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    The Future Is Wild

    The Future Is Wild

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    Discovery Channel Kids
    With a new Mega Ice Age threatening humanity, four young people travel into the far future to identify a suitable new home. Discovery Kids imagines the planet Earth as it will be millions of years from now through the eyes of young travelers on a great adventure. The climate is radically different from what we know now, and the creatures have evolved into beings that are the stuff of dreams.moreless
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    The Works

    The Works

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    The History Channel
    The Works is a History Channel show hosted by Daniel H. Wilson, a Carnegie educated robotics engineer and American writer. The program reveals the unseen secrets and history of everyday life using real scientific experiments and interviews with experts. Each episode focuses on uncovering the complex systems behind commonplace things, tracing a path from where it has come to where it is today and where it can go in the future. Topics range from common garbage, beer, sneakers or tattoo removal to armored plating and robots. The Works takes the viewer from a basic understanding of a product or service to a fascinating level of behind the scenes knowledge. The viewers become privy to industry trade secrets and interesting historical facts, often presented by top representatives of each perspective field. Scientific, historical and social significance are given equal weight. The Works shows audiences a broad, vibrant and surprising picture of everyday objects and industries.moreless
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    Prehistoric Predators

    Prehistoric Predators

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    National Geographic
    Prehistoric Predators is a nature documentary TV series developed by National Geographic that looks at some of the more dangerous killers the world had ever seen, except their glory was over millions of years ago. Before humans became a top member in the food chain, these ancient predators were more than of the dinosaur variety with monsters in the form of wild pigs, tigers, bears, wolves, and even birds. With striking CGI and animation, watch the Entelodont, one of the ugliest creatures ever, as this pig-like hunter took down the camel-like Poebrotherium wilsoni with its powerful jaws earning its nickname the Hell Pig. The short-faced bulldog bear had been one of the most intimidating meat-eaters in North America, using its monstrous thirteen feet height to take down the equally dangerous Dire Wolves, which was the largest canid to ever live. From Hyaenodons with razor sharp jaws to the ferocious Terror Birds to the giant 50-ton shark-like Megalodon, Prehistoric Predators brings back these prehistoric killers to relive their hunting glory.moreless
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    The Pyramid Code

    The Pyramid Code

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    Fireworks International
    This show is narrated by Sally Jennings and features information about the ancient Egyptians from Dr. Carmen Boutler at the University of Calgary.
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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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    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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    Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2007)
    a landmark television series... 5 years in the making... 2,000 days of shooting... 204 locations... this is your world... prepare to see it... as never before... Visit some of the world's most breathtaking, faraway locales in this 11-part documentary series from the Discovery Channel. Shot in HD, this series is narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. You will see the world like never before, as you are transported to places all over the planet, from the Amazon rain forest and the depths of the ocean, to the highest peaks of the mountains and the great plains of Africa. With never before seen footage, prepare to be amazed and moved by Planet Earth.moreless
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    Oddities

    Oddities

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    Discovery Channel
    Take a look inside Obscura Antiques & Oddities in New York where viewers can see a wide range of strange items such as a two-headed mounted cow and weird medical instruments. The shop owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson show off their love for the items they've accumulated.moreless
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    Stan Lee's Superhumans

    Stan Lee's Superhumans

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    The History Channel
    Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man goes on a journey to track down people with unusual abilities that are caused by genetic differences.
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    Extreme Engineering

    Extreme Engineering

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    Discovery Channel
    Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under construction like the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Alps. Still other episodes showcase futuristic projects that may never be built, like the Transatlantic Tunnel. Most episodes examine possible disaster scenarios that could threaten the projects. Note: The series airs under the name Kings of Construction in some countries outside of the U.S.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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    Escape to River Cottage

    Escape to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Hugh has decided to quit the bustle of London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage, a former gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.moreless
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    Machines!

    Machines!

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    The Science Channel
    Machines! is a scientific how-to TV series developed by Discovery's Science Channel that focuses on demystifying and untangling the complexities of modern machinery. It offers a unique behind, inside, under, over, in front of, and through look at ordinary and extraordinary machines with both photographic and computer animated views to take us into places most people or even the light of day ever see. Have you ever wondered just how a bowling pinsetter works? What about an escalator? Machines! gives you that chance to see how the modern marvels of machinery, from power plants to roller coasters, tattoo machines to carousels, and yes, even the bowling pinsetters and escalators, work. It is an entertaining and engaging way to see how these things fly, flood, push, pull, and tick in a way that does not require a sledgehammer or a risk of losing a finger.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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    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 Hot Rod

    American Hot Rod

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    Discovery Channel
    From the producers of American Chopper comes American Hot Rod, the show that gives the viewers a look at the life of legendary hot-rod builder Boyd Coddington and his crew of builders. The show takes the viewers into the fast paced, complicated, and tension filled world of hot-rod building. Along the way we meet Boyd's crew and family, as they struggle to complete their classic cars before the deadline is upon them. It's just another day in the life of American Hot Rod.moreless
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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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    Survivorman

    Survivorman

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    OLN
    Survivorman follows outdoor enthusiast and survival expert Les Stroud as he is abandoned for a week in a remote location with little supplies (The supplies he is given to use depend on the scenario he is playing out. Sometimes he will play the sceneario of a stranded scuba diver on an island and other he will play a broken down car in the middle of the desert. However, he always carries his Leatherman Multi-Tool and his trusty harmonica.) While stranded in the middle of nowhere Les must document his experience by himself using 50 pounds of cameras and equipment that ranges from tripods, body strap stands, to film all the way to the cameras and the cases that hold them. Each new location presents a new set of obstacles for Les with such diverse climates as the dense, humid Costa Rican Rainforest all the way to the dry, arid environment of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. No matter where he goes he is always alone, always in danger, and always Survivorman. The series originally ended in 2008. But in the summer of 2012, Les Stroud returned with all-new survival challenges, on a desert island in Mexico and in the cold mountains of Norway.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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    The Crocodile Hunter

    The Crocodile Hunter

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    Discovery Channel
    Steve the star was born after a chance encounter with his friend, a television producer who was filming in the Park for TV. In true Steve style they took a punt and the first documentary, "The Crocodile Hunter" was produced in 1992. The tremendous success of this one program quickly encouraged the making of more and so over the next 3 years, 10 one hour episodes were made and on television screens all over the world. Steve has now filmed 50 episodes of "Crocodile Hunter", 52 episodes of "Croc Files", and his next project will be an animated series. WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE CROCODILE HUNTER SERIES? Steve: "Our aim is to continue producing more wildlife programmes to entertain and enlighten. We'll take the audience to some of the wildest and remotest territories in the world. The time has come when all of us must be accountable. We don't own the planet Earth, we belong to it. And we must share it with our wildlife. It's obvious that every man, woman and child can contribute to the well being of our native wildlife and the planet through simple day-to-day stuff such as recycling, chemical and pollution awareness, and not wasting water. Terri and I eat, sleep and live for wildlife. Our love, passion, and devotion is to educate and share with the world our magnificent - often threatened or sometimes threatening - wildlife. Our job in this world is to bring misunderstood and feared animals (as well as the cute and cuddlies) right into your house, so that we can share and learn about the world's wildlife.

    Terri: "Steve and I are very lucky to live and work with what we love best. Zoo life definitely has its ups and downs but there is nothing else we'd rather be doing. It's our goal and our passion to open everyone's hearts to love and care for wildlife for generations to come."

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