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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Cat From Hell

    My Cat From Hell

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    Animal Planet
    From spastic cats that break up relationships to violent felines that put their owners in the hospital, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy has seen it all. Follow Jackson as he brings his unique understanding of cats to desperate families on the verge of giving up on their furry companions.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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    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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    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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    Everest: Beyond the Limit

    Everest: Beyond the Limit

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2009)
    In April and May 2006, eleven determined climbers from all over the world, and one veteran guide, took to the world's tallest peak in an attempt to reach the summit. Partially filmed with cameras mounted to Sherpas' helmets, and two camerapersons who also summited with high-altitude cameras, this six-part production offers an amazing, unflinching look at this incredible expedition through a zeroing in on the experiences of six of the climbers. Packed with plenty of edge-of-your seat intensity and footage with perspectives never before seen, this series is a must-see for HD television fanatics. Broadcast History: Season One – Tuesdays at 10:00 pm Season Two – Tuesdays at 10:00 pm followed by the companion show Everest: After the Climb at 11:00 pm Season Three – Sunday 12/27/2009 8-11:00 pm episodes one-three, Wednesday 12/30/2009 9-11:00 pm episodes four and five (all times E/P)moreless
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    One Step Beyond

    One Step Beyond

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Outside the known is irreality, and one step beyond that is Surrealism. John Newland introduces reported cases of supernatural phenomena, whose poetry is revealed in magnificent and almost brutally compressed dramatizations. One Step Beyond was mainly filmed at M-G-M Studios, Hollywood, and partly at M-G-M British Studios, Borehamwood, Herts. It premiered nine months before The Twilight Zone, and was also known as Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. All episodes are directed by Newland himself, a dab hand whose trademark is subtle, balletic camera work. This series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional stories with supernatural twists and turns, this program sought out 'real' stories of the supernatural, including ghosts, disappearances, monsters, etc., and re-creating them for each episode. No solutions to these mysteries were ever found, and viewers could only scratch their heads and wonder, "what if it's real?"moreless
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    Biography

    Biography

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    A&E
    This show provides an in-depth profile of the lives of people throughout history who have captured our imagination.
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    Terra Nova

    Terra Nova

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    FOX (ended 2011)
    FOX Broadcasting teamed with Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria and Aaron Kaplan to bring a new series,Terra Nova. In the year 2149, the planet Earth is a disaster, and most of the plant and animal life has become extinct. Scientists can't reverse the damage, but have found a way to travel back to prehistoric times to save the human race. Among the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers in Terra Nova is the Shannon family. Jim Shannon, played by Jason O'Mara, is a loving father with secrets in his past. His wife, Elisabeth, is a trauma surgeon who has been recruited to join Terra Nova's medical team. Their three children join them on this journey: Josh is 17 and is not happy about leaving the life he knows. Maddy is 15 and is looking forward to a new life and a chance to make changes. Zoe is 5, and there is a secret involving her that could create problems for the Shannon family. Commander Nathaniel Taylor warns the new arrivals of the dangers that surround them in Terra Nova. There are not only dinosaurs, but other settlers who have left the colony to start their own. The outcast colony is led by Mira, who left because she disagreed with Taylor as a leader. The Shannons soon discover not all the danger exists outside the walls of Terra Nova. Some of the members of their group disagree on how to save mankind and some may even be trying to destroy the new world before it can get started. While FOX has announced the cancellation, Terra Nova is being shopped to other networks.moreless
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    Cities of the Underworld

    Cities of the Underworld

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    The History Channel
    Peel back the layers of history with hosts Don Wildman and Eric Geller, as they explore underneath the cities of the world to find the hidden engineering feats and dark histories buried beneath. Travel though a maze of tunnels, hidden water supplies, hideouts, and tombs lost to time.moreless
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    Yellowstone

    Yellowstone

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    BBC
    Against ts vast and majestic landscapes, full of lush meadows, deep forests, and violent hot springs, this landmark series follows the intertwining stories of Yellowstone's iconic inhabitants: the grey wolf, the grizzly bear, and the herds of antelope and buffalo. In a land of beauty and peril, the dramatic lives and fortunes of these animals are inexorably bound together. Intimate and emotional, epic, and engaging, "Yellowstone" reaveals the grandeur of this unique place as its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.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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