Date: April 17, 2012
Source: Vermont Digger
Bridpot, VT- Viewers will be in for a new experience as they take to the skies for a coast-to-coast journey and aerial look at the complex networks and systems that keep America running. Technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon is the adventurous host and guide for a new PBS series called “America Revealed” that helps viewers discover and appreciate the vast infrastructure that makes modern life possible. In one episode, he visits Vermont.
“America Revealed” airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Vermont Public Television’s main channel through May 2. Programs repeat on the VPT World channel Thursdays at 8 p.m. A complete schedule, as well as access to the programs on demand, is available at vpt.org.
Using aerial footage, high-definition video and real-time satellite data, “America Revealed” follows him as he climbs, leaps and rides across the U.S. to trace the movements and communications that come together to grow and deliver our food; transport us and materials; and power our energy addiction. He introduces the individuals who conduct, maintain and keep these systems operating and are at the core of America’s revolutionary manufacturing transformation.
Surprises abound and common assumptions are rebuffed as viewers learn and observe the details and trends that define and drive America’s industries: food, transportation, energy and manufacturing.
Yul Kwon lights in Vermont in the episode that premieres Wednesday, April 25, at 10 p.m. In “Electric Nation,” he explores the intricacies, vulnerabilities and remarkable ingenuity required to keep America’s modern electric power grid up and running. He visits Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, Vt., where Marie Audet shows him how CVPS Cow Power uses methane from manure to generate electricity supplements energy on their farm and at local residences.
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