America Revealed- you HAVE to watch this series!

Really – you need to call everyone you know and have them watch this series.

The program is called America Revealed and it gets you thinking about ‘things’.
It  airs on Wednesday evenings on PBS (check your local listings). This means each episode in nearly a full hour of information ( not 15 minutes of information, 23 minutes of commercials, 7 minutes of what is coming up next, and 15 more minutes of reminder replays as so many other programs seem to do on many other networks).
This show is not political at all. It is just  “Here is how this happens”.

I had this on my DVR for almost a week and i have to say that th description did not really spark me to watch it. I don’t remember why I grabbed it to be recorded but now I am very glad I did and you should too.

It is very eye-opening. The present is Yul Kwon ( 2006 Survivor TV show Winner), and he does a very good job of telling these storied. It is edited pretty well so that you get a good understanding of the subject being presented.

This  airs on Wednesday evening on PBS (check your local listings). This means each episode in nearly a full hour of information ( not 15 minutes of information, 23 minutes of commercials, 7 minutes of what is coming up next, and 15 more minutes of reminder replays as so many other programs seem to do on many other networks).
This show is not political at all. It is just  “Here is how this happens”.

I will be honest and say that I don’t know how to write this to get you interested in watching this series. so I am just going to clip some of the shows synopsis from the PBS website to give you some idea what is to be covered.

Better still just set up your DVR or VCR and watch this series.

EPISODE ONE:

In this episode, host Yul Kwon explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day.  He discovers engineering marvels we’ve created by putting nature to work and takes a look at the costs of our insatiable appetite on our health and environment.

For the first time in human history, less than 2% of the population can feed the other 98%.  Yul embarks on a trip that begins with a pizza delivery route in New York City then goes across country to California’s Central Valley, where nearly 50% of America’s fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown and skydives into the heartland for an aerial look of our farmlands.

EPISODE TWO:

He ventures behind the scenes with the workers who get us where we need to go; at the Federal Aviation Administration command center, he listens in on a call with NASA, the secret service, the military, and every major airline to learn how our national flight plan works today.

He meets innovators creating ways to propel us farther and faster in years to come; in Las Vegas, he heads out into the wild night to see how transportation analysts are keeping traffic at bay by revolutionizing the use of one basic tool: the traffic light.  And he uncovers the minor miracles and uphill battles involved in moving over 300 million Americans every day on infrastructure built in the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

EPISODE THREE:

Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world – delivering electricity over 200,000 miles of high tension transmission lines.  But even though the grid touches almost every aspect of our lives, it’s a system we know very little about.

Yul Kwon will travel around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities, and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on every day of the year. At New York State’s governing grid control room, he learns how a massive blackout cut power to 40 million Americans and to understand how we can protect against this type of colossal failure joins a live wire repair team who do their daring repairs from the side of a helicopter in flight.

EPISODE FOUR:

American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, America is actually the number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul Kwon crosses the nation looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.

WATCH THIS SERIES. HAVE YOUR KIDS WATCH THIS SERIES!

 

 

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About Air Cooled Underware

Everyday life provides many an occasion to make you think "hmmmm, " and you feel that you may offer some insight to that situaion, or have an alternate view of it. This occurs to me a lot. when this happens I have to express it someway and so I write about these things and just maybe I will catch the interest of a reader / follower or two long the way. For further information about "ME", click on "About Me" above. Thanks for reading my Stuff.
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2 Responses to America Revealed- you HAVE to watch this series!

  1. abtwixt says:

    I can never bring myself to actually watch tv, but I would love to hear more updates! 🙂

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