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How We Got to Now

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Format: DVD

Director(s): Steve Johnson

Language: English

Studio: PBS

Running Time: 360 minutes

Number of Discs: 2

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Description

Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to discover extraordinary stories behind six remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. Includes an interview with host Steven Johnson.

Episodes:
-Clean: Learn how clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.
-Time: Discover how time advanced navigation, technology, travel and the way we work.
-Glass:Uncover a link between art, science and global communication
-Light: See how light has altered sleeping patterns, architecture and more.
-Cold: Examine the effects of man's mastery of cold on food, Hollywood, and even politics.
-Sound: Explore the impact of sound in the world of medicine and our lives today.

About PBS:
PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) is a non-profit broadcaster which has 354 member television station which collectively own it. Founded in 1970, PBS distributes award winning, high content series like Frontline, NOVA, Sesame Street, among others. Many of their series can now be streamed for free from www.video.pbs.org.