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The Innovators: Designing the Future

The Innovators: Designing the Future examines the power of innovation to transform lives by spotlighting exciting new breakthroughs in science and technology. The program, hosted by author and Emmy-winning executive producer Helene Lerner, introduces three visionary engineers tackling the challenges of modern American life — from using robots to study the effects of global warming, to employing nanotechnology in the treatment of cancer, to designing cutting-edge consumer products. The documentary also explores why the United States produces fewer scientists and engineers than other industrialized nations, and profiles a high school program striving to make math and science "cool" again.