Tycoon Turned Scientist
Clip: Season 30 | 1m 31s
Alfred Loomis was a Wall Street tycoon who predicted the Crash of ’29, became a fulltime scientific researcher, and developed the radar technology that helped win WWII. Filmmaker Rob Rapley introduces viewers to this little know scientist who change the course of history.
Aired: 01/11/18 |
Letter from a father
Clip: S30 | 2m 6s
Harry Houdini's Impulse to Escape
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Thomas Hunt Morgan
Clip: S30 | 1m 19s
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The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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