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Preview: Season 47 Episode 14 | 26s

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Just as handwritten records changed how societies work, the printing press transformed the spread of information, igniting the Industrial Revolution. How did technologies–from pen to paper to printing press—make it all possible?

Aired: 09/30/20 | Rating: NR

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