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How We Got to Now
How We Got to Now
How We Got To Now Preview
Six-Part Series to Premiere in Fall 2014 on PBS.
Preview: S1 | 30s
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Introducing How We Got to Now on Learning Media
Steven introduces how the series can be used to inspire innovation in the classroom.
Clip: S1 | 2m 7s
Where do good ideas come from?
Rather than a series of 'lightbulb moments', ideas can sometimes take a little longer!
Clip: S1 | 4m 59s
The invention of the light bulb
How was the first long-lasting light bulb invented?
About How We Got To Now
Steven discusses the various themes and innovations explored in the series.
Clip: S1 | 2m 50s
The Invention of the Microscope and Telescope
Find out how the microscope and telescope were first invented.
Clip: S1 | 4m 3s
Steven's Memorable Moments
Steven looks back at some of his most memorable moments during the filming of the series.
Clip: S1 | 3m 49s
The Development of the Ice Trade
Steven tells how Frederic Tudor developed a method of transporting ice to warm climates.
Clip: S1 | 4m 58s
About Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson is the Host and Executive Producer of How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson
Clip: S1 | 3m 24s
Sizzle Reel video
Steven Johnson reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possibl
Clip: S1 | 2m 55s
Introducing Harvey Fletcher, the man who invented a meter to measure noise pollution.
Clip: Ep6 | 4m 26s
Preview of Sound
Here's what to look forward to in the episode 'Sound'.
Preview: Ep6 | 43s
Preview of 'Cold'
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Cold.
Preview: Ep5 | 31s
Preview of Light
Host Steven Johnson explores how light has altered sleeping patterns and architecture.
Preview: Ep4 | 43s
The Story of Standardized Time
Steven explains how we developed a global system of standardized time.
Clip: Ep2 | 2m 51s
Preview of Time
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Time'.
Preview: Ep2 | 44s
Preview of Clean
Here's a taste of what's to come in the episode 'Clean'.
Preview: Ep1 | 43s
The Development of Chlorine
How did chlorination help purify drinking water in America?
Clip: Ep1 | 4m 55s
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