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How We Got to Now

How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson is a six part documentary series that reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world – and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered. Airs Wednesday, October 15 - November 12 2014 at 9/8c for the first episode and 10/9c thereafter.

Episodes

Season 1
Imagine a world without the power to capture or transmit sound. Steven Johnson journeys...
Season 1
Steven Johnson explains how entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made ice delivery one of the...
Season 1
Best-selling author Steven Johnson tells the story of the people who took us out of the...
Season 1
Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to...
Season 1
Best-selling author Steven Johnson boards a submarine to discover what a lack of natural...
Season 1
Dirty water has killed more humans than all the wars of history combined, but in the last...


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