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Evening (pm)

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  1. 7:00 PM
    American Pickers: Hometown Pickin'

    In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collec… TVPG | CC

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    American Pickers: Hometown Pickin'

    In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collection. He's got two massive hangars full of treasures but doesn't want to part with any of it. Later, they meet Dale whose stockpile has grown so large he keeps it in an old school. There the guys find a pair of muskets that could be centuries old. Then, in Mike's hometown of Joliet, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.

  2. 8:00 PM
    American Pickers: Picking Superheroes

    The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike's "spidey" senses t… TVPG | CC

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    American Pickers: Picking Superheroes

    The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike's "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller. A ramshackle old house in South Carolina looks promising but it's also said to be haunted by a ghost named Pearl.

  3. 9:00 PM
    American Pickers: Picking It Forward

    A Kansas junkyard is packed with rusty old cars, signs, and machinery, but it's nothing compared to … TVPG | CC

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    American Pickers: Picking It Forward

    A Kansas junkyard is packed with rusty old cars, signs, and machinery, but it's nothing compared to the awesome collection inside. Later, in a town that was annihilated by a tornado, the guys put picking aside to jump-start a charity auction instead. Meanwhile in Iowa, the construction crew uncovers a costly surprise while breaking ground on the new store addition.

  4. 10:00 PM
    American Pickers: Frank's Holy Grail

    Scouring a mind-blowing collection of vintage petroliana in Massachusetts, Frank breaks a sweat and … TVPG | CC

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    American Pickers: Frank's Holy Grail

    Scouring a mind-blowing collection of vintage petroliana in Massachusetts, Frank breaks a sweat and the bank when he uncovers the holy grail of oilcans. Later, in Rhode Island, the guys get a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to a mammoth Newport mansion where they bid big money on a series of rare gems.

  5. 11:02 PM
    American Pickers: Frank's Dog Days

    Since opening his second store, Mike's feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky wh… TVPG | CC

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    American Pickers: Frank's Dog Days

    Since opening his second store, Mike's feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky while freestyling in Virginia with Danielle. A cold call with Gary pays off with a pink jukebox and the remains of a rare 1930s motorbike. While he proves to be a tough negotiator, Doug's well-manicured property is a honey hole of petroliana. Henry's trailer homes are packed to the gills with unusual collectibles and he's ready to make a deal. Danielle proves she's got a picker's eye. But back at the shop, Frank has a tough time tracking down an appraiser for the jukebox.

Afternoon (pm)

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  1. 12:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: Ropes & Chains

    From hauling our heaviest gear to mastering the tallest mountains, they have been around for centuri… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Ropes & Chains

    From hauling our heaviest gear to mastering the tallest mountains, they have been around for centuries, but we constantly improve upon them. Get an inside look at factories where every kind and style of Ropes & Chains are made. We'll get some lessons from a company that trains high-flying workers who depend on rope to do their jobs safely. Learn how window washers, rock climbers and even bungee jumpers safely use the ropes they depend on every day! See dockworkers who rely on ropes around the clock, and pay a visit to the head-spinning factory floors where some of the strongest ropes available are made. See how industrial chain links come to life from just a rusty steel coil and how they're used to anchor massive ships and unload cargo. From parachute cord to shipping lines, from fine jewelry to anchor chains--we'll discover the many uses of today's Ropes & Chains.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: Nuclear Tech.

    Nuclear research ranges from well-known applications, such as bombs and reactors, to little-known us… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Nuclear Tech.

    Nuclear research ranges from well-known applications, such as bombs and reactors, to little-known uses in medicine, food preparation, and radiation detection. It's also spawned ancillary technologies to store nuclear waste and clean up accidents. Despite the risk of use and abuse for destructive purposes, many scientists remain optimistic about what's next for the atom. In an explosive hour, we explore the atom in war and peace, and the latest in nuclear power generation, safety, and security.

  3. 2:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: Built by Hand

    We live in a highly mechanized world in which billions of products are made by machines--but there a… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Built by Hand

    We live in a highly mechanized world in which billions of products are made by machines--but there are some things that can be built only by using an even more sophisticated tool--the human hand. In New Mexico, a pilot who builds his own jet-powered glider takes to the skies--his very life depending on his handiwork. Canoe makers in Montana, and a knife maker in Washington, handcraft items so unique that customers are willing to pay significantly higher prices than if they were machine made. In the farmlands of Central California, craftsmen keep alive the ancient art of weapon making--see their gleaming suits of armor in action, as weekend warriors do battle. Ever wonder how those impressive animal skeletons in museums are constructed? The artists of Skulls International in Oklahoma City share their secrets. And in Hollywood, the Chiodo brothers reveal how handmade special effects have a charm and character that today's computer animators can't duplicate.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: Tiny Weapons

    "Tiny" weapons may not sound impressive...but small can kill, and it can also be easily concealed. … TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Tiny Weapons

