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This NBC reality project spotlights the action and adventure found in this country's workforce. It is a competition series where each week 13 men and women must work on physically demanding jobs. Each week a contestant will be elimnated if his or her work is not up to par. The last remaining worker will receive the combined annual salaries of the jobs in the competition.
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Aired on October 25, 2008
The final episode finds the four remaining workers going back to 3 of the hardest jobs, logging, oil rigging and crab fishing where a winner will be determined. The prize money wil... (more)l be all the salaries combined from each job performed.
Aired on October 18, 2008
The five remaining workers go to the heart of the Alaska range, Denali National Park. For over 100 years, adventurers have traveled there to climb Mt. McKinley, North America's hig... (more)hest peak. Since 1976, over 700 climbers have required rescue and 100 have died. Temperatures drop to minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit and winds regularly reach 100 miles per hour. The difference between life and death on Mt. McKinley is a guide; the next job the contestants will take on. To get there, they land directly on a glacier in a small plane.
Aired on October 10, 2008
For their next job, the six remaining workers travel from the Port of Los Angeles, to Port Angeles, Washington, the heart of lumber country. Josh tells them that their job is loggi... (more)ng. He introduces their boss, Gabe Rygaard, owner of Rygaard Logging. Josh explains that the mortality rate for logging is 20 times higher than the average American job. And, that losing limbs is common. Josh says they will be judged on skill, attitude and how hard they work.
Aired on October 03, 2008
The remaining contestants are tested in their ability to work in heights when they join a bridge crew.