Steel is everywhere we look-it's in our buildings our weapons our art and even inside our bodies. In this riveting exploration of the so-called miracle metal host Daniel H. Wilson takes an inside look at the amazing diversity of steel and how it permeates almost every facet of our lives. Join Daniel as he pays a visit to a samurai sword maker and tries his hand at the ancient craft. At a steel recycling plant in Coatesville PA experience the incredible versatility of steel and learn how the alloy can be reconstituted again and again without losing strength. Finally watch as Daniel takes his life in his hands when he agrees to sit in a steel-plated armored vehicle while gunmen take aim and fire. From swords to scalpels skyscrapers to the Slinky. THE WORKS presents a fascinating profile of the ubiquitous metal that supports US surrounds US and even inspires and amuses us.