An absorbing 10-part series on technological interdependence in which science editor James Burke--covering 12,000 years and visiting more than 30 countries--traces the development of 'things that surround [us] in the modern world.' He looks at such advances as the plow and electricity, and makes 'connections' between such disparate topics as ancient gold assayers and the A-bomb; and 5th-century shepherds and computers. There were a number of follow-up series on the Learning Channel in the '90s.
Loading. Please wait...
My cable/satellite provider:
Provider not set
There are no TV airings over the next 14 days. Add it to your Watchlist to receive updates and availability notifications.
In this documentary, Rory Kennedy goes into the heart of Appalachian life in Eastern Kentucky to expose the human side of "hillbillies." Iree Bowling, 68 years old and mother of 13, discusses life in the hollow through interviews and footage of her and her large family.
A father and son bring a group of greenhorns to Porcupine Creek, Alaska, to mine for gold in this reality series. Follow this reality series about Jack and his son Todd who gather a group of greenhorns to Porcupine Creek, Alaska. Facing an economic meltdown, the team risks everything and sets out on a mission to mine for gold in the wilds. Todd and his team face the grandeur as well as the hardships of Alaska that included an threatening winter that will halt operations along with their opportunity to strike gold.