“The Car” is the subject of the four episodes of the PBS series Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, is scheduled to be televised May 8 at 10 p.m. (EDT).
“Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the ultimate freedom machine: the car,” PBS promises in its news release.
“The car has transformed the world and revolutionized how humans live, and its development is an incredible story full of astonishing twists and unlikely turns,” the network adds. “From its roots in dogsleds to Henry Ford’s affordable and assembly line-built Model T, viewers will also meet the scientists working on the next generation of self-driving automobiles.”
The Breakthrough series was created to tell “the amazing story of how humans changed the world” and is told through examining six “revolutionary inventions.”
For “The Car,” visionaries to