Category Archives: Connections

Connections, Episode 10: Yesterday, Tomorrow, and You

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this final episode, James Burke poses some of the … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 9: Countdown

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke shows how much of modern … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 8: Eat, Drink, and be Merry

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke demonstrates the impossibility of separating … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 7: The Long Chain

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke retraces the history of logistics … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 6: Thunder in the Skies

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke reveals that many of the … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 5: Wheel of Fortune

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke explores the timekeeping origins of … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 4: Faith in Numbers

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke reveals the interdependent relationship between … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 3: Distant Voices

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke shows the inextricable relationship between … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 2: Death in the Morning

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke explores the complex web of … Continue reading

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Connections, Episode 1: The Trigger Effect

A civilization is not an accident. This seminal television program aired on my local PBS station in 1980 and still holds up as one of the greatest shows ever made. In this episode, James Burke demonstrates our complete dependence on … Continue reading

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