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Friday, March 28, 2008

HISTORY CHANNEL TV LISTINGS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO GENEALOGISTS

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HISTORY TV Listings [mailto:thc.tvlistings@newsletters.aetv.com]
Programming Schedule

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Please Note: All air times are Eastern and subject to change. Check your local listings for broadcast dates and times, and be aware that History Channel airs many programs twice per day.

Browse their complete schedule here.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008
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7-8pm -- Modern Marvels - Baseball Parks
Step up to the plate and play ball as we take you on a tour of those
amazing edifices of the national pastime--baseball stadiums! From the
sandlots and wooden ballparks of the 1800 and 1900s to the monolithic
multipurpose stadiums of today, baseball parks have grown into
technological wonders that pull in and cost millions.

8-9pm -- Save Our History - Written in Bone
Explore the fascinating investigative work of Dr. Doug Owsley, one of
the world's top forensic anthropologists. Dr. Owsley has examined more
than 10,000 skeletons, including those of Jamestown colonists, and has
assisted the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in solving
numerous criminal cases. Watch as Dr. Owsley and his team from the
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History use digital 3D imaging,
scanning electron microscopy, and virtual facial reconstruction, to
analyze 400 year-old skeletons as they search for a cold case homicide
victim, and investigate the identity of a 19th century teenage boy
whose remains were recently discovered at a Washington, DC
construction site.

9-11pm -- Lost Book of Nostradamus -
In 1994, Italian journalist Enza Massa was at the Italian National
Library in Rome when she stumbled upon an unusual find. It was a
manuscript dating to 1629, titled: Nostradamus Vatinicia Code. Michel
de Notredame, the author's name, was on the inside in indelible ink.
The book contains cryptic and bizarre images along with over eighty
watercolor paintings by the master visionary himself. Follow the
investigative trail of how the manuscript was found in the archives
and exactly how it got there. New insight is given into the life of
Nostradamus and his relationship with Pope Urban VIII, who knew about
this manuscript and in whose possession it was for many years.

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Monday, March 31, 2008
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8-9pm -- Modern Marvels - World's Strongest.
Strength...A powerful word, but what does it mean? How is it measured?
Why are some things simply stronger than others. How strong is a rope,
a tractor, a diamond, a tugboat or even plastic. From Spectra fibre to
Lexan learn where, how and why strength matters to us every day.

9-10pm -- Cities of the Underworld - New York: Secret Societies
Today, New York is the biggest city in the country... but it's got
some dark secrets in its past. It was founded by covert groups,
overrun with gangs and mob bosses, and ruled by secret societies.
This is the true foundation of the city that never sleeps, and host
Don Wildman is headed deep beneath the skyscrapers, taxicabs and
street vendors into a New York that few have ever seen before. From a
hidden Freemason tunnel and secret world of the Sandhogs, to mobster
hideaways and gang escape routes, we're uncovering the secret
societies that built New York--from the underground up.

10-11pm -- Ancient Discoveries - 09 - Mega Machines
In 2004 the American School of Classical Studies in Greece made a
surprising discovery of two limestone coffins which dated back 3000
years. Archaeologist Guy Sanders was not only surprised by the quality
of the sarcophagi but shocked by their size and weight. The coffins
weighed 3 tons, and he concluded that the people of the Geometric
Period must have used massive machines to move them. From the Pharos
of Alexandria to the Parthenon on the Acropolis we will delve into the
world of the ancient heavy engineers, and discover how their machines
were used to build and transport some of the most amazing structures
in Antiquity.

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