Forty-foot waves, 700-pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face … it's all in a day's work for these modern-day prospectors. During each episode we watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.
Following the action on fishing boats off the coast of Newfoundland through one intense fishing season. This salty brotherhood faces swells as high as houses and icebergs the size of small cities as they fish hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic.
In the face of the economic meltdown, six men will risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in Alaska. Todd Hoffman of Sandy, Oregon, along with his father, are leading a group of greenhorn miners in search of the American dream and a new frontier.
Major real-life air disasters are depicted in this series. Each episode features a detailed dramatized reconstruction of the incident based on cockpit voice recorders and air traffic control transcripts, as well as eyewitnesses recounts and interviews with aviation experts.
As Vesuvius erupted, 54 people took refuge in a dark cellar. They thought they had survived the worst - instead, they became the last people to die. The discovery of their preserved bones reveals much about the way the people of Pompeii lived - and died.
Nik Wallenda is on a mission to bring his death-defying skills to a 21st century audience. Join Nik and his family as they create spectacular acts that cheat death through science, skill and discipline.
Motor mastermind Richard Rawlings and mechanical prodigy Aaron Kaufmann of Gas Monkey Garage search for derelict classic cars. To some, the cars look like rust buckets, but to this crew they're gold…and ready to be brought back to life.
Find out what happens when people fall prey to an infection from a parasite, the microscopic creatures found in water, soil and even in the air. Victims' stories are retold, including how doctors attempt to unravel each case before it's too late.
Think the days of bootleggers, backwoods stills and "white lightning" are over? Not a chance! It's a million dollar industry and more importantly to the moonshiners, it's a tradition dating back hundreds of years, passed down to them from their forefathers.
In each episode of "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie," the comedy-magic duo makes several outrageous claims, such as a butter knife can stop a speeding bullet, that are supported by scientific evidence -- most of which are true. But one of the claims is a lie.
A real-life homicide case unfolds through the accounts of the police officers and FBI agents who defined their careers by solving it, aided by investigative techniques from the likes of forensic analysts, trace evidence experts and crime scene technicians.
Mike Brewer is the ultimate wheeler dealer and now he is travelling the world to prove his credentials internationally. With just $3,000 in used notes, Mike's mission is to trade his way across the globe from a cheap runabout to a super car.
In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But the precious metal isn’t found in the ground - it’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea.
State-of-the-art graphics and available 3-D viewing are the highlights of this series, which offers a riveting look at some of the iconic areas of the world. The 4D of the title refers to time, as the series uses history as well as technology to paint a picture of the regions being explored.
Based on the same-named best-selling series of books, "Man vs. Wild" host Bear Grylls demonstrates how to survive potentially life-threatening situations, from escaping a high-rise apartment fire to fending off a shark attack.
Anyone who has seen The Wizard of Oz knows that an oncoming tornado is nothing to trifle with, but extreme filmmaker Sean Casey takes viewers right into the heart of Tornado Alley and inside the storms themselves to capture valuable research data and footage.