Connections

Connections

1978, Other
Host James Burke traces man's dependence on technology.
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Episode Guide

  • Connections - Countdown (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Countdown

    The roles of television and related audiovisual fields begin with efforts at moving pictures.

  • Connections - Eat, Drink & Be Merry (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Eat, Drink & Be Merry

    An invasion of Switzerland in 1476 leads to the tin can and to space exploration.

  • Connections - The Long Chain (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    The Long Chain

    Colonial production of pitch for British naval vessels leads to modern plastics.

  • Connections - Thunder in the Skies (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Thunder in the Skies

    The 13th century seeks new ways to keep warm, leading to jet engines.

  • Connections - Wheel of Fortune (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Wheel of Fortune

    The invention of the clock is related to the efficiency of the production line.

  • Connections - Faith in Numbers (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Faith in Numbers

    Today's computer technology is traced to the medieval invention of the spinning wheel.

  • Connections - Distant Voices (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Distant Voices

    The invention of the stirrup and the demand for silver lead to radio, radar and telecommunications.

  • Connections - Death in the Morning (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Death in the Morning

    One of the origins of the atom bomb is the first gold assays.

  • Connections - Yesterday, Tomorrow & You (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Yesterday, Tomorrow & You

    Summary of essential moments in history illustrates the common factors in change.

  • Connections - Trigger Effect (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Trigger Effect

    Host James Burke traces man's dependence on technology, from the origins of plowing to the 1965 East Coast blackout.

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