Nation On The Move

Nation on the Move

America is a nation of vast distances and dense urban clusters, woven together by 200,000 miles of railroads, 5,000 airports and four million miles of roads. These massive, complex transportation systems combine to make Americans the most mobile people on earth. Accompany host Yul Kwon as he journeys across the continent by air, road and rail, venturing behind the scenes with the workers who get us where we need to go. At the Federal Aviation Administration command center, listen in on a call with NASA, the secret service, the military and every major airline to learn how our national flight plan works today. Go along as 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. Uncover the minor miracles and uphill battles involved in moving more than 300 million Americans every day on infrastructure built in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • 2019-09-23T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-25T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-27T15:00:00-07:00
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Food Machine

Over the past century, an American industrial revolution has given rise to the biggest, most productive food machine the world has ever known. Join host Yul Kwon to learn how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day. Discover engineering marvels created by putting nature to work, and consider the toll our insatiable appetites take on our health and environment.

  • 2019-09-16T15:03:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-18T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-20T15:00:00-07:00
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Nation on the Move

America is a nation of vast distances and dense urban clusters, woven together by 200,000 miles of railroads, 5,000 airports and four million miles of roads. These massive, complex transportation systems combine to make Americans the most mobile people on earth. Accompany host Yul Kwon as he journeys across the continent by air, road and rail, venturing behind the scenes with the workers who get us where we need to go.

  • 2019-09-23T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-25T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-27T15:00:00-07:00
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Electric Nation

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. Travel around the country with host Yul Kwon to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on, every day of the year.

  • 2019-09-30T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-02T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-04T15:00:00-07:00
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Made in the U.S.A.

American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years, becoming - gloomy perceptions to the contrary - the number-one manufacturing nation on earth. Cross the country with host Yul Kwon to look at traditional and not-so-traditional types of manufacturing. Along the way, meet the men and women who create the world's best and most iconic products, engineers who are reinventing the American auto industry, steelworkers who brave intense heat to accommodate radical new ideas about recycling and engineers who are re-imagining the microchip.

  • 2019-10-09T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-11T15:00:00-07:00
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