worth $25 each, the next four $50, and the rest worth $100. In the third season, these are doubled to $50, $100 and $200 respectively. Depending on how long the trip is (Bailey will tell the fare beforehand how many blocks they are away from their destination), a contestant could earn over $1000 in the Cash Cab. However, a contestant must be careful about answering questions incorrectly or freezing. Each incorrect answer/freeze earns the contestant a strike, and three strikes cause the contestant to be kicked out of the cab without a dime. To help the contestant along, two help options are provided. One is a "Mobile Shoutout," during which the fare may make a 30-second phone call to ask a friend for help. The other is a "Street Shoutout," in which Bailey will pull the cab over to the curb and the fare will ask someone on the street to help answer the question. Along the way, if the contestant has earned more than $200 and the cab is stopped at a red light, the Red Light Challenge is initiated. The contestant is given a multi-answer question and has 30 seconds to give all the correct answers. If successful, $250 is added to their score. No penalty is given for failing to complete the challenge. Once the cab has reached its destination, Bailey offers a choice to his fare: either exit the cab with the money right then and there, or risk it all on a slightly more difficult video bonus question. If the contestant chooses to take the risk, he is shown a video clip and then asked a question about it. A correct answer doubles the contestant's winnings, but an incorrect answer leaves him with nothing.moreless
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    How the Universe Works

    How the Universe Works

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    Discovery Channel
    See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces.
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    PBS
    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    Dual Survival

    Dual Survival

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    Discovery Channel
    Imagine being thrown into the wilderness, do you think you could survive? Experts think that having basic survival skills such as finding food, shelter, water and finding help are important. Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin take on surviving through some of the hardest conditions, proving that having the right skills and thinking out of the box can save you.moreless
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    Nature

    Nature

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    PBS
    Nature is a wildlife documentary program that has been airing on PBS since 1982. Its longevity is explained partly by its quality; Nature has won numerous Emmy awards. Documentaries have explored a multitude of different animals, plants, and other aspects of the natural world. Subjects vary from "Africa" to "Yellowstone Otters." Some documentaries have featured celebrities, such as "Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts" and "John Denver: Let This Be a Voice." While the documentaries vary in creator, style and narrator, they are all educational and suitable for the entire family.moreless
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    How It's Made

    How It's Made

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    The Science Channel
    Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.

    (Comment c'est fait is the french title)

    This show originated in Canada and is growing in popularity all over the globe.moreless
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    Mystery Diagnosis

    Mystery Diagnosis

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    Discovery Health
    Are you suffering from a life-threatening illness? Are your bizarre symptoms baffling your doctors? Are they misdiagnosing your ailment as a result? This program shows how some indomitable patients refused to give up and found amazing conclusions to the mysteries of their diagnoses.moreless
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    Meerkat Manor

    Meerkat Manor

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    Animal Planet (ended 2009)
    Animal Planet's series Meerkat Manor follows the Whiskers, a family of meerkats, that struggles to survive in Africa's Kalahari Desert. The series was filmed over the course of a 10-year period for a Cambridge University study. Meerkat Manor was narrated by Bill Nighy in the United Kingdom and Mike Goldman in Australia. In the United States, Sean Astin narrated the first three seasons and Stockard Channing narrated the series for the fourth season.moreless
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    Dirty Jobs

    Dirty Jobs

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2012)
    Stuck in a dead-end job? Daydreaming about a new career? Combed through the classifieds lately looking for your next calling?
    If so, take a look at what Discovery Channel is offering:
    Road Kill Collector: Must be able to work long hours braving oncoming traffic while picking up all manner of smelly dead creatures. Benefits include working outdoors.
    Zoo Cage Cleaner: Performs necessary health-giving service for animals inhabiting the city zoo. Requires ability to tolerate large volumes of animal excrement while avoiding the occasional grumpy gorilla.
    This summer, Discovery Channel goes to work with the unsung American laborers who make their living doing the most unthinkable, yet vital vocations in DIRTY JOBS. This world premiere original series begins Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
    Each week, our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe introduces viewers to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers and other professionals performing the vital yet outlandish occupations that simply must get done. A tremendously good sport, Rowe knows that whether it�s serving greasy slop to pigs in Iowa, or picking up five-day-old road kill and transporting it to a crematorium, it�s all part of an honest day�s work.
    At the end of each enlightening, horrifying and hilarious episode, viewers are left with an appreciation for hardworking people, and they�ll know it takes to tackle tough jobs.
    DIRTY JOBS is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television; Craig Piligian is the executive producer. For the Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is the executive producer.
    Discovery Channel is the United States� largest cable television network, serving 90.2 million households across the nation with the finest in informative entertainment. Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Military Channel, Discovery en Espa�ol and FitTV. The unit also distributes BBC AMERICA.moreless
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    Deadliest Catch

    Deadliest Catch

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    Discovery Channel
    The Bering Sea holds the secret to Alaskan Gold, the highly lucrative and elusive…King Crab. With a new set of rules to abide by the ships and the crews will have new deadlines, more stress, and more dangerous conditions. With forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…this job ranks as one of the deadliest. Any time spent of the Bering Sea is dangerous, we watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.moreless
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    Bering Sea Gold

    Bering Sea Gold

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    Discovery Channel
    In Nome, Alaska, miners dredge the bottom of the Bering Sea looking to strike it rich.
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    The Nature of Things

    The Nature of Things

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    CBC
    This multi-award-winning show has been broadcast in more than 80 countries, including the United States, on The Discovery Channel and PBS. On the air since 6 November 1960, it is one of the longest-running television shows in Canada. Biologist and geneticist David Suzuki has hosted the show since 1979.moreless
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    Animal Cops: Houston

    Animal Cops: Houston

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    Animal Planet
    The HSPCA's mission is to promote respect for all animals and free them from suffering and abuse. The Houston SPCA is a private, nonprofit charity which receives no funding from the government, United Way, or any national animal groups. The HSPCA receives over 40,000 animals each year — an average of more than 100 animals per day. The majority are lost, homeless, or simply unwanted. While many people think that the Houston SPCA shelters only dogs and cats, in reality, small mammals like guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, ferrets and rabbits, as well as horses, cows, goats, pigs and other livestock-type animals also find care and shelter at the Houston SPCA. The mission of the HSPCA is to promote respect for all animals and free them from suffering and abuse. As an open-door animal shelter, the Houston SPCA accepts all animals in need. No animal is turned away due to species, size, or health. The doors of the Houston SPCA are open to all animals: domestic, livestock, exotic and wild. Last year, the Houston SPCA received: 9,767 dogs 7,889 puppies 8,427 cats 10,497 kittens 655 rabbits, hamsters, ferrets, gerbils and other small domestic companion animals 191 livestock animals 1,643 wildlife animalsmoreless
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    Auction Kings

    Auction Kings

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    Discovery Channel
    Viewers are given the chance to look at timeless items on the Discovery Channel series Auctions Kings.
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