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Air Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2021 9:00 PM
American Experience: The Codebreaker uncovers the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work to decode thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison in the 1920s and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII.
Over the course of 13 years as CEO of PBS Hawaiʻi, I’ve had ample opportunity to experience something very delightful about our viewers: Many of them are every bit as compelling in communicating as our professional storytellers. Good storytellers know their audience. They know how to connect with emotion and imagination.