19 Seasons | 177 Episodes
- Season 2 17 Episodes Available
- Season 3 11 Episodes Available
- Season 4 4 Episodes Available
- Season 5 11 Episodes Available
- Season 6 14 Episodes Available
- Season 7 14 Episodes Available
- Season 8 13 Episodes Available
- Season 9 15 Episodes Available
- Season 10 13 Episodes Available
- Season 11 10 Episodes Available
- Season 12 12 Episodes Available
- Season 13 5 Episodes Available
- Season 14 5 Episodes Available
- Season 15 4 Episodes Available
- Season 16 7 Episodes Available
- Season 17 8 Episodes Available
- Season 18 8 Episodes Available
- Season 19 4 Episodes Available
- Season 20 2 Episodes Available
Statue of LibertyAired on Feb 14, 1998
It started as an idea at a French dinner party and became the symbol of the free world. The story of France’s gift to the US reveals a 20-year struggle to design and build the world’s largest monument–using paper-thin copper sheets.
Battlefield EngineeringAired on Feb 08, 1998
Laying the groundwork for battles.
American Steel: Built to LastAired on Jan 18, 1998
For over a century, the US steel industry was a powerful symbol of the nation’s industrial might. Steel helped explode the stock market into an overnight powerhouse, and transformed a country of farmers and merchants into a nation of visionary builders. But America’s domination of the market would meet new challenges in the 1970s.
Aqueducts: Man Made Rivers Of LifeAired on Jan 04, 1998
Many rivers quenched the thirst of millions in the American west and around the world. Without these aqueducts, some of the earth’s largest cities would turn into gigantic ghost towns. Their technology has been in use for over two thousand years. But today these engineering marvels cost billions of dollars to build, requiring thousands of men to toil for years on end. Aqueducts have made some men famous and others fabulously wealthy. In Los Angeles one man’s vision took one hundred thousand men to complete and a great city was truly born. In Northern California the most famous conservationist of our time waged the political fight of his life in an attempt to save one of nature’s most spectacular valleys from San Francisco’s demand for more water.
The Alaskan Oil PipelineAired on Nov 04, 1997
International AirportsAired on Oct 28, 1997
Norad: The War Game FortressAired on Oct 19, 1997
Journey inside the top-secret headquarters of NORAD–the North American Aerospace Defense Command–a binational military command composed of the United States and Canada. Established in 1958 during the height of the Cold War, NORAD’S initial mission was air defense against a bomber attack by the Soviet Union. We see how its primary mission has changed through the years, and go inside the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, one of history’s most ambitious underground building projects.
Polio VaccineAired on Oct 05, 1997
Forensic Science: The Crime Fighter's Weapon.Aired on Sep 28, 1997
RadarAired on Sep 21, 1997
Examine the history of this landmark technology, from its role in the Allied victory in World War II, to its widespread use in air traffic control, ocean surveillance, astronomy, geology and meteorology.
Household WondersAired on Sep 14, 1997
Reviews the revolution in home improvement and glimpses the kitchen of tomorrow. Included: the development of the stove, sewing machine, refrigerated air, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, toaster, and mixer.
Great Towers In The SkyAired on Sep 07, 1997
Radio: Out Of Thin AirAired on Aug 24, 1997
To some it was a miracle. Others call it the triumph of illiteracy. Somewhere between adoration and scorn. Somewhere between the carrier pigeon and television. There was and is radio. We take radio for granted. Perhaps think of it as a second rate medium. A poor relation to our pride and joy, television. But fewer than a hundred years ago, the discovery that people could communicate over great distances without wires, galvanized the world to a degree that has been equalled.
SatellitesAired on Aug 17, 1997
Strong enough to survive their fiery launch into orbit, sophisticated enough to provide life-saving images or relay tens of thousands of phone calls at the same time. By monitoring weapons systems and troop movements, these “eyes in the sky” may be the difference between security and annihilation. From the futuristic visions of a British sci-fi writer to creations of a German rocket designer for the Nazi war machine to the Cold War technological race, we review the satellites that link our world.