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How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

This six-part series, hosted by the popular American science author and media theorist, Steven Johnson, explores the power and the legacy of great ideas. Topics explored in the series include why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results, including how the search for clean water opened the way to invention of the iPhone, and how the nagging problem of overheating in a New York printing business led to the invention of air conditioning, which inspired mass migration and a political transformation.

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Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM    "Light" Johnson relates the story of people who take us out of the dark and into the light. Hear about Edison's light bulb, which he didn't actually invent, and learn how an 18th-century ship's skipper discovered a source of illumination by putting a kid inside a whale's head. See how a French scientist accidentally discovered how to create neon light, leading to a revolution in advertising. 4 of 6 G
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Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - 5:00 PM "Glass" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM "Light" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - 11:00 PM "Light" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 - 6:00 AM "Glass" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 - 7:00 AM "Light" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM "Glass" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM "Light" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM "Cold" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM "Sound" (WORLD)
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Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - 11:00 PM "Sound" (WORLD)
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