"Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World" Premieres April 17

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The premiere of a six-part series that takes a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through iconic objects that modern people take for granted. See how science, invention, and technology built on one another to change everything.

Tune in Wednesdays on Nine PBS:

Wednesday, April 17, 9:00 p.m.: The Telescope
Wednesday, April 24, 9:00 p.m.: The Airplane
Wednesday, May 1, 9:00 p.m.: The Robot
Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 p.m.: The Car
Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 p.m.: The Rocket
Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 p.m.: The Smartphone

Watch full episodes on the free PBS Video app or online.

Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World Preview Take a journey through history, told through six objects modern people take for granted.