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This series takes viewers on a journey high above the American landscape to reveal the country as never seen before. With host Yul Kwon ("Survivor: Cook Islands"), it travels through time, space and systems to reveal a nation of interdependent and intricately interwoven networks that feed and power the nation, produce millions of goods, transport people great distances and still come together to make America work. These networks all rely on vast, complex and precisely calibrated systems, yet most Americans have never had the chance to observe or understand them. Until now.
America Revealed Previous Broadcasts
Food Machine (Episode #101H)
KQED World: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM
Over the past century, an American industrial revolution has given rise to the biggest, most productive food machine the world has ever known. In this episode, host Yul Kwon explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day. He discovers engineering marvels we've created by putting nature to work and takes a look at the costs of our insatiable appetite on our health and environment. For the first time in human history, less than 2% of the population can feed the other 98%. How does this all work? Who are the men and women who keep us fed 365 days a year? Kwon embarks on a trip across the country to find out.
- KQED World: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 1:00 PM