The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Program title slide

Credit: Courtesy of Moreno/Lyons Productions LLC 

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of—to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements, a three-part series, airs in its entirety Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 8 p.m.

The Mystery of Matter introduces viewers to history’s most extraordinary scientists and shows us not only what these scientific explorers discovered but also how, using Broadway-caliber actors to reveal the creative process through the scientists’ own words, and conveying their landmark discoveries through re-enactments shot with working replicas of their original lab equipment. Knitting these strands together into a coherent, entertaining whole is host Michael Emerson, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor.



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