    "Tiny" weapons may not sound impressive...but small can kill, and it can also be easily concealed. From a pocket pistol used by the police...to a submachine gun wielded by a bodyguard...to a carbine in the hands of an Army Ranger, many of today's most effective weapons are smaller than ever. They can fit in your pocket, fly through the air, even break through walls--tiny weapons are an essential part of battle, self-defense, and spreading terror.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: World's Strongest III

    Witness some mind-blowing feats of strength starting with the world's most powerful elevators--one l… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: World's Strongest III

    Witness some mind-blowing feats of strength starting with the world's most powerful elevators--one lifts fighter jets, the other lifts a giant stage filled with acrobats. Discover the world's strongest tire and the monster mine machine it rolls with. Take a 35-foot drop on the world's strongest mountain bike. See the world's strongest land transport vehicle that carries the Space Shuttle. Finally mix some drinks or chop a telephone into dust with the biggest and strongest home blender you've ever seen.

  6. 5:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: World's Sharpest

    It's time to slice and dice! Take a cutting-edge look at the most amazing blades in the world, from … TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: World's Sharpest

    It's time to slice and dice! Take a cutting-edge look at the most amazing blades in the world, from the legendary sword of the samurai warrior with an edge sharp enough to sever a man's arm in a single swipe, to industrial shredder blades capable of gobbling anything from a sofa to a fridge, to the precision slicing power of lasers and plasma.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Modern Marvels: Failed Inventions.

    Join us for a salute to the dreamers and schemers who brought the world an odd assortment of flawed … TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Failed Inventions.

    Join us for a salute to the dreamers and schemers who brought the world an odd assortment of flawed ideas--like flying, swimming, and jet-powered automobiles, flying rocket belts, and radium-filled clothes that promised to inflate the owner's sagging love life! And we explore the minds of the off-kilter geniuses who thought up these off-the-mark concepts. Some tinkerers' musings were merely ahead of their time and deemed flops during the inventor's lifetime, but others were just plain bad!

Morning (am)

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  1. 12:01 AM
    Pawn Stars: Traffic Jammed

    Take flight with the Pawn Stars when a letter recovered from the United Flight 736 crash gets delive… TVPG L | CC

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    Pawn Stars: Traffic Jammed

    Take flight with the Pawn Stars when a letter recovered from the United Flight 736 crash gets delivered to the shop. Will Corey get the message or will it be returned to sender? Then, Rick examines some nozzles from the Queen Mary ocean liner. Can Rick float the deal or will he go down with a sinking ship? And later, when traffic is driving away business, Rick lets Chum take the wheel by finally making him a manager... of the parking lot. Will Chum clear the jam or is he heading for a crash?

  2. 12:31 AM
    Pawn Stars: Saddle Up

    Cast your vote for the Pawn Stars when an Abraham Lincoln campaign poster comes up for grabs. Used i… TVPG L | CC

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    Pawn Stars: Saddle Up

    Cast your vote for the Pawn Stars when an Abraham Lincoln campaign poster comes up for grabs. Used in his 1864 re-election campaign during the Civil War, will it cost Rick a pretty penny or will he veto the negotiation? Then, Chumlee's feeling like a kid again when a Turbo Man action figure flies into the shop. Can he cough up the dough to snag this fictional superhero or will it "jingle all the way" out the door? And later, Chumlee's plan for a hike with the guys turns into a day on horseback, but it seems Vegas is a one-horse town.

  3. 1:01 AM
    Pawn Stars: Road Test

    Travel back in time with the Pawn Stars when a guitar that belonged to The Who's bassist, John Entwi… TVPG L | CC

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    Pawn Stars: Road Test

    Travel back in time with the Pawn Stars when a guitar that belonged to The Who's bassist, John Entwistle, strikes a chord with Rick. Will his nostalgia for the band cause him to shell out big bucks for a piece of his "generation" or will he not "get fooled again"? Then, Rick and Lili get the presidential treatment when a customer brings in a Richard Nixon paper dress. Will this campaign outfit dress to impress, or wear out its welcome? And later, the guys decide it's time to put the Old Man's driving skills to the test. Can he prove to them once and for all that he's the king of the road, or will his license to ride expire?

  4. 1:31 AM
    Pawn Stars: Ponies and Phonies

    Saddle up with the Pawn Stars when a customer brings in a bible believed to have been carried by Pon… TVPG L | CC

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    Pawn Stars: Ponies and Phonies

    Saddle up with the Pawn Stars when a customer brings in a bible believed to have been carried by Pony Express riders. Can Rick and Corey rope in this cowboy classic or will it ride off into the sunset? Then, Corey travels to a galaxy far, far away when a R2D2 Pepsi machine rolls into the shop. Will the force be with him or will he let it go to the dark side? And later, Lili's internship is up and the guys need to review her performance. Will her year at the shop go down as a success?

