With American Dad (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,652

2. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Alcan Highway (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of the Alaska-Canadian (Alcan) Highway is recalled. The 1,522-mile roadway was built in 1942, in only 8 months, by American soldiers.

Stars: Nehemiah Atkinson, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Terrence Cole, Billy Connor

Votes: 14

3. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Bombs! (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Director: Yann Debonne | Stars: Walter Boyne, Mike Burns, Steve Ebersole, Albert Einstein

Votes: 10

4. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Castles and Dungeons (2003)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

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A look into the past from the highest towers to the deepest dungeons.

Stars: William Allcorn, Teresa Cunillera, Martin de Lewandowicz, John France

Votes: 9

5. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Helicopters (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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In Alabama, fly with the Apache Longbow, the deadliest helicopter in world, and learn how to fly the Blackhawk, one of the most sophisticated and versatile helicopters in world.

Director: Yann Debonne | Stars: Omar Alba, Jonathan Avery, Brian Bailey, Zenon Dragan

Votes: 11

6. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Military Movers (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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From Civil War locomotives to the C-17, examine the machines that bring men and munitions into battle.

Stars: George Benedetto, Jeremy Davis, Corrie Frazier, Katie Joynt

Votes: 9

7. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Movie Theatre Tech (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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8. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Private Collections (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Looks into the lives of Private collectors and their toys

Director: Chris Harty | Stars: Bill Goldberg, Penny Marshall, Arnold Palmer

Votes: 5

9. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Private Jets: Part 1 (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Patrick Altuna, Mark Cuban, Michael Dorn, Doug Giese

Votes: 5

10. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Command Central (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Larry I. Bland, Jimmy Carter, Bruce Clingan, Dwight D. Eisenhower

11. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Digi-Tech (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Get the inside scoop on the "gotta-have" devices that are the foot soldiers in the digital revolution.

Stars: Jim Barry, Steve Jobs, Jeff Joseph, Kurt Knutsson

12. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Domed Stadiums (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

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From Houston's Astrodome to Toronto's stunning Skydome, follow the history of the revolutionary structures that have transformed sports in America.

Directors: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Star: Jeff Scheftel

Votes: 6

13. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 3 (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The background in the disasters that caused the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a 1961 nuclear accident in Idaho, the U.S. Air Force, Texas Tower radar station and the space disasters of Soyuz 11, the Mars Polar Lander, and Mars Climate Orbiter.

Stars: Donald R. Abbott, Matthew Bencke, Robert Cutler, Peter Dirkmaat

Votes: 9

14. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Future Tech (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A paper-thin, wall-sized holographic television...a car that runs on processed seawater...an army of robotic killing machines...outer-space luxury resorts and a cleaning droid controlled by... See full summary »

Star: Scott Mitchell Nelson

Votes: 8

15. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Hunting Gear (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Lloyd Sherr, James A. Swan

Votes: 5

16. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Inventions of War (2000)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary, History

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Out of the death and suffering of combat have come many of the everyday items we take for granted.

Stars: Ned Barnett, Raymond Callahan, Fidel Castro, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Votes: 10

17. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Snack Food Tech (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.4
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The story behind our favorite snack foods. They include potato chips, candy bars, pretzels, lollipops, and cupcakes among others.

Stars: Keith Aldredge, Dan Angst, Ellen Gordon, Steve Green

Votes: 14

18. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Statue of Liberty (1994)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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It started as an idea at a French dinner party and became the very 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.

Director: Andrew Thomas | Star: Jeff Scheftel

Votes: 7

19. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The House: Part 1 (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Stephanie Bauder, Scott Mitchell Nelson

20. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Titanic Tech (2003)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary, History

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From the great ships of the White Star Line to modern cruise liners, these incredible vessels have always been at the frontier of engineering.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Lloyd Sherr, Parks Stephenson

Votes: 8

21. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Car Tech of the Future (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A look at the future of transportation, including Hydrogen power, advanced electronics and new building materials. The program recounts the road to now, and look ahead at how the automobile will change in the future.

Stars: Carl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, Harley Earl, Enzo Ferrari

Votes: 7

22. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Magnum (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Director: Tom Jennings | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Garry James, Roy Jinks, John Milius

Votes: 9

23. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Oil (1995)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

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Few real-life dramas feature such colorful characters, fluctuating fortunes, and worldwide high stakes as the story of oil.

Stars: Michael T. Halbouty, Jim Bob Jackson, Roger Olien, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 12

24. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Ben Franklin Tech (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Cory Amsler, Seymour Block, Marshall Brain, Philip Dray

Votes: 8

25. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Bulletproof (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Donald D. Barklow, Walter Blethen, David Boyd, Tommy Harden

Votes: 11

26. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Security Systems (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 7

27. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: World's Biggest Machines 5 (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The world's largest engineering feats are explored. Included: NASA's wind tunnel and flight simulator at the Ames Research Center in California; a continuous mining machine in Pennsylvania;... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Aiken, Vincent Albert, Bob Armstrong, Julia Barfield

Votes: 11

28. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Bullet Trains (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Bullet trains are the fastest, safest, and most technologically advanced trains on the planet. This episode features their history, development, milestones, and promising future From all around the world.

