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Title: Show #156: Christening the “Minnesota”; Nashville Bound; The Miracle Maker [2/16/13]
Date: 02.16.2013
Description: Join us Saturday, February 16, at 11:05 p.m. on WCCO–TV Channel 4 – for another edition of “Life to the Max” … bringing you stories that motivate and inspire!

• Reporter Mary Tan travels to Newport News, Virginia, for the lead story this week. “Life to the Max” was there for the recent christening of the USS Minnesota – the tenth Virginia class, nuclear submarine. Meet the commander of this boat and hear about the excitement and responsibility that comes with the job. With a $2 billion price tag, the USS Minnesota is loaded with features. This 8,000 ton vessel can stay submerged for up to three months, is equipped with the latest technology in cruise missiles and torpedoes, and comes with an unmanned-undersea vehicle. It moves about 28 mph and has a nuclear reactor onboard. Join us for a tour of this state-of-the-art submarine, which is the pride of the U.S. Navy and her namesake state of 10,000 lakes.

• Mindy Miller can’t remember when she started singing, but she figures it was the same time she learned to talk. Early in her life it was clear that she was born to perform. Following high school, she signed a record deal with a country music label and was scheduled to go on a world tour. A week before she was supposed to leave, she found out that her mother had cancer. Reporter Liz Collin introduces us to this amazing woman who put her dream on hold to support her mother. Tune in to find out how Mindy Miller is shattering the myth – you never get a second chance.

• According to Sports Illustrated, it was the greatest sports moment of the 20th century, and it was manufactured and engineered by St. Paul’s own Herb Brooks. A graduate of St. Paul Johnson High School, Brooks went on to coach the Gophers to three national titles in men’s hockey. In 1979, he was selected to coach the 1980 men’s U.S. Olympic hockey team. This “underdog” team, filled with college kids mainly from Minnesota and Massachusetts, beat the Russians and went on to win the gold medal. The win against the much more experienced Russian team was dubbed the “Miracle on Ice” based on TV commentator Al Michaels’ now famous quote, “Do you believe in miracles?” Hear from hockey legends Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and St. Paul’s Dave Hanson, as they share memories about Herb Brooks.

Tune in Saturday, February 16, at 11:05 p.m. and again Sunday, February 17, at 5:30 a.m. (re-broadcast) on WCCO-TV. Watch the promotional clip for this week’s show. “Life to the Max” is sponsored by Lifetouch and produced by Lifetouch Media Productions. Check us out online:
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