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In 1886, German inventor and engineer, Karl Benz, has his patent accepted for what is regarded as the world’s first automobile, but it’s a failure. Benz doesn’t sell a single one for two years. Facing financial ruin he plunges into depression. Thankfully for humanity one person sees great potential in his “motor wagon,” – someone who also knows how to create a bit of publicity – his wife Bertha. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 4, premieres Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10/9c.

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Go for a ride through the 9,000-year history of the ultimate freedom machine: the car. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, Episode 4, premieres Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10/9c.