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Inventions That Shook The World

From the airplane to the DNA fingerprint, science, history and pop culture come under the spotlight in this thrilling chronicle of the 20th century's greatest inventions. This fascinating series takes viewers on a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery through life-changing inventions; like the radio that made the world smaller; the machine gun that made it more dangerous; or the parking metre that made it more expensive. Meet the brilliant, often quirky minds that bring the inventions to life including the smartest man on the planet and the high school dropout everyone took for a fool. And then there were the not-so-great . . .
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Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 - 4:00 PM    "The 1950's" The decade heralds the end of vacuum tubes and the rise of mobile technologies when two Japanese inventors shrink cabinet-size radios down to something small enough to fit in a pocket. A crime scene photographer puts boozy breath to work busting drunk drivers. Aircraft crash investigators get a foolproof witness that rides in a black box with the crew. Part 6 of 10 G
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 - 7:00 PM "The 1970's" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 - 4:00 PM "The 1980's" (PLUS)
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