Stars: Jacques Balause, Bernard Frelat, Walter P. Gray III, Bill Hosokawa

Votes: 8

29. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters (1999)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Features The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 and other engineering disasters.

Stars: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Roger McCarthy, Story Musgrave, Ralph Nader

Votes: 26

30. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Great Inventions (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Synthesized doc over wheel, steam power, batteries, railroads, vehicles, electric light, telegraph, radio, television, computers and all most remarkable inventions ever done and how it start.

Stars: Janet Abbate, John Bardeen, Alexander Graham Bell, Walter Brattain

Votes: 6

31. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Chrysler Building (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The Chrysler Building in New York City is the subject.

Stars: Neal Bascomb, Vincent Curcio, Donald Friedman, Christopher Gray

Votes: 9

32. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Overseas Highway (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The history of the creation, completion, and the maintenance behind the Overseas Highway; which connects the Florida Keys and the mainland.

Stars: Robert V. Droz, Linda Figg, Frank P. Guyamier, Mike Lumpkin

Votes: 15

33. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The St. Louis Arch (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The history of how the Gateway Arch in St.Louis was made.

Stars: Dick Bowser, Ken Kolkmeier, Kevin Roche, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 11

34. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: World Trade Center (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Votes: 15

35. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Fire (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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36. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Transcontinental Railroad (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The story and struggles of how the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads united the United States by rail.

Stars: Bob Dowty, Walter Gray, John P. Hankey, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 11

37. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: American Steel: Built to Last (1998)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

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An exploration of the past and future of the steel industry in America.

Stars: Earl Boen, Andrew Carnegie, Tony De Ardo, Henry Clay Frick

Votes: 11

38. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Brooklyn Bridge (1995)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History

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First-hand accounts and extensive archival footage bring the struggle to create the world's first suspension bridge to life.

Stars: Earl Boen, John Manbeck, Kristian Roebling, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 23

39. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Emergency Room (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Emergency room medicine has only been a recognized specialty since 1989, and it took close to two millennia to get to this point. Advancements that led to the modern emergency rooms are highlighted as well as emergency/trauma medicine.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

40. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Golden Gate Bridge (1995)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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More than 50 years after its construction, the Golden Gate is still regarded as one of the world's great engineering marvels. It took 25 million man-hours and 80,000 miles of cable to complete. But the cost in human life was even greater.

Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Jack Perkins, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 39

41. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Paving America (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Examining construction of the national highway system, from its conception in 1912 to completion in 1984.

Stars: Mike Acott, Matthew J. Amorello, Mitch Call, Ernest Crosby

Votes: 16

42. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Radio: Out of Thin Air (1997)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

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The romantic history of the original broadcast phenomenon comes to life in this compelling program featuring interviews with radio personalities Larry King and Casey Kasem.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 5

43. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Silver Mines (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Silver is part of our lives from your utensils, to your electronics, and your car among others. A ubiquitous necessity that doesn't grow on trees. Go behind the scenes to see how silver is ... See full summary »

Stars: George Hearst, William Randolph Hearst, Peter G. Leonard, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 12

44. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Tennessee Valley Authority (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

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America was in the throes of the Great Depression, and rural America was on the brink of disaster. Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried many federal interventions to steady the shaky economic ... See full summary »

Stars: Wylie Bowmaster, Harlan Saperstein, Roy Talbert Jr.

Votes: 5

45. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mount Rushmore (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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The story of Mount Rushmore is set against the backdrop of events and the changing mood of America which influenced the final sculpture. This program is as much a tribute to the dream of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: William O. Farber, James Popovich, Harlan Saperstein, Howard Shaff

Votes: 43

46. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Railroads That Tamed the West (1996)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The dangerous early history of railroads in the United States and the various inventions that slowly made them safer.

Stars: Kevin Bunker, Bob Dowty, John P. Hankey, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 16

47. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Telephone (1996)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

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Witness this invention's unbelievably dramatic true story: one of false starts, close calls, and a bitter rivalry.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 21

48. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Air Force One: A History (1997)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A look at the planes that carried the president of the USA. With improvements in technology the planes could change for the security and safety of the leader of the USA.

Director: Robert Kirk | Star: Bill Ratner

Votes: 8

49. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Pyramids: Majesty and Mystery (1997)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary, History

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Venture inside some of world's most famous and fascinating structures in search of answers to their timeless mysteries.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 9

50. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Observatories: Stonehenge to Space Telescopes (1997)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary, History

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Trace the complete history of mankind's eternal quest to unlock the mysteries of the heavens, and get an astonishing view of the very edge of the universe through the incredible Hubble telescope.

Stars: Robert Brucato, Chris Burrows, Ronald Florence, Story Musgrave

Votes: 7


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