A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

(Season 47, Episode 12)

Series: Nova

Air Date: 2020-09-30

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Networks: PBS


Just as writing changed the course of human history, the evolution of paper and printing revolutionized the spread of information. The printing press kicked off the Industrial Revolution that fast-tracked us to the current digital age. But as the 4,000-year-old tradition of penmanship falls out of favor, should we consider what might be lost in this pursuit of ever more efficient communication? (Premiered September 30, 2020)

Guest Starts :

Belinda Giblin, Rob Kipa-Williams, Bree Peters