The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements premieres tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 19, on most public television stations. PBS is "feeding" all three hours of the series to its member stations from 8-11 p.m. Most PBS stations are airing the entire series tonight as a single three-hour block, while a few will broadcast it tomorrow night or next week, air it over three weeks, or hold the series for the fall. For a schedule of broadcast dates and times, please go to the following link:
If your home town is not listed, contact your local PBS station to find out when the series will be airing where you live.
To see a preview of the series and bonus videos on the seven featured scientists, go to the Mystery of Matter PBS website at www.pbs.org/mysteryofmatter. Click on Bonus Videos at the top of the home page to see the videos.
The Philadelphia Inquirer calls The Mystery of Matter "one of the best science documentaries in some time" -- "educational, insightful, pleasurable." See the full review at the link below:
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And to learn more, visit the official Mystery of Matter project website at www.mysteryofmatter.net. There you'll find capsule biographies of the seven featured scientists, educational materials and more bonus videos.