The Engineering that Built the World
HISTORY (DStv 186)
Technology, Science, Documentary Series, History
This eight one-hour episode series highlights the brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries behind the world's most important engineering feats such as the Transcontinental Railroad, the Panama Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Hoover Dam and more.
The Engineering that Built the World follows the insurmountable challenges and high-stakes scenarios faced by some of the world's boldest innovators.
Can you imagine a world where traveling across the country takes months and puts your life in danger?
Or where sending a message across the Atlantic Ocean takes weeks instead of seconds?
Where major cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas barely exist?
Featuring dramatic recreations, cinematic visual effects, surprising new facts and expert insight from historians and the public figures who oversee today's largest infrastructure efforts, the series sheds light on how these ambitious yet brilliant engineering innovations shaped our nation and built the better world we know today.
The series premiere, "Race for the Railroad", tells the fascinating history behind the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad.
It presents the story of rival rail companies, led by Charles Crocker of the Central Pacific and Thomas Durant of the Union Pacific, who stop at nothing to best each other while competing to create the most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen - an unprecedented railroad that crosses through the wild American continent and unites a divided nation.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12
1Magic (DStv 103)
Returning for Season 12 are Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider and Jennifer Aydin.
The ladies are joined by new friend Traci Johnson.
Coming up this season:
After years of weathering the storm, Teresa is finally getting her ray of sunshine and much deserved happily ever after.
With less than a year of relationship bliss, Teresa makes the decision to move in with boyfriend Luis and blend their families.
Excited to take things to the next level, Teresa is faced with rumours surrounding her relationship that has the ladies expressing concern and asking questions about the couple's future.
Family always comes first for Melissa and this season is no different.
After selling her house and moving towns, her daughter Antonia struggles during her junior year of high school as she acclimates to this new normal and recovers from an ACL injury.
Following the accusations made by Jennifer last year about Joe's business, Melissa comes to his defence, proving why you should never mess with her family.
Will Melissa and Jennifer be able to reconcile, or will Teresa be forced to choose between family and friendship?
After revealing an Aydin family secret, Margaret deals with the guilt that comes along with causing pain to Jennifer.
Despite her successful book launch, she discovers that her ex-husband was upset with the narrative.
Her oversharing nature continues to cause shifts within the group, as well as with her family and past relationships which comes to a head during a group trip to Nashville.
With Frankie and Gabby both living in their family's home, Dolores has decided to rent a brand new townhouse and loves the freedom that comes along with it.
Things get too close for comfort when Frank invites himself to stay at the Catania's domicile.
But, that's not the only struggle she's facing - after years of the ladies questioning her relationship with David, Dolores contemplates what the future of her love life looks like.
Jennifer publicly faces the biggest hardship and insecurity in her marriage when family secrets are revealed and rise to the forefront.
After the news is brought to light, not only does Jennifer fight to protect her family, but she's also left to reevaluate her contentious friendship with Margaret.
Jackie is forced to face her lifelong struggle of an eating disorder and comes to the realisation that her road to recovery could be life threatening.
While confronting her health issues head on, she also has no problem confronting Dolores as she begins to question her lack of loyalty to her so-called "friends."
A turn of events takes place when Jackie comes to Jennifer's defence after reflecting on her own personal difficulties last year.
Introduced to the group by Melissa, Traci is no stranger to the spotlight.
As the wife of former NFL player, Tiki Barber, she knows what it's like to be in the public eye and values loyalty more than anything.
After seeing what Teresa and Jennifer are going through in their relationships, she is forced to revisit past allegations about her own marriage.
In the Season 12 premiere, "Smoke, Mirrors and Foggy Diamonds": Teresa throws a kickoff to the Summer Party that instantly becomes drama filled when an unsettling video leaks about Luis.
Margaret later finds herself revealing a shocking secret about Jennifer to the ladies, while the ongoing family feud between the Gorgas and the Giudices is reignited.
TVSA Show Page: The Real Housewives of New Jersey 11