The term infrastructure has been used since 1927 to refer collectively to the railways, highways, roads, bridges, and similar public systems used by an industrial economy to function. Infrastructure evolved into a military term describing the bases and installations supporting national defense. Infra in Latin means under. Modern use has spread to twist the word into meaning any system or structures that support modern economic, social and political life.
The History Channel is now running shows that highlight, some might say expose, infrastructure issues in the United States. Inspector America is an attempt at discussing infrastructure in a television format made popular by shows that focus on home inspections, renovation problems and landscaping dilemas.
Hosted by Timothy Galarnyk, the show can be seen on cable television and online (by using part of the communication infrastructure). Galarnyk is a construction manager and inspector. Upcoming episodes can be found here.