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Air Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2020 9:30 PM
Vivian Howard and Marcus Samuelsson enjoy Julia Child’s presentation of chickens. They note how she invented cooking on television and discuss her mission to educate viewers about the value of prime ingredients and how to prepare them.
Air Date: Sun, Apr 5, 2020 10:00 PM
Focusing on the geopolitics of our interconnected world, with lessons from terrorism and surveillance, Niall Ferguson shows how our democracies are under threat from forces that exploit and weaponize the social networks that we invented.
Air Date: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 7:30 PM
MAKE48 is an exciting look at the entire invention process from idea to store shelf. In this unique series, teams compete to develop a new product idea, plan it, make a prototype and pitch it – all in just 48 hours.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019 10:00 PM
Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.   Preview   The Telescope Meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 9:00 PM
In preparation for the world’s largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence.
Air Date: Wed, Jun 26, 2019 10:00 PM
Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks – some even 1,700 years before.
Air Date: Wed, May 8, 2019 10:00 PM
Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the car, from its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line-built Model T, and meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.
Air Date: Sun, Apr 28, 2019 10:00 PM
Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly. From Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘flying machines’ to the modern commercial plane, without these inventions, we may have never left the ground.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 28, 2018 9:00 PM
NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour – a provocative exploration of math’s astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math’s signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower.
Air Date: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 9:00 PM
Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford.   Out of the Many, the One Explore the origins of various regional music genres.
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