Breakthrough: Ideas That Changed the World | Passport Pick 8/27

As we watch children and young adults embark on a very unique school year, BREAKTHROUGH: IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD feels like a great program for the fall. The series tells stories of human innovation and ingenuity told through iconic modern-day objects. I think you’ll find it inspiring! – Jen Kowalczyk

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD captures the secrets of today’s world through surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy and despair.  Often stretching to the beginning of human civilization itself, each hour-long episode shares thousands of years of thought, struggle, determination and insight.

Featuring passionate visionaries such as Alexander Graham Bell, Carl and Bertha Benz, Henry Ford, Robert Goddard, Hedy Lamarr, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse and more, the series captures how these revolutionary individuals, who faced triumphs and challenges – ridicule, poverty and, in some cases, death – advanced humankind with breakthrough after breakthrough.

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