  5. 2:01 AM
    Vikings: The Choice

    Ragnar's Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious wel… TV14 V-D | CC

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    Vikings: The Choice

    Ragnar's Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party along the way. After a bloody battle both sides must come to new terms.

  6. 3:03 AM
    Vikings: The Choice

    Ragnar's Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious wel… TV14 V-D | CC

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    Vikings: The Choice

    Ragnar's Viking warriors march on to King Ecbert's villa and are met with a surprisingly vicious welcome party along the way. After a bloody battle both sides must come to new terms.

  7. 4:02 AM
    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming. TVG

    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming.

  8. 4:30 AM
    Cash Cowboys: Fish Out of Water

    After getting real tacky in Montreal, the guys head to the village of Hudson, Quebec, where they unc… TVPG | CC

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    Cash Cowboys: Fish Out of Water

    After getting real tacky in Montreal, the guys head to the village of Hudson, Quebec, where they uncover a pair of rare rocking horses and tour a staggering collection of Star Wars paraphernalia. A visit to a champagne-sipping antique show yields some high-end treasures. And, just as they're leaving town, the guys end up in a back alley waiting for what may be the biggest and oddest treasure of them all.

  9. 5:30 AM
    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming. TVG

    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming.

  10. 6:00 AM
    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming. TVG

    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming.

  11. 6:30 AM
    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming. TVG

    Info-Documentaries.

    Informational programming.

  12. 7:00 AM
    Modern Marvels: Locomotives

    Zip through the French countryside at nearly 300 MPH on the TGV--the fastest locomotive in the world… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Locomotives

    Zip through the French countryside at nearly 300 MPH on the TGV--the fastest locomotive in the world. Ride on the little engines that could as they guide giant ships through the Panama Canal. Watch two locomotives crash head-on as the federal government monitors safety. Descend 700 feet below the earth's surface where mining locomotives move miners through a maze of tunnels. Then, it's a "jiffy lube" for locomotives inside America's largest maintenance shop. Finally, glide into the future with a locomotive that levitates on a cushion of air.

  13. 8:00 AM
    Modern Marvels: More Engineering Disasters.

    Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into t… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: More Engineering Disasters.

    Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into the modern world also caused some of mankind's worst disasters. Often a huge calamity is traced back to a tiny cause, insignificant in itself, but triggering a domino effect. We'll revisit notable disasters and search for probable causes.

  14. 9:00 AM
    Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 10.

    Disasters investigated include: the 1984 Union Carbide debacle in Bhopal, India, where a toxic chemi… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 10.

    Disasters investigated include: the 1984 Union Carbide debacle in Bhopal, India, where a toxic chemical release killed 3,800 people and left 11,000 with disabling respiratory ailments; and the 2003 sudden collapse of a 10-story parking garage at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, New Jersey that killed four and injured 20. We find out why a series of structures in Hutchinson, Kansas mysteriously caught fire and exploded in 2001; and examine the 1933 construction of a canal ordered by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin that later proved to be nearly useless and cost many lives. And we get to the bottom of a maritime mystery, when a tanker carrying non-explosive materials in San Francisco Bay blew up in 1983.

  15. 10:00 AM
    Modern Marvels: Pocket Tools

    Teddy Roosevelt carried a revolver. The night they each died, Abraham Lincoln carried a $5 Confedera… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Pocket Tools

    Teddy Roosevelt carried a revolver. The night they each died, Abraham Lincoln carried a $5 Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings, while John Wilkes Booth carried a candle and pictures of five women, including his fianc e. Why? Most people don't even think about it anymore. We simply put what we were carrying yesterday, and the day before that, back into our pockets. Do we really need everything we carry with us? In this hour we will take a look at the items we found in peoples' pockets all across America. Not cell phones, which everybody has, but more intimate items. Personal things...both valuable and cheap. Work aids...both simple and high-tech. Even food! And we'll not only see what they must have in their possession, but how some of it is made. Why does a search and rescue fireman carry a hockey puck? We'll also discover how they make and carry a "personal escape" bailout system.

  16. 11:00 AM
    Modern Marvels: Weird Machines

    It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention--but that is not always the case. Som… TVPG | CC

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    Modern Marvels: Weird Machines

    It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention--but that is not always the case. Some strange machines are built for sheer spectacle, some a glimpse into the future or even the past, while others are just plain...Weird. Take a look at machines that specialize in high functionality and low practicality, prompting two very important questions: What is it and...how do I get one? An Alaskan navigates the Juneau waters with his homemade submarine. A California company shocks local beach bums with their fully submersible "shark boats." We'll also meet a bicep-curling robot that's built to save lives; scale a mountain with a 21st century Batman-esque rope ascender; witness an engineered, forty-foot vortex of fire known as the Flame Tornado; and hit the backcountry trails with a snowboard-motorcycle hybrid inspired by a shopping cart.