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Author Steven Johnson to host new PBS series, 'How We Got to Now'

Author Steven Johnson to host new PBS series, 'How We Got to Now'

Author Steven Johnson is getting his own PBS television show, “How We Got to Now.” Johnson has written eight books about science and technology, including the bestselling “Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter,” and, most recently, “Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age.” A six-part series, “How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson” will explain how certain inventions have reverberated in throughout history. For example, an episode called “Clean” will explain “how the search for clean water opened the way to invention of the iPhone,” and...

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