Tech Effect
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Apollo 11

Aired on Jun 20, 200422m

Look back at the technological advancements that allowed the U.S. to meet President Kennedy's 1961 challenge to put a man on the moon in just eight years.

Look back at the technological advancements that allowed the U.S. to meet President Kennedy's 1961 challenge to put a man on the moon in just eight years.

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Hiroshima

Aired on Jun 22, 200421m

In 1942, under extraordinary secrecy, the U.S. government brings top scientists together to work on the Manhattan Project. Three years later, their technological advancements explode over Hiroshima.

In 1942, under extraordinary secrecy, the U.S. government brings top scientists together to work on the Manhattan Project. Three years later, their technological advancements explode over Hiroshima.

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Washington Crossing the Delaware

Aired on Jun 29, 200421m

On an icy, unforgiving Christmas night in 1776, General George Washington leads his troops across the treacherous Delaware River -- a bold decision that will become a turning point in the American Revolution.

On an icy, unforgiving Christmas night in 1776, General George Washington leads his troops across the treacherous Delaware River -- a bold decision that will become a turning point in the American Revolution.

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The Downing of Gary Powers

Aired on Jul 13, 200421m

Take a closer look at the many technologies needed for the United States' U-2 spy plane and the Soviets' SA-2 surface-to-air missile to meet on May Day 1960.

Take a closer look at the many technologies needed for the United States' U-2 spy plane and the Soviets' SA-2 surface-to-air missile to meet on May Day 1960.

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Aired on Jul 20, 200421m

Examine what brought Al Capone to his knees after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, including the camera that captured its bloody aftermath and printing presses that reproduced it nationwide.

Examine what brought Al Capone to his knees after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, including the camera that captured its bloody aftermath and printing presses that reproduced it nationwide.

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Pearl Harbor

Aired on Jul 27, 200421m

Japan brought specialized technology with them to Pearl Harbor, including torpedo bombers and midget submarines, but the U.S. pooled resources into innovative new technologies, too.

Japan brought specialized technology with them to Pearl Harbor, including torpedo bombers and midget submarines, but the U.S. pooled resources into innovative new technologies, too.

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Churchill's Secret Bunkers

Aired on Aug 28, 200645m

During WWII, a vast complex of bunkers was constructed under the streets of London. Using cutting-edge technology, explore this lost world -- an entire subterranean city built to keep the British government running.

During WWII, a vast complex of bunkers was constructed under the streets of London. Using cutting-edge technology, explore this lost world -- an entire subterranean city built to keep the British government running.

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Chicago Fire

Aired on Aug 31, 200421m

October 8, 1871. After a long, dry summer already plagued by fires, a mischievous cow kicked over a lantern & set the city of Chicago on fire. Examine the Chicago Fire Department's methods & discover what went wrong on that fateful day.

October 8, 1871. After a long, dry summer already plagued by fires, a mischievous cow kicked over a lantern & set the city of Chicago on fire. Examine the Chicago Fire Department's methods & discover what went wrong on that fateful day.

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Pennsylvania Mining Disaster

Aired on Sep 21, 200421m

In 2002, due to an incorrect map, 9 miners broke into an abandoned mine—filled with water—where they became trapped 230-feet below the surface. Examine the innovations that led to all 9 miners returned to the surface, 77 hours later.

In 2002, due to an incorrect map, 9 miners broke into an abandoned mine—filled with water—where they became trapped 230-feet below the surface. Examine the innovations that led to all 9 miners returned to the surface, 77 hours later.